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By Staff Writer

Telkom’s Openserve on Wednesday announced a reduction in IP Connect (IPC) pricing and speed as well as price changes to its Openserve Fibre Broadband (OFB) access portfolio.

The new pricing will be effective from 1 August 2017.

“Openserve has been working to improve the country’s broadband eco-system, with the objective of continuously reaching more South African’s in more places with our broadband access.,” Alphonzo Samuels, Openserve’s Chief Executive Officer, says.

In May Openserve announced price cuts, which took effect in June.

“We are cognisant of the positive effect that accessible broadband services can have on the economy of our country. Therefore, as a key infrastructure player, we have made strategic investments in the network to allow us to drive efficiencies and pass those cost benefits on to our clients and their end customers. This will stimulate greater competition in the ICT sector while contributing to an overall lower cost to communicate,” says Samuels.

When pricing is adjusted down next month, the organisation’s wholesale clients, that purchase IPC capacity, will pay 25% less than they do today. This latest cut on the cost of IPC follows the reductions announced in May this year that aimed to provide affordable fixed broadband to more South Africans.

Changes on the fibre broadband access front entail both speed increases and price reductions that will be effected across the OFB portfolio of wholesale offerings.

“Our 2Mbps and 8Mbps offerings will be upgraded to 4Mbps and 10Mbps respectively. These migrations will occur free of charge. In addition to the upgrades, the wholesale pricing across entire OFB portfolio will decrease by an average of 9% across the portfolio. We will work closely with the resellers of our broadband products to ensure the benefits of these price reductions filter through to the end user with either price reductions or enhanced services,” says Samuels

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