Fibre prices can be downright confusing.
They vary from ISP to ISP, who also offer different things, and disappointedly, many are not especially upfront about what their Fibre prices include.
To choose well, you have to know your stuff or risk frustration later on down the line.
And so we did the research for you and put together a guide on what top ISPs are currently offering, and what they’re charging. Please take note that this is not for FTTH, but internet for business, whether you’re a one-man show or bigger company:
What are ISPs offering to businesses?
In this article, we’re comparing several Fibre prices and deals from four reputable Fibre companies:
Current Fibre prices and deals
|BitCo Business Fibre Deals|
|Speed||10 Mbps||20 Mbps||50 Mbps|
Special notes: BitCo business Fibre packages seem more costly than others, but the service is also superior. Here is why:
- Download and upload speeds are the same
- Genuine unlimited data, unlike most ISPs who offer uncapped but then shape or throttle data to avoid network congestion
- Speed is consistent and not affected by how many devices are connected at the same time
|Afrihost Business Fibre Deals|
|Speed||4 Mbps||20 Mbps||50 Mbps|
|Download speed (up to)||4 Mbps||20 Mbps||50 Mbps|
|Upload speed (up to)||1 Mbps||2 Mbps||5 Mbps|
Special notes: All of Afrihost’s uncapped packages are never throttled, but may be shaped according to network congestion. This affects your speed. If you don’t want your speed to be affected by other user usage, it is better to go with one of their capped packages.
|Telkom Premium Fibre Deals|
|Speed (up to)||10 Mbps||20 Mbps||40 Mbps|
|Download speed (up to)||Unknown||Unknown||Unknown|
|Upload speed (up to)||Unknown||Unknown||Unknown|
Special notes: All Telkom premium Fibre deals are unshaped, but download and upload speeds are not listed. In addition, speeds listed are not guaranteed, instead they says that speeds, “go up to…”, so it is likely that upload/download speeds are not synchronous.
|Vodacom Business Fibre Deals|
|Speed (up to)||10 Mbps||20 Mbps||50 Mbps|
|Download speed (up to)||10 Mbps||20 Mbps||50 Mbps|
|Upload speed (up to)||10 Mbps||20 Mbps||50 Mbps|
Special notes: Vodacom’s business Fibre deals are not synchronous; they offer “up to” certain upload and download speeds.