Afrihost Fibre

Established in 2000, Afrihost has become one of the dominant figures in the South African telecommunication industry. The company has come a long way from its early days when it offered only web hosting and IT services. It has diversified its operations over the years and now has offerings that range from mobile voice and data services to ADSL, VDSL, broadband, and fibre-to-the-home. This expansion came with certain challenges that include complaints of poor service delivery and poor-performing offerings. At some point, the Internet Service Providers’ Association of South Africa handed the organization a suspended fine of R50,000 for not being able to provide the services it advertised.

Despite the challenges the company faced, it has remained relevant in the business and has taken some important steps to ensure that its customers are not left angry and dissatisfied. An instance was in 2017 when it launched 24-hour support for its customers. Not long past, Afrihost introduced its Fibre packages. As it is relatively new and gradually being rolled across South Africa, it remains to be seen if it will get a stronghold of the market. In the meantime, the following are the Afrihost Fibre packages and what they cost.

Afrihost Fibre Packages are Spread Across Various Providers

1. Openserve Fibre

Openserve takes pride in regarding itself as one of the largest telecom providers in South Africa. Going by its claims, it has been able to lay more than 147,000 kilometers of fibre optic cable to 81,000 homes and provides broadband services to over 3 million clients. Under Afrihost Fibre, Openserve offers 5 packages.

  • 10Mbps 10Mbps – R597.00 Per Month
  • 20Mbps 20Mbps – R797.00 Per Month
  • 50Mbps 25Mbps – R917.00 Per Month
  • 100Mbps 50Mbps – R1117.00 Per Month
  • 200Mbps 100Mbps – R1497.00 Per Month

2. Vumatel Fibre

There is no doubt that Vumatel is one of the fine broadband providers in South Africa. Given that it was only founded in 2014, it is not out of place for the establishment to claim it’s one of the fastest-growing broadband providers in the country. Vumatel has 11 packages under the Afrihost Fibre offers.

  • 10Mbps 2Mbps – R697.00 Per Month
  • 10Mbps 10Mbps – R749.00 Per Month
  • 20Mbps 2Mbps – R847.00 Per Month
  • 20Mbps 20Mbps – R907.00 Per Month
  • 50Mbps 5Mbps – R997.00 Per Month
  • 50Mbps 50Mbps – R1117.00 Per Month
  • 100Mbps 10Mbps – R1147.00 Per Month
  • 100Mbps 100Mbps – R1247.00 Per Month
  • 200Mbps 20Mbps – R1447.00 Per Month
  • 200Mbps 200Mbps – R1497.00 Per Month
  • 1000Mbps – 100Mbps – R1497.00 Per Month

3. Octotel Fibre

For a long time, Octotel has insisted that it is Cape Town’s largest Open Access Fibre Network. For several reasons, one may choose to disagree with that but the fact that Octotel offers a variety of services from multiple of South Africa’s popular internet service providers makes them a brand many has decided to stick with. Like others listed here, Octotel’s Afrihost Fibre packages are for residential use only (Fibre to the Home – FTTH) and are five in number.

  • 15Mbps 15Mbps – R767.00 Per Month
  • 30Mbps 30Mbps – R967.00 Per Month
  • 100Mbps 100Mbps – R1317.00 Per Month
  • 200Mbps 200Mbps – R1827.00 Per Month
  • 1000Mbps 1000Mbps – R2067.00 Per Month

4. TT Connect Fibre

TT Connect has increasingly expanded its operations to cities across South Africa, connecting numerous homes to its fibre broadband network. The East Rand area remains its stronghold and its Afrihost packages are nine.

