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 demands.
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.
The presence of fibre optic cable throughout South Africa is on the rise, and 2016 was the year where coverage increased rapidly. The upshot is that more South Africans are now able to take advantage of this new, high-speed internet highway. Read more
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 at light speed, on a securely-managed network. Link Africa is one of the leading ‘Open-Access’ licensed fibre network operators in South Africa.
The second option is dubbed LTE, and is our focus for this article.
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