MWeb Business, a division of Naspers-owned Internet service provider MWeb, has launched a suite of satellite broadband products that provide uncapped Internet access to South African consumers.
MWeb, which pioneered uncapped fixed-line broadband in South Africa, on Monday announced it was extending the uncapped model to its VSat-based satellite products.
The new products, it said, are aimed at users in remote parts of South Africa that are not well served with Internet infrastructure. This includes those on the outskirts of the country’s main metropolitan centres.
The uncapped options are available in speeds ranging from 1Mbit/s to 10Mbit/s and are priced at a level to make VSat the “preferred connectivity option for businesses that have high Internet data requirements and no fixed-line alternatives available”, MWeb said in a statement.
In the statement, MWeb Business product head Hennie van Tonder said demand for VSat Internet has been particularly high from the mining, agricultural, construction and education sectors.
“Even with the more recent aggressive roll-out of fibre infrastructure in South Africa, it has only incrementally increased the available services to outlying areas,” he said.
The entry level, 1Mbit/s uncapped satellite service costs R915/month, while the top-end, 10Mbit/s product is R3 075/month. 2Mbit/s and 4Mbit/s options costs R1 750/month and R2 365/month respectively. These fees exclude satellite dish, modem and installation fees and are subject to a 12-month contract. — © 2014 NewsCentral Media