Dark fibre firm confirms roll out plans

17 April 2012

Dark Fibre Africa, the open access dark fibre infrastructure provider, has revealed that its R75 million (£5.9 million) roll-out in the region of Benoni is continuing at a good pace, despite the recent moratorium on fibre installations on Johannesburg's East Rand.

The overarching aim of the project is to improve Benoni's communications infrastructure. To this end, Dark Fibre is developing a fibre infrastructure in and around the South African city, itweb.co.za has reported.

The firm has already rolled out more than 5,000km of fibre across South Africa, with more on the way over the next few months and years.

According to Gustav Smit, chief executive of Dark Fibre, the infrastructure improvements will allow the country’s internet service providers to offer communities easier access to the network – and, just as critically, at faster speeds.

Dark Fibre added that around 40km of the fibre route in Benoni is already completed and live, while another 70km is currently in progress.

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