South African Internet Service Providers that have long been associated with the delivery of reliable internet access are in 2015 facing a host of new competitors. Added to this there is also a skyrocketing demand for next generation digital communication networks. Both of these situations have resulted in the industry moving in new and creative directions, while also creating the right atmosphere for innovative companies like Macrolan to shine. But what would it really take to completely transform the digital landscape of South Africa and make it one of the world’s first Gigabit Society’s? We take a closer look at the changes and challenges that the country and infrastructure would face if it wants to make this dream become a reality.