Fibre land grab turns to gold rush

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Written by Connection-Telecom Editor on Friday, 24 October 2014

Article source: ITWeb 

In a recent article, Connection Telecom noted a spate of excellent low-cost fibre-based Internet offerings from a spread of providers, pointing out enormous benefits for customers of all sizes and fortunes.

And while there has been little to suggest any downside, signs are that a kind of gold fever is gripping the telco providers of eGoli, Cape Town and Durban, leaving customers feeling bombarded and bamboozled by unclear offerings, says Rob Lith, Co-founder and Director of Connection Telecom.

The following are tactics that customers should be wary of in this new era of abundant, well-priced access.

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Stake your claim, fibre land grab is on!

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Written by Connection-Telecom Editor on Tuesday, 07 October 2014

Article source: ITWeb 

The fibre roll-out race has been hotting up properly of late. Connectivity providers are falling over themselves to cover as much ground as possible with increasingly high-capacity fibre access at aggressive prices and with minimal lead times.

Fibre broadband Internet access is widely acknowledged as a foundation for digitally-enabled prosperity, as it "creates the platforms upon which users experience the Internet, and entrepreneurs and businesses innovate" (McKinsey & Co, Internet Matters). In addition, the Broadband Commission, a joint body of UNESCO and the ITU, found that for every 10% increase in broadband penetration, additional growth of 1.3% in the national GDP can be expected.

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Big win for fibre in South Africa

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Written by Connection-Telecom Editor on Monday, 06 October 2014

In February 2014, Msunduzi Municipality filed a case against Dark Fibre Africa, after the
company began constructing the initial phase of a fibre optic network in the Msunduzi municipal area for the South African government. Dark Fibre Africa (DFA) has won a battle in the Supreme Court of Appeal against the municipality.

DFA is a privately owned company that builds, operates, and maintains a carrier-neutral fibre optic infrastructure. It has stated that the ruling is not only a win for DFA, but for the industry as a whole.

Read more at MyBroadband.