Comparison of ADSL, Fixed wireless and Fibre

Don't know what to choose between adsl, fixed wireless and fibre. This table shows some advantages and disadvantages of each.

ADSL Fixed Wireless Fibre
Bandwidth (speed) 384kbps to 10Mbps (sometimes 20Mbps) 5Mbps to 100Mbps 100Mbps to 1000Mbps
Connection type Always-on Always-on Always-on
Recommended for Basic, get started, get online Server side and cloud usage (high upload speeds), shared internet connection (business) Heavy - everything
  • Available everywhere that Telkom provides
  • Many suppliers, lots of product choices
  • Should be simple to support
  • Always-on connection
  • Unlimited IP addresses
  • Faster than many FTTH - unmatched versatility
  • Fast upload speed for all services
  • Simple to pause billing
  • Fastest internet in Africa
  • Works well with voice and streaming services
  • Extremely reliable
  • Flexible - can be used more than just internet access and speeds can be changed to over perform
  • Unreliable often due to Telkom reliance
  • Upload speeds are very slow and degrade the performance
  • Installation requires small investment
  • Only available in Cape Town
  • Waiting time for line installation can be inconvenient
  • Requires hefty installation if you don't already have the infrastructure
  • Only available in certain areas