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
For the first time in South Africa, we offer our revolutionary packages consisting of 3 different independent networks, or bandwidth "lines"
(A) International Network
(B) National / Peered Network
(C) Local 123NET Services and Customers
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.
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").
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.