Telkom has published an invitation for interested bidders to apply to partner the fixed-line telecommunications operator in providing video-on-demand (VOD) services to its customers.
The move comes after Telkom said last year it was talking to potential VOD partners, including Netflix, to launch a product. It has been promising a VOD solution for years.
“We have been progressing well with our efforts to deliver the ultimate connected home experience to South Africans,” Telkom said in a prepared media statement. “We believe that content has a major role to play in truly differentiating the Telkom offer and we are steaming ahead to deliver this to our customers as soon as possible.”
A tender was published on Telkom’s website on 20 February. “The management and process of this tender will be conducted through Telkom’s standard procurement process. A bidder’s conference will be held on 27 February 2014,” the company said.
“We are eager to begin this phase of our connected home journey and look forward to appointing the best service provider to deliver on this key milestone,” it said. — (c) 2014 NewsCentral Media