Afrihost claims to have tripled fibre coverage

14 Feb 2017

South African ISP Afrihost says it has more than tripled its coverage through a combination of rollouts with existing partners, following the launch of its fibre-optic services in October 2016. The internet provider said it has added some new partners to the list of network hosts, namely MetroFibre Networx, Frogfoot, South Africa Digital Villages, Mitsol and Century City Connect. According to ISP, it will also partner with Connectivity Services in the coming weeks to provide high-speed fibre-optic access in Steyn City.

TeleGeography notes that Afrihost launched its fibre-to-the-home (FTTH) products over the open-access fibre infrastructure of Vumatel, TT Connect and Telkom’s Openserve in October 2016. Fibre-based connectivity was available in Johannesburg and Cape Town (Vumatel), Gauteng province (TT Connect) and Gauteng, Kwa-Zulu Natal (KZN), Western Cape, Eastern Cape, Northern Cape, Free State, Mpumalanga and Limpopo (Openserve) as of January 2017.

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