FibreCo Telecommunications, a joint venture between Cell C, Convergence Partners and Internet Solutions, has passed the halfway mark of the first link of its R5-billion national fibre-optic broadband network.
The company said that the construction of 600 km of the targeted 1 000 km stretch from Johannesburg, through Bloemfontein, to East London has been completed.
This formed part of FibreCo’s three-phase, 12 000 km, high-speed, open-access, longhaul, fibre-optic network plans.
FibreCo aimed to complete the first 2 000 km connecting Johannesburg and Cape Town through Bloemfontein, Port Elizabeth and East London by the third quarter of 2013.
“This is a significant milestone for FibreCo, and is a good indication that the construction process is on track,” said CEO Arif Hussain, adding that service could be offered on the route from early 2013 as partial routes came on stream.« Back