Telkom’s broadband status quo

18 Jan 2007

South Africa’s dominant phone operator Telkom has revealed that it is installing ADSL2+ equipment but does not expect to be using the technology to boost end-user data speeds, in the near term at least. A spokesperson for the firm has told local web portal MyADSL that ADSL2+ will be used to ‘provide more resilient services, allowing more customers to get ADSL over longer distances’. Meanwhile, Telkom has confirmed that it is still conducting tests of WiMAX wireless broadband technology; ‘Telkom is currently trialling a WiMAX offering and plans for its implementation will be communicated once the trials are completed,’ the spokesperson said.

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