Is your area affected by Openserve’s massive ADSL shutdown?

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Ooooooh boy, things are not looking good for those folks still stuck on an ADSL connection. Technology has evolved. Fibre or 5G are where it’s at for those needing a decent connection. You know, to browse YouTube, download games or do…other stuff on the internet.

If you haven’t upgraded off an ADSL line, you might be in for a bit of trouble in the near future. As more and more folks migrate towards fibre, given that it’s become far more accessible in recent years, Openserve has opted to offer people a little more incentive to move over…by shutting down their ADSL lines.

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Sending out a notification to local ISPs, Openserve has confirmed that their ADSL lines in a variety of areas around the country will be shut down in the very near future. September 2020 to be precise. If you’re affected by this termination, best you start looking at some more modern internet packages or risk being left in the digital dark. Fortunately, the areas affected by the shutdown already have Openserve fibre connections in place, which is… convenient.

“Openserve assures you of our intention to carry out our broadband network infrastructure upgrade with the least amount of disruption to your customers. We remain confident that the Openserve modernisation programme will benefit your business and your customers in the long run,” read the notification sent to ISPs.

The affected areas include:

Areas affected by ADSL cut-off
Eastern Cape
East London Abbotsford, Beacon Bay, Bonnie Doon, Bonnie Doon Vista, Bunkers Hill, Nahoon, Stirling, Vincent, Woodleigh
Port Elizabeth Amsterdamhoek, Bluewater Bay, Bluewater Beach, Broadwood, Deal Party, Fairview, Glendinningvale, Greenacres, Greenbushes, Greenbushes Business Estate, Greenshields Park, Hallack Road, Heronwood Place, Humerail, Humewood, Linkside, Little Walmer Golf Estate, Longmeadow Residential Estate, Lovemore Heights, Lovemore Heights Estate, Lovemore Park, Mill Park, Millard Grange, Mount Croix, Mount Pleasant, Newton Park, Pari Park, Parsons Hill, Port Elizabeth, South End, Southend Southfork, Summerstrand, The River Club, Walmer, Walmer Heights, Westview Village.
Uitenhage Janssensdal, Leyvale, Vanes Estate
Free State
Bloemfontein Bayswater, Dan Pienaar, Heliconhoogte, Heuwelsig, Pentagon Park, Rayton, Universitas, Waverly, Wild Olive Estate.
Welkom Jim Fouche Park.
Limpopo
Polokwane Broadlands
Giyane Giyani Unit Ba
Louis Trichardt Louis Trichardt
Mpumalanga
Nelspruit Dio Vista, Stonehenge, The Terrace, West Acres
North West Province
Hartbeespoort Eagles Landing, Hartbeestpoort, Meerhof, Pecanwood Golf Estate, The Islands Estate
Brits Harmonie, Kosmos, Schoemansville
Rustenburg Cashan
Northern Cape
Kimberley El Toro Park, Herlear, Minerva Gardens, Monument Heights, Royldene, Roylglen
Gauteng
