Seacom begins fibre rollout in Johannesburg

2017-07-18 13:59
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Johannesburg - Submarine cable operator Seacom has begun rollout of high-speed fibre internet access services to business and home users in Johannesburg, starting with the south. 

The company announced that it would roll out 8 kilometres of fibre in Meyersdal, Alberton. 

The last-mile fibre network will pass several businesses, residential developments and shopping malls in the area.

Kevin South, head of Seacom business, said the company is in the advanced stages of plans to enable commercial users and consumers in Johannesburg’s south to connect directly to Seacom and experience the power of smart fibre to the home and business. 

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“You will be able to upload as fast as you download, with no caps, no shaping, no throttling, and no surprise out-of-bundle charges. This is what using the internet should really feel like,” South said.

The move by the company falls in line with Seacom’s plans to extend the reach of its fibre network to more parts of South Africa, including areas currently underserviced by last-mile fibre operators. 

This also marks the first phase in Seacom’s plan to roll high-speed fibre services out in the greater Johannesburg area. 

Seacom will partner with various resellers to address the home, retail and business markets across the region. 

These resellers are taking pre-orders for fibre internet access, with services expected to go live before the end of the year. 

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