Africa INX has launched a new range of broadband products aimed at competing in the higher-end business market.
Africa INX’s new broadband products use fibre to the premise (FTTX) and wireless technologies as last mile access connections.
“We offer the highest bandwidth guarantees available in the broadband category, which is typically regarded as a best effort, highly contended, service with mixed experience and feedback,” said Stuart Hardyphil , Managing Director of Africa INX.
Hardy said that their broadband products are priced roughly 40% higher than the Neotel equivalent offering (NeoBroadband).
However, it comes with 300% more bandwidth guarantees as the contention ratio on these services are guaranteed to never exceed 3:1, explained Hardy
“Africa INX felt it was important to avoid introducing identical products in terms of what is already available from other companies,” said Hardy.
“As a wholesale company, we are not used to selling contended products. As a result we will not be forcing a contention on this product but reserve the right to apply a contention to a maximum of 3:1 if the product is abused.”
Africa INX is planning to extend the “broadband concept beyond the Internet and into their national network for VPN (Virtual Private Network) connections where for a low additional port fee companies can link these services into a National VPN Network for branch to branch traffic”.
Hardy said that companies can expect to pay around R10,000 for 5Mbps, R16,000 for 10Mbps, and R37,000 for 30Mbps offerings.