Alberton Brackendowns, Brackenhurst, New Redruth, Raceview, Verwoerd Park
Bedfordview Bedford Gardens, Bedford Park, Bedfordview, Essexwold, Oriel, Senderwood, St Andrews
Benoni Benoni, Kleinfontein 67ir, Morehill, Northmead, Rynfield, Vlakfontein
Boksburg Byers Park, Libradene, Parkdene, Parkrand, Sunward Park
Brakpan Dalpark, Dalview, Larrendale, Sonneveld, Sunair Park
Centurion Bronberrik, Celtisdal, Clubview, Cornwall Hill, Die Hoewes, Eldo Meadows, Eldoraigne, Hennops Park, Heuweloord, Highlands, Highveld, Irene, Kloofzicht, Kosmosdal, Lyttelton, Monavoni, Raslouw Ah, Rooihuiskraal, Rua Vista, Simarlo, Tamara Parkvilla Rosa, Wierda Glen Estate, Wierda Park, Zwartkop
Edenvale Dowerglen, Dunvegan, Edenvale, Elma Park, Hurlyvale
Johannesburg Bassonia, Berario, Birdhaven, Birnam, Blackheath, Braamfontein, Bruma, Craighall, Craighall Park, Crosby, Cyrildene, Dunkeld, Dunkeld West, East Town, Eldorado Park, Elton Hill, Fairland, Fairwood, Forest Town, Franklin Roosevelt Park, Glenhazelhawkins Estate, Highlands, Houghton Estate,
Kent View, Killarney,, Langlaagte North, Lenasia, Lenasia South, Linksfield, Linksfield, Linksfield Ridge, Melrose, Melrose Estate, Melrose North, Newlands, Northcliff, Norwood, Oaklands, Orange Grove, Parktown North, Parkwood, Percelia Estate, Richmond, Riviera, Rosebank, Rouxville, Saxonwold, Sydenham, The Gardens, Valeriedene, Waterval Estate, Waverley, West Cliff, Winston Ridge
Midrand Midstream Estate, Noordwyk, Saddlebrook Estate, Sagewood, Summerset, Vorna Valley, Witpoort 406JR
Mogale City Noordheuwel, Pinehaven Country Estate, Quellerie Park
Nigel Sharon Park
Pretoria Alphen Park, Annlin, Ansaar Estate, Ashlea Gardens, Baileys Muckleneuk, Boardwalk, Boardwalk, Meander, Boardwalk Villas , Bronberg, Bronberg Estate, Brooklyn, Brummeria, Bryntirion, Christiaansville , Christoburg, Claudius , Constantia Park, De Beers, Doornpoort, East Lynne, Elandspoort, Elardus Park, Equestria, Erasmia, Erasmuskloof, Erasmusrand, Faerie Glen, Garsfontein, Georgeville, Glen Lauriston, Groenkloof, Hazelwood, Hillcrest, La Montagne, Laudium, Lombardy Estate, Lukas Rand, Lydiana, Lynnrodene, Lynnwood, Lynnwood Glen, Lynnwood, Manor, Lynnwood Park, Lynnwood Ridge, Magalieskruin, Maroelana, Menlo Park, Menlyn, Meyers Park, Montana, Montana Park, Montana Tuine, Monument Park, Mooikloof Ridge, Moreleta, Park, Muckleneuk, Murrayfield, Navors, Newlands, Newmark Estate, Nieuw Muckleneuk, Olympus, Ponda Rosa, Pretoria Central, Pretorius Park, Rietvalleirand, Shere, Silver View Ridge, Silver Woods Country Estate, Silverton , Sinoville, Six Fountains, Sterrewag, The Willows, Val De Grace, Valhalla, Wapadrand, Waterkloof, Waterkloof Glen, Waterkloof Golf Estate, Waterkloof Heights, Waterkloof Park, Waterkloof Ridge, Waterkloof Valley Estate, Waterkloof Village, Willow Acres, Willow Glen, Wingate Golf Estate, Wingate Park, Wonderboom, Zambezi Country Estate
Randburg Windsor
Sandton Illowild, Witkoppen, Woodmead

