Openserve fibre coming to Pretoria East

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Fibre-to-the-home (FTTH) services is coming to more than 10 000 Pretoria East homes  by end December 2015. By Staff Writer


Openserve, the wholesale division of Telkom, announced on Tuesday that FTTH services will be launched in Pretoria East suburbs such as Faerie Glen, Garsfontein, etc.

Openserve was launched earlier this month as part of Telkom’s ongoing efforts to strengthen customer focus.

“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,” said Openserve MD Alphonzo Samuels. “We want to significantly impact broadband in South Africa and fibre offers the best internet experience.”

At the end of September Telkom announced fibre rollout in Bryanston as well as to multiple additional suburbs of Johannesburg, Pretoria, Durban, Cape Town, Bloemfontein, Kimberley and Port Elizabeth.

FTTH currently allows for download speeds of up to 100Mbps, allowing users to download a standard definition 4.7GB video in under seven minutes. An entire music album can be downloaded in eight seconds.

Fibre optic cables transmit light and is thus not affected by interference from electromagnetic noise such as radios, motors, power lines, electric fences or other cables. Consequently, fibre broadband offers greater reliability and stability.

Openserve’s coverage map allows consumers to check fibre availability for their areas. Go to http://www.openserve.co.za. Coverage maps are regularly updated as Openserve expands its fibre network.

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