by Staff Writer
Finding the right broadband service provider is proving to be difficult in South Africa as stiff competition for the customers pocket is hitting up, a Cape Town-based start-up is bringing a solution for data-hungry consumers.
FiberTiger, a new comparison website that was launched in December 2016, helps you navigate the murky world of fibre packages and providers available in South Africa.
The website features sliders for customers to select desired Internet service and network provider, download speeds, shaping, capping, capacity, data and pricing. .
The comparison website was borne from a personal need to quickly and easily compare fibre options, and now available to the public, said the developer and founder of www.fibretiger.co.za, Jacques du Rand.
“It’s free for ISPs to list and we will look at ways for them to highlight some of their best packages,” says du Rand.
If you like to choose your provider based on popularity, there is a handy and interesting statistics page, where you are able to view other popular networks and network packages based on what people are browsing real-time on the site.
“It’s interesting to see how popular the ISPs are relative to each other. We really hope to highlight some of the smaller ISPs and their packages which are very good value but the end users are not really familiar with the ‘smaller’ ISPs,” says du Rand.
FibreTiger will be expanding with location searches in the near future, which will make this kind of navigation and choice easier for consumers.
Other future expansions include choice between business and residential use, installation options and consumer reviews.