South African uncapped Fibre lines are now much cheaper than Uncapped ADSL

Many Internet service providers have launched new uncapped fibre-to-the-home products, with prices continuing to drop.

Afrihost was one of the ISPs which recently launched new uncapped FTTH products, offering services over Openserve, Vumatel, and TT Connect’s fibre networks.

What is interesting is that Afrihost’s new uncapped FTTH products offer better value for money than ADSL.

The main reason for this is the absence of an analogue line charge, which is compulsory with all ADSL services.

While this is bad news for ADSL and VDSL subscribers, it is good news for fibre operators.

Uncapped ADSL vs Uncapped FTTH

The table below provides an overview of how Afrihost’s uncapped FTTH prices compare with its ADSL prices.

The total monthly price of these services are listed below, including analogue line rental for ADSL.

Afrihost Uncapped Bundles: FTTH vs DSL
Service Network Download Speed Upload Speed Total Monthly Price
FTTH Vumatel 4Mbps 1Mbps R499
ADSL Openserve 4Mbps 0.5Mbps R588
FTTH TT Connect 10Mbps 10Mbps R599
ADSL Openserve 10Mbps 1Mbps R848
FTTH Vumatel 20Mbps 2Mbps R779
VDSL Openserve 20Mbps 2Mbps R968
VDSL Openserve 40Mbps 3Mbps R1,438
FTTH Openserve 40Mbps 20Mbps R1,499

This article first appeared on MyBroadband and is republished with permission.

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