Telkom’s big home fibre plans, 3G, LTE, Wi-Fi by the numbers

Telkom is aiming for 25,000 fibre-connected homes by March 2015, with over 1,733 homes connected to date, group CEO for the company Sipho Maseko said on Monday, 1 September 2014.

Speaking at their annual Southern Africa Telecommunications Networks and Applications Conference (Satnac), Maseko said that Telkom is well placed to meet the demand for broadband in South Africa.

He said that over the last decade there has been a tremendous increase in quality and reach of telecommunications infrastructure in South Africa, and that Telkom was at the heart of this infrastructure.

Telkom boasts the largest fibre footprint in South Africa with more than 147,000km of fibre nationwide, Maseko said.

It also has 16,588 fibre distribution points which enable over 100,000 services, he added.

In addition to Telkom’s fibre-to-the-home roll-out, Maseko gave an update on its wireless network deployment to-date as well:

  • 2,428 3G sites
  • 1,165 LTE sites
  • 3,675 Wi-Fi access points

Jan Vermeulen is a guest of Telkom at Satnac 2014

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