  • 5Mbps 5Mbps – R497.00 Per Month
  • 10Mbps 10Mbps – R597.00 Per Month
  • 20Mbps 20Mbps – R747.00 Per Month
  • 50Mbps 50Mbps – R847.00 Per Month
  • 100Mbps 100Mbps – R997.00 Per Month
  • 200Mbps 200Mbps – R1397.00 Per Month
  • 300Mbps 300Mbps – R1597.00 Per Month
  • 500Mbps 500Mbps – R1797.00 Per Month
  • 1000Mbps 1000Mbps – R2197.00 Per Month

5. Vuma Aerial Fibre

Vuma Aerial is another option from the Vumatel brand and their Afrihost Fibre packages are the same.

  • 10Mbps 2Mbps – R697.00 Per Month
  • 10Mbps 10Mbps – R749.00 Per Month
  • 20Mbps 2Mbps – R847.00 Per Month
  • 20Mbps 20Mbps – R907.00 Per Month
  • 50Mbps 5Mbps – R997.00 Per Month
  • 50Mbps 50Mbps – R1117.00 Per Month
  • 100Mbps 10Mbps – R1147.00 Per Month
  • 100Mbps 100Mbps – R1247.00 Per Month
  • 200Mbps 20Mbps – R1447.00 Per Month
  • 200Mbps 200Mbps – R1497.00 Per Month
  • 1000Mbps – 100Mbps – R1497.00 Per Month

6. Frogfoot Fibre

With over 15 years of experience in the telecom industry, it is only natural that Frogfoot is a prominent broadband network provider in South Africa. Below are its Afrihost packages and what they cost:

  • 10Mbps 10Mbps – R657.00 Per Month
  • 20Mbps 2Mbps – R727.00 Per Month
  • 20Mbps 20Mbps – R817.00 Per Month
  • 50Mbps 5Mbps – R847.00 Per Month
  • 50Mbps 50Mbps – R917.00 Per Month
  • 100Mbps 10Mbps – R967.00 Per Month
  • 100Mbps 100Mbps – R1017.00 Per Month
  • 200Mbps 200Mbps – R1117.00 Per Month
  • 500Mbps 500Mbps – R1567.00 Per Month
  • 1000Mbps 1000Mbps – R1867.00 Per Month
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7. SADV Complex Fibre

Having been a part of the business since 2007, SA Digital Village has found its way to almost all the major metros in South Africa. It has five packages under the Afrihost Fibre offers.

  • 10Mbps 10Mbps – R699.00 Per Month
  • 20Mbps 20Mbps – R849.00 Per Month
  • 50Mbps 50Mbps – R1099.00 Per Month
  • 100Mbps 100Mbps – R1249.00 Per Month
  • 200Mbps 100Mbps – R1399.00 Per Month

8. MetroFibre Complexes

MetroFibre began its operations in 2010 and is now vastly regarded as one of the best-fixed broadband providers in South Africa. It offers six Afrihost Fibre packages.

  • 5Mbps 5Mbps – R637.00 Per Month
  • 10Mbps 10Mbps – R737.00 Per Month
  • 25Mbps 25Mbps – R917.00 Per Month
  • 50Mbps 50Mbps – R1127.00 Per Month
  • 100Mbps 100Mbps – R1419.00 Per Month
  • 200Mbps 200Mbps – R2087.00 Per Month

9. MetroFiber

The packages here are offered by the same company that offers that MetroFiber Complexes packages.

  • 10Mbps 10Mbps – R737 Per Month
  • 25Mbps 25Mbps – R917 Per Month
  • 50Mbps 50Mbps – R1127 Per Month
  • 100Mbps 100Mbps – R1419 Per Month
  • 200Mbps 200Mbps – R2087 Per Month

10. Evotel Fibre

Evotel has dominated the Gauteng market and has been expanding its fibre footprint to other Provinces of South Africa. Check out their Afrihost Fibre packages and their prices below:

  • 5Mbps 1Mbps – R547.00 Per Month
  • 10Mbps 10Mbps – R767.00 Per Month
  • 20Mbps 20Mbps – R917.00 Per Month
  • 50Mbps 50Mbps – R1117.00 Per Month
  • 100Mbps 100Mbps – R1217.00 Per Month
  • 200Mbps 200Mbps – R1517.00 Per Month
  • 1000Mbps 100Mbps – R1817.00 Per Month

11. Balwin Fibre

Originally known for its exploit in the property industry, Balwin is relatively new to the telecom business but has already built a decent market base, deploying fibre networks into their residential apartments across South Africa. Balwin has six packages to choose from under Afrihost Fibre.

