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Finally...our entry level broadband is at least over 1Mbps!

Telkom free ADSL speed upgrades confirmed
Staff Writer, June 1, 2012

Telkom has confirmed that it is upgrading the speed of its ADSL subscribers free of charge

On 1 June 2012, Telkom announced that it will upgrade its ‘Up to 384 kbps’ ADSL subscribers to ‘Up to 1024 kbps’ and its ‘Up to 1024 kbps’ ADSL users to ‘Up to 2048 kbps’.

“This will enable Telkom Internet to effectively increase the value to entry level broadband customers,” Telkom said in a press statement.

“Telkom is enhancing its value proposition to truly differentiate our broadband offerings. We are accelerating the evolution of broadband offerings in the country,” said Manelisa Mavuso, Telkom’s managing director for consumer services and retail.

“This speed upgrade is indicative of the infinite possibilities that Telkom’s innovation will enable. We are now in a position to create new products and services that will allow customers to run multiple bandwidth-hungry applications simultaneously and at faster speeds,” he adds.

“The sophisticated products and services that can be delivered over enhanced Internet access speeds will enable businesses to gain a significant competitive edge. These upgrades are another step on Telkom’s ongoing journey to providing South African businesses with the ICT infrastructure necessary to help them thrive in a globally competitive world,” said Brian Armstrong, managing director of Telkom Business.

“Small to medium businesses specifically will now be able to access a wider range of business utilities to boost their productivity,” concluded Armstrong.

The speed upgrades will happen in a phased approach. The process will start in August and run through to September.

Source: MyBroadband
 

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ok so still really slow and those are like crazy expensive right? the key is getting people up to minimal of 1mbs, thats given away free in most countries and is shocking that telkom can think of saying "fast internet" on 384kbs lines!
 

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Their press release was filled with the biggest bunch of self-appreciating drivel I've witnessed in a long time. But it's definitely a step in the right direction.

Word is also that they're going to finally start rolling out fibre to the home as well. Joining the world in triple play services has been long overdue.
 
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