What happens to Telkom’s old copper cables after it kills ADSL

As Openserve decommissions its old copper cable network, it is pulling up the copper and reselling it, the company has told MyBroadband.

“It’s a rigorous process,” Openserve said.

Telkom CEO Sipho Maseko confirmed in May that the company plans to decommission its old copper network in the next five years.

The company previously told MyBroadband that it would begin migrating users in batches. Telkom hoped to have moved all of its ADSL customers who live in areas where fibre is available to the newer technology by the end of September.

In areas where Telkom ADSL customers do not have fibre coverage, they will be offered a look-alike fixed-LTE service.

If you are using a capped ADSL connection at a fixed speed, you will be offered an LTE package with unrestricted speeds and the same monthly usage limits.

Customers with uncapped ADSL connections at a fixed speed will be offered a throttled LTE connection with uncapped data usage, subject to a fair usage policy.

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