Technology explained: Capped vs Uncapped

Capped vs Uncapped

When it comes to Capped vs Uncapped Internet, here’s a breakdown of the pros and cons, to help you decide which to choose:

Let’s start with Shaping. This is the technology used to determine what type of data is flowing through your modem, and this is used to shape your data stream to a slower or faster stream for special purposes. Remember “internet” is just a smart word for all the computers in the world connected to each other, with whatever means necessary, and all sharing the SAME pipeline, so shaping is needed for the ones misusing the lines for downloading huge files like movies.


Uncapped Internet
This type is the lowest priority on the network, meaning that if 10 guys are standing in a queue for bread, you will be the last one (no.10), and have to wait for everyone to finish before you can get your bread. This is exactly the same for using the internet. Your data (webpage/email/ftp) request will have to wait until everyone has finished with their requests at the same time you did yours.

- The upside of this is that you pay a very small monthly instalment and can theoretically download at least 118GB per month on the slowest line (384kbps).

- This is NOT to be used for mission-critical business applications, and is better suited to home or leisure use.

- The average cost per UnCapped line is about R149.00* per month.


Capped Internet
This type is the second fastest priority on the network and share its priority with Cell phone internet users seeing as there are no uncapped options available for cell phone users. Again the above example applies, but this time, you will jump from number 10 to 6 in the queue, then to number 3 and so on, bettering your time every time.

- The downside of this is that you pay a much more expensive rate per GB, and have only 2 optiosn to choose from: Prepaid, which carries the data over if not used in the same month, and is more expensive, and Capped, where you lose the data that you don’t use at the end of the month, which is a bit cheaper.

- This can be used for mission-critical business applications and home users, but NOT for heavy downloaders.

- The average cost per GB is about R59.00*


LeasedLine/Diginet Internet
This type is the fastest on the internet, and if you request data, ALL other users are bypassed and you get moved to the front of the queue.

- The downside is that this is the most expensive internet in the world, but the upside of it is that you will be uncapped in total, with no limitations whatsoever.

- This is usually used only for mission-critical corporations, and NOT suitable for anyone else.

- You can theoretically download about 1.3TB per month on a 512kbps line.


* Prices are based on ADSL line packages, and not on WISP packages.

Win 2 VIP Tickets for The 34th Annual Loerie Awards Convention!

Dear Skyrovers,

We are happy to announce that Skyrove has 2 VIP tickets up for grabs valued at R6000 each to attend The 34th Annual Loerie Awards Convention which will take place in the Cape Town City Hall between the 15th and the 23rd of September 2012.

The VIP tickets will allow access to the Convention on Saturday, 21 September and Sunday, 22 September.  As a VIP guest, you are invited to:

●  International Seminar of Creativity – RSVP required.
The seminar that will be taking place at City Hall in Cape Town on Friday 21 September, with a fantastic line-up of international creative leaders.

●  VIP registration:
A special desk will be provided for all VIP guests – you will have to collect your access passes at registration to attend any events, including the seminar.

●  Mayor’s Media Brunch:
You will receive an invitation to attend the Mayor’s Media Brunch on Saturday 22 September at the Alba Lounge in the V&A Waterfront, at 11am. Places are very limited and confirmations will be on a first-come, first-served basis.

EGG Films Judges Wrap Party:
You will receive an invitation to meet the judges, including our international jury chairmen, Thursday at the Cullinan Hotel from 6pm. Places are very limited and confirmations will be on a first-come, first-served basis.

Marie-Claire Winners Party:
All our VIP guests are invited to the Official Winners Party on Saturday evening at the Zip Zap Circus, immediately after the first evening’s awards ceremonies.

Will be provided at all official functions, including a VIP lounge at the Awards Ceremonies from 5pm, and VIP areas at the Official Party.

To stand a chance to win one of these tickets, the rule is simple.  Based on a radical theme, you will just be asked to take a “radical” picture of yourself in front or inside one of our Skyrove’s hotspots around the country and post it on our Facebook Fan page:

Find out where our hotspots are on the following map –

The winners will be notified on the 10th of September via Twitter and Facebook and an email will be sent to both winners 5 days before the opening day of The Loerie Awards.

Think out of the box and be RADICAL!!


The 34th Loerie Awards Annual Conference in Cape Town

Skyrove is providing connectivity for the 34th Loerie Awards  Annual Conference, which will be held in Cape Town City Hall, Cape Town, between the 15th and 23rd of September 2012.

What are “The Loerie Awards”?

The Loerie Awards were established in 1978 by the SABC as a mechanism to promote the new medium of the time–television.

Since then the awards have grown to encompass all areas of brand communication, including disciplines such as experiential field marketing, ambient media, and architecture.

With over 3,000 entries, The Loerie Awards is the largest and most prestigious award for advertising and brand communication in South Africa. The award is internationally recognised and is the only South African award used by the esteemed Gunn Report to determine global agency rankings.

Why a partnership with “The Loerie Awards”?

This event is the largest and most respected advertising award show in South Africa, and includes Africa and the Middle East.

The awards are attended by all the country’s top creative’s, agency leaders, marketing executives, media owners and media planners. Take full advantage of this audience both during the awards and by networking during Creative Week.

Outside of Creative Week, the Loeries have a year-round programme.

