Although fibre has existed in South Africa for a number of years, it is a technology that wasn’t readily available. However, the recent surge in fibre rollouts across SA has seen more and more customers benefitting from faster broadband access.
The City of Cape Town announced this week that it intends rolling out fibre broadband access to all buildings in the central business district (CBD) as part of its investment into a municipal broadband network initiative.
Internet and telephony service provider, BitCo, has recently also publicised its plans to install a state-of-the-art fibre network that will service businesses in the Strijdom Park area near Randburg.
In another fibre deployment project, Metrofibre Networx and Link Africa have joined forces and are set to replace all core network links in Gauteng. The rollout is expected to take two years, with two major routes being completed before 2017.
SEACOM, the fibre service provider that introduced its business offering about a year ago, boasts the highest average speed in South Africa, and is signing up approximately 60 new corporate and SME customers monthly.
If the SA fibre boom continues in this vein, fibre to everywhere will indeed become a reality in the near future.