17 July 2017 As one of South Africa’s leading fibre optic network operators, Link Africa has recently experienced an unprecedented and substantial demand for fibre to the business (FTTb) connections whilst continuing to steadily grow the fibre to the home (FTTh) network. This has resulted in Link Africa’s resources being stretched between FTTb and FTTh […]
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Since the birth of the internet in the 1990s and its widespread adoption towards the end of that decade, the internet has exploded into the most powerful communication tool in existence.
Think you remember what the internet was like back in the day? Chances are you’ve overlooked how far we’ve come. To illustrate the startling difference in connectivity, penetration and technical advancements, we put the internet then (1993) against now (stats accurate up to the end of 2016).
Access to broadband internet is on the rise in South Africa and if you’re looking to join the revolution, there are two options available to you. The first, of course, is fibre. Here, glass fibre optic cable is installed in the ground and diverted to homes and businesses for personal use. The cable transfers data […]
As Black Friday flared to life at the end of last week, shoppers around the globe flocked to storefronts – both physical and digital – to snare the best deal. Though foot traffic through the doors of physical shops continues to beggar belief, more and more people are heading online to do their shopping. The […]
On 24 October, 2016, Link Africa launched an urgent high court interdict application in the Durban High Court. The reason? A landlord was denying our team the right to provide fibre optic internet to our clients on the property. One of the intrinsic tenets upon which the fibre industry is built is the right to […]
Internet penetration in South Africa is on the rise and the right to a quality connection has become paramount, but in the end, consumers don’t always know what they’re paying for. As one of South Africa’s best-loved installers of Fibre, Link Africa is at the cutting edge of fibre optic technology, an innovation that will […]
Fibre is going to change the internet landscape in South Africa forever. It provides exponentially more bandwidth than copperbased ADSL and the speeds will continue to skyrocket. The only limitation is the infrastructure we build to support this fibre future. Imagine being in possession of gigabit-a-second speeds running through your home. Well, for some homeowners […]
Make no mistake: the internet has become a basic human resource. South African legislation agrees and since the Electronic Communications Act (ECA) was signed into law in 2005, telecoms companies can provide internet to consumers in both public and private spaces. At Link Africa, we have installed fibre in South Africa’s underground network of sewers […]
The emergence of fibre in South Africa is cause for celebration, as the ultra-fast fibre optic cables transmit data exponentially faster than ADSL copper. But, by the same token, what good is the innovation if it’s only accessible to South Africa’s elite? To address this concern, Link Africa has teamed up with Vast – an […]
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