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Lower broadband prices as soon as this week

News on Friday that the cost of IP Connect, the product Internet service providers have to buy from Telkom to access the fixed-line operator’s last-mile broadband network, was to fall by 30% from 1 April should lead to lower retail prices as early as this week. However, service providers polled by TechCentral on Monday still want to understand the mechanics

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MWeb uses social media to pressure Telkom

Naspers-owned Internet service provider MWeb has launched a social media campaign in an attempt to pressure Telkom to stop forcing its broadband asymmetric digital subscriber line (ADSL) customers to pay for telephone line rental if they don’t have a fixed-line

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MWeb offers bundled DSL, 3G

MWeb has teamed up with MTN to offer consumers two product bundles that include both fixed digital subscriber line (DSL) and 3G broadband access for a single, monthly fee. The company has created two bundles

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News24 feels the heat

Initial reports suggest alarms monitoring heating in the Johannesburg data centre housing 24.com’s entire Web presence was to blame for the downtime experienced by News24 and

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MWeb under fire over peering demands

Internet service providers have slammed Mweb’s decision to cut off its transit links, saying the company ought to have engaged in discussions instead of taking the fight to the media. Last week, MWeb cut off its transit links with Telkom’s wholesale Internet access

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Seacom may be down until 22 July

Seacom, the undersea cable, may be offline until 22 July. A Seacom spokesman warned on Friday that repairs may only be finalised much later than initially thought because of various factors, including the depth under the ocean of fault. Seacom went offline on Monday, cutting off broadband users whose service providers buy capacity on exclusively on the Seacom system. The service disruptions have hit MWeb, part of Naspers, and downstream service providers from Dimension Data’s Internet Solutions particularly hard.