If you’re reading this, chances are that you’re looking around; doing your homework as to Fibre packages in South Africa and which telecom or Fibre company is going to best fit your business needs.
Never choose a provider without finding out certain “secret” information, because it is the lesser known details that leave clues as to which provider is likely to give you what you need, with the least amount of frustration. Besides, your internet connection, internet speed and technical support and service is not something you want to mess around with.
Here’s a simple guide as to 5 of the best SA telecom or Fibre companies and why; it will show you what to look for in an ISP.
Telecoms vs. ISPs
Firsty, what is the difference between a telecoms company and an ISP (Internet Service Provider)?
The difference between an ISP and a telecoms company is that the former provides internet services while the latter provides internet services together with all other traditional telephony services like voice, fax, sms, leased lines, Fibre, wireless connectivity, etc.
A telecoms company usually supplies to ISPs. However, since leased lines are being replaced by internet lines, telecoms are becoming more like ISP’s.
At the moment though, telecoms companies usually supply the networks to ISPs, because they are tier 1 companies (like BitCo), while ISPs are usually on tier 3. More on tiers and their importance in a bit…
5 of the best Telecom/Fibre companies
5 of some of the best Fibre companies in South Africa (some are telecoms and some ISPs) – voted for by users for service and product, include:
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Now, what would be the point of listing some of South Africa’s best Fibre providers if we didn’t explain what makes them “best”, so let’s dive into that:
What makes these companies some of the best?
Before we push into some of the primary qualities most of these 5 Fibre companies share, please note that some of them may not share all of the same elements:
Tier 1 Fibre companies
Tier 1 companies are the backbone of the internet, and in South Africa, there is only a handful.