Consumers can expect a reduction in the price of 20Mbps and 40Mbps VDSL retail products following Telkom’s decision to reduce the price of its wholesale VDSL products.
Telkom said on 21 August 2014 that it “has reduced the wholesale prices of its 20Mbps connection by 22% and its 40Mbps connection by 37%.”
Internet Service Providers (ISPs) are expected to pass these savings on to consumers, and initial feedback suggests that they will not disappoint.
ISPs respond to wholesale VDSL price cuts
MWEB CEO Derek Hershaw said they will be reducing their 20Mbps and 40Mbps VDSL bundle prices. He could, however, not provide details on the new prices yet.
Web Africa’s connectivity product owner Greg Wright also confirmed that they will be reducing their VDSL access and bundle rates.
“Our new prices are not finalised yet, but there will be a fairly significant saving on both the 20Mbps and 40Mbps line prices,” said Wright.
Afrihost CEO Gian Visser said they “always look to give the absolute best value we can to our clients, and this time will be no different”.
“We have just recently heard about the price cuts to the wholesale rates for 20Mbps and 40Mbps VDSL, and as yet have not yet decided exactly how this will affect our pricing for our packages,” said Visser.