Capped Home Data Only
These data packages are for ADSL, VDSL and Fibre usage
Why choose capped before uncapped? - The trend is to choose uncapped on the basis of "I can use as much data as I need". However many users seldom get to use more than a 100 Gigs, for example at a price of R129/m, as opposed to uncapped data which becomes increasingly more expensive as your line speed increases. The beauty of capped data is that it will perform at the same speed as your line, regardless of which line you have, without any changes to the price. In layman's terms: "There are no restrictions on capped data" other than the size of the package you have chosen.
Home capped services is recommended for Mailing - Browsing - Social media - Streaming
Home capped services is not suited for NNTP - Peer-to-peer - Torrents (and similar but not limited to)
ADSL is short for Asymmetric Digital Subscriber Line, ADSL is a type of DSL connection that utilizes the frequencies on regular copper phone lines that aren’t taken up by voice calls. The advantage of this kind of connection is that it doesn’t require any special lines to be installed, so it’s less expensive and more available than other forms of broadband. With ADSL, you can get up to 24 Mbps download speed, but upload speeds are much more limited. Both speeds are affected by the condition of the wires, the distance between your home and the provider’s location and any noise or interference on the line. Living “upstream” from your Internet provider is likely going to mean you get inferior service to those who live “downstream,” hence why this connection is known as asymmetrical
VDSL - Very-high-bitrate Digital Subscriber Line service is closer to cable Internet in speed and behavior than ADSL. It can be up to five times faster for downloads and ten times faster for uploads. Maximum upload speeds hover around 60 Mbps if you live close to the provider, and the signal is just as strong upstream as it is downstream. VDSL accomplishes this with more efficient use of phone lines achieved through a configuration that effectively shortens the distance that the signal has to travel. Shorter distances means less degradation and a more reliable connection. A higher amount of available bandwidth delivers better overall performance than ADSL can offer. However, distance and wire condition can still affect VDSL
FIBRE - Ultra-Fast Broadband (UFB), also known as fibre Internet, is popping up in many places and drawing attention with its promise of the potential for as much as 1 Gbps for both uploads and downloads. Although speeds around 300 Mbps are more common, UFB still has a lot of potential for households and businesses that require superior Internet performance. UFB bypasses phone lines and uses smaller, lighter fiber optic cables with glass conductors. These conductors transmit light signals rather than electricity, so they aren’t subject to interference from electrical wires or damage from lightning strikes. This results in one of the clearest, most consistent broadband connections you can get. If you can find a provider in your area, however, the speed and reliability of a fibre connection makes it perfect for users that transmit high amounts of data, especially digital media, on a regular basis. Unlike DSL connections, you get the same level of performance regardless of location
There is no prorata invoice for capped accounts. The full amount will be charged from any day of the month when the service is activated.
Payments by Credit Card, EFT, Instant EFT, Stop Order, Direct Deposit or Debit Order.
A full calendar month is needed for the cancellation of this service.
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These are the maximum speeds that can be obtained on optical fibre
|Service||Downstream Speed (Maximum)||Upstream Speed (Maximum)||Night Time Usage|
|OFB Up to 2 Mbps||2 048 kbps||1 024 kbps||1000 gigs/m between midnight and 6am in the morning|
|OFB Up to 4 Mbps||4 096 kbps||2 048 kbps||1000 gigs/m between midnight and 6am in the morning|
|OFB Up to 8 Mbps||8 096 kbps||4 096 kbps||1000 gigs/m between midnight and 6am in the morning|
|OFB Up to 10 Mbps||10 240 kbps||5 120 kbps||1000 gigs/m between midnight and 6am in the morning|
|OFB Up to 20 Mbps||20 480 kbps||10 240 kbps||1000 gigs/m between midnight and 6am in the morning|
|OFB Up to 40 Mbps||40 960 kbps||20 480 kbps||1000 gigs/m between midnight and 6am in the morning|
|OFB Up to 100 Mbps||102 400 kbps||51 200 kbps||1000 gigs/m between midnight and 6am in the morning|