Telkom partners with fibre company Frogfoot to increase Fibre-to-the-Home coverage

Telkom South Africa has selected the country’s third-largest fibre-to-the-home (FTTH) provider Frogfoot, as its third party fibre network operator as of 2 November 2020.

Frogfoot has an expansive fibre footprint in South Africa with more than 220 000 homes passed.

“We are proud of this collaboration with a credible fibre provider that has over 15 years’ experience in the telecoms industry. 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.”

Gugu Mthembu, executive: brand and product segments at Telkom

Telkom will make a number of unlimited home bundles and unlimited home lite bundles available over the Frogfoot fibre network.

The shift toward remote working as a result of the Covid-19 lockdown has seen an increased interest in FTTH, and Frogfoot says it seeks to cater to this need by extending its network beyond the major cities. The cities include Bloemfontein, East London, Ermelo, George, Mossel Bay, Pietermaritzburg, Polokwane, Richards Bay and others. 

According to Shane Chorley, head of sales and marketing at Frogfoot, Telkom customers will continue to deal with Telkom as their Internet Service Provide and Frogfoot will purely be the infrastructure provider.

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