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MIDRAND – Vorna Valley Residents Association says residents are happy with a fibre optic service provided by a company working in the area. Link Africa offers fibre in sewer and storm water drains and is currently working in Vorna Valley, Midrand... Read More
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Durban - KZN will lead the way in the country’s digital future, as a major Chinese fibre optics company lays multimillion-rand roots in the province. Yangtze Optics Africa Cable (YOAC) broke ground on its R150-million fibre optics cable company on... Read More
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Did you know that fibre existed in South Africa in 2007? Yes, nine years ago it did exist in South Africa, but it was a well-hidden, underutilised technology, not available to our mobile network operators, the “second national operator”, value-... Read More
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A turf war to lay fibre optic cables directly to homes in South Africa’s largest metros is delivering faster speeds and cheaper prices. A host of new entrants is using various technologies to set up fibre networks in suburbs and business... Read More
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Residents and businesses in Cape Town will soon get connected via the city's sewage pipes The City of Cape Town has approved the use municipal sewage and storm water pipes for fibre-optic connectivity. This follows the move by the City of Cape... Read More
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Fibre optics allow for the communication of data at the speed of light. But the amount of data that can be sent along any optic fibre is limited by how much information you can encode into the light wave travelling through it. Currently, optic... Read More
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South Africa’s telecoms industry is on the cusp of its next wave of growth, thanks to the growing uptake of bandwidth intensive applications such as Cloud services and Internet TV streaming from businesses and consumers alike. That’s according to... Read More
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Telkom is already replacing ADSL with fibre in many neighbourhoods, and some service providers see FTTH as a replacement for Naked ADSL. While many Internet service providers and consumers are keen to see a Naked DSL product from Telkom, commercial... Read More
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Underground infrastructure is being compromised by the deployment of fibre-optic cables. Fibre is the way to go. That is not up for debate. Quicker downloads, less buffer time when streaming and seamless online video chats are all perks of having... Read More
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Having reliable, high-speed connectivity has become an imperative for small to medium businesses. But with many decision-makers still focused on traditional ADSL access, what needs to happen for fibre to become the de facto standard? Contrary to... Read More
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When it comes to FTTx deployment, many carriers mistakenly assume that PON is the best or only game in town. This addresses some of the myths surrounding Active Ethernet and PON technologies and explains why Active Ethernet networks are becoming... Read More
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Largely available for exclusive business centres and elite gated communities until recently, fibre developments in 2015 showed both the technology and the players to be serious contenders in the broadband industry. But why only now? Simon Butler,... Read More
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Directel has announced that it will launch a new fibre Internet service in a handful of Metrofibre areas. Directel and Workonline Communications have announced the launch of a new fibre Internet service called RocketNet. It promises to be one of... Read More
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Western Cape Premier Helen Zille has explained how criminals are hurting the roll-out of broadband networks in the province.     Western Cape Premier Helen Zille has released her latest newsletter, in which she discussed the criminal threat... Read More
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Proliferation of fibre to the home in Johannesburg is sure to grow dramatically in 2016. By Sungula Nkabinde. Johannesburg skyline at night (image: South African Tourism) The uptake of fibre to the home (FTTH) in Johannesburg is proof that the... Read More
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Criminals, possibly from within the telecommunications industry, have begun targeting fibre broadband companies deploying infrastructure in South Africa. Criminals, possibly from within the industry, have begun targeting fibre broadband companies... Read More
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These are the best 1Gbps fibre-to-the-home prices available in South Africa. Frogfoot recently published pricing of the various fibre-to-the home services ISPs offer on its networks. Among the deals are capped packages from MWEB and Vox Telecom... Read More
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One of South Africa's most prominent upmarket estates, Dainfern, has issued a request for proposals for the installation of fibre-to-the-home broadband. One of South Africa’s most prominent upmarket estates, Dainfern, north of Fourways in... Read More
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Global telecommunication optical fibre supplier YOFC will invest R150-million in a new fibre cable manufacturing facility in South Africa. Yangtze Optical Fibre (Africa), with headquarters in Johannesburg, will construct an optical fibre cable... Read More
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Orange Horizons CEO Sébastien Crozier said that South Africa can learn a lot from Europe when it comes to FTTH. Fibre-to-the-home will develop quicker if regulations are put in place to prevent the duplication of infrastructure, said Orange... Read More
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