Telkom delivers fibre to South African homes
13 June 2014
Telkom today announced its plans to roll out Fibre to the Home (FTTH)
connectivity to over twenty South African suburbs before the end of 2014.
In addition Telkom will deliver high speed home LTE connectivity to a host
of other suburbs across the country.
Speaking at the Company’s Annual Results announcement, Telkom’s Group
CEO, Mr Sipho Maseko, said, “We hear customer’s demands for high quality
and high speed Internet connectivity. Telkom is on a determined path to
deliver on these demands.”
“Our commitment to deliver this rollout by the end of the calendar year
indicates our efforts to put our customers’ needs at the heart of our strategy.
The quality of connectivity that fibre and LTE provide means that South
Africans can take advantage of the endless possibilities that access to
the Internet can provide.”
“This rollout is a precursor of many exciting prospects that Telkom is
working towards. With speeds of 100 Mbps on the fibre network and peak
speeds of 100 Mbps on the home LTE network, the concept of the Connected
Home becomes a lot more tangible and the possibility for value added services
is within reach,” said Mr Maseko.
Looking at the milestones achieved through Telkom’s Network Transformation
Programme Mr Maseko also highlighted that the Company currently has 475,144
active VDSL ports and that 400 000 South African homes can already
be supplied with VDSL connectivity with up to 20Mbps and 40 Mbps services.
The fibre rollout will enable connectivity speeds of up to 100Mbps to
the following suburbs:
The home LTE rollout will enable peak connectivity speeds of up to 100Mbps
to the following suburbs:
Details regarding the FTTH packages and pricing of the services will be
made available in due course.