A wholesale price reduction by IP Connect has caused an increase in regional internet service providers (ISPs), Telkom subsidiary Openserve says. IP Connect allows ISPs to connect to Openserve’s broadband network to enable them to provide high-speed internet to customers. "While we have seen uptake in broadband, what is key is that these reductions to ISPs should be passed on to consumers," Padayachee says. Openserve CEO Alphonzo Samuels says the wholesale pricing across the entire Openserve fibre broadband portfolio will decrease by an average 9%. Moreover, its 2Mbps and 8Mbps offerings will be upgraded to 4Mbps and 10Mbps, respectively. "Openserve has been working to improve the broadband ecosystem with the objective of continuously reaching more South Africans in more places with our broadband access," he says. The Internet Service Providers Association (Ispa), which represents hundreds of ISPs, welcomed the rate adjustments and upgrades by Openserve, particularly the cut in the ...

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