MTN reveals new FTTH locations

11 Mar 2015

South African operator MTN has announced that selected areas in Cape Town, Johannesburg, Midrand, Pretoria, and Durban will soon benefit from its fibre-to-the-home (FTTH) services. MyBroadband reports that fibre-optic services with download speeds of between 20Mbps-100Mbps will be rolled out in several high-end suburbs, including but not limited to: Sandton, Bryanston, Randparkrif, Houghton Estate, Bedfordview and Northcliff (all Johannesburg); Menlo Park and Waterkloof Ridge (Pretoria); Camp Bay, Constantia and Rondebosch (Cape Town); and Kloof , Berea West, Durban North, La Lucia and Umhlanga (Durban).

As previously reported by CommsUpdate, MTN demonstrated the FTTH technology at the Monaghan Farm estate, located 30km north of Johannesburg, on 12 April 2014, revealing that it was in the process of rolling out fibre-optic networks, which utilise Gigabit Passive Optical Network (GPON) technology, to business parks and residential estates in all major cities. The FTTH network was subsequently lit in mid-June 2014.

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