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Parkview issues RFP for home fibre

Residents of the upmarket Johannesburg suburb of Parkview, following in the footsteps of nearby Parkhurst, are pushing ahead with their plans to build a fibre-to-the-home network in their suburb. The Parkview Residents Association on Thursday said it had issued a request for proposals

ISPs reveal Parkhurst fibre prices

Three Internet service providers (ISPs) have revealed how much they will charge consumers for access to bandwidth in the pioneering fibre-to-the-home Johannesburg suburb of Parkhurst. Vox Telecom, Cybersmart and Cool Ideas

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Vumatel breaks ground for FTTH [pictures]

Vumatel, the company that won the project to deploy fibre-to-the-home (FTTH) broadband in Parkhurst in Johannesburg, broke first ground on the project on Monday. The first trench was dug in a street outside Parkhurst Primary School. The fibre telecommunications start-up

Consumers break SA’s home fibre logjam

South Africa’s stately progress towards implementing fibre to the home (FTTH) has taken a turn for the better after two residents’ associations took matters into their own hands. One, Parkhurst in Johannesburg, has appointed a supplier and the other, nearby Parkview, is asking for quotes on delivering home fibre. The big gorillas in South Africa’s

Now Parkview jumps on FTTH bandwagon

Residents of another upmarket Johannesburg suburb have kick-started the process of building a fibre-to-the-home (FTTH) network in their neighbourhood. Parkview has signalled plans to follow the example of nearby Parkhurst, which has taken an early lead in building FTTH. “We have fast fibre-optic

Is this copper’s comeback?

Bell Labs, the research and development arm of Alcatel-Lucent, announced this week that it has developed a prototype technology, called XG-Fast, which it used to transmit speeds of up to 10Gbit/s over traditional copper phone lines. The technology, which is expected to be launched commercially

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Toughest challenges loom for Telkom

Telkom’s share price has risen sharply in the past year on optimism that the new leadership team under CEO Sipho Maseko has what it takes to turn the lumbering telecommunications giant around. Since last June, the share price has gained more than 150%. And since its low point in May last year, it has

Telkom unveils FTTH plans, lists suburbs

Telkom has announced plans for a national fibre-to-the-home project targeting upmarket suburbs in Johannesburg, Pretoria, Durban and Cape Town. CEO Sipho Maseko on Friday revealed plans to roll out fibre broadband at speeds of up to 100Mbit/s. The main focus will be on

Vumatel eyes billions for SA home fibre

Vumatel, the company that recently won the project to deploy fibre-to-the-home broadband in Parkhurst in Johannesburg intends rolling out fibre to as many as 200 000 homes in the next three to four years at a cost of between R2bn and R3bn. The company, which is led by CEO Niel Schoeman

Vumatel wins Parkhurst FTTH contract

The Parkhurst Residents and Business Owners Association (Praboa) has unanimously decided to award the project to build fibre to homes and businesses in the neighbourhood to Vumatel, a new player in South Africa’s last-mile fibre market. The project will be the first for Vumatel and will likely serve as a case

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