Competition in the SDSL arena
Nildram in the last week have implemented some reductions on the prices of its SDSL services, with monthly fees cut by up to 29%, and free activation on some services. Nildram provide SDSL services at 0.5Mbps, 1Mbps and 2Mbps and a maximum contention ratio of 10:1, options exist for a managed service with all hardware supplied, or wires-only with you supplying the SDSL modem. The free set-ups are for a limited time, and expand on the current wholesale half-price offer.
The managed option is a lot more expensive, but does include the Cisco 1721 hardware and a degree of resilience from an independent ISDN backup line.