Gated communities, estates, and business parks in South Africa are taking a “hard line” against fibre infrastructure players which do not offer open access networks.
SEACOM has outlined its ambitious plans for 2018, including its plans for investment in fibre infrastructure.
Fibre-to-the-home prices in South Africa have declined rapidly over the past three years.
Data prices in South Africa are coming down, and will drop further in the next three years.
The MyBroadband Q3 2017 Broadband Survey shows that fibre subscribers are much happier with their service than ADSL and VDSL customers.
SEACOM has acquired Cape Town-based Internet service provider and managed services provider MacroLan.
South Africa’s fibre-to-the-home market is like a gold rush, with companies racing to be first to stake their claims on the most lucrative neighbourhoods and estates in the country.
Openserve, Telkom’s wholesale and networks division, has announced wholesale price reductions on its DSL and fibre broadband services which will kick in on 1 August 2017.
MyBroadband’s Q2 2017 broadband survey results show that fibre subscribers are generally much happier with their service than those on DSL or wireless connections.
Afrihost is cutting Openserve fibre package prices, the company announced.
Internet service providers have applauded Openserve for its recent IP Connect (IPC) price cuts, which will improve the value consumers receive.
Looking at DSL and fibre services from a price-per-Mbps perspective, with all costs taken into account, it is easy to see why South African Internet users are begging for fibre to be laid in their neighbourhoods.
Different FTTH providers charge different wholesale rates to ISPs, who in turn pass these costs onto consumers.
Point Topic has released its Trends in Global Broadband Subscribers report for Q3 2016, which shows that copper (DSL) decline is accelerating.
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