Paying less for slower uploads on Openserve

MWEB recently launched new fibre packages, offering users discounted prices on the Openserve network.

The new accounts offer clients on Openserve upload speeds multiple times slower than the download speeds.

For example, the 100Mbps MWEB package comes with a 20Mbps upload speed – not the typical 50Mbps upload speed found on Openserve accounts.

An MWEB representative on the MyBroadband Forum stated that the new fibre products were created to cater for the needs of a variety of clients – all at a reasonable price.

“Not all clients require a high upload, as they just need the connection to download or stream. We still offer clients that want a higher upload, a package at a higher price.”

For most users, this reasoning is sound – as uploads make up a small percentage of their Internet traffic.

Uncapped Fibre Packages – Openserve

To see how MWEB’s new prices compared against competing ISPs, we have summarised their new packages in the table below.

All accounts are uncapped and available on the Openserve network.

As shown below, MWEB’s capping of upload speeds has seen its prices drop below competing packages with “normal” upload speeds.

ISP Download/Upload Price p/m
10Mbps
MWEB 10Mbps / 2Mbps R399
Mind the Speed 10Mbps / 5Mbps R460
Cell C Fibre 10Mbps / 5Mbps R599
RSAWEB 10Mbps / 5Mbps R640
Axxess 10Mbps / 5Mbps R645
Supersonic 10Mbps / 5Mbps R645
Afrihost 10Mbps / 5Mbps R667
20Mbps
MWEB 20Mbps / 4Mbps R699
Cell C Fibre 20Mbps / 10Mbps R749
Supersonic 20Mbps / 10Mbps R795
Mind the Speed 20Mbps / 10Mbps R796
Afrihost 20Mbps / 10Mbps R797
Axxess 20Mbps / 10Mbps R805
RSAWEB 20Mbps / 10Mbps R905
40Mbps
MWEB 40Mbps / 10Mbps R849
Cell C Fibre 40Mbps / 20Mbps R899
Mind the Speed 40Mbps / 20Mbps R916
Afrihost 40Mbps / 20Mbps R917
Axxess 40Mbps / 20Mbps R935
Supersonic 40Mbps / 20Mbps R955
RSAWEB 40Mbps / 20Mbps R1,005
100Mbps
MWEB 100Mbps / 20Mbps R999
Mind the Speed 100Mbps / 50Mbps R1,116
Afrihost 100Mbps / 50Mbps R1,117
Axxess 100Mbps / 50Mbps R1,135
Supersonic 100Mbps / 50Mbps R1,145
Cell C Fibre 100Mbps / 50Mbps R1,199
RSAWEB 100Mbps / 50Mbps R1,615

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