Telkom announced that it will be putting its fibre-to-the-home service to the test in its “Telkom Unlimited Movie Marathon”.
Using Telkom’s fibre to stream over 122 hours of movies, selected participants will attempt to break the current world record for longest marathon watching films, which stands at 120 hours 23 minutes.
An accomplished endurance record breaker, Suresh Joachim, will fly in from Canada for the event to try to attempt to break the record.
He will be competing against ten local South Africans, who will also be attempting to achieve the title.
To attempt breaking the record over 80 movies must be streamed over Telkom’s fibre technology.
An official Guinness World Records adjudicator will verify that all the requirements for the record breaking attempt have been met.
The Unlimited Movie Marathon is being held from 9 to 13 December at The Sheds @1Fox in Johannesburg, and will be open to the public.