First Telkom fibre to the home areas fully covered soon

Telkom has provided a more detailed list of its initial fibre to the home (FTTH) rollout areas, and confirmed they will be fully covered by the end of next month.

In an advertisement in the Sunday papers on 8 February 2015, the telecommunications operators boasted: “Everyone is talking about Fibre-to-the-Home, but we’re doing it.”

Telkom said that it currently covers almost 50% of the main metro areas it targeted during its initial deployment.

These areas will be fully covered by the end of March 2015, it promised.

Telkom first announced its plans to launch commercial FTTH services by the end of 2014 during November 2013.

It later announced that residents in more than 20 suburbs would be able to get a Telkom home fibre connection as part of the initial rollout.

Among the areas targeted were Parkhurst and Parkview, but home owners associations in those areas awarded bids to Vumatel and Dark Fibre Africa to build their fibre networks.

Telkom subsequently announced that it had stopped its FTTH rollouts to Parkview and Parkhurst.

Interestingly, Parkview remains on the more detailed breakdown of suburbs that Telkom published in its Sunday newspaper advertisement:

Gauteng
Bailey’s Muckleneuk Groenkloof Kloofzicht Parktown
Brooklyn Hillcrest Lukas Rand Parktown North
Craighall Houghton Park Monument Park Parkview
Craighall Park Hurlingham Muckleneuk Peach Tree
Eldoraigne Hyde Park Nieuw Muckleneuk Sandhurst
Elton Hill Ext. 3 Illovo Parkmore Waterkloof
Westcliff
Western Cape
Bishopscourt Green Point Plattekloof Silwerkloof Estate
Camps Bay Kenilworth Robben Island Uitsig
Cape Town Lovenstein Schotschekloof Waterfront
Claremont Mouille Point Selborne Wynberg
Kwa-Zulu Natal
Atholl Heights New Germany
Chelmsfordville Winston Park
Chiltern Hills Woodside
Dawncrest
Telkom FTTH advertisement - Sunday Times 8 February 2015
Telkom FTTH advertisement – Sunday Times 8 February 2015

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