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MWeb bumps up data caps

Rudi Jansen

Just a week after TelkomInternet, Telkom’s Internet service provider, announced it was raising the bandwidth caps it imposes on its AllAccess customers, MWeb has introduced new capped packages aimed at the home and small business markets.

For the same price, MWeb subscribers will now receive more bandwidth, says CEO Rudi Jansen. For example, customers on a 5GB data package will be upgraded to 8GB.

For data only, the new products costs R99/month for 4GB, R145/month for 8GB and R190/month for 10GB. With broadband line rental included, 4GB on a 384kbit/s line costs R219/month; 8GB on 1Mbit/s goes for R389/month; and 15GB on a 4Mbit/s line fetches R549/month.

Jansen says MWeb will continue to offer both capped and uncapped fixed-line broadband products, but adds the company believes uncapped Internet is the way the Internet should be consumed.

Telkom on Friday launched its first uncapped products aimed at the residential market, despite long protesting that such products didn’t make sense.

In a not-so-subtle dig at Telkom, MWeb says it doesn’t throttle its uncapped plans. Telkom’s uncapped products operate at slower speeds during peak hours.  — Staff reporter, TechCentral

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