South Africa: Afrihost boosts ADSL value


Internet Service Provider (ISP) Afrihost announced on Wednesday that their capped ADSL subscribers will get more value for money, with higher data allowances for the same price.

“A Bronze client who pays R29pm for 1GB will now receive 2GB for the same amount. A Platinum product user with a 100GB account for R950pm will now get 120GB of data without paying a single cent more – bringing prices down to below R8 per GB,” said Afrihost director, Greg Payne.

AfriGamer clients that pay R299pm for 20GB will now have 35GB of regular data to use in addition to their zero-rated gaming bandwidth.

“This is arguably the biggest change to Afrihost’s ADSL Packages since we revolutionised the market back in 2009 by pioneering R29 per GB – a time when the industry norm was around 3 times higher,” said Payne.

The revised packages are available immediately on Afrihost’s website and will come into effect for all existing clients on capped ADSL products on 1 May.

Afrihost added that it will also be re-evaluating both their regular and business uncapped packages. “Though no official figures are available, they will at minimum match competitor rates,” said Payne.