Frogfoot Networks (Pty) Ltd, a licensed open access fibre network provider will be commencing with a phased rollout of its infrastructure in George, with up to 5486 homes being connected.
“Beginning 18 February, we are deploying fibre to the greater George area using conventional trenching methods, and will be one of the first infrastructure providers to get this area connected. This will open doors in the area to use fibre for new services, including improved access to CCTV security and online entertainment,” says Shane Chorley, Head of Sales at Frogfoot.
High speed, reliable connectivity (like that offered by fibre) is shifting traditional content consumption habits, which are increasingly becoming push based. Modern households now consume video-on-demand services such as Netflix and Showmax, subscribe to YouTube channels and use the internet on a daily basis whether it is to stay up to date with the latest news, for homework purposes or entertainment.
“The area has been broken down into sectors, with each having its own start date for the infrastructure rollout, and we are anticipating that the first three sectors will be completed by May, and the greater George phase 1 by November 2019,” says Chorley.
The first three sectors that will have fibre installed are:
- Champhers Drift, Bodorp Zone 1.1 – 1.3: 637 Homes
To see if your area is part of the Frogfoot FTTH network, go to the Network Status tab on the Frogfoot website.
About Frogfoot Networks
Frogfoot Networks (Pty) Ltd (frogfoot) is a licensed open access fibre network provider. With 15 years’ experience in the telecoms industry and widely acknowledged for their technical excellence, Frogfoot intends to play a pivotal role in the growth of fibre to the business and home in South Africa. Funded by Rand Merchant Bank (RMB), Investec and Metier Capital, group revenue exceeding R1 billion per annum, and one of the only true open access wholesale fibre network offerings in the market, Frogfoot is well positioned to build and maintain fibre networks that will enable service providers to acquire their own fibre backbones on a shared network. For more information go to www.frogfoot.com.