A hotel in Sandton has been connected to the Internet at speeds of 2Gbit/s, or 2 000 times faster than an average 1Mbit/s home connection, thanks to Dark Fibre Africa, a terrestrial fibre company, and Seacom, the submarine cable provider.
However, the connection is temporary and is designed only to showcase what can be done with fibre-based telecommunications infrastructure.
The 2Gbit/s connection, installed at the Hilton in Sandton, has been established for the third African Peering and Interconnection Forum organised by the Internet Society.
The forum is meant to foster national and cross-border interconnection opportunities by allowing key players from infrastructure and service providers, regulators and policy makers to share experiences and knowledge. — (c) 2012 NewsCentral Media