...and about bloody time.
South Africa's internet infrastructure is disproportionately small (largest African economy, yet only fifth largest internet), for reasons I've mentioned previously. In that post, I also outlined the major problems with a huge lack of modern internet conveniences. Newcomer MWEB is going to start providing uncapped broadband services, which is a new idea for this market.
I'm unsure if this development is directly related to the Seacom, the new mega-internet fiber pipe, connecting up with the continent, or if MWEB is trying to push ahead of the curve so as to capture the uncapped market before it goes mainstream with Seacom's operation. In any case, it will be interesting to see how MWEB fares against Telkom, considering Telkom's government subsidy. Arguably, it'll b mostly the same to the consumer, if MWEB fails but manages to force Telkom to open up uncapped services before.
Regardless, these developments come too late for me to take advantage. So you won't be seeing an angry comparison of African internet services from me any time soon.