SA'S TELKOM BIDS FOR ISP USERS ACROSS AFRICA WITH NEW SERVICE

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Following the introduction of TelkomInternet via Satellite, Telkom is now taking its SpaceStream Express product into Africa. "We have started trials in several African countries and expect to introduce a full commercial service early in the New Year," Telkom’s Chief Sales and Marketing Officer, Nombulelo Moholi, said last week.

Pilot projects are underway with Intelsat and Advance Telecoms who have experience in markets outside South Africa and will be working with resellers in many countries. Depending on the local regulatory environment in the different countries, resellers could be the incumbent telecommunications operator, or newly licensed entities.

"Telkom SpaceStream Express is an extremely versatile product offering access to the Internet via TelkomInternet which is hosted in South Africa or any other ISP who wishes to come on board," Ms Moholi said. Packages are available to offer download speeds from 64 to 512 kbps.

The service will be hosted on a Skyblaster 360E satellite hub station from Gilat Satellite Networks and enter the Telkom network to connect to the worldwide web at Telkom’s earth station at Hartebeeshoek near Pretoria.