Hey, South Africa! Listen, when it comes to your internet connectivity at home or work, you have choices. Let’s take a look at your internet connection options, no matter where you are in the country.
There are a few different internet connection options connecting the whole of South Africa, but it mostly depends where you live, the size of your wallet and data needs. The great news is that there are multiple service providers across the data and fixed line service. Telecommunication companies such as Vodacom, Cell C, MTN and Telkom have seen the benefit of giving a full suite of these services in order to meet the needs of both their customers in this ever expanding market.
Internet Connection Options:1. LTE (Fixed)
This is a slightly better option than plain old data, in the sense that the user experience is usually better as well as the pricing. There are two role players in this space: the underlying mobile network and the service provider (ISP) although Vodacom and also acts as their own ISP.
You will need to get an LTE approved modem which is usually a nominal fee compared to the value you get
The great thing here is that its fixed, when you first switched it on and register it will lock itself to the nearest tower and you can’t take it with you when you go on holiday.
Internet Connection Options: 2. ADSL
The technologies that started “broadband” in South Africa, has come a long way since then. It is being phased out by Telkom, however is still a great uncapped alternative for many customers where there is no fibre or LTE alternatives available in their area.
Internet Connections Options: 3. Fibre
This is what we call the mother of all internet connectivity and depending on your pipe size is where you want to get your best internet from ! If you are lucky enough to have coverage by one of the fibre networks. See our internet coverage map here to check your home or office for coverage.
First thing to note is that there are many fibre networks and their packages are dependent on your area, we have great packages from services providers including Openserve and Vumatel as well as many others.