In an unexpected move, Telkom has effectively cut the price of the wholesale broadband charges it levies on Internet service providers who sell capacity using the company’s asynchronous digital subscriber line (ADSL) network.
It’s done this by agreeing to provide 5% additional capacity through its IP Connect service to all wholesale customers at no additional cost with effect from 1 October.
Previous changes to IP Connect fees have translated into immediate cuts in prices charged by service providers.
In a statement, Telkom says the decision to offer the extra capacity is unrelated to its recent settlement with the Competition Commission, in terms of which it agreed to a range of wholesale and retail price reductions, including cuts to IP Connect fees.
“The company remains committed to the implementation of the agreement and announcements in this regard will be made in due course,” the statement says. — (c) 2013 NewsCentral Media