Come March 2021, Openserve fibre clients should see a significant increase in their internet speeds. Not by some fluke, mind you. Telkom’s fibre division has announced that it is doubling customer fibre connection speeds at no additional cost.
Openserve’s Fibre Connect network will issue a speed upgrade through the various internet service providers (ISPs) in less than a month’s time. It functions as a telecommunications infrastructure provider, whereas ISPs offer the actual data or internet connection at a price determined by them.
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Its fibre packages are relatively inexpensive in comparison to other infrastructure providers, which, in return, brings ISP prices down on the Openserve network. This makes fibre broadband more accessible in South Africa. As a bonus, its prices won’t increase along with the planned speed increase.
The free speed boost forms part of Openserve’s ‘broadband portfolio enhancement strategy’. And its updated packages will start at the 25Mbps symmetrical option. This means it will drop the 10Mbps and 20Mbps options, while the most expensive 200Mbps option won’t receive a speed increase, but users will only pay the 100Mbps monthly price.
During lockdown 2020, Vumatel doubled fibre user line speeds for two months to help with the increased demand for working from home. Would’ve been nice if it followed suit this time around.
In addition to more speed, customers that opt for certain ISPs will qualify for a free or discounted installation of the physical line.