on 17-11-2015 01:40 PM
Internet speed has improved drastically over time from the humble dialup to super fast Fibre To The Home connections.
What is your ideal speed to suit your lifestyle?
on 17-11-2015 01:49 PM
I currently have a 40mb VDSL line for the last 4 months, but I would love to have a Fiber line.
Was limited to a 4mb line for almost a year and a half, so beggers cannot be choosers
on 20-11-2015 08:05 AM
Currently on 10mb which i think should be the minimum for everyone in South Africa.
My line is capable of doing more as per the router stats but not sure if the exchange will support 20mb.
My 10mb syncs on ADSL2+ and have never dropped since I upgraded.
Next step is 20mb! 40mb is probably only available on VDSL right?
on 26-11-2015 04:25 PM
4Mbps should be standard in urban areas. Depends on how many devices you have on your household too. A family with 4 probably have the following at least:
I would guess 4 devices would be using the Wi-Fi simultaneously. Would 4mb be enough here?
on 27-11-2015 08:39 AM
on 28-11-2015 05:47 PM
Hey there DonCorleone
we are a family of 3 in my house and we are currently using 3 smartphones , one computer , two smart tv's and a Tablet on my wifi! i have 2mbps adsl and i have never had any problems with slow speeds becuase of too many devices using the bandwith i can do my gaming perfectly and social media without long loads
on 30-11-2015 09:02 AM
Curreny on 2Mb, maximum in our area. We are very close to Ontedekkers road in Roodepoort. Te northen side has 2Mb and the southern side has 4-10Mbps
Anyway our avergae speed test was 1.5-1.8 Mbps. But lately after the major outage of September/October we veen having a much better average of 1.8-2.3Mbps which is great
Ideally 4Mbps steady line would be great as workign form home occaisionally doing remote support, 1.5 Mbps is not good for that.
We can only hope that fibre or some alternative will come closer to home as mobile is just a bit expensive and the long term contracts not feasible
on 03-12-2015 12:39 AM
This is tricky because i have heard stories that with lower speeds you are always trying to get as much data used as possible but as your speeds increase tenfold, your download habits start to decrease .
Realistically, i would love to have a 1Gbps up/down line. It will mean the following:
*Host websites for myself, clients & even get a community forum going for keeping in contact like a neighbourhood watch.
*Similar to above, have FHD CCTV Cameras put up, every detail matters eh .
*Store all our photos and videos in the cloud. Makes format and reloading so much better.
*Who doesn't want to see a 100MB file finish in a near blink of an eye...
*Get rid of these satellite dishes taking space and move over to streaming in SD/HD/4k possibly if available in S.A.
**Others can share what they would do if given these speeds.
Switching back to what we have, it does everything so far but i hear a possible bump in speed is nearing... . 10Mbps shared between 2-4 people.
4x Gaming Consoles [WiiU, PS3/4 & X1]
No Smart TV
Telkom Internet Softcap 50GB BlackFriday  Special @R899.00 inclusive of all costs.
Rollover data @R165.00 / 150GB
Average usage last few months is around 800-900GB* thanks to Night Surfer.
*Data average shown for reference and not mean't to cause a stir