Before the great lockdown, what feels like aeons ago, Vumatel announced that it will double internet speeds of all its clients for the duration of the lockdown. Now Telkom is following suit.
How nice, right? Telkom says the free additional bandwidth will help provide uninterrupted online connectivity for customers staying at home during the lockdown — so if you’re stuck at home at least pics on Facebook will load doubly quick.
This week, Telkom announced that qualifying fibre and DSL internet customers “will realise improved network experience as Telkom doubles access speeds free of charge”. The change will come into effect tomorrow (1 May) and will run until the end of June. So that’s two months of faster internet speeds. Vumatel’s line speed increase, announced the end of March, will only run until end of May.
How will it work? Whatever a customer’s current internet speed is (let’s say 100Mbps), it’ll automatically be upgraded to the next available speed (in this case, 200Mpbs).
As more people work from home and stream copious amounts of Netflix, internet lines are being butchered. Which is why ISPs have decided to make the lockdown easier on everyone. Telkom will also remove its fair usage policies (fup) from its uncapped offers, which will limit the amount of capping and slow speeds.
Sauce: Business Day