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ThinkCentre

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Telkom can't even get 4meg ADSL to work everywhere! How are they going to get to 40megs? 2100?
 

JStrike

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Telkom can't even get 4meg ADSL to work everywhere! How are they going to get to 40megs? 2100?
What made you think it would be everywhere?
This will be a service aimed at the very high LSM's, who's areas will certainly have the top ADSL speeds
 

Avenue

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40mb - imagine what that will cost, if they're ripping us a new one for 4
 

SubliminalThought

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IPTV targeted just at high income suburbs with 10Mbps+ exchanges will be a flop.

There is a huge market in middle class suburbs where you have IT savvy peeps, that are not rich enough to want to get DSTV premium, but wouldn't mind subscribing to netflix/hulu if only... if only they had a broadband connection.
 

grok

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40meg? A bit laughable seeing as Telkom haven't even gotten around to completing their 10meg upgrades. Pray tell where is the sleeping giant suddenly going to get that kind of willpower & energy from? Did you forget that Telkom is like a branch of the ANC .. big on promises but slow on delivery?

Besides, at current Telkom rates it'll probably be cheaper for all fourteen people that'll qualify for 40meg connections to book flights to the US and watch the movies there.

Seriously, all current IPTV-like offerings make use of existing infrastructure. This is totally Telkom pie-in-the-sky.
 
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JStrike

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40meg? A bit laughable seeing as Telkom haven't even gotten around to completing their 10meg upgrades. Pray tell where is the sleeping giant suddenly going to get that kind of willpower & energy from? Did you forget that Telkom is like a branch of the ANC .. big on promises but slow on delivery?

Besides, at current Telkom rates it'll probably be cheaper for all fourteen people that'll qualify for 40meg connections to book flights to the US and watch the movies there.

Seriously, all current IPTV-like offerings make use of existing infrastructure. This is totally Telkom pie-in-the-sky.
But what makes you think this would be for your middle class citizen? As far as cape town goes, most of the upper class areas have 10mb (Baring some of the more rural wealthy areas). And these are the people that will have 40mb ADSL, and will be target for IPTV
 

JStrike

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IPTV targeted just at high income suburbs with 10Mbps+ exchanges will be a flop.

There is a huge market in middle class suburbs where you have IT savvy peeps, that are not rich enough to want to get DSTV premium, but wouldn't mind subscribing to netflix/hulu if only... if only they had a broadband connection.
You didn't raise any arguments as to why it would be a flop to target a small group of people that will pay comparability much more
 

krazytec

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What made you think it would be everywhere?
This will be a service aimed at the very high LSM's, who's areas will certainly have the top ADSL speeds
I know Waterfall Estate (JHB) will have as per the estate agent, also those with Satellite services won't have a dish outside, all will be wired to a central point and Fibre throughout the estate to be rolled out.
 

grok

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Here's an excellent article with a ton of information about Telkom's IPTV plans.

http://http://www.techcentral.co.za/inside-telkoms-broadband-tv-plans/27382/

Some high(low)lights:

  • Big T's planning to trial fibre-optics cables to selected telephone exchanges from 15 January 2012.
  • They gonna install called multi-service access nodes (MSAN's) in exchanges & street cabinets & very high-speed digital subscriber line version 2 (VDSL2) technology which means faster speeds over copper.
  • Telkom is proposing that by 2013/2014 the slowest access speed offered on its access network will be 1Mbit/s.
  • Telkom will offer three access speeds to consumers: 10Mbit/s, 20Mbit/s and 40Mbit/s from selected exchanges (affecting about 2% of its subscriber base)
  • By 2013, Telkom wants to offer both subscription and transactional VOD services, which could pit the company against pay-TV operator MultiChoice.
 

magneto

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i stream stuff from Hulu/Netflix all the time with no problem on a 4mb, but when streaming HD 720p its bit choppy.

480p streaming you need about +-1-2mb connections
HD 720p streaming wants about +-5mb connections

also streaming from BBC Player and ITV Player is fine also.

data usage is little bit less than actually downloading it. LoL
45min episode = +-320mb
 
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