We decided to compare the two biggest fibre to home providers in South Africa to see if either of them have lowered their costs. The results pretty much show stagnation in costs, but an interesting increase in choice for the customer.
We compared fiber to the home (FTTH) costs from MWEB over the last two years to ascertain whether the cost of fibre is going down. We compared the range of products from MWEB that run on the Vumatel infrastructure. If you look at the table below, it is interesting to see that all of the prices have remained as is from last year. There does, however, seem to be a larger variety of choices with larger caps being introduced. For the first time, you can now get a 1Gps, which is a service that only MWEB is currently offering. The service provider has also seemed to do away with the smaller caps like the 4Mbps.
|50GB + 4Mbps||R499||R499||–|
|100GB + 10Mbps||R699||R699||–|
|100GB + 20Mbps||R799||R699||R699|
|500GB + 20Mbps||R999||R899||R899|
|200GB + 50Mbps||R999||R899||R899|
|500GB + 50Mbps||R1,149||R999||R999|
|100GB + 100Mbps||–||–||R1049|
|200GB + 100Mbps||–||–||R1099|
|500GB + 100Mbps||R1,349||R1,299||R1299|
|500GB + 1Gps||–||–||R2999|
Telkom, on the other hand, seems to have dropped the prices of most of their packages. They do not offer as much variety as MWEB, and are also somewhat comparable in price. Most of their prices have, however, dropped from the start of 2017.
|100GB + 10Mbps||R699||R699|
|100GB + 20Mbps||R849||R799|
|100GB + 400Mbps||R1599||R1599|