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Telkom (South Africa )is currently the only provider of public switched communications services in South Africa, providing fixed-line voice, data, directory services and wireless data business services.

The Group offers business, residential and payphone customers a wide range of services and products, including:

Vsat Broadband Services
VSAT stands for Very Small Aperture Terminal used to connect to the Internet via satellite to reduce reliance on expensive terrestrial connectivity via other physical media. Africa Online provides this, very reliable, service to customers who would like to setup remote offices to their headquarters, or those who need point-to-point links. Africa Online can therefore achieve a hub and spoke setup or a leased line setup over the satellite. Africa Online has hubs in Europe, USA and South Africa. Overlaid on this is Voice over Internet services, video conferencing and VPNs. Customers connected to this can achieve connectivity speeds between 64Kbps and 155Mbps.This service is available all over Africa.

Africa Online offers customers requiring high capacity last mile connectivity WiMAX as a more cost effective solution. With WiMAX the total cost of ownership for customers is considerably reduced while achieving as high as 7Mbps throughput. Africa Online offers services such as VPNs, VOIP and Video over WiMAX. Due to the wireless nature of the solution, it takes just a couple of days for deployment.

Africa Online provides this service to customers already with regular telephone lines and requiring broadband connectivity to the internet. This service shares same line with voice line therefore eliminating the need to acquire extra lines for internet connectivity. A customer can achieve at least 7Mbps.This service is commonly deployed in areas well served with ordinary copper telephone lines and sometimes in buildings served with fibre.

A highly revolutionary technology that Africa Online has pioneered across Africa, iBurst, provides broadband connectivity of throughput upto 1Mbps at very affordable prices for both setup and monthly charges. Powered by Kyocera, iBurst technology provides flexibility and mobility required by today's busy junior and senior executives as well as fixed wireless services that most of the SMEs rely on for their day to day operations. VOIP, Video and data are available on this platform.

Telkom South Africa Group:
Free float
The free float of 35.4% makes up the remainder of the company's issued share capital. Included in the free float are 9,969,122 shares held by 86,729 retail shareholders representing 1.9% of the company's issued share capital.
Joint Venture: Vodacom Group - 50%

Vodacom Group (Pty) Ltd is a leading mobile communications company in South Africa, providing mobile communications services as of March 31, 2008, to 34.0 million customers in South Africa, Tanzania, Lesotho, the Democratic Republic of the Congo and Mozambique. Vodacom has an estimated market share of 55% in South Africa.

TDS Directory Operations
TDS Directory Operations (Pty) Ltd provides Yellow and White page directory services, an electronic directory service, 10118 "The Talking Yellow Pages", and an online web directory service.

Swiftnet (Pty) Ltd trades under the name FastNet Wireless Services. FastNet provides synchronous wireless access on Telkom's X.25 network, Saponet-P, to its customer base. Services include retail credit card and check point of sale terminal verification, telemetry, security and fleet management.

Multi-Links Telecommunications
Multi-Links Telecommunications Limited is one of Nigeria's pioneer private telephone operators. As one of the leading providers of telecommunications solutions in Nigeria, Multi-Links was one of the first to locally introduce the CDMA technology.

Africa Online
Africa Online is the preferred premium Internet service provider (ISP) in Africa. As the largest Pan-African ISP in sub-Saharan Africa, Africa Online offers a wide range of services to suit a variety of customer needs. With operations in Cote d'Ivoire, Ghana, Kenya, Namibia, Swaziland, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia and Zimbabwe, Africa Online is positioned to provide individuals and organisations with scalable solutions based on each client's specific needs.

Telkom Media
Telkom Media is the holder of a commercial satellite and cable subscription broadcasting licence, which allows it to operate both a satellite pay-TV service and an IPTV service in South Africa.

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  1. ankur // May 4, 2010 at 12:10 AM  

    satellite services
    Your description about various topics is good.


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