Telkom SA to Launch Fibre to the Home

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Telkom SA is set to roll out Fibre to the Home (FTTH) to over 20 South African suburbs before the end of this year in a move the firm expects will deliver high speed connectivity to thousands of homes and suburbs.

According to Telkom’s Group CEO Sipho Maseko, speaking at the company’s annual results announcement:“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.”

With speeds of 100 Mbps on the FTTH and peak speeds of 100 Mbps on the home LTE network, Maseko says the firm is nearing the connected home concept for its over 475,000 active VDSL ports and 400 000 South African homes on its 20Mbps and 40Mbps VDSL connectivity services.

The firm says the service will begin in suburbs in Pretoria, Johannesburg, Cape Town and Durban.

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