Cybersmart has unveiled Smart Business, an uncapped digital subscriber line (DSL) product with aggressive pricing at higher line speeds.
The launch of the new uncapped ADSL and VDSL accounts comes shortly after Telkom confirmed that it will reduce the rates of its wholesale DSL product, IP Connect (IPC), by 8%.
Cybersmart boss Laurie Fialkov tells MyBroadband that they have been planning Smart Business in anticipation of a reduction in IPC.
“Prices will be extremely aggressive for 10 Megabits per second (Mbps), 20Mbps and 40Mbps, with those services being priced below even our home uncapped pricing,” Fialkov said.
The trade-off between Cybersmart’s Smart Business account and its other uncapped offerings is summarised in the table below:
|Cybersmart ADSL/VDSL||Home uncapped||Smart Business||Business Uncapped||60GB Capped|
|Bandwidth management||From 07:00 to 00:30||From 07:00 to 00:30; and P2P, automated downloads restricted||From 07:00 to 00:30||None|
|VPN||–||Local only||Local and international||Local and international|
|Team Viewer and RDP||–||Full line speed||Full line speed||Full line speed|
|P2P||Up to 10% line speed||Blocked||Up to 25% line speed||Up to 100% line speed|
|Automated downloads||Up to 10% line speed||Blocked||Up to 25% line speed||Up to 100% line speed|
|News servers||Up to 10% line speed||Blocked||Up to 25% line speed||Up to 100% line speed|
|Account-only pricing||Home uncapped||Smart Business||Business Uncapped||60GB Capped|
|Bundle pricing||Home uncapped||Smart Business||Business Uncapped||60GB Capped|
From the table it can be seen that peer-to-peer (P2P), automated downloads, and news servers are completely blocked on the Smart Business package between 07:00 and 00:30.
Smart Business also restricts virtual private network (VPN) usage to local only traffic.
Not shown in the above table is that between 00:30 and 07:00 Cybersmart completely unthrottles downloads on all accounts, allowing P2P, news servers and other automated downloads to use up to 100% of the line speed.
All Cybersmart’s DSL offerings allow 1 concurrent connection and use dynamically allocated IP addresses.
Cybersmart also includes free webhosting, 5 email addresses at a custom domain, 1 Cybersmart email address, and a day of free recording on its CCTV service.