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Telkom has announced an increase in its ADSL line speeds. 384Kbps lines will be upgraded to 1024Kbps while 1024Kbps lines will be upgraded to 2048Kbps.

Telkom today announced that ADSL speed upgrades are on the way. This will enable Telkom Internet to effectively increase the value to entry level broadband customers.

The Company revealed the following upgrades to its ADSL offerings: ‚Up to 384 kbps’ will become ‚Up to 1024 kbps’ and its ‚Up to 1024 kbps’will become ‚Up to 2048 kbps’. The fastest line speeds, which are only availble in some areas will remain at 10Mbps.

The ISP is now positioned to meet the ever increasing demand for greater data capacity and speed. New generation consumer content and business applications will now be possible from Telkom Internet in a more cost effective manner.

‚Telkom is enhancing its value proposition to truly differentiate our broadband offerings. We are accelerating the evolution of broadband offerings in the country,‚ says Mr Manelisa Mavuso, Telkom’s Managing Director: 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 benefits of the speed upgrades are not only relevant to Telkom’s residential customers but are equally significant to its business customers.

Through this significant milestone Telkom Business will be able to satisfy the increasing demand for bandwidth and data speeds to its business customer base.

Dr Brian Armstrong, Managing Director of Telkom Business says, ‚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‚ .

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


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