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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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Telkom releases details about its coverage and rollout plans for its 20Mbps and 40Mbps VDSL services, and its 100Mbps FTTH services Telkom released details about its current 20Mbps and 40Mbps VDSL coverage, and its new 100Mbps fibre to the home (... Read More
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Exactly what South Africa needs, or too good to be true? You decide. New kid on the block, One Cloud Internet, is promising 100 Megabits per second (Mbps) fibre broadband services from R39 per Gigabyte, or R999 for an uncapped option. As a launch... Read More
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Dark Fibre Africa (DFA) is acquiring SA-based last mile fibre solutions provider Conduct, for an undisclosed amount. DFA, a local open access dark fibre infrastructure provider, says the acquisition will help overcome the last mile barrier and give... Read More
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Fibre of all flavours has been the driver of growth for global fixed broadband subscribers Fibre of all flavours has been the driver of growth for global fixed broadband subscribers in late 2012 and early 2013. This is according to Point-Topic’s Q3... Read More
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The mobile operator?s enterprise-focused division thinks small and medium enterprises will deliver strong growth for it in the next few years. Mobile operator Vodacom wants 25% of its service revenues in South Africa to come from converged services... Read More
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Local government should work co-operatively with the private sector to avoid the duplication of costly fibre optic infrastructure where open-access networks already exist. This was the general consensus of the panel discussion of industry leaders... Read More
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There are some positive noises being made on South Africa?s fibre front, but a true consumer-level offering is still years away, according to an industry expert South Africa?s telecommunications industry is slowly making its way to full fibre-to-the... Read More
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The City of Joburg (COJ) Broadband Project has promised true smart city status to the city after it goes live on 1 July, but residents can look forward to additional benefits. BWired, the company that will operate the project for 12 years, says the... Read More
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Widespread criminality, often involving syndicates, is making it difficult for fibre-optic telecommunications companies to deploy infrastructure, especially in underserviced parts of the country, often to the detriment of poor communities. By Duncan... Read More
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Internet service provider RSAWeb has begun offering commercial services over the City of Cape Town?s fibre infrastructure. By Craig Wilson. Businesses in Cape Town?s central business district can now access the city?s fibre network, with service... Read More
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