South African consumers have never been more spoiled for choice when looking for an uncapped broadband service.
Numerous Internet service providers are offering uncapped Internet packages, with most products providing speeds of between 2Mbps and 100Mbps.
While ADSL remains the dominant fixed broadband technology in South Africa, many neighbourhoods are starting to roll out fibre-to-the-home to their residents.
These fibre-to-the-home networks are usually open-access, which means ISPs can use these networks to offer their own FTTH products.
MWEB, Web Africa, and Cybersmart are some of the service providers offering uncapped FTTH products on these networks.
When comparing the pricing of uncapped ADSL, VDSL, and FTTH services, it is evident that fibre offers superior value for money.
FTTH also offers speeds of up to 1Gbps – significantly faster than peak DSL speeds of 40Mbps in South Africa.
Uncapped broadband prices
The following table provides an overview of the popular uncapped products available in the country.
It should be noted that only prominent ISPs which offer bundled uncapped products (which include access and ISP costs) are listed below.
|Uncapped broadband prices|
|ISP||Service||ISP cost (R)||Line rental (R)||Total monthly cost|
|MWEB||2Mbps uncapped ADSL||339||189||R528|
|Crystalweb||2Mbps uncapped ADSL||344||189||R533|
|Web Africa||2Mbps uncapped ADSL||349||189||R538|
|Cybersmart||2Mbps uncapped ADSL||349||189||R538|
|Telkom||2Mbps uncapped ADSL||394||189||R583|
|Axxess||2Mbps uncapped ADSL||396||189||R585|
|Afrihost||2Mbps uncapped ADSL||397||189||R586|
|Cool Ideas||4Mbps uncapped FTTH||399||0||R399|
|MWEB||4Mbps uncapped FTTH||399||0||R399|
|MWEB||4Mbps uncapped ADSL||449||189||R638|
|Axxess||4Mbps uncapped ADSL||499||189||R688|
|Crystalweb||4Mbps uncapped ADSL||544||189||R733|
|Web Africa||4Mbps uncapped ADSL||549||189||R738|
|Cybersmart||4Mbps uncapped ADSL||579||189||R768|
|Telkom||4Mbps uncapped ADSL||585||189||R774|
|Afrihost||4Mbps uncapped ADSL||597||189||R786|
|1GB||10Mbps uncapped FTTH||599||0||R599|
|Greencom||10Mbps uncapped FTTH||683||0||R683|
|Cape Connect||10Mbps uncapped FTTH||699||0||R699|
|Cybersmart||10Mbps uncapped ADSL||779||189||R968|
|Axxess||10Mbps uncapped ADSL||799||189||R988|
|Crystalweb||10Mbps uncapped ADSL||870||189||R1,059|
|Afrihost||10Mbps uncapped ADSL||897||189||R1,086|
|Web Africa||10Mbps uncapped ADSL||899||189||R1,088|
|MWEB||10Mbps uncapped ADSL||899||189||R1,088|
|Telkom||10Mbps uncapped ADSL||999||189||R1,188|
|Cool Ideas||20Mbps uncapped FTTH||799||0||R799|
|1GB||20Mbps uncapped FTTH||849||0||R849|
|Cybersmart||20Mbps uncapped FTTH||899||0||R899|
|Cape Connect||20Mbps uncapped FTTH||899||0||R899|
|Cybersmart||20Mbps uncapped VDSL||1,158||189||R1,347|
|Afrihost||20Mbps uncapped VDSL||1,297||189||R1,486|
|Axxess||20Mbps uncapped VDSL||1,299||189||R1,488|
|Crystalweb||20Mbps uncapped VDSL||1,374||189||R1,563|
|MWEB||20Mbps uncapped VDSL||1,498||189||R1,687|
|Telkom||20Mbps uncapped VDSL||1,598||189||R1,787|
|Cybersmart||40Mbps uncapped VDSL||1,563||189||R1,752|
|Axxess||40Mbps uncapped VDSL||1,729||189||R1,918|
|Afrihost||40Mbps uncapped VDSL||1,747||189||R1,936|
|Crystalweb||40Mbps uncapped VDSL||1,894||189||R2,083|
|MWEB||40Mbps uncapped VDSL||2,398||189||R2,587|
|Telkom||40Mbps uncapped VDSL||2,398||189||R2,587|
|Cool Ideas||50Mbps uncapped FTTH||999||0||R999|
|Cybersmart||50Mbps uncapped FTTH||1,299||0||R1,299|
|1GB||50Mbps uncapped FTTH||1,399||0||R1,399|
|Cape Connect||50Mbps uncapped FTTH||1,499||0||R1,499|
|Greencom||50Mbps uncapped FTTH||1,709||0||R1,709|
|Cool Ideas||100Mbps uncapped FTTH||1,999||0||R1,999|
|1GB||100Mbps uncapped FTTH||2,299||0||R2,299|
|Greencom||100Mbps uncapped FTTH||2,849||0||R2,849|
|Cybersmart||100Mbps uncapped FTTH||2,899||0||R2,899|
|Cape Connect||100Mbps uncapped FTTH||2,899||0||R2,899|