Telkom, why we love thee so!

“Whenever a comparison is made with other countries, Telkom has a pueriletantrum, saying it’s unfair. So The Insider decided to commission a little comparison and compared the time and costs to download 100GB of data over Telkom’s fastest ADSL offering (1Mbps) with the time and cost to fly to HongKong, visit an internet café, download 100GB of data at the fastest speed(1Gbps), and fly back.”.Here are the results: Telkom line speed > 1Mbps, download size > 100GB, estimated download time > 9,5 days ISP (34 x 3GB accounts @ R269) > R9,146.00, line rental (ADSL) > R680.00, line rental (residential voice) >R92.28. Total > R9,918.28.Hong Kong Line speed > 1Gbps, download size > 100GB, estimated download time> 13 min, flight (SAA) > R7,942.00, internet café > R17.43 (HK20). Total >R7,959.43Difference: Hong Kong is cheaper by R1,958.85. So, it’s cheaper and quicker to fly to Hong Kong to download 100GB of data than use Telkom….Source: Business Day

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s


%d bloggers like this: