Telkom’s wholesale services division has announced sweeping cuts of up to 63% across its product range, including fibre broadband access, IP Connect (used by Internet service providers), resell digital subscriber lines, metro Ethernet and its Saix access offerings.
The pricing announcement is the latest in a series of price reductions of Telkom’s IP Connect product, which has now effectively been halved over the past 18 months, Telkom said in a statement.
Effective 1 May 2015 Telkom’s wholesale customers can expect the following price adjustments:
- Rate reductions of up to 10% on the wholesale fibre broadband access product range
- Price adjustments of between 6% and 25% across the Saix product range
- Tariff reductions of between 1,4% and 63% across the IP Connect product range
- Tariff reductions of between 35% and 40% across the metro Ethernet product range
“Telkom has chosen a clear path to democratise data access to all South Africans. We believe that these major price adjustments and our renewed focus on value will go far in serving our customers, the industry and, ultimately, socioeconomic development of South Africa,” said Telkom’s MD of wholesale services Prenesh Padayachee in a statement.
Telkom said its wholesale services business is “positioning itself in order to service an exponentially increasing demand for copper and fibre-based broadband services”.
“To this end, Telkom wholesale services continues to invest in new generation broadband access technologies including fibre to the home and business which is offered on an open-access basis to other Internet service providers and … [is]aimed at delivering even higher speeds to the industry and driving demand among end consumers for rich media content.” — © 2015 NewsCentral Media