South Africa’s Telkom to up ADSL speeds on June 21

By bne IntelliNews May 24, 2010
It is reported Telkom is likely toannounce upgrades to its broadband network and begin offering download speedsover fixed lines of up to 10-12 Mbit/s. The highest download speed provided bythe company to date is 4 Mbit/s. It is reported to have installed fibre-opticcables closer to peoples homes so that it can provide services using ADSL2+,an upgrade to ADSL able to provide download speeds of up to 24 Mbit/s overcopper. The telecoms operator is likely to coincide its offering with theannouncement of its annual results on June 21 following a traditional trend ithas set. The company has also been under pressure to introduce uncappedbroadband offerings and analysts and consumers are watching closely to see ifit will follow rival MWeb in doing this.

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