Following the cuts in wholesale prices announced by Telkom’s Openserve infrastructure division last month, MWeb, one of South Africa’s largest Internet service providers, has announced new, lower-priced fibre-to-the-home options.
The new plans are aggressively priced in comparison to Telkom’s own new packages announced on Friday, with a 100Mbit/s uncapped product coming in at R1 299/month. MWeb’s plans do not, however, include the free and unlimited on-network calls that Telkom is offering as a market differentiator.
A premium uncapped 100Mbit/s plan on MWeb fetches R1 999, down from R3 299 previously (full details in the tables below).
The regular and premium plans have different bandwidth thresholds, an MWeb spokeswoman explained on Tuesday.
A customer’s usage is calculated against a 30-day threshold amount allocated to the product. These thresholds vary depending on product and change from time to time, the spokeswoman said.
“Our customers are notified by SMS and e-mail if they are approaching their threshold and again when they reach their threshold,” she said. “We attempt to assist our customers with the product that matches their usage behaviour.”
Throttling does not apply during the first 14 days after sign-up and daily between midnight and 8am. Usage between midnight and 8am does not count to total usage.
MWeb, which is owned by Dimension Data’s Internet Solutions, has also announced price cuts to a range of capped products. — (c) 2017 NewsCentral Media