We continue to work tirelessly to ensure that more and more South Africans have access to broadband fibre. In the second week of May 2020, we announced that we had added Supersonic, yet another major national Internet service provider (ISP), on our network. With operations in KwaZulu Natal, Gauteng, and Western Cape, Supersonic will now be servicing areas as far as Amanzimtoti, the greater South Coast as well as greater Pretoria amongst others.
We were already in advanced discussions about this strategic partnership and the COVID-19 lockdown simply served to accelerate a rise in demand for reliable Internet connectivity across South African homes; Supersonic has now launched its services on the Link Africa network. Together with Supersonic, we will be working closely to ensure that the delivery of high-speed fibre across Gauteng, Kwa-Zulu Natal and the Western Cape is fulfilled within 5 working days.
“In light of the current global circumstances, our industry has needed to very quickly raise the bar on the local telecommunications infrastructure to enable effective and reliable home connectivity. Our business (and my personal) goal as an ISP and business leader is to get South Africa connected. This is an industry-wide responsibility so partnering with other service providers is vital to its success.” says Calvin Collett, Managing Director for Supersonic
“We’re super excited to further cement our longstanding relationship with MTN, through our new partnership with Supersonic. We’re unequivocally behind Calvin and Supersonic in their pursuit to get all South Africans connected” says Craig Carthy, Link Africa CEO.
Supersonic will be joining our other ISPs offering end-users double their original line speed, all this, in an effort to accommodate the demands of virtual meetings, online learning as well as home entertainment streaming services such as YouTube, Netflix and many other services.