MWEB’s new, cheaper uncapped ADSL packages

MWEB SA news

MWEB is introducing new throttled uncapped ADSL products which will be available from 1 February 2013. This comes after Telkom announced last week that it will be cutting its Uncapped ADSL prices.

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.

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  • StevenBurrell

    throttled…. no thanks will stick to my 1mb

  • Glordit

    I agree!
    “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,” – Please state in numbers how much the top percentage will be? 10% 30% 50%?

  • Domoreto

    I don’t know what is the big fuss abut MWeb and telkom …. With G-Connect Uncapped ADSL you now get free; In-Flight Wi-Fi and Wi-Fi Hotspot connectivity at more than 1800 Hotspots locally and 110,000 Hotspots internationally.

    R99 p.m 1MBp/s – PREPAID .My usage is b/n 130 and 150 GB monthly. Running also a

    LG smart TV,

  • http://twitter.com/hayted hayted

    Police: How did Mweb die? Coroner: It seems they were throttled.

  • Galen Schultz

    I think that’s fair (the throttling) but they should definitely clarify their percentages further…

  • StevenBurrell

    i would rather be shaped than throttled

  • http://www.facebook.com/christopher.cousens Christopher Cousens

    There is absolutely no need for them to clarify what the percentages will be, they have already mentioned it.

    “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,”

    It’s whatever percentage is ABOVE THE AVERAGE.

    I’m on a 10mb Axxess uncapped line and they throttle everyone above the average of their combined 4/6/8/10 mb accounts which is ridiculous!! It means that the average for all those accounts is WAY BELOW the average of the 10mb user so I’m almost permanently throttled but they are cheaper than the majority of 10mb accounts out there.

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