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Openserve doubles home fibre speeds

Telkom’s wholesale division, Openserve, has introduced a speedier fibre-to-the-home (FTTH) broadband plan offering 200Mbit/s download speeds to consumers. Previously, the company’s fastest FTTH

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How Netflix streaming speeds in SA stack up

The average speed of streaming on Netflix in South Africa lags behind major developed markets, though the country is almost on par with India and Brazil. Statistics from the global video-on-demand provider show that

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Vumatel to offer 200Mbit/s home fibre

Vumatel will introduce a new, 200Mbit/s fibre-to-the-home offering on 1 August, according to several Internet service providers. The company itself is not saying anything – a spokesman was unable to comment

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Octotel to expand Cape Town FTTH

Cape Town-based open-access fibre-to-the-home broadband provider Octotel has announced plans to expand to the upmarket Atlantic seaboard suburbs of Mouille Point and Bantry Bay in the next two months. The company said on

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ISPs reveal Parkhurst fibre prices

Three Internet service providers (ISPs) have revealed how much they will charge consumers for access to bandwidth in the pioneering fibre-to-the-home Johannesburg suburb of Parkhurst. Vox Telecom, Cybersmart and Cool Ideas

Opinion
Consumers break SA’s home fibre logjam

South Africa’s stately progress towards implementing fibre to the home (FTTH) has taken a turn for the better after two residents’ associations took matters into their own hands. One, Parkhurst in Johannesburg, has appointed a supplier and the other, nearby Parkview, is asking for quotes on delivering home fibre. The big gorillas in South Africa’s