South Africa: Afrihost moves to shake up DSL market


Internet service provider Afrihost’s management team, fresh from buying back the company from mobile operator MTN, is moving to shake up the fixed-line broadband market, providing capped digital subscriber line (DSL) users 18 hours a day of unlimited Internet access.

The ISP is offering the unlimited access between midnight and 6pm each day, meaning the only time usage contributes to bandwidth caps is the six hours daily between 6pm and midnight.

In a move clearly designed to spread the utilisation of its network throughout the day, Afrihost said the offer – called Free-Time – claimed it’s the first time an ISP in South Africa has provided capped users with unlimited free data during “prime time”. Read the full story in TechCentral here: