Webafrica will be 22 years old this month, and it is not without some nostalgia and sadness that we have received the news that Telkom is in the process of a complete discontinuation of its DSL network.
After all, ADSL is the network on which Webafrica was built 22 years ago.
Yet here we stand, at the end of an era in internet connectivity, waving farewell to the cumbersome old network that gave us our feet in 1997.
Way back in the 1990’s, Webafrica was one of the first ISPs to bring you internet on the ADSL network. We made it our mission to make “online easy” for the everyday user. The moms and pops and small business owners.
We were one of the first ISPs to offer Fibre internet, and later one of the first ISPs to bring you Fixed LTE.
When each of these connection types launched they seemed like the stuff of Science Fiction novels, but in what seems like no time at all, they have become the convention.
Fibre’s incredible speeds and relatively low-maintenance infrastructure have made it the most sought after connection type. Now that Fibre prices have dropped to below ADSL prices, and with innovations such as Webafrica’s “Moving Home” service which allows customers to move their services without it costing them any additional installation or connection fees, Fibre is the obvious choice for anyone who can get it.
Then again, Fixed LTE comes in with its own unique advantages and is very much in line with the needs of today’s “Digital Nomads” due to its ability to move around within the ever-expanding network coverage areas.
Whatever your preference (and whether you’re ready or not), it’s time to embrace these new connection types.
Telkom recently announced that they will no longer be maintaining their cumbersome and expensive copper network, and ADSL is on its way out.
The decision is based on the success of the roll out of newer technologies which are far less susceptible to service interruptions due to adverse weather conditions, faults and cable theft (than ADSL is).
As always, we are working alongside a selection of the best underlying infrastructure providers in order to bring the best possible service to as many people, in as many areas as possible.
What will come next? We don’t know yet. But we do know that whatever it is, Webafrica will be one of the first to run out and meet it, make friends, and bring it home to you in a way that makes online easy.
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