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Telkom requests a reduction in international bandwidth pricing from ICASA

Telkom filed reduced charges for international data circuits via satellite and submarine cable with the Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (ICASA), on 27 August 2004.

Due to the increasing demand for international connectivity, Telkom has seen it's capacity utilisation increasing. This together with new technology advances has now allowed Telkom to pass the benefits derived from these improved efficiencies on to customers. The proposed reductions vary between 10% and 25% on the monthly charges for international data circuits via submarine cable, to all international destinations on the most commonly-used bandwidth services.

The proposals also include a 3.6% reduction on the monthly charges for international data circuits via satellite, for all intercontinental as well as selected Northern African countries, for the most-commonly used bandwidth services between 9 600 bits/s and 768 Kb/s.

Pending ICASA approval on or before, Friday 17 September 2004, Telkom will implement the reduced charges with effect from 11 October 2004.

14 September 2004