Telkom has chosen Frogfoot as its third-party fibre network to provide Fibre-to-the-Home (FTTH) to South Africa starting November.
“We are proud of this collaboration with a credible fibre provider that has over 15 years’ experience in the telecoms industry,” says Gugu Mthembu, Executive: Brand and Product Segments at Telkom.
“The partnership will widen our reach in the areas where OpenServe fibre currently does not exist, meaning Telkom’s competitive offerings will now become available to customers we couldn’t reach previously. However, we will not be leaving behind our existing customers with services running over the copper infrastructure within the Frogfoot footprint,” announced Gugu Mthembu.
Furthermore, Telkom is expected to roll out a new streaming platform called TelkomONE in November 2020. The video service will provide a variety of local South Africa content including music, education and series.
The Executive of Smart Home & Content of Telkom, Wanda Mkhize, said, “TelkomONE is a proudly local and South African service and naturally, we want to host and showcase outstanding content by content producers from our very own shores, including filmmakers, videographers, writers and directors on the platform.”
TelkomONE will be accessible on Web, App and Streaming Box and comes in daily, weekly and monthly subscription packages over and above a free section with a wide range of TV channels available to subscribers from most major networks.