SEACOM Head Office
SEACOM Head Office (Photo Credit: SEACOM)

By Staff Writer

SEACOM is bringing its high-speed fibre Internet access services to business and home users in the southern areas of Johannesburg, starting with the rollout of 8 kilometres of fibre in Meyersdal, Alberton.

The company said in a statement on Tuesday that the last-mile fibre network will pass several businesses, residential developments and shopping malls in the area.

This falls in line with SEACOM’s plans to rapidly extend the reach of its fibre network to more parts of South Africa, including areas that are currently underserviced by last-mile fibre operators.

The firm added that the rollout in the South is the first phase in its plan to roll high-speed fibre services out in the greater Johannesburg area.

SEACOM said it will partner with various resellers to address the home, retail and business markets across the region.

These resellers are taking pre-orders for fibre Internet access, with services expected to go live before the end of the year.

SEACOM CTO Claes Segelberg & CEO Byron Clatterbuck
SEACOM CTO Claes Segelberg & CEO Byron Clatterbuck (Photo Credit: SEACOM)

“We’re in the advanced stages of our plans to enable commercial users and consumers in Johannesburg’s south to connect directly to SEACOM and experience the power of fast, affordable smart fibre to the home and business,” says Kevin South, Head of SEACOM Business – Channel.

Some of the benefits SEACOM is promising for property managers, consumers and businesses include:

  • A low contention ratio on the standard service as well as dedicated offerings with no contention;
  • Symmetrical upload and download speeds i.e. users can download and upload data at the same speed; and
  • No fair usage policy or out of bundle charges.

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