Great ADSL and fixed LTE-A deals in South Africa

Fibre is spreading across South Africa, with an increasing number of people switching to the fast technology.

While it is the connectivity option of choice for many users, there are still large areas where fibre has not been rolled out.

Suburbs without fibre often see residents using DSL connections instead, or fixed LTE packages if coverage is good.

DSL packages have also decreased in price in recent years, and can deliver speeds of up to 40Mbps if you live close enough to an MSAN.

Fixed LTE is also a great solution for high-speed Internet in areas without fibre, but data packages can be slightly more expensive.

If you are looking for a DSL or LTE solution, a range of great packages available in South Africa are listed below.


DSL

The price for each package below includes the Openserve DSL line rental component.

It should be noted that ISPs offer different uncapped package tiers with different shaping and throttling policies.

Telkom’s analogue landline rental is also not included in the price, which costs R200.74 per month.

ISP Speed Anytime Data Price
Uncapped
Afrihost 4Mbps Uncapped R456
Vox 8Mbps Uncapped R639
Webafrica 10Mbps Uncapped R544
Afrihost 20Mbps Uncapped R862
Axxess 40Mbps Uncapped R1,115
Capped
Afrihost 4Mbps 200GB R518
Vox 4Mbps 300GB R548
Axxess 8Mbps 300GB R645
Afrihost 10Mbps 400GB R838
MWEB 20Mbps 400GB R872
MWEB 40Mbps 500GB R1,082

Fixed LTE-A

Fixed LTE-A – from the likes of Rain, Cell C, and Telkom – and can theoretically deliver download speeds over 150Mbps.

While each ISP quotes different expected speeds for their LTE-A products, our tests show that Rain’s fixed LTE-A product delivers download speeds of between 25-42Mbps with low latency.

To make use of an LTE-A network, users are required to use a SIM and compatible router.

Afrihost’s Huawei LTE-A router is available for R999 when subscribing to a Rain fixed-LTE product, for example.

Telkom automatically bundles free LTE routers with its products when the customer selects a 24-month contract.

ISP Data Extras Price
Axxess (Cell C) 50GB Free delivery R349
Axxess (Cell C) 100GB Free delivery R530
Telkom 100GB 100GB extra data from 00:00-07:00 R799
Telkom 200GB 200GB extra data from 00:00-07:00 R1,099
Afrihost (Rain) 220GB 1 month free data, Free delivery R1,349
Afrihost (Rain) 330GB 1 month free data, Free delivery R1,599

Now read: Telkom ADSL vs Fibre vs LTE subscribers – 2016 to 2018

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