Cybersmart cheap uncapped business from R959 per month

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
Contention ratio 15:1 5:1 5:1 5:1
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
1Mbps R175 R299 R295 R350
2Mbps R235 R399 R545 R350
4Mbps R335 R495 R845 R350
10Mbps R595 R495 R1,375 R350
20Mbps R1,095 R959 R1,895 R350
40Mbps R1,595 R1,395 R2,195 R350
Bundle pricing Home uncapped Smart Business Business Uncapped 60GB Capped
1Mbps R295 R349 R460 R515
2Mbps R445 R619 R844 R649
4Mbps R685 R819 R1,270 R775
10Mbps R895 R999 R1,800 R775
20Mbps R1,635 R1,359 R2,399 R890
40Mbps R2,390 R1,959 R2,990 R1,145

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.

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