Telkom upgrades ADSL speeds – iAfrica.com

Telkom has announced speed upgrades to all ADSL lines.

“Telkom has announced to all resellers of ADSL services that users are set to benefit from planned speed upgrades at no additional cost,” the company said in a press statement.

Casper Kondo Chihaka, Telkom’s Managing Executive of Wholesale Services said, “As part of the company’s extensive Network Transformation Programme, deploying our exchange infrastructure closer to businesses and residential customers – essentially shortening the local loop – means that we are in a position to increase the performance of ADSL lines.”

“This will provide customers the ability to burst to potentially higher speeds subject to network conditions.”

The company confirmed that it will resell DSL Access offerings as follows: ‘Up to 1Mbps will be migrated to ‘Up to 2Mbps, ‘Up to 2Mbps will be migrated to ‘Up to 4Mbps and the ‘Up to 4/10Mbps will be migrated to ‘Up to 10Mbps. The 4Mbps and 10Mbps offering will be split into two separate offerings, Telkom confirmed.

The migration to higher speeds will take place in a phased approach from 11 November 2013.

“Owing to a planned network freeze over the December 2013/January 2014 period the upgrade process will be paused and will resume thereafter.”

“These speed enhancements will contribute to driving fixed broadband penetration in the South African market as it facilitates the access for ISPs’ customers to rich media content such as video, music and seamless live streaming,” said Chihaka.


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