Altech wins ZAR1.2bn broadband tender in Gauteng

11 Feb 2014

Equipment provider Altech Alcom Matomo (AAM), a subsidiary of South African telecoms group Altech, has won a five-year turnkey contract worth ZAR1.2 billion (USD107.66 million) to build a province-wide fibre-optic broadband network in Gauteng. According to a company press release, the design, construction and maintenance of the broadband network will incorporate 1,600km of high-speed fibre-optic cabling and will provide network coverage to 95% of Gauteng’s population.

The network will provide fibre connectivity to all Gauteng Provincial Government (GPG) buildings; offer improved universal access by providing connectivity to community service centres; and extend fibre connectivity to 20 priority townships. Services will include internet access at speeds of 1Gbps and 10Gbps in both symmetrical and asymmetrical configurations, virtual private networking (VPN) and voice telephony; capacity on the fibre-optic network will be leased to both private and public organisations.

South Africa, Altech (Allied Technologies)