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The FTTH Council Africa, an industry body for the fibre telecommunications industry, said on Wednesday that it has appointed a new chairman. Industry stalwart Andile Ngcaba will replace Richard Came as president of the body. Ngcaba was

The uptake of fibre to the home in Johannesburg is proof that the days of 4Mbit/s ADSL connections are numbered. Telkom, which had rolled out fibre to 38 000 households by August last year, has committed to raising that number to 500 000 by December 2016 and to a million homes by

News that Parkhurst residents have embarked on a project to deliver high-speed fibre access to homes and businesses in their neighbourhood represents a watershed moment that could lead to a broader roll-out of fibre to the home (FTTH) in South Africa. In areas like Parkhurst in Johannesburg, where housing is fairly dense by South

The City of Tshwane in Pretoria has launched a website offering an automated wayleave system for telecommunications operators wanting to lay fibre-optic infrastructure in the city. A wayleave is permission to use someone else’s property to deploy infrastructure

Crime is threatening to tear apart South Africa’s fledgling fibre-optic telecommunications industry as naked corruption by local government officials, deliberate damage to infrastructure by criminal syndicates and repeated threats of physical violence force sector players to stop building networks in parts of the country that desperately need

Fibre telecommunications industry lobby group, the FTTH Council Africa, has decided to take legal steps against the Ekurhuleni metropolitan municipality over a moratorium on new fibre projects in the vast East Rand region. The council has been threatening