Telkom 100Mbps fibre-to-the-home update

Telkom has 45 customers on its 100 Megabits-per-second (Mbps) fibre broadband trial across 5 locations, a spokesperson for the company recently told MyBroadband.

According to Telkom, the trial is in a technical proof of concept phase at 2 business parks, 3 gated residential communities, and a “leafy suburb”.

The Group CEO of Telkom, Sipho Maseko, revealed in June 2013 that they had delivered the first 100Mbps service to a business and a residential customer during March 2013.

Telkom had officially announced its project to replace much of its older street cabinets and exchanges with multi service access nodes (MSANs) a year before that (March 2012).

These MSANs let Telkom offer services such as copper-based 20Mbps and 40Mbps very-high-bitrate digital subscriber line (VDSL), and fibre-to-the-premises of up to 1Gbps.

Telkom recently confirmed that since June it has increased the number of active ports to 167,000 from 124,640 on the 200-odd MSANs it has commissioned.

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