Afrihost’s big network plans

Afrihost had a busy year, which included the company’s original shareholders taking back control of the ISP.

Buying its shares back from MTN meant Afrihost had more freedom to launch new products at a faster rate.

The company surprised the market with its 18-hours free ADSL data on capped accounts and its aggressive pricing on all ADSL products.

Afrihost also partnered with seven open-access last-mile fibre providers to launch new fibre-to-the-home products.

Afrihost director Greg Payne told MyBroadband that Afrihost remains “100% committed to making sure our clients get great value and even better service in 2017”.

“Many people in SA are hoping to have fibre in their area soon and we will be partnering with even more open-access providers to increase our coverage significantly,” said Payne.

Afrihost will also continue to invest extensively in its network next year.

“We now have direct peering/caching with Google, Facebook, Microsoft, Netflix, and ShowMax, and will continue to bring content closer to our clients and improve the quality of our network.”

Afrihost also invested heavily in its hosting infrastructure, acquiring the latest cloud technology.

“We will continue to invest in the latest software, blades, and solid state storage to provide world-class hosting solutions,” said Payne.

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