Telkom SA aims to cover 25,000 homes with FTTH by March 2015

3 Sep 2014

Sipho Maseko, CEO of Telkom South Africa, has announced that the operator is planning to deploy fibre-optic services to 25,000 homes by the end of March 2015, TechCentral reports. In addition, the executive confirmed that the company’s fibre-to-the-home (FTTH) network has already reached 2,000 homes. According to its deployment schedule, Telkom will introduce the FTTH services to 23 suburbs in Johannesburg, Pretoria, Durban and Cape Town, with the main focus being on Johannesburg’s northern suburbs, namely Houghton Estate, Bryanston, Sandhurst, Westcliff, Rosebank, Craighall, Craighall Park, Illovo, Parktown North, Hyde Park and Parkhurst. Mr Maseko added: ‘As of now we have passed 2,000 homes directly with FTTH [and] if you include fibre-to the-curb (FTTC), it is about 600,000.’ Although Telkom is expected to announce its FTTH pricing next month, COO Brian Armstrong pointed out that the service ‘will be priced at a premium relative to the rest of the fixed line market.’

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