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We take a look at how a fibre-to-the-home installation works, and photos of an actual FTTH set-up from Vumatel. Vumatel is rolling out fibre-to-the-home (FTTH) in many suburbs around the country, offering speeds of up to 1Gbps to subscribers. The... Read More
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Although SA's fibre-to-the-home (FTTH) market is in a fledgling phase, it looks set to follow in the footsteps of the country's 20-year-old mobile industry, with a price war, as new and existing players vie for a piece of the high-speed... Read More
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Being a fibre-optic pioneer in SA can be exasperating sometimes, says FibreCo CEO Arif Hussain. "I don’t want to appear insensitive to the challenges of people in SA, but what frustrates me at times is that when digging up roads a lot of people... Read More
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The FTTH Council Africa, in partnership with Africa Bandwidth Maps, has launched a survey to track the penetration of fibre-to-the-home and fibre-to-the-business in Africa. The research aims to document as many metropolitan, FTTH, and FTTB networks... Read More
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Deploying aerial fibre, rather than burying it, will significantly reduce the cost of expanding fibre-to-the-home broadband in South Africa, according to Dark Fibre Africa. By Duncan McLeod. Deploying aerial fibre, rather than burying it, will... Read More
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New fibre-to-the-home player 123NET is planning to shake up the South African broadband market with 1Gbps FTTH services at prices never seen before in the country. 123NET has unveiled its planned fibre-to-the-home prices, which include a 1Gbps... Read More
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Chinese telecommunications giant Huawei is looking to capitalise on the increased demand for reliable and high-speed broadband in SA. Last week, the company introduced its Gigabit Passive Optical Network (GPON) in the country, targeting local... Read More
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If your business still relies on copper for its connectivity, it may be time to move to high-speed fibre. Businesses need a robust and reliable communications network, and constant connectivity is essential. To serve these needs, Telkom has... Read More
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The CraigPark Residents Association (CRA) has released fibre-to-the-home (FTTH) prices, citing savings of between R760 and R1 500 compared to "other" Internet service providers (ISPs). The CRA, which encompasses Johannesburg's northern suburbs of... Read More
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While industry watchers have painted an apathetic picture of the outlook for landscape-changing fibre in SA in the short-term, the ingenuity of communities willing to step up to the plate bodes well. This is according to local communications ... Read More
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Video-on-demand, smart homes and the Internet of things are all pushing the need for fibre in SA, but the outlook – despite much noise and tentative moves over the past – remains apathetic in 2015. While hopes ran high last year amid what seemed to... Read More
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Video-on-demand, smart homes and the Internet of things are all pushing the need for fibre in SA, but the outlook – despite much noise and tentative moves over the past – remains apathetic in 2015. While hopes ran high last year amid what seemed to... Read More
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Many service providers are offering fibre-to-the-home products in South Africa – here are the best deals in town Web Africa launched its new Telkom-based fibre-to-the-home (FTTH) products on 21 January 2015, offering speeds of between 20Mbps and... Read More
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Web Africa has unveiled its Telkom-based fibre-to-the-home products, offering speeds of 20Mbps, 40Mbps, and 100Mbps Web Africa has launched its fibre-to-the-home (FTTH) products which will use Telkom’s infrastructure, offering speeds of between... Read More
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Following a recent string of legal battles between municipalities and several telecommunications companies, most notably the judgement of the Supreme Court of Appeal (SCA) in favour of Dark Fibre Africa (DFA) over the Msunduzi municipality, a... Read More
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International technology websites are full of complaints about cable Internet providers in the United States, and one can’t help but wonder if South Africa is heading the same way Two affluent Johannesburg suburbs took their broadband future into... Read More
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  The availability of fibre and the adoption thereof is on the increase. However, more fibre also means security threats are rapidly on the increase. So says Johan Olivier, commercial manager at XDSL, who notes, in the past 18 months, security... Read More
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Vumatel has identified Parktown North as the next suburb that will get fibre after Parkhurst.  Parktown North has become the latest suburb where residents are working together to have an ultra-high-speed fibre-to-the-home (FTTH) network installed... Read More
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BWired, a leading network solutions and services provider, is proud to introduce its Point to Anywhere Metro Connect Layer 2 Ethernet broadband service. Today, clients located within the Johannesburg metro, via a specific VLAN, can now take... Read More
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Liquid Telecom South Africa has announced details of its new reseller programme, established in response to increasing demand for high-speed broadband from enterprises and individuals across South Africa. It is part of Liquid Telecom’s mission to... Read More
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