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[December 04, 2012]

Telkom suffers major cable damage in Bloemfontein

(ENP Newswire Via Acquire Media NewsEdge) ENP Newswire - 04 December 2012 Release date- 29112012 - Telkom services to approximately 1500 residential, corporate and business customers in Westdene, Bloemfontein have been disrupted due to extensive damage to its cables in the area.

On 28 November a private contractor drilled through three major Telkom cables on the corner of Markgraaf and Nelson Mandela Avenue in the Westdene area.

Customers with the exchange code 430, 448, 447, 403, 405, 412 and 400 in the suburb of Westdene are affected. Large shopping centres like the Sanlam Plaza, the Westdene Centre and the Reids Plaza are affected as well various banks and garages.

Telkom has deployed several teams and will work around the clock to restore the affected services as soon as possible. The services will be progressively restored until 20:00 on Wednesday 5 December 2012. We apologise for the inconvenience caused by this outage and we assure customers that we are doing all that we can to prevent further damage of cables in the area.

The contractor will be held liable for the damage to Telkom's infrastructure and Telkom has introduced various measures to avoid further damage of telecommunication cables in the area.

About Telkom Telkom is a leading communications services provider in South Africa and on the African continent. We had consolidated operating revenue from continuing operations of R33.1 billion and profit for the year from continuing operations of R179 million for the year ended 31 March 2012. Total assets from continuing operations amounted to R52.6 billion and equity attributable to the owners of Telkom to R29.7 billion as of 31 March 2012. The group generated free cash flow of R2.1 billion for the year ended 31 March 2012.

We had consolidated operating revenue of R16.1 billion and profit after tax of R222 million for the six months ended 30 September 2012. Total assets amounted to R53.3 billion and equity attributable to the owners of Telkom to R29.8 billion as of 30 September 2012. The group generated free cash flow of R1.5 billion for the six months ended 30 September 2012.

As of 30 September 2012, we had approximately 3.9 million telephone access lines in service and 99.9% of our telephone access lines were connected to digital exchanges. We offer business, residential and payphone customers a wide range of services and products, including: fixed-line subscription and connection services to post-paid, prepaid and private payphone customers using PSTN (Public Switched Telephone Network) lines, including ISDN (Integrated Services Digital Network) lines, and the sale of the subscription based value-added voice services and customer premises equipment rental and sales; fixed-line traffic services to post-paid, prepaid, and payphone customers, including local, long distance, fixed-to-mobile, international outgoing and international voice-over-internet protocol traffic services; interconnection services, including terminating and transiting traffic from South African mobile operators, as well as from international operators and transiting traffic from mobile to international destinations; fixed-line data centre operations and internet services, including domestic and international data transmission services, such as point-to-point leased lines, ADSL (Asymmetrical Digital Subscriber Line) services, packet-based services, managed data networking services and internet access and related information technology services; e-commerce, including internet access service provider, application service provider, hosting, data storage, e-mail and security services; mobile communication services, including voice services, data services and handset sales through its mobile brand called 8*ta; and Telkom Business Mobile; and other services including directory services, through Trudon (Proprietary) Limited, wireless data services, through Swiftnet (Proprietary) Limited and internet services outside South Africa, through iWayAfrica Group (integration of Africa Online Limited and MWEB Africa Limited).

For further enquiries, please contact: PYNEE CHETTY Senior Specialist: Media Relations Tel.: (012) 311-5247 Cell: 081 389 7874 Email: chettpr2@telkom.co.za or LEIGH-ANN FRANCIS Specialist: Media Relations Tel.: (012) 311-7114 Cell: 081 391 4780 Email: francilm@telkom.co.za [Editorial queries for this story should be sent to newswire@enpublishing.co.uk] ((Comments on this story may be sent to info@enpublishing.co.uk)) (c) 2012 Electronic News Publishing -

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