Everywhere you go at the moment there seems to be a fibre optics installation team laying cables. This is not just a perception, but fact and there is an over-saturation of fibre across all of South Africa’s biggest cities at the moment. In our opinion however, installations are likely to slow down dramatically within the next 2 – 3 years. This is because the current growth rate will quickly ensure that fibre becomes the main internet access option for people living in Cape Town, Johannesburg and Durban.
What Does This Mean or Internet Users?
If the current trend continues, we foresee a major drop in the cost of fibre to the home and fibre to business. This is because fibre options will no longer be limited to just a handful of service providers in an area, which creates more competition and this in turn promotes better service and pricing structures.
The true winners in this race to provide fibre to the cities however are going to be potential customers who live outside of the major metropolitan areas. The reason for this is that service providers will need to look for untapped markets to continue their growth, which means areas outside of Johannesburg, Cape Town and Durban will now benefit from the massive growth of fibre internet that until now has only been offered to city based customers. So if you are outside one of the major South African cities there is a good chance the fibre will be coming to your town soon!
Would You Like to Talk Fibre?
If you would like to know more about the current state of fibre internet in your business or residential area then please don’t hesitate to chat us at MacroLan. Where possible we try to lay our own fibre infrastructure down so that we have complete end-to-end control of our entire internet service process. To find out if we are in your area, feel free to contact us today!