Telkom is currently the only provider of public switched communications services in South Africa, providing fixed-line voice, data, directory services and wireless data business services.
The Group has had operating revenue of R47.6 billion ($7.7 billion) profit for the year attributable to the equity holders of Telkom of R9.1 billion ($1.4 billion) and cash flow from operating activities of R9.5 billion ($1.5 billion) in the year ended March 31, 2006 and had total assets of R57.5 billion ($9.4 billion) and equity attributable to the equity holders of Telkom of R29.1 billion ($4.7 billion) as of March 31, 2006. As of March 31, 2006, Telkom had approximately 4.7 million telephone access lines in service and 99.9% of telephone access lines were connected to digital exchanges.
The Group offers business, residential and payphone customers a wide range of services and products, including:
- fixed-line voice services, including subscriptions and connections services, local, long distance, fixed-to-mobile and international voice services, interconnection and hubbing communications services, international voice over internet protocol services, subscription based value-added voice services and customer premises equipment sales;
- fixed-line data services, including domestic and international data transmission services, such as point-to-point leased lines, ADSL services and packet-based services, managed data networking services and internet access and related information technology services;
- directory and wireless data services through our TDS Directory Operations (Pty) Limited and Swiftnet subsidiaries, respectively; andmobile communications services, including voice services, data services and value-added services and handset sales through its 50% join venture, Vodacom.
Vodacom is the Group's mobile communications joint venture with Vodafone Group Plc. Vodacom is the largest mobile communications network operator in South Africa with an estimated market share of approximately 58% as of March 31, 2006 based on total estimated customers. Vodacom had 23.5 million customers as of March 31, 2006, of which 19.2 million were in South Africa. Vodacom has investments in mobile communications network operators in Lesotho, Tanzania, the Democratic Republic of the Congo and Mozambique. Vodacom had consolidated revenue of R34 billion ($5.5 billion), net profit attributable to equity shareholders of R3.5 billion ($815 million) and cash flow from operating activities of R4.5 billion ($731 million) in the year ended March 31, 2006 and total assets of R24.7 billion ($4 billion) and equity attributable to equity holders of Vodacom of R8.7 billion ($1.6 billion) as of March 31, 2006
For more information go to www.telkom.co.za/ir