Telkom ADSL speed upgrades – dates and other details

Telkom Wholesale will start to upgrade the speed of ADSL products free of charge today (11 November 2013), with the speeds of 1Mbps, 2Mbps, and 4Mbps products increased to 2Mbps, 4Mbps, and 10Mbps respectively.

Telkom said that the migration to higher speeds will take place in a phased approach.

Owing to a planned network freeze over the December 2013/January 2014 period, the upgrade process will be paused and then resume thereafter.

Telkom Wholesale said that the upgrades are aimed at providing customers the ability to burst to potential higher speeds, subject to network conditions.

The upgrade process will influence the availability of some of Telkom’s ADSL product, as described below.

  • As from Monday 11 November, the 4,096kbps option will be removed and replaced with the 10,240 kbps offering
  • On 18 November 4,096kbps will be available again to replace the current 2,048kbps offering. No 2,048 kbps will be available for the week.
  •  On 25 November 2,048kbps will be available again to replace the current 1,024kbps offering. The 1,024 kbps will then be permanently unavailable.

From 25 November 2013 the following Telkom DSL speeds will be available:

  • DSL1 – 2,048kbps
  • DSL2 – 4,096kbps
  • DSL3 – 10,240kbps
  • DSL4 – 20,480kbps
  • DSL5 – 40,960kbps

The following table provides an overview of the new products and effective dates:

Name Existing Service Speed New Service Speed Effective Date
DSL3 Up to 4,096kbps/10,240kbps Up to 10,240kbps 11 November 2013
DSL2 Up to 2,048kbps Up to 4,096kbps 18 November 2013
DSL1 Up to 1,024kbps Up to 2,048kbps 25 November 2013

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