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Thursday, Feb 27th

Fibre firm connects Joburg businesses for free


Fibre optic infrastructure company, Conduct Telecommunications, plans to connect their network project to more business areas in Johannesburg for ‘free’.

According to company officials, the rollout of fibre infrastructure over the next 18 months is planned to reach businesses in areas such as Bryanston, Parktown, Rivonia, Randburg, Rosebank, Sunninghill and Woodmead.

With the fibre infrastructure rollout, commercial businesses in these areas are able to connect to high-speed communications networks of service providers at no cost to them, said company chief executive officer, Johan Pretorius.

“Commercial business owners, who take the opportunity to have their premises connected with fibre, certainly gain a competitive advantage,” said Pretorius.

"It is open access which means any service provider may make use of the fibre. This will eliminate disruption to the premises by reducing the duplication of construction," he explained.

He added that service providers could utilise their open-access network with speed of between 2 Mbps and 1 Gbps connections to businesses.

"They have access to the fibre on equal terms they now compete on quality, cost and type of services they offer and this gives end-users choice," he said.

Conduct already has several commercial premises in Johannesburg connected to its fibre, in areas such as Hyde Park, Rosebank, Chislehurston, Illovo, Sandton, Bryanston and Rivonia.

The company also plans to roll-out fibre infrastructure in certain business areas in Cape Town.


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