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crystal balls tell me that the future is not in good hands. Just wait until Telkodemonopolies tells FIFA that data transfer for each match should be an average of 1.4GB, and will be hard capped when it exceeds ~6GB...“A huge volume of voice and data traffic will move over the FIFA event network during the FIFA Confederations Cup and the FIFA World Cup. This requires a reliable partner to develop the fixed-line components of the necessary telecommunications infrastructure. With Telkom SA we have found this expert with a proven track record to develop and support the critical fixed-line business networks we need,” said Valcke, adding that Telkom had become one of the largest and strategically important South African service companies directly involved in the 2010 FIFA World Cup.
A National Supporter is a tier 3 sponsorship that grants Telkom a package of advertising, promotional and marketing rights that are exercisable within the borders of South Africa.
The cable system is planned to be commissioned and ready for service by early 2009, with construction expected to start later this year. The SEA System has a design capacity of 1.28 Tbps, in order to support the expected exponential increase in demand in 2010 and beyond.