The City of Joburg Broadband Project will go live on 1 July 2013 following a three year build phase, which BWired will operate for 12 years. The completion of the fibre optic network covers all 7 regions of the City of Johannesburg (CoJ) municipality.
The network will deliver a live network that will be able to offer key services to all municipal buildings connected to the network.
This fibre optic network was designed by Ericsson South Africa, with a 1.2Tb core capacity and 940km coverage.
The Johannesburg Broadband and Network Project (JBNP) is part of the city’s long term vision of developing the city’s economy.
All civil work was completed at the end of April 2013, with the fibre installation work being at 90% completion at this time. The network build will be completed at the end of May 2013.
When the Network goes live on 1 July 2013, it will offer full WAN accessibility, VPN services, and will bring internet to all of the CoJ buildings in the region.
The JBNP will be ready to transition all of the agreed upon services as of 1 July 2013.
“The CoJ Broadband Project will enable digital inclusion through the provision of affordable broadband to the public,” BWired said in a press statement.