South African telecoms operator Telkom is planning to pass one million households with its fibre-optic infrastructure within the next three years, according to CEO Sipho Maseko. TechCentral reports that under the company’s plans, more than 70,000 homes with be covered by fibre-to-the-home (FTTH) services by year-end, reaching 150,000 fibre households by March 2015 and 500,000 (end-2015). ‘By March 2018, we will have reached a million homes’, the executive said, adding that Telkom is also committed to providing open access to its infrastructure by opening its exchanges to rivals. ‘In the past we would fiercely oppose local loop unbundling [LLU]. However, going forward, we want to become much more of an open-access operator’, the CEO said. The telco is planning to provide alternative operators with access to 200 of its exchanges.
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