Telkom is cutting off ADSL and VDSL subscribers across South Africa as part of its strategy to decommission its old copper network.
Telkom CEO Sipho Maseko said last year that the company aims to exit the copper segment entirely in the coming years.
What this means for ADSL and VDSL subscribers is that they have to look for an alternative broadband service.
The preferred option is fibre, which offers numerous benefits over ADSL. These benefits include:
- Faster speeds which range between 10Mbps and 1,000Mbps.
- A more reliable connection. Fibre is also not targeted by cable thieves.
- Fibre is more affordable than ADSL.
Fibre is available in many suburbs across South Africa, but there are certain areas which are not covered.
For people living outside of a fibre-covered area, a fixed-LTE connection is a good alternative.
Fixed-LTE is quick to install, it provides good speeds, and offers affordable high-data-usage accounts.
Move to fibre now
For people looking to move to fibre, an excellent choice is Supersonic – winner of the Best ISP in South Africa award in 2019.
Supersonic offers fibre-to-the-home throughout South Africa and makes it easy to move from ADSL to fibre.
People without fibre coverage will have the option to get a Supersonic fixed-LTE connection over MTN’s award-winning network.
Supersonic’s fixed-LTE service offers subscribers a fast and reliable Internet service with prices starting from R249 per month.
To find out more about moving from ADSL to fibre or fixed-LTE, complete the form below.
This article was published in partnership with Supersonic.