South Africa to Get 100 Mbps Fiber-optic Broadband

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4Q 2014 | IN-1020555


Vodacom Rolls Out 100 Mbps Business Broadband


South African mobile operator Vodacom announced in September 2014 the launch of its fiber-to-the-business (FTTB) service to business customers. The service branded as “Broadband Connect Fiber” is available in selected areas in Gauteng, Cape Town, and Durban. Vodacom uses passive optical network (PON) technology for the new service, which can attain broadband speeds of up to 100 Mbps. Vodacom provides flexible broadband packages in “Broadband Connect Fiber” service with 5 Mbps to 100 Mbps packages from which customers can choose based on their needs.

Vodacom is South Africa’s largest mobile operator with a subscriber base of 32.5 million. The company has been investing in fiber-optic networks to improve its mobile networks. The launch of its FTTB business broadband service is a part of its fiber infrastructure investment. Recently launched “Broadband Connect Fiber” service monthly pricing ran...

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