Telkom has reduced the price of its 20Mbps and 40Mbps VDSL wholesale products – a move that is likely to support the uptake of the company’s high-speed broadband products. This is according to a report by Techcentral.
Telkom CTO Alphonzo Samuels told the publication that they will publish their new fibre to the home prices in October, and that the first services will be switched on in Q4 2014.
According to Techcentral, the new wholesale price of Telkom’s 20Mbps and 40Mbps VDSL services are as follows:
- 20Mbps VDSL – R300 per month
- 40Mbps VDSL – R375 per month
Telkom confirmed the price reductions, saying that it “has reduced the wholesale prices of its 20Mbit/s connection by 22% and its 40 Mbit/s connection by 37%.”
In June Telkom released details about its current 20Mbps and 40Mbps VDSL coverage, and its new 100Mbps fibre to the home (FTTH) rollout plans.
Telkom said, on 13 June 2014, that it planned to roll out FTTH connectivity to over twenty South African suburbs before the end of 2014.
“We hear customers’ demands for high-quality and high-speed Internet connectivity. Telkom is on a determined path to deliver on these demands,” said Telkom’s Group CEO Sipho Maseko.
“With speeds of 100Mbps on the fibre network and peak speeds of 100Mbps on the home LTE network, the concept of the Connected Home becomes a lot more tangible,” he said.
Maseko added that Telkom currently has 475,144 active VDSL ports and that 400,000 South African homes can already be supplied with VDSL connectivity of up to 20Mbps and 40Mbps.