Originally Posted by garvoo
We are looking for 10Mbps - 100Mbps Internet Bandwidth in Capetown. Can anybody suggest us the best provider in there.
I would suggest that you check out Teraco (www.teraco.co.za
) in Cape Town (in the Great Westerford building - they also have facilities in Joburg and just opened in Durban too).
Teraco don't sell transit at all, but are a new-ish carrier-neutral colocation provider (the only one in SA that I'm aware of) and I would say they have the most well connected facility in the Cape Town. I had a tour there and it is really a nice facility, up to US/EU standards.
They have all the larger providers ("national Tier-1's"), and some smaller regional IP transit providers in the facility, so you can pick and choose. Cross connects are quite reasonable too.
You can use their website to find a full list of providers in the facility to request quotes from.
Regarding transit pricing:
It is still very expensive in SA.
If you don't yet have much of an idea of SA transit pricing, brace yourself :-) It's coming down all the time though with the new undersea cables, DC's and more competition, etc.
SA providers usually split the local and international portions of transit (local obviously being cheaper). One can buy "blended" transit, i.e. 50/50 international/local.
For 10 Mbps, you are probably looking at pricing ranging from 6-8K ZAR p/m.
For 100 Mbps, perhaps you could get this for around 2-4K ZAR p/m.
Get quotes from as many providers as you can as it tends to vary a lot I found. Negotiate hard and you could probably get a "good" deal.
Let me know if you need more info.
Best of luck.
PS: Telehouse is actually a tenant in Teraco's facilities. That's not to say they wont have comparable pricing/services though.