Contact information
Address

Umhlanga Centre, Suite 3A
185 Ridge Road, Umhlanga Rocks, Durban

Email

office@123net.co.za

Please do submit all address enquiries via the Service Request Form

Residential Plans and Pricing

Ultra Fast Unlimited Internet

Up to 500 times faster Internet

No data caps, no shaping, no fair-usage-policies, download as much as you like

Independent fibre infrastructure and ISP, professional support

HOME 123NET fibre Plans for Residential Use

Available from 1st June 2017

Plan Description Monthly Fee
Home XS Up to 15 Megabits (5 Mbps Local + 5 Mbps National + 5 Mbps International download/upload) (Symmetric Speeds) R399.00
Home S Up to 45 Megabits (15 Mbps Local + 15 Mbps National + 15 Mbps International download/upload) (Symmetric Speeds) R499.00
Home S+ Up to 75 Megabits (25 Mbps Local + 25 Mbps National + 25 Mbps International download/upload) (Symmetric Speeds) R599.00
Home M Up to 105 Megabits (35 Mbps Local + 35 Mbps National + 35 Mbps International download/upload) (Symmetric Speeds) R699.00
Home L Up to 165 Megabits (55 Mbps Local + 55 Mbps National + 55 Mbps International download/upload) (Symmetric Speeds) R799.00
Home L+ Up to 225 Megabits (75 Mbps Local + 75 Mbps National + 75 Mbps International download/upload) (Symmetric Speeds) R899.00
Home XL Up to 375 Megabits (125 Mbps Local + 125 Mbps National + 125 Mbps International download/upload) (Symmetric Speeds) R999.00

Add-ons and Options

  • +Premium - 1 Gigabit (1000 Mbps) speed to National and Local networks - R300.00/pm
  • Wifi Router - Model depends on required package, please contact our sales or area manager - Depends on model, starting from R550.00
  • VOIP Landline - contact our sales or area manager

Common Plan Features

  • No data caps - download as much as you want
  • No shaping
  • No bandwidth throttling
  • No fair-usage-policies (FUP)
  • Download and Upload speeds are symmetric with all packages
  • Perfect for DSTV, Netflix, ShowMax, IPTV, Online gaming
  • Gigabit capable Network Box included
  • Fees include VAT

Construction Fees (once off)

  • Month-to-month contract - R1500.00
  • 6 month contract - R1000.00
  • 12 month contract (XS, S, S+, M packages) - R750.00
  • 12 month contract (L, L+, XL packages packages) - R0.00

The Bandwidth Revolution

How is the Bandwidth Calculated?

For the first time in South Africa, we offer our revolutionary packages consisting of 3 different independent networks, or bandwidth "lines"

(A) International Network

  • Data (downloads, streaming, etc) to or from websites & servers in the US, EU, Asia, etc.

(B) National / Peered Network

  • Data (downloads, streaming, etc) to or from websites & servers hosted or cached in South Africa. Eg.: Netflix, ShowMax, YouTube, Steam, Origin, anything on networks that we directly peer with (eg. the whole Seacom network), etc.

(C) Local 123NET Services and Customers

  • Data sent directly from one 123NET user’s IP to another 123NET user’s IP
  • Data downloaded from or uploaded to a server hosted by 123NET (including some P2P)

This means that a 123NET customer could potentially download simultaneously from servers/peers located in the different networks "A", "B" and "C" at the same time, resulting in a total bandwidth speed of up to 3 x the "base" speed of the package.

If, for example, the customer is using Plan S, he could simultaneously download up to 15mbit/sec from Network "A" (eg. a graphics card driver from www.nvidia.com), another 15mbit/sec from Network "B" (eg. streaming a 1440p video from YouTube), and 15mbit/sec from Network "C" (running a speedtest from http://123net.speedtest.net or video-conferencing direct with another 123NET customer). The total maximum download speed would be up to 45mbps.

Speed testing?

It is not possible to get a single speed test to show the full possible capacity of your link. But if you start 3 tests at the same time, using servers located in networks A, B and C, then one could see a total bandwidth speed of 45mbps (using a network bandwidth measurement tool such as "Networx" or even Windows’ "Task Manager" / "Resource Meter").

Are you ready to start?

500 times faster Internet claim is based on the current South Africa average for broadband of 2 Mbps download and 512 Kbps upload (ADSL). 1000 Mbps National download/upload cannot be achieved with most South African sites/services due to their currently limited connectivity.
While 123NET fibre is working actively to peer with everyone to provide the highest possible speeds, our Customers are welcome to use the Gigabit (1000 Mbps) bandwidth to all our Local content - hosted sites, email, multimedia, movies, music, games etc.