Telkom’s 20Mbps, 40Mbps and 100Mbps fibre is now commercially available to homes and is offered in selected areas in Gauteng, KwaZulu-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’s chief operating officer, Dr Brian Armstrong. “ Telkom’s Fibre to the Home connectivity uses a pure Ethernet connection, eliminating the requirement for intermediate equipment such as modems. ”
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 200Gb 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 Surfer data.
“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 more than 20 suburbs across South Africa and this rollout will continue until March 2015.
“Telkom is gearing up to be as responsive to South Africa’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,” Armstrong adds.