Telkom recently announced the availability of its 20Mbps, 40Mbps, and 100Mbps fibre-to-the-home (FTTH) services in selected areas in Gauteng, KwaZulu-Natal, and the Western Cape.
This announcement follows the launch of fibre-to-the-home products by other Internet Service providers (ISPs) in selected neighbourhoods in Gauteng.
MWEB was one of the ISPs which launched FTTH products, offering speeds of between 4Mbps and 1Gbps, and is one of five ISPs working directly with fibre broadband provider Vumatel to roll out FTTH services in the Johannesburg suburb of Parkhurst.
Parkhurst residents can choose their own ISP as well as services for data and VoIP.
The other ISPs offering FTTH products in South Africa (not only in Parkhurst) include Web Africa, Cybersmart, Cool Ideas, MTN, Vox Telecom, and Smart Village.
The following table shows how Telkom and MWEB’s prices stack up against competing fibre-to-the-home products.
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