Telkom SA taps Alca-Lu for GPON, VDSL2 deployment

27 Jun 2012

Telkom South Africa has selected French-US telecoms equipment vendor Alcatel-Lucent to supply equipment for a broadband network upgrade that will form a key part of the company’s ‘Network Transformation Initiative’. The project will see Telkom upgrading its existing nationwide access network with VDSL2 technology, whilst gigabit passive optical network (GPON) technology will also be rolled out to support fibre-to-the-home (FTTH) infrastructure ‘where commercially viable’. Daniel Jaeger, Alcatel-Lucent vice president for Africa, commented: ‘We are delighted to meet Telkom SA’s needs with a turn-key solution that will enable them to provide the new kinds of services their subscribers demand. Our equipment will facilitate Telkom SA’s drive to more effectively compete with mobile service providers by delivering a better customer experience’.

South Africa, Telkom South Africa