A well placed source has informed MyBroadband that Telkom will replace their DSL (hence ADSL) services in the selected areas with fibre connections.
As these clients will no longer have copper infrastructure which they can use for traditional PSTN voice service, these users will be provided with voice over IP services.
While some of the details about the FTTH proof of concepts must still be finalized, the full FTTH integration is expected by Christmas 2012.
In March 2012 Telkom officially announced that it has begun rolling out 3,700 multi-service access nodes (MSANs) that will replace 2,700 older generation cabinets and add another 1,000 to their number.
Alphonzo Samuels, managing executive for network infrastructure provisioning, explained that MSANs can be used to offer higher speed ADSL (ADSL 2+), very-high-bit-rate digital subscriber line (VDSL), and fibre-to-the-home (FTTH) services.
Telkom was asked about their FTTH pilot project, but the company could not comment further on their new FTTH plans because it is currently in closed period.