Telkom operates four essential maritime communication services around the South African coast.
Telkom provides three main modes of communication, namely radiotelephone and E-mail through a network of 38 radio stations stretching from Alexander Bay in the Northwest to Kosi ba y in the Northeast, with two of these stations being manned.
GlobeEmail is the shipping industry's answer to staying in contact via email. GlobeEmail is part of an agreement between Telkom and Globe Wireless (USA), and it works by using a global network of HF maritime stations which are linked on a basis similar to that of cellular networks.View GlobeEmail
Telkom's Shipping in Harbour service provides vessels in South African harbour’s with a cost-effective and user-friendly temporary telephone installation and service. To assist shipping agents and their principals, Telkom has created a single point of contact for the ordering of fixed-line telephone installations, account queries, fault reporting or any telephone-related issues for ships visiting any South African harbour.View Shipping In Harbour
This service offers operator-connected radiotelephone calling to and from ships via Telkom's national and international telecommunications network. Telkom operates Maritime guards 27 VHF transceiver sites all around the South African coast from Alexander Bay to Kosi Bay. Eleven strategically placed receivers exist on MF on 2182 kHz and we guard HF on the 4, 8, 12, 16 and 22 MHz band.View Manual RadioTelephone
Telkom carries out watch-keeping services on behalf of the SA government as part of the international SOLAS agreement (Safety of Life at Sea). Services include monitoring of distress frequencies, reception/transmission of maritime safety information, and transmission of weather bulletins and navigation warnings.View SOLAS