  • 4Mbps 1Mbps – R499.00 Per Month
  • 10Mbps 10Mbps – R617.00 Per Month
  • 20Mbps 20Mbps – R817.00 Per Month
  • 50Mbps 50Mbps – R1017.00 Per Month
  • 100Mbps 100Mbps – R1417.00 Per Month
  • 200Mbps 200Mbps – R1517.00 Per Month

12. Clear Access Fibre

Clear Access would easily assert that providing speed, reliable, and cost-effective communication and connectivity products are at the core of their value. If that’s true, then it must be what has helped them to have an established network in major cities across South Africa. Their Afrihost fibre packages are listed below:

  • 10Mbps 10Mbps – R717.00 Per Month
  • 20Mbps 20Mbps – R847.00 Per Month
  • 50Mbps 50Mbps – R1017.00 Per Month
  • 100Mbps 100Mbps – R1397.00 Per Month
  • 200Mbps 200Mbps – R1747.00 Per Month

13. Century City Connect Fibre

As the name suggests, Century City Connect has a stronghold in Century City, a suburb of Cape Town. Given their dominance in this area, it is only a matter of time before they extend their footprint to other suburbs across Mzansi. They have seven Afrihost Fibre packages.

  • 10Mbps 5Mbps – R569.00 Per Month
  • 20Mbps 10Mbps – R719.00 Per Month
  • 50Mbps 25Mbps – R869.00 Per Month
  • 100Mbps 50Mbps – R969.00 Per Month
  • 200Mbps 100Mbps – R1167.00 Per Month
  • 500Mbps 250Mbps – R1367.00 Per Month
  • 1000Mbps 500Mbps – R1667.00 Per Month

14. Teralink Fibre

Teralink has been a part of the fibre broadband business since 2006 and has successfully connected thousands of South African homes and residential estates to its network. Their Afrihost offer is split across five packages.

  • 4Mbps 4Mbps – R537.00 Per Month
  • 10Mbps 10Mbps – R707.00 Per Month
  • 20Mbps 20Mbps – R867.00 Per Month
  • 50Mbps 50Mbps – R1177.00 Per Month
  • 100Mbps 100Mbps – R1477.00 Per Month

15. Netstream Fibre

Netstream promises of high-quality, future proof fibre network; they are a known specialist in installing and maintaining open-access fibre-to-the-home. Below are their Afrihost packages:

  • 4Mbps 4Mbps – R497.00 Per Month
  • 10Mbps 10Mbps – R657.00 Per Month
  • 20Mbps 20Mbps – R837.00 Per Month
  • 50Mbps 50Mbps – R1087.00 Per Month
  • 100Mbps 100Mbps – R1277.00 Per Month
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16. Connectivity Services Fibre

Connectivity Services came out of a marriage between Metrofibre and Steyn City, an innovative housing development in South Africa known for its self-contained estate at Fourways, Johannesburg. The packages they over through Afrihost are five in number.

  • 10Mbps 10Mbps – R767.00 Per Month
  • 25Mbps 25Mbps – R1067.00 Per Month
  • 50Mbps 50Mbps – R1267.00 Per Month
  • 100Mbps 100Mbps – R1717.00 Per Month
  • 200Mbps 200Mbps – R2217.00 Per Month

17. Mitsol Fibre

Mitsol’s fibre footprint is all over Durban, Umhlanga, Ballito, Pietermaritzburg, and the Midlands. They have been embraced by thousands of KwaZulu Natal residents and are determined to extend their operations to other regions of South Africa. Mitsol has four packages under the Afrihost Fibre offers.

