Telkom Group Ltd. is a telecommunications provider based in South Africa, which operates in more than 38 countries throughout the African continent. It fully entered the mobile market in 2010 as 8ta, then in March this year the company announced a new brand, Telkom Mobile. Now it's released this new logo design (opens in new tab) (above).
The two brands will co-exist for the time being, with the mass market 8.ta continuing to be the brand name for a core set of products within Telkom Mobile.
Telkom describes the new brand as "a high-quality network offering great value to data-hungry consumers and those who make high volumes of voice calls".
Over time, the new logo will form the basis of a gradual repositioning of the Telkom group’s green and blue telephone logo.
Black and blue
Featuring the Telkom name in black bold lettering with 'Mobile' written below in a blue handwriting font, the new logo was designed by advertising agencies JWT (opens in new tab) and G2 (opens in new tab) in consultation with Telkom Mobile employees and the group’s executive committee.
We're not sure if it necessarily refects the high-end message though - what do you think? Share your views in the comments below!