Frogfoot RISE is a new prepaid fibre solution being piloted in selected parts of SA

  • Frogfoot Networks has announced a new prepaid fibre offering called Frogfoot RISE.
  • The service provider is aiming to roll the solution out to 40 000 to 45 000 connected homes over the next three to six months.
  • Prepaid packages start at R69 for seven days of access.

Frogfoot Networks has announced that it will be piloting an interesting offering in the form of prepaid fibre connectivity called Frogfoot RISE.

The service provider confirmed in a press release sent to Hypertext that the pilot phase aims to roll out the solution across 40 000 to 45 000 connected homes over the next three to six months.

The areas earmarked for the initial phase of the rollout include Vrygrond and Phillipi in the Western Cape, with Frogfoot noting that these areas fall outside its current footprint and fall under higher-density, underserved areas.

“Frogfoot Networks’ ambition is to bring access to uncapped connectivity to as many South Africans as possible. Of course, this will have to be accomplished through a mix of technologies, but it makes more sense to provide the communities that border our footprint with fibre-based wireless connectivity. Frogfoot RISE will provide them with a more stable and cost-effective internet experience with uncapped access for less than R10 per day,” added David Coleman, Frogfoot Networks’ chief product officer (pictured in header).

The service provider explained that the prepaid retail packages will start with a 10Mbps download/5Mbps upload line, and a voucher for seven days at a cost of R69. There will also be another higher speed 50Mbps download/25Mbps upload voucher valid for 30 days, although precise pricing has not been detailed as of yet.

Frogfoot RISE is said to simplify access for residents as an optical network terminal (ONT) will be installed in homes, which features built-in WiFi capabilities. “This means that there is no extra fibre installation required by the ISP, while residents don’t need an additional router in order to access the internet,” Frogfoot continued.

At the time of writing, no specific launch date has been confirmed for the pilot phases’ rollout, but potential customers interested in prepaid fibre are advised to head to the Frogfoot website for more information.

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