Telkom 20Mbps, 40Mbps VDSL pricing, launch details

Telkom is planning to launch their 20Mbps and 40Mbps VDSL services sooner than expected, and at reasonable rates

January 7, 2013
Telkom fibre ADSL SA news

Telkom Wholesale is planning to launch their DSL Up to 20Mbps and DSL Up to 40Mbps on 4 March 2013, with retail prices emerging of around R480 for a 20Mbps connection and R650 for a 40Mbps service.

Telkom said in communication to their resellers that their 20Mbps and 40Mbps VDSL trial – which will end on 31 January 2013 – showed broadband speeds of “exceptional quality”.

The high speed DSL services will only be available in areas where Telkom has upgraded its network to Multi Services Access Nodes (MSANs), which can support the higher speeds.

Telkom said that its 20Mbps and 40Mbps DSL footprint will be expanded with continued network upgrades in areas where it makes sense.

Consumers and businesses looking to buy Telkom’s new products will need a VDSL modem which is backwards compatible with ADSL to ensure optimal performance.

Telkom VDSL

MSAN and Telkom VDSL model

First 20Mbps and 40Mbps VDSL prices emerge

Cybersmart is the first Internet Service Provider (ISP) to release prices for the new 20Mbps and 40Mbps DSL services.

These prices are very close to Telkom’s wholesale rate for VDSL access only, and therefore gives a good indication of what consumers can expect from other ISPs.

  • 20Mbps access with 5GB of data – R479
  • 40Mbps access with 5GB of data – R649

An installation charge of R424 will be charged where a Telkom technician is dispatched on a self-install provisioning incident.

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