MTN celebrates 25 years with 95% 4G coverage in SA
The mobile network operator says it has reached 95% 4G coverage across the country.
Vox, Frogfoot, Telkom, Cloudseed form new solutions vendor
The companies announce the launch of Lekelela Technical Services, a telecommunication staff and solutions vendor.
Minister challenges fibre industry to service marginalised areas
Stella Ndabeni-Abrahams encourages fibre providers to reach areas they normally shy away from to ensure connectivity for all South Africans.
Vumatel fires warning shot with prepaid fibre services
The fibre network operator promises high-speed and reliable connectivity through its prepaid platform, saying cost shouldn’t be an inhibitor to access.
EXCLUSIVE: Seacom’s 1TB fibre link between Joburg, Cape Town goes live
The subsea cable operator lights up a 1TB fibre line connecting Johannesburg and Cape Town, with East London being the next destination.
Netshield SA offers copper to fibre network converters
A new media converter range is an affordable alternative to ripping and replacing ageing networks, says Netshield.
The future of fibre
Fibre is no longer a dream on the horizon of a connected South Africa. This is the largest fibre market on the continent and, despite a continental year-on-year slowing of fixed line services by 0.1%, SA's FTTH connections were growing by more than 30% by mid-2018, according to the FTTH Council. But the migration from ADSL and the saturation in affluent urban areas are reaching their peaks. What's next for the local fibre market?