Recently Telkom launched the new option for fibre-to-the-home which means that South Africans can get high speed internet without having to sign a contract. This has been made possible by the launch of prepaid fibre-to-the-home. FTTH is also known as fibre-to-the-curb, fibre to the basement or fibre to the node.
Telkom launches new product to allow broadband purchase without contract
Telkom has launched a new product called Telkom Connect that allows people to purchase broadband without a contract, as well as effectively saving on monthly costs. With this new product, users can now buy a fixed-term prepaid plan which will save them from the need to pay an expensive monthly fee for a 24-month contract. With their new product called Telkom Connect that allows people to purchase broadband without a contract, as well as effectively saving on monthly costs. Telkom Connect users can now buy a prepaid plan, which is valid for 24 months. The user will also be given a 12-month contract, after which the user will get to buy broadband services on a month-to-month basis. The new service is expected to be a boon to many people who have been struggling with the expensive monthly fees, as well as the need to sign a contract where they will have to commit to a fixed contract period.
What is Telkom fibre?
Telkom fibre is a high-speed Internet service that will enable you to access the Telkom fibre network. It’s available in select residential areas, where it costs R195 per month, with 0% upfront payment required for your installation. It then costs R29 per month for the first 12 months. This gets you a minimum of 25 Mbps and a guaranteed download speed of at least 20 Mbps. After that it’s still R29 per month, and your download speed will be determined by Telkom and not your internet service provider. ADSL, or Asymmetric Digital Subscriber Line, is the standard Internet connection in South Africa.
Why does Telkom fibre stand out from other types of internet?
Telkom fibre is the best option when it comes to both speed and value for money. It’s also well-suited to households who do not have a fixed number of devices, especially if they are constantly changing. Furthermore, Telkom fibre offers the ability to share your connection with other people in your household or across your home without having to pay additional fees for each device.
How much does it cost to get Telkom fibre?
For the first 12 months, Telkom fibre is free. After that, you can sign up for a monthly package starting at R199.
The benefits of getting linked up with Telkom fibre
Since Telkom started rolling out their fibre-to-the-home service in 2014, there has been a massive uptake of the service. In fact, this is an initiative that has seen a lot of success since it got voted as one of the most important business trends from the Business Day newspaper in 2016. As of May this year, there were over 1.6 million active users on Telkom’s fibre network. This is a phenomenal number and has clearly not been met by those who have chosen to ignore the service.