Telkom ropes in Frogfoot in fibre push
Telkom has brought Frogfoot – South Africa’s third largest fibre-to-the-home provider – on board as a third-party fibre network operator as of 2 November 2020.
In a statement, Telkom says Frogfoot has an expansive fibre footprint in SA 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,” says Gugu Mthembu, executive for 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,” says Mthembu.
The announcement comes as ITWeb reported that amid the heighted activity in the South African fibre market in recent years, the next phase will likely result in further consolidation as fibre network operators plan to extend their reach.