Telkom Mobile


TypePrivate (subsidiary of Telkom)
FoundedOctober 2010 (2010-10)
Area served
South Africa
Key people
Amith Maharaj (Managing Executive of Telkom's mobile division)
ProductsGSM-related products
GSM services
3G/Internet services LTE

Telkom (previously known as Telkom Mobile or 8.ta,[1] changing from 8ta in 2013[2][3]) 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.[4] Telkom Mobile's competition in South Africa includes MTN, Vodacom, Cell C and Rain


The Telkom network provides voice and data products and services over a unified 2G / 3G network.[5] Telkom has launched LTE on the 2300 MHz frequency band offering speeds of up to 100Mbit/s.[6][7]

Telkom Music

Telkom Mobile partnered with Tencent Africa to launch Telkom Music, a music streaming service with the Telkom Music Powered By JOOX app. [8][9]

See also


  1. ^ "Telkom drops Telkom Mobile in rebrand". Business Tech. 27 August 2014. Retrieved 11 November 2014.
  2. ^ "8ta brand migrating to Telkom Mobile". IOL. 4 March 2013. Retrieved 3 May 2014.
  3. ^ "8ta brand to become Telkom Mobile". fin42. 4 March 2013. Retrieved 3 May 2014.
  4. ^ "Dialling prefix 081 for 8ta". 8ta. Archived from the original on 7 July 2011. Retrieved 2011-08-08.
  5. ^ "About 8ta". 8ta. Archived from the original on 7 July 2011. Retrieved 2011-08-08.
  6. ^ "New Telkom Mobile data prices, LTE launched". Retrieved 2014-11-05.
  7. ^ "Telkom Mobile 100Mbps LTE tested: one word, impressed". Retrieved 2014-11-05.
  8. ^ "Telkom and JOOX launch new music streaming app Telkom Music". Retrieved 2021-08-05.
  9. ^ "Telkom partners with Tencent to launch new streaming music service". Retrieved 2021-08-05.

External links

  • Official site
  • Telkom Music site