Fibre in Jo’burg and How It Will Impact Home and Business Connectivity

There has been a lot of digging going on in Jo’burg of late and, for once, it hasn’t had anything to do with roadwork’s. No, the focus has instead been on laying cables for fibre, which means that big changes are in store for Jozi homes and businesses alike. The question is, how are these changes going to affect you? And how can you start to use this new technology to your advantage? We investigate below.

What is Fibre?

Fibre provides super-fast connectivity by means of transferring data via glass cabling, and without any need for a landline. It is also a more reliable way of connecting to the internet because it is unaffected by things like storms and other types of bad weather (due to the fact that glass cannot conduct electricity).

Fibre cabling is of a similar cost to the copper cabling that is used for ADSL, but it is also much easier to maintain. What this means for both home and business owners is that reliable, affordable and faster internet is becoming more and more accessible. With capped and uncapped options also now available, and with metres upon metres of fibre cables being laid down throughout the city, it is easier than ever before for people to get, and stay, connected.

Who Are the Companies Involved?

There are multiple companies involved in the ‘Operation Fibre in Jozi’ project, as we have called it. Some of the big-wigs include VumaTel, Dark Fibre Africa, SeaCom and Telkom. However, there are also a number of lesser-known, private companies getting involved, too.

What Role Does VxCloud Play?

Here at VxCloud, we specialise in Metro Fibre with the goal of effectively supporting critical workloads along with SD-WAN connectivity such as LTE, DSL and FTTH in order to create a replacement for, or add to current MPLS networking services. We offer comprehensive coverage through a state-of-the-art network to all parts of the country and promise our clients end-to-end service management and excellent 24/7 service levels.

We also offer the VxCloud SD-WAN Service, to be used in conjunction with Metro Fibre Internet in order to create QoS (Quality of Service) and QoE (Quality of Experience). Improved connectivity is also sure to be experienced when accessing Cloud Services such as O365, Azure and Amazon Web Services.

If you would like to learn more about embracing the power of fibre when it comes to your business, or if you have any questions at all, please do not hesitate to get in touch with our team.