Telkom announced that it is upgrading the speed of its ADSL products free of charge, starting from November 2013.
Telkom’s wholesale division is planning to upgrade its Resell DSL Access offerings as follows:
- ‘Up to 1 024 kbps’ will be migrated to ‘Up to 2 048 kbps’
- ‘Up to 2 048 kbps’ will be migrated to ‘Up to 4 096 kbps’
- ‘Up to 4 096/10 240 kbps’ will be migrated to ‘Up to 10 240 kbps’.
In future, the ‘Up to 4 096/10 240 kbps’ product offering will be split into two separate offerings i.e. ‘Up to 4 096 kbps’ and ‘Up to 10 240 kbps’.
The migration to higher speeds will take place in a phased approach commencing from 11 November 2013.
Owing to a planned network freeze over the December 2013/January 2014 period the upgrade process will be paused and will resume thereafter.
“As part of the Company’s extensive Network Transformation Programme, deploying our exchange infrastructure closer to businesses and residential customers – essentially shortening the local loop – means that we are in a position to increase the performance of ADSL lines,” said Casper Kondo Chihaka, Telkom’s Managing Executive of Wholesale Services.
“This will provide customers the ability to burst to potentially higher speeds subject to network conditions.”
“These speed enhancements will contribute to driving fixed broadband penetration in the South African market as it facilitates the access for ISPs’ customers to rich media content such as video, music and seamless live streaming,” said Mr Chihaka.