Broader bandwidth limits now reality in SA

By HMC Seswa Corporate Communications
Johannesburg, 06 Apr 2005

A Cape Town-based Internet service provider, DOTCO, has launched a high-speed ADSL (Asymetric Digital Subscriber Line) Internet account which is not subject to the commonly imposed three gigabyte capacity limit or "cap".

DOTCO`s aptly named "All You Can Eat" service offers South African subscribers virtually unrestricted Internet access for a fee of R480 per month, which the company says represents an introductory offer for early adopters of its technology.

The service has been made possible, according to Johan Ferreira, DOTCO`s MD, because of a substantial investment in South Africa`s ADSL concept by his company.

"DOTCO has committed its resources - both financial and intellectual - to the reselling of ADSL bandwidth which is bought 'in bulk` from the national network operator," he explains.

"One of our aims is to champion the cause of South African Internet subscribers who, unlike their counterparts in almost any developed country, have been subject to capacity restrictions on what should be an unlimited service," he says.

The All You Can Eat service is targeted at small to medium sized companies that are high volume Internet users.

"It is ideally suited to companies with graphics and video requirements, such as advertising agencies and film production houses, or high volume bandwidth resellers such as Internet cafes and 'hotspot` service providers," says Ferreira.

"It is also a boon to private users who spend considerable amounts of time linked to the Internet."

He adds that there are many similar users who have become frustrated by the skimpy 3GB cap, and for whom a service that substantially extends this limit to 30GB would be a welcome option.

More information is available from the All You Can Eat website - or from (021) 465-7979.


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