The Loerie Awards are also covered by local and national consumer press, as well as trade press. The Festival Weekend in Cape Town is enthusiastically followed by local residents as well as through the media.

The Loerie Awards programme

  • Judging Week Seminar: Monday 17 September to Friday 21 September
  • Awards Ceremonies: Saturday 22 September & Sunday 23 September
  • Travelling Exhibition: throughout the year, dates can be found on the website.
  • MIGRATE Magazine covering the event: Issue 16 – November 2012

This year sees a major change, because Judging Week will become a part of Creative Week Cape Town for the first time. It means that all judging will take place during the week Monday to Thursday and the Loeries Seminar will take place on Friday.

The awards ceremonies will be held on the Saturday and Sunday evenings. Also for the first time, the Pendoring Awards will be held on the Friday evening as part of Creative Week Cape Town.

All in all, these changes will result in a week-long promotion and celebration of the creative industry and offer fantastic opportunities for all Brand Partners.

Contact information:

444 Jan Smuts Avenue
Bordeaux 2196
South Africa
Tel: +27 11 326 0304

Meraki Wireless networks that simply work.

Meraki is Skyrove’s Gold Partner in South Africa. A Meraki Wi-Fi hotspot in your location enables your customers and guests to get online quickly and easily using their laptops and smartphones.

Meraki’s products content the competitive key advantages listed below:

  • Control applications, users and devices
  • Rapid deployment with self-provisioning, self-optimizing hardware
  • Built-in multi-site management
  • Automatic monitoring and alerts
  • Future proof and always up to date, with seamless over-the-web firmware updates and new features delivered quaterly.

Meraki provides super efficient and 100% Cloud Managed products.

What does Cloud Networking mean?

Cloud Networking provides centralized mangement, visibility and control without the cost and complexity of controller appliances or overlay mangement software.

Meraki’s products are built from the ground up for cloud management, and come out of the box with centralized management, layer 7 device and application visibility, real time web-based diagnostics, monitoring, reporting, and much more. Meraki deploys quickly and easily, without training or proprietary command line interfaces.

Meraki’s founders invented Cloud Networking while working as graduate students at M.I.T. The company now has a complete line of cloud networking products that power over 20,000 customer networks, including massive global deployments with tens of thousands of devices.

How does it work?

  1. First, reliable and high-performance Meraki wireless APs switches, and security appliances are deployed in your campus or remote branches

  2. Then, Meraki devices automatically connect to Meraki’s cloud over SSL, register with your network, and download their configuration

  3. After that, you have complete visibility and control over your entire network over the web. You can configure thousands of devices, run diagnostics, or view reports with a few clicks.

  4. Finally, tasks such as RF optimization and VPN configuration are automated by the cloud, while firmware updates and application signatures are seamlessly deployed over the web.

Find any further information you may look for on and

Skyrove is sponsoring the Wi-Fi for the upcoming “Joomla!day” Cape Town event

It will be held at The Pavillion Conference Centre in the V&A Waterfront, which will take place on the 17th and 18th of August 2012.

What is Joomla! and why attend?

It’s the most anticipated day in the year for developers and users of the Global Award Winning Open Source Content Management System of all time, Joomla!

The Joomla! Community is as important as the software that we use. This two day event will be two simultaneous tracks of talks taking place engaging anyone interested in Joomla!, from developers to designers and even the novice end user.

Guest speakers from Europe, USA and South Africa will be flying in to share their expertise and join in the fun!

Joomla ! Team has scheduled sessions with expert, and well-respected speakers/developers/leaders in the Joomla! Community , who will bring you up to speed on the new CMS development cycle , as well as the new possibilities that the Joomla Platform Project provides.

List of the 2012 presentations

·       Chimoora – Joomla! websites on mobile devices

· – a CCK case study

·       Joomla 3.0 UX

·       Running an Online Community with Joomla!

·       Streamlining Joomla Template Deployment and Updates across multiple installations

·       The Power of LinkedIn for Joomla users & developers

·       Upgrading to Joomla 2.5 with responsive design

You want to get involved? Submit Proposal.

This event gives YOU, the participant, the chance to speak or present about topics, which are Joomla related. Joomla calls for proposals, for talks, which can range from Case studies, Tutorials, Discussions and more…

This is a chance for the participant, the Joomla user, and developer or business owner to share its experiences with the Community. The more proposals there are more exciting the event will be.

Skyrove, sponsor partner of conferences and events.

If you’re looking for fast and reliable Wi-Fi for your event, Skyrove’s Event Wi-Fi is what you need. Are you organizing a conference, training day, media tent, sports event, rock concert or any other event where you will need Internet access? Skyrove’s Event Wi-Fi provides high-speed wireless Internet for your delegates – so they can email, connect, network and report on your event.

  • Premium fast-speed Wi-Fi for hundreds of simultaneous connections
  • On-site Skyrove technicians who set up, manage and support your Wi-Fi connection throughout your event
  • Optional add-on capacity for features such as Twitter fountains, two-way video conferencing, live streaming, live surveys and more
  • Add value to your sponsors through splash page branding in delegate browsers

You can get all this from just R100 (excl VAT) per person per day!*

* Minimum R15000 total charge or 150 people

Registrations are open!

Contact information;

When? 17-18 August 2012
Where? The Pavilion, Waterfront, Cape Town

Twitter: @sajoomladay