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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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Webafrica in big effing trouble with ad authority

The Advertising Standards Authority has ordered Webafrica to withdraw its latest advertising campaign, which uses the phrase “effing fast Internet”, where it might be heard or seen by children. The authority, which

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Webafrica to split into two businesses

Internet service provider Webafrica is splitting into two businesses, one focused on providing Internet access and the other providing hosting services. In a post on Webafrica’s website, CEO Tim Wyatt-Gunning said the company’s

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Now Afrihost chops uncapped DSL prices

A day after shaking the local Internet market by providing capped digital subscriber line (DSL) users with 18 hours a day of unlimited Internet access, Afrihost has announced it is chopping uncapped DSL prices. The price of Afrihost’s

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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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Fibre is firing in Jozi

The uptake of fibre to the home in Johannesburg is proof that the days of 4Mbit/s ADSL connections are numbered. Telkom, which had rolled out fibre to 38 000 households by August last year, has committed to raising that number to 500 000 by December 2016 and to a million homes by

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Openserve: inside Telkom’s radical overhaul

Any Internet service provider that is worried that Telkom’s newly spun-off wholesale and network services arm, Openserve, will provide unfair advantages to the telecommunications operator’s retail arm is welcome, at any time, to come and study the company’s books

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Telkom to open its exchanges to rivals

Telkom will open its telecommunications exchanges to Internet service providers using an open-access model in an effort to stimulate demand for fixed-line broadband in South Africa. “To further stimulate access to broadband, we will make making around

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Telkom price cuts don’t reach end users

Telkom’s wholesale price cuts of up to 63% announced last month have so far failed to translate into lower prices for those with broadband digital subscriber lines. Internet service providers (ISPs) that were prepared to comment were not expecting to

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