Where Telkom’s fibre and transmission networks run in South Africa

Telkom’s integrated report for the year ended 31 March 2017 details the latest reach of the company’s transmission and fibre networks in South Africa.

The networks, which fall under Telkom’s wholesale division Openserve, stretch across many parts of the country.

Openserve said it had passed 2.2 million premises with fibre as of March 2017, and has connected thousands of homes, businesses, cabinets, and base stations with fibre.

The company’s fibre network provides high-speed connectivity to users, while the transmission network is used to enable national and international narrow and broadband connectivity between major regional centres.

The graphics below show the routes Openserve’s fibre and transmission networks take in the country.

Fibre network

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Fibre Network

Transmission network

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Transmission Network

Fibre focus

Telkom said that its key focus area in 2017, based on capex, was fibre.

27.6% of its capital expenditure was allocated to fibre, followed by 22.4% on mobile, and 14.5% on “service on demand”.

The graphic below details how Telkom’s capex changed between 2016 and 2017.

Telkom Capex

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Where Telkom’s fibre and transmission networks run in South Africa