MWEB’s new products will complement its existing Premium Uncapped ADSL product suite, and will be available to South African consumers from 01 February 2013.
MWEB’s new “up to 2Mbps” and “up to 4Mbps” Data Only and Data plus ADSL line offerings will be R10 cheaper than Telkom’s new prices.
MWEB’s 1Mbps Premium Uncapped ADSL pricing remains unchanged at R199 per month for data only and R339 per month for data plus an ADSL line (ADSL access).
“Unlike 1Mbps competitor offerings, this product will remain unthrottled,” MWEB highlighted.
“Whilst MWEB has always promoted an unthrottled, uncapped connection as being the best way to experience the Internet, we have recognised that there is some demand for cheaper, throttled uncapped accounts and have therefore extended our product range to cater for this,” said Derek Hershaw, CEO of MWEB ISP.
The new packages adhere to all MWEB quality standards and are well suited to moderate internet users who still wish to benefit from an Uncapped experience with a fixed monthly bill.
|Product||Data Only Price||Data plus ADSL line price|
|Up to 1Mbps Premium Uncapped ADSL (unthrottled)||R199 p/m||R339 p/m|
|Up to 2Mbps Uncapped ADSL (throttled)||R239 p/m||R449 p/m|
|Up to 4Mbps Uncapped ADSL (throttled)||R359 p/m||R689 p/m|
Hershaw explained that they will maintain a fair service for all their subscribers by implementing throttling on high usage users where applicable (throttled speeds: 2Mbps, 192Kbps; 4Mbps – 256Kbps.”
“We will monitor usage across these products and reserve the right to throttle the connection speeds of the top percentage of subscribers on these products that generate usage above the average,” said Hershaw.
The MWEB ISP CEO added that their new uncapped ADSL products are also shaped, meaning that certain internet activities like e-mail and web browsing will be prioritized over bandwidth intensive services like P2P and torrents during peak network conditions.