The Parkhurst fibre-to-the-home (FTTH) project has disclosed Web Africa’s data prices for the Vumatel fibre network being deployed in the suburb.
Web Africa’s participation in Parkhurst’s fibre project was announced last Tuesday – 28 October 2014 – when Vumatel said in a press release that it had provided the first 1Gbps connections in the neighbourhood.
Vumatel announced in the same press release that Mweb and Smart Village would also be joining the list of Internet service providers (ISPs) offering services on the Parkhurst network.
This brought the total number of confirmed ISPs for the Vumatel network in Parkhurst to six, as Cool Ideas, Cybersmart, and Vox Telecom had already revealed their prices.
Mweb and Smart Village have not yet announced their pricing for the Parkhurst FTTH initiative.
The table below summarises the accounts Web Africa will be offering.
In addition to revealing its package prices, Web Africa also told Parkhurst that it would be offering top-ups. These are also summarised in the table.
|Web Africa FTTH prices for Parkhurst/Vumatel network|
|A once-off set up fee of R999 applies|
With four ISPs presenting significantly different value propositions, it is useful to draw a comparison between them.
The table below summarises the bundles and accounts available from Cool Ideas, Cybersmart, Vox Telecom, and Web Africa.
Vumatel’s line rental fee is included in the price where ISPs don’t already list an inclusive bundle.
|Parkhurst/Vumatel FTTH account comparison|
|Vox Telecom *||200GB||R999|
|Vox Telecom *||300GB||R1,449|
|* Vox Telecom also offers bundles with synchronous speeds at R100-R200 more|
|Vox Telecom bundles also include 1GB mobile data, and 100GB free online storage|