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Online Streaming on the Rise in SA

by Blog Author ‎06-03-2019 08:30 AM - edited ‎07-03-2019 01:03 PM

What is streaming?

In general, when using the internet as a source of entertainment, the most common way to make use of it is to download the content you want, so you can enjoy it at a later stage. Streaming on the other hand is when your device constantly receives data without downloading or saving it onto your device.


Benefits of streaming

Streaming allows you to enjoy on demand video or music entertainment without using up the space on your devices. This gives you freedom to watch what you want when you want to watch it unlike with traditional TV where you must wait for a scheduled time to view your favourite shows.


Video and Music streaming services such as YouTube, Google Play music, Netflix, etc. give you a world of content to pick from to keep yourself entertained or educated.


 Costs associated with streaming

With a plethora of content available to you it’s not always practical to watch all that you want considering the data costs associated with streaming. With Telkom, you are able to look at home internet WiFi plans with uncapped offerings which are the best solution for this and they start from R605pm.


For those who prefer mobile options, data plans such as the Telkom FreeMe offering, give you free additional LIT music and video streaming bundles which allow you to stream without using your included plan data and start from as little at R150.


The freedom to choose what you want and watch it when you want is an advantage traditional TV just cannot afford you which is why it is on the rise in SA. Data costs don’t need to be a major factor in your choice of exploring streaming with cost effective home internet and data plans from Telkom.


‎09-04-2019 01:01 PM - edited ‎09-04-2019 01:04 PM

Costs associated with streaming

Telkom should aim to compete with internet service providers


Referred too here as "players" many other ISPA regulated providers in the country, reason being they offer way too affordable FIXED LTE but under the network provider "084" R219 is the cost for monthly 20GB. This is not the best but they are trying to lower the data consumption costs. Smartbroadband plans are way too expensive but provide the freedom of contracts. Telkom can do better they are able to offer 450GB at R59 for night.

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