South African telecoms operator 123 Internetworks (123NET), which is planning to introduce commercial fibre-to-the-home (FTTH) services to residential and business users in the KwaZulu-Natal (KZN) province, has unveiled its pricing, MyBroadband reports. The operator is planning to offer three subscription plans to residential users: a basic 5Mbps/1Mbps (uplink/downlink) connection with uncapped data allowance will cost ZAR300 (USD24.23) per month, while a premium 1Gbps FTTH link will be priced at ZAR799. There is also the option to pay a one-off fee of ZAR3,600 and then receive uncapped 5Mbps access free of charge. 123Net CEO Kalin Bogatzevski was cited as saying: ‘We will not limit the speed to any South African IP network … Subscribers will be able to use the maximum possible bandwidth [1Gbps] that the remote site can provide.’
As reported by CommsUpdate earlier this month, 123Net is currently building its open-access FTTH network in Umhlanga and La Lucia, which are situated in the eThekwini Metropolitan Municipality.