SEACOM kicks off fibre rollout in southern Johannesburg
20 July 2017 | Jason McGee-Abe
SEACOM is bringing its high-speed fibre internet access services to business and home users in the southern areas of Johannesburg, starting with the rollout of 8km of fibre in Meyersdal, Alberton.
The last-mile fibre network will pass several businesses, residential developments and shopping malls in the area, as part of SEACOM’s plans to rapidly extend the reach of its fibre network to more parts of South Africa.
This is 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.
“We’re in the advanced stages of our plans to enable commercial users and consumers in Johannesburg’s south to connect directly to SEACOM and experience the power of fast, affordable smart fibre-to-the-home and business,” said Kevin South, head of SEACOM Business – Channel.
“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.”
SEACOM has been on a drive to grow its internet access business organically and by acquisition, following the launch of SEACOM Business.
In May, SEACOM launched points of presence (PoPs) in Rwanda and Botswana through partnerships with local players.