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Fibre-to-the-home prices are starting to fall in South Africa, with affordable uncapped products emerging. GreenCom recently reduced the price of its 50Mbps and 100Mbps uncapped and unshaped fibre-to-the-home (FTTH) services. Greencom’s new prices... Read More
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Current alternatives won’t light up Britain’s broadband blackspots – the only true superior alternative to fibre to the cabinet is to provide fibre to the home. Despite the British government’s boasts of the steady roll-out of superfast broadband... Read More
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US telecommunications company Verizon has successfully tested its new super-fast fiber optic network. US telecommunications company Verizon has successfully completed tests on its new super-fast fiber optic network – which involved a 10Gbps trial... Read More
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The R1,2-billion Gauteng Broadband Network roll-out has reached a key milestone with fibre broadband connectivity to all eight vital core nodes. Altech Alcom Matomo confirms that it has connected 75 Fox Street, Chris Hani Baragwanath Academic... Read More
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Vumatel, Dark Fibre Africa, and Cybersmart shed light on what it costs to roll out FTTH in South Africa. Network providers have long lamented how costly it is to roll out their own fixed-line infrastructure in South Africa. While much of the cost... Read More
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Telkom and MWEB recently cut the prices of their fibre-to-the-home products – here is a summary of how their latest FTTH prices compare. Over the last few weeks many broadband Internet service providers reduced the prices of their fixed broadband... Read More
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If you want fibre in your complex or suburb, you may have to take matters into your own hands. In May 2014, Parkhurst in Johannesburg took its broadband future into its own hands when it announced it had put out a request for proposals for... Read More
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The City of Cape Town has released a collection of statistics about its fibre broadband network. The City of Cape Town’s fibre network has reached the point where it is extensive enough to be used by the private sector, it said. “Broadband... Read More
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Alcatel-Lucent has set a distance record for undersea data transmission. Alcatel-Lucent has set a distance record for undersea data transmission, breaking the 10,000km mark using 300G technology. This is thanks to “an affordable high-tech... Read More
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As fibre-to-the-home rolls out in earnest across suburban South Africa, the army with the most weapons is being left behind on the field of battle.  In the second decade of the 21st century, fibre-to-the-home represents the arrival of the... Read More
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Vumatel and MTN are expanding their fibre-to-the-home networks in Gauteng. Vumatel is expanding its fibre-to-the-home network, with residents of Victory Park, Linden, Bryanston South, and Blairgowrie all requesting the company to install fibre... Read More
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Engineers from UC San Diego’s Qualcomm Institute have “broken the limits” of fibre optic data transmission – increasing the power of signals by almost 20 times. According to a report by Engadget, the engineers were able to send information 11,900km... Read More
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Century City Connect, which operates a carrier-neutral open-access fibre optic network in Cape Town, has unveiled a new range of fibre-to-the-home packages for residents. Internet service providers have launched a new range of fibre-to-the-home... Read More
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CAPE TOWN: Accessible fibre broadband will be rolled out in high-density areas if residents demand it, says a provider. Fibre broadband provider 123Net is rolling out internet access on a demand basis where you can pay R3,600 once-off for an... Read More
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While many don't want to admit it, there are those dark recesses of your network that are still copper based, the areas you have left alone for decades because the alternative is to rip it all out and replace it. But this is a fallacy fabricated by... Read More
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Residents from Bryanston South reveal what they are willing to pay for fibre broadband. The Bryanston South Fibre Committee (BSFC) has invited network infrastructure players to bid on rolling out fibre-to-the-home services in its neighbourhood. It... Read More
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Cape Town based FTTH operator Octotel is planning to bring “super-fast fibre Internet directly into your home, with a choice of ISPs”. New fibre-to-the-home operator Octotel is planning to offer fibre broadband services in various Cape Town... Read More
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Telkom will have to step up its game as the fibre sector becomes more competitive.    The rapid momentum towards fibre rollout in SA is set to gain speed this year, as the Competition Commission forces Telkom to discount access to its fast-speed... Read More
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One man is trying to get the community of Northside, Roodepoort together to roll out fibre in in the area. Marc Rossmann, a resident of Wilgeheuwel in Roodepoort, Johannesburg has started campaigning for the residents of Little Falls, Strubens... Read More
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The average cost per megabit of residential broadband continues to fall for services delivered over cable and fibre networks. This is according to Point Topic’s Q1 2015 broadband tariff trends report. The report shows how the average cost per Mbps ... Read More
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