Telkom SA launches ‘uncapped’ 4G services

10 Jun 2015

South African telecoms operator Telkom has launched an ‘unlimited’ fixed-wireless Long Term Evolution (LTE) broadband service – ‘SmartBroadband Uncapped High Speed Wireless’ – capable of delivering theoretical download/upload speeds of up to 90Mbps/25Mbps, with prices starting at ZAR599 (USD48.6) per month. However, Telkom said the new 4G service will offer ‘uncapped’ data for all traffic types except bandwidth-intensive protocols or applications, which will be limited at 50GB. ‘Once a subscriber reaches the 50GB cap, the bandwidth-intensive protocols or applications shall be throttled to 128kbps speed for the rest of the month. Full speeds shall resume at the beginning of the next calendar month’, the company said. The new offer will be available in selected locations in Gauteng from 10 June until 10 July, namely Mayfair, Paulshof, River Club, President Ridge, Northcliff, Highlands North, Northmead, Hyde Park, Bryanston, Morningside and Glenhazel (all northern Johannesburg); Protea Glen and Mulbarton (southern Johannesburg); it’s Crystal Park, Eastleigh, Sydenham, Selection Park, Linksfield Ridge, Randhart, Bedford Gardens, Benoni, Leachville, Sharon Park and Bonaero Park (East Rand); and Florida and Noordheuwel (West Rand). Going forward, the service will be rolled out to additional locations in the following months.

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