It’s all about Fibre

It seems that fibre is about to consume South Africa, at the moment rumours about the upcoming installation of fibre internet services across the country are thriving. The latest news on the topic suggests that The City of Cape Town is making access to fibre available to all of the businesses in the CBD (Central Business District). This move is part of the city’s 1.7 billion Rand investment into a project which aims to develop a first-class, municipal broadband network.

According to a recent announcement, The City of Cape Town has recently connected 49 privately owned buildings to their already flourishing high-speed fibre internet network, which has previously focused its attention on 290 government owned buildings. Apparently the intention of Cape Town officials is to connect 2 500 privately owned buildings, as well as 950 state-owned buildings to this network sometime before 2021

Well, that’s perfect for Cape Town but what about the rest of South Africa? It seems that The City of Johannesburg has similar plans to extend the reach of fibre optic cables into townships and public spaces across the city. This initiative aims to open the doors to job creation, offer entrepreneurs the opportunity to compete on a global level, improve productivity, give new life to Joburg’s CBD and allow all users secure access to the cloud. Particular attention will be paid to the poorest of Johannesburg’s communities, as these are areas of great concern and are in need of support. Apparently hundreds of youthful members of Johannesburg’s society have already been recruited by CoJedi (City of Jozi Educational Digital Interns), once all the necessary elements are in place, the job of the recruits will be to enter their communities and spread the word. They will teach people how to gain access and make good use of the services being provided to them.

In 2015, Johannesburg City officials stated that free high-speed, fibre internet access would be given to 80 libraries across the city before 2016. Just around the corner.

At C2kit, we can’t wait to see if this vision of a truly connected South Africa becomes a reality as we believe that it would lead to much success for all members of our society. Don’t be shy to contact us for any computing related need you might have. You can reach us at 086 177 2774 or via email at [email protected], you are also always welcome to pay us a visit. We are located at Unit 23, Boundary Corner on the cnr of Boundary and Malibongwe in Kyasands, Northriding.