Telkom CEO Sipho Maseko said they are set to remove line rental from household broadband services.
Telkom’s financial results for the year ended 31 March 2016 showed the biggest annual fixed-line subscriber decline since the company listed in 2003.
Speaking to Business Day TV, Maseko said the number of fixed lines will soon become an irrelevant measure when looking at Telkom’s results.
“Quite a lot of that what you see [fixed-line decline] is effectively payphones and prepaid fixed lines which we are discontinuing,” said Maseko.
Telkom is also changing the way it designs its products. “It is less about lines, and more about the service.”
“Very soon, in your own household, your bill will no longer have “line”,” he said. “It will just be a package of 25GB or 50GB, which will be priced as a service.”
“There will not be an itemized line item called “line rental” on your bill,” said Maseko.
Telkom was asked for further information regarding its plans to remove line rental from household bills, but the company did not respond by the time of publication.