Telkom’s Openserve welcomed by SA Telecomms Minister

Telkom is looking to strengthen its base further and establish brand presence in the telecommunications market it has found itself by launching a new innovation which would see another business unit added to its operations. The new business unit, referred to as Openserve, is aimed at embracing the possibility of even more open access environments and all the benefits it has to offer.

Speaking on the innovation was the GCEO of Telkom, Sipho Maseko. He said: “Over the past two years, our strategy has
delivered positive results, but it is not yet complete. We have tackled inefficiency, complexity and high costs and our quest to improve our customer experience remains a primary focus. But to fundamentally change the way we do business, while also working to take up a meaningful and impactful role in an increasingly open-access environment, we have had to review our operating model”

The Minister for Telecommunications and Postal services, Siyabonga Cwele, has also issued a lengthy statement that welcomes the Telkom Openserve.

“This development will accelerate the implementation of the open access policy that will allow access to critical infrastructure by all licensed operators, reduce barriers to entry to the market and allow infrastructure sharing, thereby reducing duplication of infrastructure,”

He continued saying “In the end, it could lead to a faster
deployment of broadband infrastructure and services to reach all areas of the country, reduce the cost to communicate and ensure access to affordable data and other electronic communications. Another benefit of an open access environment is that it could facilitate the entry of new players, especially black participants in one of the key sectors of the economy” among other things.

Via: My Broadband

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