Telkom recently announced that it will launch promotional uncapped high-speed wireless broadband packages for R599 per month from 10 June 2015.
As part of the terms and conditions, a “normal fair usage policy” would apply to these accounts.
Telkom said the terms and conditions protect its clients and network infrastructure from the excessive usage of a few users.
It will impose the following restrictions on what it called “bandwidth-intensive protocols or applications”.
- 50GB threshold, with affected protocols throttled to 128kbps thereafter.
- Throttling due to cap depletion will occur during peak network periods, from 6pm to 12am.
- Subscribers may not provide network services from their account (for example, you may not use your account to operate as an FTP server).
These bandwidth-intensive protocols and applications were defined as BitTorrent, application to application traffic, application to server traffic, and news servers (NNTP).
It will also limit the number of uncapped users to 150 per base station to ensure the quality of service remains high.
The introductory offer will start at R599 for the first 50 customers, R699 for the second 50, and R799 for the final 50 available packages at each base station.