Telkom Mobile

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Telkom
Private (subsidiary of Telkom)
Industry Telecommunications
Founded October 2010 (2010-10)
Headquarters South Africa, Centurion, Gauteng
Area served
South Africa
Key people
Amith Maharaj, Managing Executive of Telkom Mobile (branded as 8ta)
Products GSM-related products
GSM services
3G/Internet services
Parent Telkom
Website telkommobile.co.za

Telkom (previously known as Telkom Mobile,[1] changing from 8ta in 2013[1][2]) is a South African mobile telecommunications company. Telkom Mobile was launched in October 2010 and is owned by Telkom. Telkom phone numbers use the 0811 to 0819 dialling prefixes.[3] Telkom Mobile's competition in South Africa includes MTN, Vodacom, Cell C and Virgin Mobile.

Technology[edit]

The Telkom network provides voice and data products and services over a unified 2G / 3G network.[4] Telkom has launched LTE on the 2300 MHz frequency band offering speeds of up to 100mbps.[5][6]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Telkom drops Telkom Mobile in rebrand". 27 August 2014. Retrieved 11 November 2014. 
  2. ^ "8ta brand to become Telkom Mobile". fin42. 4 March 2013. Retrieved 3 May 2014. 
  3. ^ "Dialling prefix 081 for 8ta". 8ta. Archived from the original on 7 July 2011. Retrieved 2011-08-08. 
  4. ^ "About 8ta". 8ta. Archived from the original on 7 July 2011. Retrieved 2011-08-08. 
  5. ^ "New Telkom Mobile data prices, LTE launched". mybroadband.co.za. Retrieved 2014-11-05. 
  6. ^ "Telkom Mobile 100Mbps LTE tested: one word, impressed". mybroadband.co.za. Retrieved 2014-11-05. 

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