Telkom announces free line upgrades for existing customers

Are you an existing Telkom ADSL customer? Well we have some good news for you. Telkom has just announced that all existing customers will automatically be eligible for an upgrade in their roll-out programme commencing on the 11th of November 2013. This is good news for gamers, as it effectively means a lower ping rate and less lag!

Telkom announces free line upgrades

The roll-out will be handled as follows:

  • ‘Up to 1 024 kbps’ will be migrated to ‘Up to 2 048 kbps’
  • ‘Up to 2 048 kbps’ will be migrated to ‘Up to 4 096 kbps’
  • ‘Up to 4 096/10 240 kbps’ will be migrated to ‘Up to 10 240 kbps’.

There will however be a network freeze over the December 2013/January 2013 period, with the upgrades commencing again after that.

“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.”

“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,” Casper Kondo Chihaka, Telkom’s Managing Executive of Wholesale Services said regarding the migration process.

Courtesy of MyBroadband

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