Telkom South Africa has revealed that its trial of 20Mbps and 40Mbps broadband services, which commenced in October 2012 in Benmore Gardens, Fourways and Waterkloof (all Gauteng), Durban North (KwaZulu-Natal) and Durbanville (Western Cape) has proven successful. Bashier Sallie, Telkom’s Wholesale and Networks Managing Director, commented: ‘The pilot has seen participating customers experience broadband speed and throughput of an outstanding quality’. According to IT News Africa, 90% of participants trialling the 20Mbps speeds consistently synced at 20Mbps, while 74% of the 40Mbps users synced at 40Mbps. Based on the successful conclusion of the trial, Telkom Wholesale is now planning to launch commercial DSL speeds of 20Mbps and 40Mbps from 4 March 2013.
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