Telkom giving away '1 million megabytes'

2016-02-11 09:12 - Duncan Alfreds, Fin24
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Cape Town – Telkom has launched a small business charm offensive with a broadband data promotion.

The telecoms operator has announced this week that it would offer small and medium businesses 28GB every month of a 36 month contract, equivalent to one million megabytes.

“Access to affordable broadband and data offerings play a vital role especially for businesses that want to make that shift to digital communication from traditional voice-only communication in their operations,” said Thami Magazi, Telkom managing executive for Small and Medium Business Services.

The offer is available to customers who sign up to a broadband contract starting at R249 per month.

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Telkom has recognised that traditional ADSL broadband access is a legacy technology and the company is racing to deploy fibre networks amid competition from multiple operators.

“Fibre is the next evolution of fixed line broadband connectivity and we want our customers to enjoy the best technology experience we can offer. Not only does fibre offer faster speeds but it is less susceptible to electronic interference, lightning and water damage than the copper network,” Telkom Consumer managing director Attila Vitai said recently.

Despite that, the company reported 1 030 441 ports connected via MSAN access as at September 2015.

Telkom said that the data promotion will run until 31 March 2016.

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