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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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2014 has been a watershed year for fibre in SA – thanks not only to resourceful residents, but also to smaller ICT players that have driven the technologythat is likely to one day be the standard in connectivity, replacing its predecessor copper.... Read More
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The residents’ association has favoured an open-access model for fibre to the home, appointing Dark Fibre Africa to wire up homes in the upmarket Johannesburg suburb Dark Fibre Africa (DFA) has won a tender from the Parkview Residents’ Association... Read More
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Telecommunications start-up Vumatel says the first homes in Parkhurst have gone live on its fibre-to-the-home network (FTTH) with speeds of up to 1Gbps. The company broke ground for the fibre project in the Johannesburg suburb at the end of August... Read More
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Forget about how much fibre SA has. The numbers that really matter are the ones that reflect what still needs to be connected. This is according to Reshaad Sha, chief strategy officer at Dark Fibre Africa (DFA). Presenting on behalf of DFA at the... Read More
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The FTTH Council Africa hosted its first annual awards on Wednesday, 29 October in Johannesburg. "In an industry that is still relatively new, there are many challenges, trials and uncertainties. This year the members of the board felt it necessary... Read More
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There has been a shift from building and developing backbone infrastructure o connecting the last mile point and connecting these to the fibre-optic grid. The is according to Richard Came, president of the FTTH Council Africa, who opened the third... Read More
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The Msunduzi Municipality spent lots of resources, including on legal battles, to try to stop fibre network rollouts in Pietermaritzburg The Supreme Court of Appeal recently ruled in favour of Dark Fibre Africa (DFA) in a case involving the roll... Read More
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MTN has unveiled its latest fibre-to-the-home prices, taking on companies like Vumatel and Smartvillage MTN recently released its latest fibre-to-the-home (FTTH) prices, with access speeds ranging between 20Mbps and 100Mbps. MTN is currently... Read More
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The Supreme Court of Appeal has ruled in favour of Dark Fibre Africa in what the company said was a win for South Africa’s fibre industry. Dark Fibre Africa (DFA) has won a battle in the Supreme Court of Appeal against the Msunduzi Municipality,... Read More
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Fibre-To-The-Home – South Africa’s big gorillas “wait-and-see” while consumers break the logjam South Africa’s stately progress towards implementing Fibre-To-The Home seems to have taken a turn for the better in the shape of two residents’... Read More
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Telkom says it has passed through 1,733 homes to enable a FTTH service, with 254 homes already connected. Telkom says it has passed through 1,733 homes to enable a fibre-to-the-home (FTTH) service, with 254 homes already connected. The telco... Read More
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Point Topic sheds light on the take-up of fixed broadband services at a country and technology level across the globe Point Topic has released its global broadband subscriber research results, which show that fibre connections are rapidly eating... Read More
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