  • 10Mbps 10Mbps – R617.00 Per Month
  • 20Mbps 20Mbps – R817.00 Per Month
  • 50Mbps 50Mbps – R917.00 Per Month
  • 100Mbps 100Mbps – R1017.00 Per Month

18. Purple Forest Fibre

Purple Forest Fibre is known for providing fibre solutions to residents of the Waterfall precinct. Designated to serve the Waterfall community, it remains to be seen if Purple Forest would take its business elsewhere. The packages they have under Afrihost Fibre are four in number.

  • 10Mbps 10Mbps – R597.00 Per Month
  • 20Mbps 20Mbps – R797.00 Per Month
  • 50Mbps 50Mbps – R967.00 Per Month
  • 100Mbps 100Mbps – R1247.00 Per Month

19. Link Africa Fibre

You will find Link Africa in almost all of the metropolitan areas of South Africa, from Durban to Cape Town, Pietermaritzburg, Pretoria, and Johannesburg. Given that, they take pride in asserting that they are one of the fastest-growing providers of affordable and high-speed open-access telecommunications infrastructure in the country. Link Africa has five packages under the Afrihost Fibre offers.

  • 10Mbps 10Mbps – R847.00 Per Month
  • 20Mbps 20Mbps – R947.00 Per Month
  • 50Mbps 50Mbps – R1197.00 Per Month
  • 100Mbps 100Mbps – R1497.00 Per Month
  • 200Mbps 200Mbps – R1797.00 Per Month

20. Vuma Reach Fibre

This open-access fibre optic network has been rolled out in Blue Downs, Grassy Park, Retreat, Tshwane, Soweto, and Vosloorus. With the possibility of expanding its reach in the coming years, Vuma’s Afrihost Fibre network packages offer as much as 40Mbps download and 10Mbps upload speeds. See the prices of its two packages below:

  • 20Mbps 10Mbps – R399.00 Per Month
  • 40Mbps 10Mbps – R529.00 Per Month

What to Consider Before Going for Afrihost Fibre

There are things you should know if you want to get Afrihost Fibre. Primarily, the company depends on various Fibre providers for the Fibre services they offer. This is why their terms and condition stipulates that the installation and activation fees are not prescribed by Afrihost but the last-mile provider.

For the uninitiated, “last-mile” refers to the last phase of the telecommunications networks that deliver telecommunication services to customers.

Also, some of the Fibre providers may not be available where you reside. So, after making a choice, confirm that the provider of your choice is available. You can do this with the Afrihost Fibre Coverage Tool.

Step By Step Guide on How to Sign Up for Afrihost Fibre

Signing up for Afrihost Fibre is quite simple and can be done on the Afrihost Fibre microsite. To do so, follow the steps below:

Step 1: Click here and enter the address where you want to get the Fibre network installed, then click on “Check Coverage”.

Step 2: Select your preferred Fibre network provider and then choose the package and connection speed you want.

Step 3: Click “Checkout” and fill the Afrihost Order Form it will lead you to.

Step 4: Select “New Installation” under “Order Type” and click “Next Step”

Step 5: Select “Yes I need Wi-Fi” or otherwise if you have your own Wi-Fi router. Afrihost charges R249.00 for all router deliveries.

Step 6: If you asked for a router, you will be required to configure it; click “Add Details” when you are done with that

Step 7: Now at the “My Shopping Cart” page, click on “Checkout” to complete your order.

What Happens if there is no Fibre Coverage in My Area?

When that’s the case, you will be provided with an interest form to fill. Provide the details as required and click on “Notify me”. With that, Afrihost will inform you when it is available in your area; you can then place your order.

Meanwhile, you will be charged R997.00 for installation if you sign-up for Frogfoot and R1497.00 for any Vumatel or Vuma Aerial installation.

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