Telkom Business announced today (22 June 2012) that its subscribers will get greater value on their uncapped offerings with significant price adjustments to the internet product portfolio.
South African Small to Medium Enterprises (SMEs) can look forward to bandwidth increases on the entry-level offerings, and up to 27% reduction in prices on the higher-end usage offerings.
Telkom Business ADSL subscribers on entry level 384kbps and 1024kbps uncapped Internet usage products will be upgraded to 1024kbps and 2048kbps uncapped Internet respectively at no additional cost.
The new prices on usage products and value bundles are effective immediately while speed upgrades will commence automatically from 24 August 2012.
“Telkom Business remains committed to enabling small and medium business customers with high quality internet services. Today, we have not only increased value but we have also slashed prices,” said Thami Magazi, Managing Executive: SME Services.
“Over the last six months, we’ve recorded a 105% increase in internet usage from our retail customers over Telkom Internet. This includes increased activity by small and medium enterprises customers who are integrating high speed Internet into their daily operations.”
Magazi suggested that the increase in fixed bandwidth was enabled by the introduction of high quality uncapped Internet last year which has facilitated the uptake of more sophisticated business applications such as collaborative e-mail, document sharing and web-hosting or cloud storage tools.
These product updates follow the recent announcement by the company on the upgrade of entry-level ADSL speeds to enable new generation consumer content and business applications in a more cost effective manner.
Steve Lewis, Managing Executive of Product House said “based on our customers’ responses, we are improving our uncapped offerings while remaining responsible to the core network products through which we deliver our customer traffic.”
“We are passing on benefits of improved bandwidth pricing and increased value in entry level products into our uncapped usage products,” Lewis added.
Telkom’s shaped uncapped offerings have been re-priced as follows:
|Usage Product||New Price|
|Basic (1Mbps)||R 420|
|Advanced (2Mbps)||R 895|
|Premium (4Mbps)||R 1 695|
|Premium+ (10Mbps)||R 3 295|
Value and pricing on TBiz Uncapped Bundles have been adjusted as follows:
|Usage Product||ADSL||Usage||VAS||Old Price||New Price|
|Basic||Up to 384kbps*||1 Mbps||Starter||R 595||R 595|
|Advanced||Up to 1Mbps*||2 Mbps||Starter||R 1 224||R 995|
|Premium||Up to 10Mbps||4 Mbps||Starter||R 2 359||R 1 995|
|Premium+||Up to 10Mbps||10 Mbps||Starter||R 4 224||R 3 495|
* To be upgraded automatically from 24 August 2012 to higher speeds