Telkom launches SA’s biggest fibre trial

February 1, 2016 9:02 am6 comments

Fibre optechnoJOHANNESBURG, (CAJ News) – TELKOM has launched an offer to more than 11 000 digital subscriber line (DSL) customers across the country.

Customers can now experience Telkom’s fibre technology, at no additional cost, following the launch.

DSL customers within Telkom’s fibre footprint will be given the opportunity to upgrade their copper-based connectivity, to the more advanced fibre network.

These customers will also have the opportunity to test Telkom’s Boltspeed 10 Mbps and 20 Mbps fibre products, for free, for two months.

Telkom is offering these DSL customers the option to migrate from their copper-based DSL service, to an equivalent fibre-based service, in a phased approach. The trial offer starts on 2 February 2016.

This offers means that DSL customers, who are currently on 2 Mbps, 4 Mbps and 8 Mbps DSL products can now, for no extra charge, move across to the more stable and reliable fibre network.

During the two months trial, they also are able to test the 10 Mbps and 20 Mbps line options and can then make a call at the end of the two months, which package they choose to adopt.

Telkom has the largest fibre network in the country and aims to take this high performing technology into into customer’s homes, businesses and schools.

“This unique trial offer is a win-win for customers in that we will migrate them to our Telkom fibre, at no additional cost,” said Telkom Consumer Managing Director, Attila Vitai.

“We are delighted to be able to offer thousands of customers the opportunity to experience the speed and reliability of fibre. Our installation teams are working to secure installations within 7 to ten days from order.”

Telkom customers will also not be charged any installation free, as long as a like-for-like installation is possible.

After the two-month trial, customers will be able to upgrade to the 10 Mbps or 20 Mbps options or, they can return to their original 2 Mbps, 4 Mbps and 8 Mbps speeds.

However their line will permanently have been upgraded to fibre.

DSL is a family of technologies that are used to transmit digital data over telephone lines.

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