Telkom SA’s 40 Mbps broadband pilot project takes flight
Telkom SA Ltd. Group CEO, Nombulelo Moholi launched the company’s 15th annual Southern Africa Telecommunication Networks and Applications Conference (SATNAC) in George on Sunday 02 September.
Speaking at the launch, Moholi emphasised the company’s mission to “seamlessly connect people to a better life” and announced the launch of a pilot programme to begin testing high speed broadband offerings.
“We want to lead in the converged ICT market,” Moholi said. “We are moving towards the need for a network transformation and creating one all IP network for fixed and mobile convergence and super-fast, quality broadband.”
“A core part of our strategy is to lead in the data and broadband space as well as the fixed-mobile convergence market. The timeous launch of this pilot indicates the focussed execution of our strategy,” she added.
Moholi emphasised the company’s strategy to provide a quality network with reach that is unrivalled and pervasive broadband services.
It is Telkom SA’s ambition to rollout ubiquitous quality broadband and deliver on the promise of high speed broadband, balancing the interests of corporate clients and ordinary consumers.
To do this and meeting the challenge of a dispersed geographic market, the company’s various divisions focus on matching up solutions to the requirements of the market.
Moholi also mentioned the company’s access investment, incorporating the national transmission network, high growth of data transferring through the network and undersea capacity.
This investment is expected to give impetus to the company’s strategy to drive FTTX 40Mbps fibre to the home and to the business.
To date 53 Multi Service Access Nodes have been deployed to facilitate the project.
Chris Tredger, Online Editor