Cell C Launches C-Fibre

Cell C Launches C-Fibre

The fibre-to-the-home (FTTH) business just got a whole lot more interesting with Cell C launching its very own fibre to the home service dubbed C-Fibre. Cell C, which is well established in the country, is South Africa’s third largest mobile network and it is estimated that it has over 22 million subscribers. This would allow them to directly approach and advertise to a large portion of the internet using public through their very own mobile network. But who exactly is assisting Cell C with this and will it be available in areas outside of Johannesburg (where it is rumoured to be launching first)?

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SA Broadband Roll-out to Cost Billions

National SA Broadband Roll-out to Cost Billions

With the government drive to increase broadband access across South Africa there has been much said over the past few months about the merits of the initiative. But now there is also a price tag that has been attached to the venture and it is a rather large one…

Government has stated that the goal of universal broadband by 2020 is attainable, but this means that almost all of the existing copper infrastructure will need to be replaced as it is unsuitable for high speed data transfer services such as HD video streaming. The cost of replacing all of this is astronomical and comes in at about R60bn according to Suveer Ramdhani, chief data officer at Seacom*. He further went on to clarify that these costs would have to be incurred by the likes of Telkom, Neotel, Vodacom, MTN, Vumatel and DFA.

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