SEACOM is bringing high-speed fibre internet access to businesses and homes in Johannesburg, starting in Alberton, with a rollout of 8km of fibre. The last-mile fibre network will go through several business, residential development and shopping malls of the area.
This development comes in line with SEACOM’s plans to extend its reach further across South Africa, including areas that are currently underserviced by last-mile fibre operating companies. SEACOM will partner with different resellers to address the home, retail and business markets across the region. These resellers are taking pre-orders for fibre Internet access, with services expected to go live before the end of the year.
Kevin South, Head of SEACOM Business – Channel says “We’re in the advanced stages of our plans to enable commercial users and consumers in southern Johannesburg’s to connect directly to SEACOM and experience the power of fast, affordable smart fibre to the home and business. You will be able to upload as fast as you download, with no caps, no shaping, no throttling, and no surprise out-of-bundle charges. This is what using the Internet should really feel like.”
SEACOM has been aspiring to grow its Internet access businesses organically and by acquisition, following the successful launch of SEACOM Business, which focuses on bringing broadband and cloud services to commercial users through a direct sales force and a growing network of channel partners.