Telkom to launch 200Mbps fibre packages

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Oh, but when will they upgrade the basic ADSL speed from 2Mb/s to 4Mb/s or better? This was announced years ago and would really help citizens who cannot afford the high data costs Telkom is trying to sell. Telkom should actually provide 10Mb/s at the basic price in order to be vaguely comparable to global standards.
 

Bryn

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Other ISPs already offer 200Mbps on Openserve. Why does Telkom need 2 months to offer that speed?

Oh, but when will they upgrade the basic ADSL speed from 2Mb/s to 4Mb/s or better? This was announced years ago and would really help citizens who cannot afford the high data costs Telkom is trying to sell. Telkom should actually provide 10Mb/s at the basic price in order to be vaguely comparable to global standards.
Telkom has pretty good deals already though:



R600pm for uncapped DSL, unlimited voice line and 1GB mobile data is pretty reasonable.
 

Michaelmw

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They prob going to be keeping this right until the last minute I presume? Keen to see how the price offering will be.
 

Johnatan56

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Ha yeah. They should rather focus on having 10Mbps in all areas for R300 or under first.
There's a baseline cost, it doesn't scale linearly.
It probably costs them ~R500 to offer 4 Mbps if they're offering it at R600, after that it's cheaper to offer each higher step.
 

Swa

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There's a baseline cost, it doesn't scale linearly.
It probably costs them ~R500 to offer 4 Mbps if they're offering it at R600, after that it's cheaper to offer each higher step.
It's also the case that it scales with how many users you have. At the current price there's no incentive for people to go fibre and they've flat out told me so. The reason fibre has taken off in so many countries is because of the cheap cost ~R300 and even cheaper in places like Japan. By making it unaffordable for most you artificially raise the barrier to entry meaning you have to charge an even higher price.
 

ponder

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At the current price there's no incentive for people to go fibre and they've flat out told me so.
Erm, Openserve/Telkom fibre prices are exactly the same based on speed compared to their adsl/vdsl offerings and you end up with a higher upload speeds. The other bonus is you don't suffer from copper quality issues.
 

Swa

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Erm, Openserve/Telkom fibre prices are exactly the same based on speed compared to their adsl/vdsl offerings and you end up with a higher upload speeds. The other bonus is you don't suffer from copper quality issues.
Both are overpriced.
 

Michaelmw

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They like leaving this till late :) Would have expected news sooner on some form of pricing for this from them....
 
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