Uncapped ADSL: how much can you really download?

Afrihost’s “Uncapped Kingpins” rankings reveal that the top user downloaded 1.3 TB of data over the last 31 days. The second ranked downloader also cracked the terabyte barrier.

South African Internet Service Providers (ISPs) have different ways to deal with network congestion related to uncapped accounts, which include traffic shaping and throttling.

While some of the uncapped ADSL rules from some ISPs are transparent, others are less forthcoming regarding the way they deal with users who download large amounts.

This raises the question of how much data the top uncapped users are consuming. Afrihost’s “Uncapped Kingpins” ranking gives some insight into the data consumption of high end users.

The following tables provide an overview of Afrihost’s biggest data consumers on the ISPs uncapped products.

10Mbps uncapped business ADSL

# Position User GBs Used Cost Per GB
1 The CEO su************[email protected] 1,297.23 GB R0.77
2 Chairman of the Board cr**********[email protected] 1,134.55 GB R0.88
3 Big Shot lw****[email protected] 836.82 GB R1.19
4 Trailblazer n**[email protected] 737.27 GB R1.35
5 Entrepreneur au*********[email protected] 691.69 GB R1.44

10Mbps uncapped consumer ADSL

# Position User GBs Used Cost Per GB
1 Supreme Overlord ga**********[email protected] 984.87 GB R0.81
2 Bandwidth Beast sh**********[email protected] 803.23 GB R0.99
3 Download Demon us********[email protected] 672.77 GB R1.18
4 Megabit Monster sh************************[email protected] 666.82 GB R1.20
5 Kilobit Kadet st**********[email protected] 606.17 GB R1.31

4Mbps uncapped business ADSL

# Position User GBs Used Cost Per GB
1 The CEO st*******[email protected] 998.86 GB R0.70
2 Chairman of the Board se****************[email protected] 627.05 GB R1.11
3 Big Shot le****[email protected] 572.37 GB R1.22
4 Trailblazer wi*****[email protected] 527.96 GB R1.32
5 Entrepreneur ja***********[email protected] 509.87 GB R1.37

4Mbps uncapped consumer ADSL

# Position User GBs Used Cost Per GB
1 Supreme Overlord st******[email protected] 919.85 GB R0.43
2 Bandwidth Beast br*****[email protected] 736.07 GB R0.54
3 Download Demon mu************[email protected] 726.74 GB R0.55
4 Megabit Monster ge***********[email protected] 656.22 GB R0.60
5 Kilobit Kadet de*******[email protected] 629.66 GB R0.63

2Mbps uncapped business ADSL

# Position User GBs Used Cost Per GB
1 The CEO ha*********[email protected] 346.98 GB R1.14
2 Chairman of the Board si********[email protected] 346.07 GB R1.15
3 Big Shot st***********[email protected] 336.20 GB R1.18
4 Trailblazer we**********[email protected] 322.31 GB R1.23
5 Entrepreneur ge*********[email protected] 306.31 GB R1.30

2Mbps uncapped consumer ADSL

# Position User GBs Used Cost Per GB
1 Supreme Overlord be************[email protected] 441.20 GB R0.67
2 Bandwidth Beast os***[email protected] 406.89 GB R0.73
3 Download Demon dy*********[email protected] 356.41 GB R0.83
4 Megabit Monster ul*******[email protected] 344.47 GB R0.86
5 Kilobit Kadet ja********[email protected] 326.57 GB R0.91

1Mbps uncapped business ADSL

# Position User GBs Used Cost Per GB
1 The CEO ca***[email protected] 283.34 GB R1.05
2 Chairman of the Board al*********[email protected] 266.01 GB R1.12
3 Big Shot be*************[email protected] 236.82 GB R1.25
4 Trailblazer pr*********[email protected] 215.71 GB R1.38
5 Entrepreneur de***********[email protected] 190.24 GB R1.56

1Mbps uncapped consumer ADSL

# Position User GBs Used Cost Per GB
1 Supreme Overlord di************[email protected] 409.71 GB R0.48
2 Bandwidth Beast an********[email protected] 316.63 GB R0.62
3 Download Demon ja*******[email protected] 309.02 GB R0.64
4 Megabit Monster ro*********[email protected] 247.42 GB R0.80
5 Kilobit Kadet ro*************[email protected] 240.13 GB R0.82

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