KwaZulu-Natal

Ballito Willard Beach
Durban Glenashley, Glenhills, Greyville, Grosvenor, Musgrave, Old Fort, Park Hill, Peter Road, Prospect Hall, Red Hill, Riverhorse Valley, Stamford Hill, Umgeni Business Park, Umgeni Park, Virginia, Wentworth, Windermere
Empangeni Grantham Park, Kildare, Richem
Gillitts Winston Park
Hillcrest Hillcrest (Camelot Estate), Hillcrest (Langford Estate), Hillcrest Park, Hilldene. Plantations
Kingsburgh Panorama Park
Kloof Kloof, Krantzkloof
Mount Edgecombe Mount Edgecombe Estate, Mount Edgecombe North
Pietermaritzburg Pietermaritzburg Central, Town Bush Valley, Wembley
Pinetown Mahogany Ridge, Padfield Park, Paradise Valley, The Wolds, Westmead
Port Zimbali Zimbali Coastal Forest Estate
Salt Rock Simbithi Eco Estate
Shelly Beach Shelly Beach, Shelly Beach (Bay Hill)
Stanger Ocean View
Umbogintwini Umbogintwini
Umhlanga Rocks Hawaan, La Lucia, Prestondale, Somerset Park, Sunningdale, Umhlanga, Umhlanga Ridge, Umhlanga Rocks
Waterfall Waterfall
Westville Grayleigh, Rouken Glen, Westville, Woodside
Western Cape
Athlone Rondebosch East, Rylands, Surrey Estate
Bellville Hoheizen, Loevenstein, Oude Westhof, Proteavallei, Selborne, Van Riebeeckshof, Vredelust Bellville, Welgedacht, Welgemoed
Bergvliet Sweet Valley
Bloubergstrand Sandown Estate
Brackenfell Kaapsig, Klein Bron, Protea Heights, Sonkring, Vredekloof Heights
Cape Town Cape Town, Gardens, Marina Residential, Oranjezicht, Tamboerskloof, Zonnebloem
Claremont Claremont, Kenilworth
Constantia Bel Ombre, Constantia, Constantia Heights, Constantia Vale, Fir Grove, Glen Alpine, Klaassenbosch, Nova Constantia, Orchid Close Estate, Sillery, Silverhurst, Strawberry Hill
Darling Grotto Bay
Diep River Diep River
Durbanville Albury Place Pinehurst, Aurora, Country Places, Donkervliet Pinehurst, Driebergen Pinehurst, Durbanvale, Durbanville, Durbanville Hills, Durbanville Meadows, Eersdal Heights(Vygeboord), Goedemoed, Longwood Pinehurst, Oakwood Pinehurst, Olive Close Pinehurst, Pinehurst, Sonstraal, Sonstraal Heights, Summerwood Pinehurst, The Crest, Valmary Park, Vierlanden, Vygeboom, Welgevonden, Wellway Park
Faure Kelderhof Country Village
Fish Hoek Clovelly, Fish Hoek
Franschhoek Franschhoek, Le Ferme Chantelle
George Earls Court Lifestyle Estate, Earls Court The Village, Glen Heath, Glenwood, Golf Park, Groenkloof, Retirement Vill., Heather Heights, Heather Park, Heatherlands, Homewood Village, Kingswood Golf, Estate, Kingswood Hamlet, Kraaibosch 195farm, Kraaibosch Country Estate, Kraaibosch Manor
Goodwood Thornton
Gordons Bay Antilles Cayman Beach, Gordons Bay, Harbour Island
Grassy Park Zeekoevlei
Guguletu Guguletu
Hanover Park Mountview, Penlyn Estate
Hermanus Hermanus
Hout Bay Hanging Meadows, Hout Bay, Kenrock Country Estate, Klein Leeukop Private Estate, Mount Rhodes
Knysna Fisher Haven, Forest Gardens Estate, Heuwelkruin, Highlands Estate, Hunters Estate, Hunters Home, Hunters Village, Knysna, Knysna Heights, Leisure Isle, Paradise, Rexford, The Heads, Westhill
Kuilsrivier Deo Gracia, Haasendal, Jacarandas, Klein Zevenwacht Estate, Zevendal, Zevenwacht Country Estate, Zevenzicht Estate
Langebaan Blue Lagoon, Calypso Beach, Langebaan Country Estate
Llandudno Llandudno
Meadow Ridge Meadow Ridge
Melkbosstrand Atlantic Beach Golf Estate
Milnerton Century City, Royal Ascot, Royal Ascot (Arena North), Royal Ascot (Coral Grove), Royal Ascot (The Stableyard), Sunset Beach, Sunset Village
Mossel Bay Fijnbosch Park, Mossel Bay Golf Estate
Muizenberg Lakeside
Noordhoek Chapmans Bay Estate, Noordhoek, San Michele
Onrus River Hemel En Aarde Estate
Paarl Paarl, Suider Paarl, Val De Vie Estate, Vrykyk
Parow Pbaronetcy, Kleinbosch, Kleinmeer Lifestyle Village, La Provence, Leopard Rock Estate, Parow Industrial
Plattekloof, Welgelegen
Pinelands Pinelands, Pinewood Village
Robertson Robertson
Rondebosch Mowbray, Rondebosch
Sea Point Bantry Bay, Fresnaye, Mouille Point, Sea Point
Somerset West Belaire Winelands Estate, Blue Crane Estate, Briza, Brookside Village, Fraaigelegen, Golden Acre, Golden Acre (Albourne Estate), Golden Hill, Hageland, Helderrand, Heldervue, Helena Heights, Illaire, Jonkers Hoogte, Kalamunda, La Concorde, La Sandra, Land En Zeezicht, Monte Sereno, Olijven Hof Estate, Parel Valley, Rome Glen, Silver Fox Estate, Somerset Heights, Somerset Ridge, Somerset West, Spanish Farm, Steynsrust, The Links, Van Der Stel, Vredenberg Estate, Westridge, Zandberg
Stellenbosch Nietgegund 516farm, Stellenbosch
Sunnydale Ake Michelle, Stonehaven Estate, Sun Valley
Table View Atlas Gardens, Flamingovlei, Parklands, Table View, Wentworth Village
Tokai Nieuwe Steenberg, Steenberg Golf Estate, Tokai
Wilderness Wilderness East, Wilderness Garden Estate
Worcester Paglande, Worcester
Wynberg Bishopscourt, Plumstead, Wynberg

