South African Bandwidth
marius.lists at gmail.com
Sat Oct 8 15:08:25 CDT 2005
Another thing is that even on dial-up calls are charged per minute so it can
become and very expensive business download anything.
On 10/8/05, Marius Bock <marius.lists at gmail.com> wrote:
> Bandwidth in South Africa is basically controlled by a monopolistic
> telecommunications company called Telkom. The people in SA that has Internet
> and that is a small % do it via dial-up (56K analog or 64K ISDN). We do have
> ADSL but it is very expensive -- start from 192Kb up to 1024Kb with line
> rental cost of $40 to $101. On top of this you have to pay around $30 for
> 3GB bandwidth. When you have used your 3GB of bandwidth you basically get
> cut of from the Internet.
> I have read somewhere that one of the reasons Mark (sabdfl) gave for
> moving to London was the situation recarding bandwidth and telecoms in SA --
> correct me if I am wrong here Mark.
> To get an better idea about the situation visit http://www.myadsl.co.za/,
> also have a look at the forums on that site.
> On 10/8/05, john levin <john at technolalia.org> wrote:
> > Very OT, but I know there's South Africans on this list, and anyway, the
> > sounder is for OT stuff.
> > I was reading this article
> > http://www.tectonic.co.za/viewr.php?id=637
> > about MLDonkey, when I read:
> > "If you happen to have an offshore server at your disposal, this makes
> > for an interesting exercise in avoiding South African bandwidth
> > limitations – you can simply log on when a file is done and download it,
> > without using South African bandwidth for uploading or for failed
> > downloads. "
> > What are these SA bandwidth limitations? ISP limits? Weak
> > infrastructure? Or what?
> > TIA
> > John
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