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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

Metrofibre Networx has won a contract to install fibre broadband in the Beaulieu, Heathcliff and Blue Hills estates north of Johannesburg. It has been named the preferred high-speed fibre and data services supplier for the area

Former Absa CEO Steve Booysen, who now heads up Metrofibre Networx – in which he is a significant investor – has outlined plans by the broadband telecommunications specialist to become the latest player to target South Africa’s fast-growing fibre-to-the-home market

Fibre telecommunications industry lobby group, the FTTH Council Africa, has given the Ekurhuleni metropolitan municipality until noon on Wednesday to lift a moratorium on fibre projects on Gauteng’s East Rand or face court action. FTTH Council Africa CEO Juanita Clark had earlier said the council would take the municipality

Weeks after independent fibre operator Metrofibre Networx completed the roll-out of high-speed fibre-optic access infrastructure to Rivonia in Johannesburg, the company has announced it has extended the network to Linbro Business Park, a giant office park complex east of Sandton. Metrofibre Networx

Independent telecommunications infrastructure operator Metrofibre Networx has extended its “open-access” fibre network across the Johannesburg suburb of Rivonia, meaning businesses and some residential homes in the area can now get high-speed Internet connections of up to 1Gbit/s. The area covered

Fibre to the home in SA is “inevitable” but in the interim long-term evolution (LTE) wireless broadband technology will meet growing bandwidth requirements of both consumers and companies. This is the view of MTN Business GM for fixed-mobile convergence

Someone once said that a “successful company is one that lays a firm foundation with the bricks others have thrown at them”. With that in mind, I do not believe it’s too late for Telkom. Recently, Vodacom Group CEO Pieter Uys

SA will soon be awash in cheap international bandwidth. The challenge is getting that bandwidth into the hands of consumers and companies. So, news this week of the launch of a new fibre operator is encouraging. Eassy. Wacs. Ace. Main One. These are the names of new cable systems that are either in the works or already under construction. Together with the Seacom cable in the east and the Sat-3 system in the west, they promise a flood of cheap international bandwidth.

SA is getting a new fixed-line telecommunications network operator, TechCentral can report exclusively. The company, called Metrofibre Networx, enjoys the backing of several heavy hitters, including former Absa CEO Steve Booysen and Dark Fibre Africa co-founder Malcolm Kirby. Metrofibre Networx, which is led by Kirby, will focus almost exclusively on delivering high-speed fibre connectivity to businesses