Internet Solutions has announced that 50 sites across Gauteng will benefit from its “Superfast Broadband” as part of its planned roll out of fibre to selected areas by the end of 2014.
The company is also conducting commercial trials in Cape Town and Durban, with the aim of bringing more business parks and retail outlets online by mid-2015.
The infrastructure installed by Internet Solutions will give around 50 Gauteng business parks and retail sites access to fibre-based broadband, delivering speeds up to 100Mbps, and leased line services of 100Mbps and 1Gbps.
“Historically, one of the issues with fibre installations in South Africa has been the high setup costs associated with deploying fibre services ”, said Greg Montjoie, Executive, Carrier and Connectivity, at Internet Solutions.
“As part of our mission to ensure that everyone has access to affordable Internet, we have capped our setup fee at R999.”
This setup fee cap eliminates the price barrier to entry which has seen many businesses believe that fibre connectivity was unrealistic.
The company is also promising that the average installation time within the covered areas will be between 2 to 4 weeks.
Internet Solutions is offering clients the option to “try and buy” the service on a month by month basis, where no long term contracts are required.
“The Broadband we are offering is called The Essentials Package and speeds from 2Mbps to 100Mbps are available, with prices starting at just R749 per month for the 2Mbps services to R8,799 for a 100Mbps service,” said Montjoie.
The locations benefitting from the super fast broadband for the initial trial include:
- Kent/Oak Avenue, Randburg, Gauteng
- Peter Place, Bryanston, Gauteng
- Weirda Road, Sandton, Gauteng
- East Rand Mall, Gauteng
- Westlake Office Park, Cape Town