Telkom Wholesale Services announced wholesale price reductions of up to 63% across its product range on 23 April 2015, including Wholesale Fibre Broadband Access, IP Connect, Resell DSL, Metro Ethernet, and SAIX dedicated access offerings.
“Telkom’s R12 billion investment in our Next Generation High Speed Broadband Network is ultimately to support South Africa’s entire broadband ecosystem,” said Alphonzo Samuels, Telkom’s chief technology officer.
“This is about much more than just investing in technology. It is about investing in connectivity that will drive meaningful change in our country,” said Samuels.
He went on to highlight that the pricing announcement was the latest in a series of price reductions for Telkom’s IP Connect product, which has now effectively been halved over the past eighteen months.
From 1 May 2015, Telkom’s Wholesale customers can expect the following price adjustments:
- Rate reductions of up to 10% on the Wholesale Fibre Broadband Access product range
- Price adjustments of between 6% and 25% across the SAIX product range
- Tariff reductions of between 1.4% and 63% across the IP Connect product range
- Tariff reductions of between 35% and 40% across the Metro Ethernet product range
“We believe that these major price adjustments and our renewed focus on value will go far in serving our customers, the industry, and ultimately the socio-economic development of South Africa,” said Telkom’s managing director of wholesale services Prenesh Padayachee.
He said that as part of Telkom’s turnaround strategy, they recognise they have an important role to play in enabling their customers to deliver on the connectivity demands South Africans have come to expect.
“Ultimately, Telkom’s Wholesale division is enabling our resellers through its network and resell products to operate and compete successfully in their customer markets,” said Padayachee.