Telkom’s LTE-Advanced goes live in Parkview
Telkom’s new super-fast LTE-Advanced (LTE-A) network went live today in
Parkview and surrounding areas, delivering peak internet connectivity speeds
of up to 150 Mbps.
Parkview has been identified as a Telkom “Futurehood” and is the first
of over 50 suburbs set to be connected to Telkom’s LTE-A network by March
Speaking at an event held in Parkview, Managing Director: Telkom Mobile
and Consumer, Attila Vitai said, “Telkom is excited to launch LTE-A in
Parkview as part of our new “Futurehood” campaign. The Futurehood is a
place where the possibilities of high speed broadband, meet the specific
requirements of the people, homes and businesses across SA.
“Telkom is on a journey to deliver super-fast broadband options on both
mobile and fixed lines to cater for the specific needs and requirements
of our customers. We are gearing ourselves up to be as responsive as possible
to what our customers want, be it VDSL, Fibre or LTE-A.”
Vitai said that Telkom’s LTE-A offer was comparable to speeds available
over a fibre network and offered a compelling alternative to fixed line
solutions for high speed connectivity. “Being a mobile solution, LTE-A
does not require a wire-connection that goes into your home and it is completely
‘Plug and Play’. LTE-A can turn your home into a fully connected Wi-Fi
hotspot allowing for up to 32 devices to be connected simultaneously.”
The promotional offer unveiled to customers in the Parkview area today
includes 100GB of data, at peak speeds of up to 150 Mbps, for R1399.00
over a 36 month contract. “At these speeds our customers will be able to
download a 10GB HD movie in less than eight minutes or download a 60MB
music album within nine seconds,” he explained.
“This is just the beginning of Telkom’s super-fast broadband journey and
we are excited to deliver this technology across the country in the coming
months,” Vitai said.