The best broadband connections money can buy in South Africa

South Africa has always lagged behind developed countries when it comes to residential fixed broadband services.

Apart from physical challenges – like the long local loop lengths and a geographically large country – government policies and indecision has hurt South Africa’s broadband landscape.

While many South Africans would love to access to a 40Mbps DSL service, Japan’s largest telecoms provider NTT is starting to phase out ADSL which is being replaced by 1Gbps fibre services.

Many South Africans have to settle for a 4Mbps ADSL service at best, but there are great broadband options out there – the only problem is price and availability.

Here are some of the best broadband services available in South Africa – based on speed and service levels.


 

Telkom’s 1Gbps Direct Internet Service

DIS offers premium Internet connectivity with no contention (guaranteed throughput), and has highest priority on the network – price varies based on configuration.

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Telkom fibre

 

MWEB 1Gbps fibre connection

Features upload speed of 100Mbps and a 500GB data cap – R2,499 per month

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MWEB

 

123Net 1Gbps Gigabiz 100 fibre connection

Offering 1Gbps local speeds and 100Mbps international speeds – R2,999 per month

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123net

 

Vox Telecom 1Gbps fibre service

With 800GB of monthly data – R2,499 per month

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Vox Telecom

 

Cybersmart 200Mbps uncapped Lightspeed fibre

With a local contention ratio of 1:1 and international contention of 15:1 – R19,999

Cybersmart Lightspeed
Cybersmart Lightspeed

 

RSAWEB 200Mbps fibre connection

Offering symmetrical bandwidth and a free router – R17,043 per month

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RSAWeb

 

Bitco 200Mbps uncapped business fibre

Offers excellent bandwidth and custom business services – R30,000 per month

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BitCo

 

Greencom 100Mbps uncapped business fibre

Offering symmetrical bandwidth – R4,999 per month

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Greencom

 

Internet Solutions 100Mbps uncapped fibre

Includes a router and a fibre circuit – R8,799 per month

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Internet Solutions

 

Vodacom 100Mbps uncapped Broadband Connect Fibre

With symmetrical bandwidth and contention ratio of 10:1 – R10,000 per month

Vodacom Fibre
Vodacom Fibre

 

Neotel 100Mbps uncapped NeoBroadband fibre

With a contention ratio of 10:1 and symmetrical bandwidth – R17,000 per month

Neotel Fibre
Neotel Fibre

 

MTN Business Broadband 100Mbps fibre

Offers unshaped and uncapped symmetrical bandwidth at a contention of 1:5 – R41,000 per month

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MTN

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