Fibre prices in South Africa – Network and ISP showdown

Telkom is in the process of decommissioning its DSL services in areas that are already covered by its fibre network.

This is because it wants South Africans to stop using its legacy fixed Internet technology and switch to the faster and more reliable fibre technology instead.

Openserve has provided the following details with regards to the decommissioning of its DSL services and its transition of these customers onto fibre:

  • DSL users in the identified areas have until 30 November 2020 to be migrated to Openserve Fibre Connect (OFC).
  • Assurance incidents (fault requests) for the identified services will only be accepted up to and including 31 October 2020.
  • It is therefore expected that faulty DSL services will be migrated to fibre when such faults are reported.
  • Any remaining affected DSL services in the OFC footprint will be discontinued on 01 December 2020. Consideration will be given in cases where an OFC has been ordered but not installed yet.

Areas where the significant majority of customers have already migrated to fibre will be prioritised for decommissioning and dates will be communicated regularly.

“We wish to assure you of our intention to carry out our broadband network infrastructure upgrade with the least amount of disruption to your customers,” Openserve said.

The best fibre network prices

If you are planning to switch from DSL to fibre, as necessitated by the decommissioning of DSL services, migrating to Openserve’s fibre network is not the only option available to you.

All major South African ISPs offer fibre products across a variety of networks – although the products you can access at your home are limited to the fibre networks that have installed infrastructure in your area.

Therefore, when you are shopping for fibre, it is worth considering the products available across all fibre networks.

To help with this, we have compared the pricing of fibre packages from South Africa’s top ISPs across the most popular fibre networks.


Afrihost

Afrihost fibre prices
Network Download Upload Price
Openserve 10Mbps 10Mbps R597
Vumatel 10Mbps 2Mbps R697
Vumatel 10Mbps 10Mbps R847
Frogfoot 10Mbps 10Mbps R657
SADV 10Mbps 10Mbps R699
Evotel 10Mbps 10Mbps R767
MetroFibre 10Mbps 10Mbps R737
Octotel 15Mbps 15Mbps R767
Openserve 20Mbps 20Mbps R797
Vumatel 20Mbps 2Mbps R847
Vumatel 20Mbps 20Mbps R907
Frogfoot 20Mbps 2Mbps R727
Frogfoot 20Mbps 20Mbps R817
SADV 20Mbps 20Mbps R849
Evotel 20Mbps 20Mbps R917
MetroFibre 25Mbps 25Mbps R917
Octotel 30Mbps 30Mbps R967
Openserve 50Mbps 25Mbps R917
Vumatel 50Mbps 5Mbps R997
Vumatel 50Mbps 50Mbps R1,117
Frogfoot 50Mbps 5Mbps R847
Frogfoot 50Mbps 50Mbps R917
SADV 50Mbps 50Mbps R1,099
Evotel 50Mbps 50Mbps R1,117
MetroFibre 50Mbps 50Mbps R1,127
Openserve 100Mbps 50Mbps R1,117
Vumatel 100Mbps 10Mbps R1,147
Vumatel 100Mbps 100Mbps R1,247
Frogfoot 100Mbps 10Mbps R967
Frogfoot 100Mbps 100Mbps R1,017
SADV 100Mbps 100Mbps R1,249
Evotel 100Mbps 100Mbps R1,217
MetroFibre 100Mbps 100Mbps R1,419
Octotel 100Mbps 100Mbps R1,317

RSAWEB

RSAWEB fibre prices
Network Download Upload Price
RSAWEB 10Mbps 5Mbps R557
RSAWEB 10Mbps 10Mbps R688
Openserve 10Mbps 10Mbps R595
Vumatel 10Mbps 2Mbps R645
Vumatel 10Mbps 10Mbps R695
Frogfoot 10Mbps 10Mbps R669
SADV 10Mbps 10Mbps R695
MetroFibre 10Mbps 10Mbps R655
Octotel 15Mbps 15Mbps R695
RSAWEB 20Mbps 5Mbps R809
RSAWEB 20Mbps 20Mbps R909
Openserve 20Mbps 20Mbps R795
Vumatel 20Mbps 2Mbps R795
Vumatel 20Mbps 20Mbps R845
Frogfoot 20Mbps 2Mbps R809
Frogfoot 20Mbps 20Mbps R869
SADV 20Mbps 20Mbps R805
MetroFibre 25Mbps 25Mbps R805
Octotel 30Mbps 30Mbps R895
Openserve 50Mbps 25Mbps R895
Vumatel 50Mbps 5Mbps R935
Vumatel 50Mbps 50Mbps R1,035
Frogfoot 50Mbps 5Mbps R909
Frogfoot 50Mbps 50Mbps R969
SADV 50Mbps 50Mbps R905
MetroFibre 50Mbps 50Mbps R1,005
RSAWEB 100Mbps 25Mbps R1,009
RSAWEB 100Mbps 100Mbps R1,119
Openserve 100Mbps 50Mbps R1,095
Vumatel 100Mbps 10Mbps R1,095
Vumatel 100Mbps 100Mbps R1,195
Frogfoot 100Mbps 10Mbps R1,009
Frogfoot 100Mbps 100Mbps R1,069
SADV 100Mbps 100Mbps R1,115
MetroFibre 100Mbps 100Mbps R1,255
Octotel 100Mbps 100Mbps R1,085

