Telkom Internet is inviting qualifying Telkom Internet customers in designated areas to participate in the Telkom high-speed broadband pilot programme at no additional charge.
Broadband speeds of up to 40 Mbps will be tested in the pilot where Telkom has deployed new generation access network kits in five areas of three provinces in South Africa.
The areas in which the trials will be conducted are Benmore Gardens, Fourways and Waterkloof in Gauteng; Durban North in Kwa-Zulu Natal, and Durbanville in the Western Cape.
“Telkom Internet customers in these areas on an up to 4Mbps and 10Mbps broadband service may qualify to participate in the pilot programme at no additional charge, subject to certain technical limitations that may apply in individual instances,” Telkom said in a press statement.
Qualifying customers must volunteer and sign an agreement to participate in the trial, Telkom highlighted.
“These customers will be supplied with a free VDSL router to test the broadband speeds. This VDSL router will not be required to be returned upon the completion of the technical trial,” said Telkom.
“Telkom Internet wishes to highlight that all participating customers will revert to their original broadband speeds and services upon completion of the technical trial. The trial will terminate at the end of January 2013.”
Telkom said that qualifying Telkom Internet customers in the designated areas will be contacted by the ISP to form part of the trial.
It is understood that other ISPs may also contact their clients in these areas to join the high speed broadband trial.