Telkom close to starting R744-million Government broadband plan: report

Telkom is close to reaching an agreement with the government to start the first phase of its broadband roll-out plan, according to Bloomberg.

By - February 12, 2016 Share on LinkedIn
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Telkom is close to reaching an agreement with the government to start the first phase of its R744-million, three-year broadband roll-out plan – according to a report by Bloomberg.

President Jacob Zuma, during SONA 2016, said the government will fast track the implementation of the first phase of the roll-out to connect more than five thousand government facilities in eight district municipalities.

“There have been extensive discussions about the contract between Telkom and the government,” stated the report.

“Pretoria-based Telkom has carried out site inspections and studied how to implement the plan in eight districts.”

“Telkom can’t comment on a government project,” the company said previously, and did not respond to questions from Bloomberg.

In his 2013 SONA, Zuma punted the fact that the government plans to achieve 100% broadband penetration in South Africa by 2020.

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