Broadband Infraco announced on Friday that the South African Government is looking to assign it as the entity that assists in the development of the ‘fibre super highway’ in Southern Africa.
The state-owned entity said the SADC super highway, which is a fibre super highway, is created through the joint investment of SADC countries.
“The ultimate outcome of this initiative is that at least at an infrastructure level, we can ensure that the reach of optical fibre, which is what you need for backhauling high volumes of data, reaches South Africa, but also large parts of our neighbouring countries,” said , Andrew Matseke, the CEO for Broadband Infraco.
“That’s just touching on the infrastructure and connectivity levels.”
Broadband Infraco also plays a significant role at SATA (Southern African Telecommunication Association), where SADC Telecommunication Operators interchange on developments as well as innovation in the Region.
Currently, Infraco connects the borders of Namibia, Botswana, Zimbabwe, Mozambique, Swaziland, Lesotho and all seven of the neighbouring countries, and this is what Matseke believes could result in massive growth, as there are people knocking on their door, looking for connectivity.
Broadband Infraco is currently intensifying its Johannesburg to Botswana route through the North West, bringing extended capacity to the Platinum belt route. This brings hope to connecting the Mining Belt as well as the North West to their neighbouring counterparts.