Telkom builds high-speed network

2012-03-28 12:41

Cape Town - Telkom has begun rolling out service nodes that will replace existing infrastructure to deliver high-speed broadband to consumers.

According to a MyBroadband report, the telco will roll out 3 700 multi-service access nodes (MSANs) that will replace older cabinets.

These MSANs will be used to offer high-speed ADSL services for home users.

Users can expect speeds of 1Gbps on the fibre cables and up to 40mbps on the copper infrastructure where available.

According to Alphonzo Samuels, managing executive for network infrastructure provisioning, the first MSANs have been installed in Waterkloof Ridge in Pretoria.


  • abduraghmaan - 2012-03-28 14:06

    Is this for real?

      clinton.badenhorst - 2012-03-28 14:38

      I am sure it's for real... The BIG question is when will we see it? 2050 only? We are really far behind with broadband. Most UK people have got 50 meg lines already!

      Tony Lapson - 2012-03-28 14:58

      Had 40meg line in Australia 7 years ago. Prices are killing necessary developments.

  • matewis1 - 2012-03-28 17:19

    I've had my 200 Mb line in Sweden for 3 years already. Thinking of upgrading to the new 500 Mb line soon. It's about time SA catches up, it's pretty sad when 3G connections are faster than fixed line internet...

  • gregnikitas - 2012-03-28 17:32

    Where do I sign up :D?

  • maritza.meyer - 2012-03-28 20:15

    Yes but what will it cost?

  • Colin - 2012-03-29 08:01

    This is great news for those who already have the luxury of an ADSL service. In the area we live, there is no ADSL available. I have an application at Telkom that has been there for the past 10 years and is acknowledged by them each time I make a new application. They won't even take another application. The only response I get is that we have fibre cables and they need copper to provide ADSL. At this stage there is no planning for provision of this service. Now they're up-grading the systen to provide faster speeds and that on FIBRE cables, but can't even provide a basic service to all.

  • JasonMichaelsRSA - 2012-03-29 17:07

    I wish they could do the same for their wireless network, 8ta

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