 

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9 Comments

  1. Lie. Fibre is not available in my area as Telkom and Oprnserve do not want to install Fibre. They want me to go over to LTE which is more expensive and unreliable. Because we are not in a affluent rich area, it looks like we are being discriminated against. This is totally unacceptable in this Democratic dispensation we are now living in. No wonder they are a struggling industry. If only they would install Fibre for ALL the residents, rich or poor, they would get more people to join them.

  2. I miss the cut… My adsl package is still cheaper than any equivalent fibre package on market… When they decide to lay fibre I’ll change then but still haves the 10 Mbps adsl uncapped for now… Hope the drops will be less when on fibre an upload down will be symmetrical as that’s the weakness of my current package 📦

  3. My area is om the list but only half of the area has fibre and lucky me in in the area without. Can’t install wireless (no line of sight) LTE signal to low and the cost is to much. ADSL was our only option up untill this point.
    Should I worry? I have not received a notification from mweb about the shutdown. (Not that we receive any notification from them ever)

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  5. Martin Newlands on

    Please could you confirm this with Open Serve as neither they nor Telkom have said anything to their customers, and a customer service agent I spoke to knew nothing about it.

  6. Telkom is forcing loyal ADSL customers to go for the fibre route. This is fine and well since Fibre is superior to ADSL. However the deal smacks of dishonesty. You might eagerly phone Telkom to sign up for the R499,00 deal as advertised. You might even get more exited when you are told that the deal includes your landline rental. The next thing the consultant will do is check if Telkom is in your area. If not then you are stuffed. He will tell you that you have to sign up with one of its partners because they have ADSL in your area.The next thing they will tell you is that you need to sign up via vumatel. “Because they supply fibre in your area” they will say. The real blow to your midriff will be when you are told that the minimum cost is now R720 rand per month if you choose Telkom as ISP. On top of this you have to fork out R220 if you want to keep your land line.
    Now I was wondering why would Telkom be forcing users to go to companies like Webafrica, MWeb or Cynersmart with their superior offering. Chase you will find
    they too advertise very attractive packages on the Vumatel fibre network. You might think stuff Telkom and opt for one of the other ISPs. What you might however find is that Telkom is a shareholder in Vumatel and might even buy the whole company.in the near future. With all ISPs dependent on Vumatel (soon to be Telkom) we are like fish running from the big bad fisherman’s hooks not realising we are swimming right into their nets.
    What we need is real fibre competition for Telkom. We do jot need Telkom to work itself in a monopoly position. We also do not need people with an inferior but affordable service to be rushed and threatened into taking up a more expensive service by threatening to cancel ADSL services. Vumatel installation of fibre will sorely needed but it must be affordable. Very few households can afford an almost 100% rise in their monthly internet cost.

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