Best fixed-LTE deals in South Africa

Many South African Internet service providers (ISPs) have launched fixed-LTE products after Telkom announced that it will turn off its ADSL service.

Telkom announced earlier this year that it is actively migrating postpaid fixed copper-based voice and DSL customers to fibre and wireless.

Telkom CEO Sipho Maseko said they are moving DSL subscribers to more stable and similarly-priced products which would not be affected by cable theft and similar interruptions.

“There will come a time when we switch off the copper technology, because we don’t want to do maintain two or three different networks at the same time,” Maseko said.

Telkom previously told MyBroadband that it hoped to have moved all ADSL customers in fibre-connected areas to the newer technology by the end of September.

Fixed-LTE products

Where there is fibre coverage, Telkom’s ADSL subscribers will be migrated to similar fibre-to-the-home services.

In areas where ADSL users do not have fibre coverage, they will be moved to fixed-LTE packages.

LTE offers similar or higher average speeds to ADSL with pricing to match current ADSL packages, with the exception of high-usage and uncapped products.

This means that most current ADSL users will receive faster speeds at a similar monthly price to what they currently pay for DSL.

Best fixed-LTE deals in South Africa

Many ISPs have recently launched fixed-LTE products, including Axxess, Supersonic, Afrihost, and Webafrica.

Most ISPs launched products using Telkom’s LTE network, except for Supersonic which uses MTN’s network. Vodacom also offers its own fixed-LTE products.

The table below shows how the price of fixed-LTE products from prominent Internet service providers compare.

Fixed LTE Prices
ISP Network Router Included Anytime Data After Hours Data Price Anytime Price/GB
Axxess Telkom No 10GB 10GB R99 R9.90
Axxess Telkom No 20GB 20GB R199 R9.95
Axxess Telkom Yes 20GB 10GB R249 R12.45
Afrihost Telkom Yes 20GB 10GB R249 R12.45
Webafrica Telkom Yes 20GB 10GB R249 R12.45
Telkom Telkom Yes 20GB 10GB R249 R12.45
Vodacom Vodacom Yes 40GB R199 R4.98
Axxess Telkom Yes 40GB 20GB R359 R8.98
Afrihost Telkom Yes 40GB 20GB R359 R8.98
Webafrica Telkom Yes 40GB 20GB R359 R8.98
MWEB Telkom Yes 40GB 20GB R359 R8.98
Supersonic MTN No 60GB 60GB R399 R6.65
Axxess Telkom No 60GB 60GB R399 R6.65
Telkom Telkom Yes 60GB 60GB R555 R9.25
Afrihost Telkom Yes 70GB 50GB R459 R6.56
Axxess Telkom Yes 70GB 50GB R459 R6.56
Webafrica Telkom Yes 70GB 50GB R459 R6.56
Vodacom Vodacom Yes 75GB R399 R5.32
Supersonic MTN No 100GB 100GB R599 R5.99
Telkom Telkom Yes 100GB 100GB R755 R7.55
Afrihost Telkom Yes 100GB 100GB R759 R7.59
Axxess Telkom Yes 100GB 100GB R759 R7.59
Webafrica Telkom Yes 100GB 100GB R759 R7.59
Axxess Telkom No 120GB 120GB R699 R5.83
Vodacom Vodacom Yes 150GB R549 R3.66
Supersonic MTN No 150GB 150GB R799 R5.33
Telkom Telkom Yes 200GB 200GB R1,055 R5.28
Afrihost Telkom Yes 200GB 200GB R1,059 R5.30
Axxess Telkom Yes 200GB 200GB R1,059 R5.30
Webafrica Telkom Yes 200GB 200GB R1,059 R5.30
Axxess Telkom No 220GB 220GB R999 R4.54
Vodacom Vodacom Yes 225GB R899 R4.00
Vodacom Vodacom Yes 300GB R999 R3.33
Webafrica Telkom Yes Uncapped R899

Now read: Best Telkom fixed-LTE deal – 10GB + 10GB for R99

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