Uncapped business broadband prices: fibre versus VDSL

Vodacom Business is the latest company to launch fibre based broadband products, growing the number of high-speed broadband options available to businesses.

To date, fibre based broadband products have been slow to reach businesses and consumers in South Africa. However, this is changing.

Many companies are rolling out fibre-to-the-home (FTTH) and fibre-to-the-business (FTTB) networks, and South Africans are starting to benefit from these projects.

Many of these new FTTH and FTTB products are taking on Telkom’s fixed broadband services – currently 20Mbps and 40Mbps VDSL.

This raises the question as to how Vodacom Business and Neotel’s fibre based broadband services stack up against Telkom’s VDSL products. The following table answers that question.

We’ve also included iBurst’s BusinessLink services, which offer a wireless alternative to VDSL and fibre.

Business broadband services
Service Plan Downstream Upstream  Monthly charge
Telkom Business TBiz PremiumPlus Uncapped 10Mbps 1Mbps R2,549
Vodacom BBC Fibre 10Mbps 10Mbps 5Mbps R3,499
iBurst BusinessLink 10Mbps 10Mbps R6,499
Neotel NeoBroadband Fibre 10Mbps 10Mbps R9,348
Telkom Business TBiz Elite Uncapped 20Mbps 2Mbps R3,274
Vodacom BBC Fibre 20Mbps 20Mbps 10Mbps R5,899
iBurst BusinessLink 20Mbps 20Mbps R10,999
Telkom Business TBiz ElitePlus Uncapped 40Mbps 3Mbps R4,174
Vodacom BBC Fibre 40Mbps 40Mbps 20Mbps R7,999
iBurst BusinessLink Uncapped 40Mbps 40Mbps R20,001

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