There have been quite a few big developments for ADSL and Broadband in South Africa this year, from increase Wi-Fi zones to cheaper ADSL services. Let’s have a look at five of the biggest ADSL and Broadband developments of 2015.
Cell C launched its first commercial LTE services:
In October 2015, Cell C announced the commercial launch of its LTE service to customers in Gauteng and KwaZulu-Natal (KZN), followed by customers in the Western Cape a few months later. This included a deal of 100GB of data for R100, valid for 90 days.
Fibre-to-home offerings hit South Africa:
In 2015, Optic fibre offerings began to impact South Africa, allowing for extremely fast Internet speeds, and the ability to transmit data over longer distances. This revolutionary solution continues to gain momentum in South Africa.
Free Wi-Fi zones increased throughout the country:
2015 saw increased free Wi-Fi access offered by municipalities across South Africa, which of course meant easier Internet access and increased convenience. Areas which this applied to included Gauteng’s Est Rand, Tshwane, and Cape Town.
Afrihost moved to a new ADSL network:
In October 2015, Afrihost moved its ADSL clients to a new, super-fast network due to it previously suffering major connectivity problems because of problems with its upstream provider, MTN. The launch received extremely positive feedback.
There was an increase in Telkom’s line rental:
2015 also the increase of Telkom’s home line rental services, from R166 per month to R189 per month. This meant higher bills to ADSL users. The reasons for this increase included inflation, along with the access line deficit.
After all these developments in 2015, we can’t wait to see what 2016 has in store for broadband and ADSL services in South Africa!
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