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Telkom South Africa selects Huawei SingleFAN for Ultra-Broadband Access Network

June 7, 2012 • Top Stories

Huawei, a global information and communications technology (ICT) solutions provider, today announced it has been selected to deploy the next-generation ultra-broadband network access for Telkom South Africa.

Huawei announced it has been selected to deploy the next-generation ultra-broadband network access for Telkom South Africa (image: Huawei)

By employing Huawei’s SingleFAN solution, the network will achieve a downlink rate of up to 100 Mbit/s per user, providing enhanced products and services including voice, data, and IPTV. Deployment of the countrywide network will involve four million users.

Telkom, Africa’s largest integrated communications company, provides integrated communications solutions to both homes and enterprises in South Africa. To maintain its competitive advantage and further grow its market share, Telkom will migrate its fixed network to a fiber-based ultra-broadband network, thereby increasing its access bandwidth, and helping to address voice and data service challenges.

Huawei’s end-to-end FTTx SingleFAN solution is ideally suited to both Telkom’s live network and future service requirements. The solution involves telecommunications equipment upgrades, remote intelligent site construction, line quality evaluation, and the deployment of broadband access equipment based on fiber or copper.

A highly integrated COMBO board combining voice and VDSL2 modules on one service port, will provide voice and high-speed Internet services (100 Mbit/s) simultaneously. The COMBO board is easy to install, and the combined installation and commissioning process allows for rapid network deployment.

Peng Song, Vice President of Huawei South Africa, said: “We are very excited to be part of the largest fixed network modernization project undertaken by Telkom. The close cooperation between our two companies highlights Huawei’s continued leadership in the access network field, and helps promote the development of the information industry in South Africa.”

Huawei is a market-leader in fixed networks with Huawei’s SingleFAN solution providing ultra-broadband access services to more than one-third of broadband users worldwide. It is through solutions such as SingleFAN that Huawei is achieving its vision to enrich life through communication.

Staff writer

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