Telkom calls for video on demand tender applications

Telkom has extended an invitation to industry to bid for the provisioning of Video on Demand (VoD) services.

In January, Telkom CEO Sipho Maseko said that, by 2015, the company aims to provide uncapped internet, voice services and video-on-demand to its customers under one product, at a flat rate.

It was reported that Maseko held talks with a host of large media companies – including Comcast, Bertelsmann, Naspers, and Netflix – to carry content on Telkom’s fixed-line networks as part of an effort to boost revenue.

On Monday (24 February), MD of consumer services and retail marketing, Manelisa Mavuso, said: “We have been progressing well with our efforts to deliver the ultimate connected home experience to South Africans.”

“We believe that content has a major role to play in truly differentiating the Telkom offer and we are steaming ahead to deliver this to our customers as soon as possible.”

“It therefore gives me great pleasure to invite relevant stakeholders to submit their proposals through Telkom’s tender process as we seek to find the best service provider to partner with.”

A tender notice was published on 20 February on Telkom said that the management and process of this tender will be conducted through Telkom’s standard procurement process.

A bidder’s conference will be held on 27 February 2014.

“We are eager to begin this phase of our connected home journey and look forward to appointing the best service provider to deliver on this key milestone,” Mavuso said.

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Telkom calls for video on demand tender applications