Neotel WiMAX offering

23 May 2008

South African’s first fixed line telecommunications competitor to Telkom, Neotel says it plans to deploy its enterprise WiMAX solution as last mile access in areas where it already has a fibre network. The rollouts will commence in July. Neotel currently has a 12,000km national backhaul fibre network, as well as metro fibre networks. Stefano Mattiello, executive head of the enterprise group said, ‘We are in the rollout phase of our enterprise broadband wireless network and have already established 22 sites’. The service will initially be available in the Johannesburg, Pretoria, Cape Town and Durban metropolitan areas, with increased availability as the company continues to rollout its fibre network. Solutions offered to customers are scalable, ranging from 2Mbps to 10Mbps, depending on customer need.