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Bryanston to get Telkom fibre

Alphonzo Samuels

Alphonzo Samuels

One of Johannesburg’s largest suburbs will soon get fibre broadband. This is after Telkom announced plans to connect 12 000 homes in Bryanston.

The sprawling suburb will be connected by March 2016, Telkom said in a statement. Work has already commenced on the deployment.

“We are rolling out fibre to all of Bryanston as part of our aggressive push to provide one million homes with fibre access by 2018,” said Telkom MD of Wholesale and Networks Alphonzo Samuels in the statement.

“Bryanston will be a model for the country when it comes to connecting entire suburbs to fibre broadband.”

Last week, the operator said that its open-access fibre broadband network would include more than 25 additional areas, suburbs and communities by the end of September 2015.

“Fibre will soon be available in multiple additional suburbs of Johannesburg, Pretoria, Durban, Cape Town, Bloemfontein, Kimberley and Port Elizabeth.”  — © 2015 NewsCentral Media

3 Comments

  1. The Emperor has no clothes... on

    What a pity that Telkom’s understanding of the term ‘Open Access’ is not what everyone really wants. More like ‘Mostly Closed Access’? This smells like a ‘land grab’ to make it unattractive for the companies that actually understand and deliver and try to lock them out. It will be interesting to chat to the residents of Bryanston in March 2016 to see what Telkom actually delivered.

  2. Greg Mahlknecht on

    They tried to roll out in a suburb near me – they got half way and seem to have given up. That was a few hundred dwellings, tops. Let’s hope they do better with 12,000 houses.

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