Zambia hints at fifth telco operator

A fifth telco
for Zambia?

Enough room says
industry regulator.

Sunday, Feb 23rd

Telkom readies for 40 Mbps service launch

broadband

Trials of 20 Mbps and 40 Mbps internet services have been completed by South African fixed line operator Telkom.

The company has said in a statement that based on this ‘success’, Telkom Wholesale is planning to launch DSL speeds of up to 20Mbps and 40mbps to the market from 4 March 2013.

The pilot took place in areas where Telkom has upgraded its network.

The telecommunications company says that 90% of participants on the 20Mbps services consistently synced at 20Mbps and 74% of the 40Mbps participants consistently synced at 40Mbps.

"This upgrade is the next step in our efforts to provide ubiquitous, quality broadband in the country," says Telkom’s Wholesale and Networks managing director, Bashier Sallie, in a statement.

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