The newly-separated Telkom wholesale division, Openserve, has today announced that 10 000 homes in Pretoria East will be eligible for fibre to the home installations before the end of December.

Suburbs in the east of Pretoria such as Faerie Glen and Garsfontein will soon add additional distance to the 147 000 kilometres of fibre that have already been installed by Telkom.

Openserve managing director, Alphonzo Samuels said in a statement that “Openserve is committed to Telkom’s goal of reaching one million homes with fibre access by 2018, and already has the largest fibre network in the country” .

Since the end of last month, Telkom has been rolling out fibre connectivity to suburbs in Johannesburg, Cape Town, Bloemfontein and Durban, offering customers connectivity speeds of up to 100Mbps.

Samuels concluded by saying, “We want to significantly impact broadband in South Africa and fibre offers the best internet experience.”

To find out if your suburb will benefit from fibre to the home, you can visit Openserve’s coverage map and find your area using your Telkom landline number.

[Image – Openserve]
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