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South Africa’s big fibre rush


"South Africa’s biggest fibre network operators (FNOs) continued to expand their fibre-to-the-home (FTTH) networks substantially in 2023.  The number of people using FTTH has surged past those who had a Telkom DSL package at the peak of its popularity in 2014.  At its height, there were around a million DSL customers in South Africa.  Fibre not only provides faster and more reliable connections with greater capacity, it is also immune against one of the biggest weaknesses of ADSL — copper cable theft.  We asked South Africa’s major fibre networks for their latest numbers of homes passed and connected for a comprehensive perspective on the state of FTTH in South Africa."

* Read the full article over at MyBroadband.


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