Supersonic

Supersonic fibre prices
Network Download Upload Price
Supersonic 10Mbps 10Mbps R695
Openserve 10Mbps 5Mbps R645
Vumatel 10Mbps 2Mbps R645
Vumatel 10Mbps 10Mbps R695
Frogfoot 10Mbps 10Mbps R695
SADV 10Mbps 10Mbps R695
Octotel 10Mbps 5Mbps R645
Octotel 10Mbps 10Mbps R695
Supersonic 20Mbps 20Mbps R845
Openserve 20Mbps 10Mbps R795
Vumatel 20Mbps 2Mbps R795
Vumatel 20Mbps 20Mbps R845
Frogfoot 20Mbps 20Mbps R845
SADV 20Mbps 20Mbps R845
Octotel 20Mbps 5Mbps R795
Octotel 20Mbps 20Mbps R845
Supersonic 50Mbps 50Mbps R995
Openserve 40Mbps 20Mbps R955
Vumatel 50Mbps 5Mbps R955
Vumatel 50Mbps 50Mbps R995
Frogfoot 50Mbps 50Mbps R995
SADV 50Mbps 50Mbps R995
Supersonic 100Mbps 100Mbps R1,195
Openserve 100Mbps 50Mbps R1,145
Vumatel 100Mbps 10Mbps R1,145
Vumatel 100Mbps 100Mbps R1,195
Frogfoot 100Mbps 100Mbps R1,195
SADV 100Mbps 100Mbps R1,195
Octotel 100Mbps 25Mbps R1,145
Octotel 100Mbps 100Mbps R1,195

Mind the Speed

Mind the Speed fibre prices
Network Download Upload Price
Openserve 10Mbps 10Mbps R605
Vumatel 10Mbps 10Mbps R620
Frogfoot 10Mbps 10Mbps R701
SADV 10Mbps 10Mbps R620
MetroFibre 10Mbps 10Mbps R599
Openserve 20Mbps 20Mbps R796
Vumatel 20Mbps 20Mbps R790
Frogfoot 20Mbps 20Mbps R857
SADV 20Mbps 20Mbps R790
MetroFibre 25Mbps 25Mbps R859
Openserve 50Mbps 25Mbps R916
Vumatel 50Mbps 50Mbps R980
Frogfoot 50Mbps 50Mbps R948
SADV 50Mbps 50Mbps R980
MetroFibre 50Mbps 50Mbps R999
Openserve 100Mbps 50Mbps R1,116
Vumatel 100Mbps 100Mbps R1,140
Frogfoot 100Mbps 100Mbps R1,038
SADV 100Mbps 100Mbps R1,140
MetroFibre 100Mbps 100Mbps R1,190

Axxess

Axxess fibre prices
Network Download Upload Price
Openserve 10Mbps 10Mbps R645
Vumatel 10Mbps 2Mbps R695
Vumatel 10Mbps 10Mbps R755
Frogfoot 10Mbps 10Mbps R665
Evotel 10Mbps 10Mbps R775
MetroFibre 10Mbps 10Mbps R695
Octotel 15Mbps 15Mbps R715
Openserve 20Mbps 20Mbps R805
Vumatel 20Mbps 2Mbps R855
Vumatel 20Mbps 20Mbps R915
Frogfoot 20Mbps 2Mbps R745
Frogfoot 20Mbps 20Mbps R835
Evotel 20Mbps 20Mbps R915
MetroFibre 25Mbps 25Mbps R875
Octotel 30Mbps 30Mbps R955
Openserve 50Mbps 25Mbps R935
Vumatel 50Mbps 5Mbps R1,005
Vumatel 50Mbps 50Mbps R1,125
Frogfoot 50Mbps 5Mbps R865
Frogfoot 50Mbps 50Mbps R935
Evotel 50Mbps 50Mbps R1,115
MetroFibre 50Mbps 50Mbps R1,095
Openserve 100Mbps 50Mbps R1,135
Vumatel 100Mbps 10Mbps R1,155
Vumatel 100Mbps 100Mbps R1,255
Frogfoot 100Mbps 10Mbps R995
Frogfoot 100Mbps 100Mbps R1,045
Evotel 100Mbps 100Mbps R1,295
MetroFibre 100Mbps 100Mbps R1,395
Octotel 100Mbps 100Mbps R1,195

Vox

Vox fibre prices
Network Download Upload Price
Openserve 10Mbps 10Mbps R599
Vumatel 10Mbps 2Mbps R649
Vumatel 10Mbps 10Mbps R719
Frogfoot 10Mbps 10Mbps R654
Evotel 10Mbps 1Mbps R675
Evotel 10Mbps 10Mbps R725
MetroFibre 10Mbps 10Mbps R725
Octotel 15Mbps 15Mbps R724
Openserve 20Mbps 20Mbps R799
Vumatel 20Mbps 2Mbps R819
Vumatel 20Mbps 20Mbps R919
Frogfoot 20Mbps 2Mbps R749
Frogfoot 20Mbps 20Mbps R816
Evotel 20Mbps 20Mbps R875
MetroFibre 25Mbps 25Mbps R875
Octotel 30Mbps 30Mbps R849
Openserve 50Mbps 25Mbps R959
Vumatel 50Mbps 5Mbps R959
Vumatel 50Mbps 50Mbps R1,049
Frogfoot 50Mbps 5Mbps R857
Frogfoot 50Mbps 50Mbps R922
Evotel 50Mbps 50Mbps R1,045
MetroFibre 50Mbps 50Mbps R1,055
Openserve 100Mbps 50Mbps R1,159
Vumatel 100Mbps 10Mbps R1,149
Vumatel 100Mbps 100Mbps R1,199
Frogfoot 100Mbps 10Mbps R958
Frogfoot 100Mbps 100Mbps R1,023
Evotel 100Mbps 100Mbps R1,169
MetroFibre 100Mbps 100Mbps R1,365
Octotel 100Mbps 100Mbps R1,099

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