Telkom unveils Fibre to the Home offers
Telkom today announced the commercial availability of its 20Mbps, 40Mbps
and 100Mbps Fibre to the Home (FTTH) offers in selected areas in Gauteng,
Kwa-Zulu Natal and the Western Cape.
Homes in Groenkloof, Houghton, Eldoraigne, Parktown and Westcliff in Gauteng;
Chelmsfordville, Dawncrest, and Winston Park in Kwa-Zulu Natal and Clairmont,
Bishops Court and Plattekloof in the Western Cape now have access to superfast
broadband over Telkom’s fibre network.
“We are excited to deliver the next evolution of super fast broadband
connectivity to our customers. Fibre has the potential to transmit information
at virtually unlimited speed and capacity allowing for a continuous improvement
of our broadband offers,” says Telkom COO, Dr Brian Armstrong.
“The reliability and quality of the fibre connection is unrivalled. Telkom’s
Fibre to the Home connectivity uses a pure Ethernet connection, eliminating
the requirement for intermediate equipment such as modems. This results
in a much more stable and reliable service.”
Customers in these areas can opt for Telkom’s promotional fibre 24 month
offers including a 20Mbps line with 50GB data package for R999 per month;
40Mbps line with 100GB package at R1299 per month and 100MBps line with
200 GB of data for R1799 per month. All three packages include a free WiFi
router, a 3GB mailbox, email accounts with five aliases and Unlimited Night
“Our value proposition has been designed to meet our customer’s growing
appetite for media rich online content, allowing them to seamlessly engage
with the most bandwidth hungry applications for a truly connected home
experience,” adds Armstrong.
Earlier this year Telkom announced the start of its fibre rollout to over
20 suburbs across South Africa and this rollout will continue until March
2015. Customers in the areas already identified as part of the rollout
can register their interest for Telkom’s FTTH offers here
will then be informed as soon as the network is available in their area.
Telkom’s ever growing fibre coverage map can be viewed here
Customers can also use this demand register to indicate demand in areas
not currently on Telkom’s current fibre rollout. This information will
be used to inform the next phase of Telkom’s fibre infrastructure deployment.
“Telkom is gearing up to be as responsive to SA’s growing demand for fibre
as possible. We are well positioned, as the most experienced fibre player
in the country, to truly deliver on this demand,” concluded Armstrong.