Telkom has announced it will launch fibre-to-the-home (FTTH) broadband in 25 additional areas by the end of the month.
It claims to have the largest “open access” home fibre network in the country, with FTTH coming to additional suburbs in Johannesburg, Pretoria, Durban, Cape Town, Bloemfontein and Port Elizabeth.
The suburbs and communities where work has started and is nearing completion are:
Bloemfontein: Rayton Ridge and Universitas Ridge
Durban: Assagay, Ballito Industrial Park, Bothas Hill, Hillcrest (including Hildene, Langeford Estate and St Helier), Westmead and Mount Edgecombe Country Estate 2
Johannesburg: Atholl, Bryanston, Dunkeld, Forest Town, Houghton, River Club, Craighall and Hyde Park
Pretoria: Hazelwood, Menlo Park, Route 21 Corporate Park (Irene) and Waterkloof
Port Elizabeth: Hallack Road
Cape Town: Atlantic Beach Golf Estate, D’urbanvale, Oude Westhof (Welgemoed) and Van Riebeeckshof (Welgemoed)
News of the new areas to get Telkom’s fibre coming a week after CEO Sipho Maseko committed the company to rolling fibre past a million homes by March 2018.
Half a million homes will have access by the end of 2016, Maseko said. That’s up from about 40 000 now.
Telkom’s FTTH allows consumers to access the Internet at 100Mbit/s. — (c) 2015 NewsCentral Media