Joburg broadband network to go live on 1 July

The City of Joburg Broadband Project will go live on 1 July 2013 following a 3 year build phase

By - May 14, 2013
Joburg

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.

More about the Joburg broadband project

1.2Tbps Johannesburg fibre project gains ground

R1.2bn Joburg fibre project live in 2013

City of Joburg plans fibre-to-the-home project

Joburg Broadband Network Project

Joburg broadband network project unveils BWired

Forum discussion

Shutterstock is the image partner of MyBroadband – more technology images

Join the conversation

Connect with Us

androidappletwitterfacebookgoogleplusfeednewsletter

Poll

Are you a DStv Premium subscriber?

View Results

Loading ... Loading ...

More News

What your money bought at Nkandla

Nkandla

A media tour of Nkandla gave South Africans the first ever opportunity to put pictures to some of the state-funded infrastructure built inside President Jacob Zuma’s private rural compound.

Best 404 pages on the Internet

404 Lego

Many websites have very creative 404 pages – here are some of the best ones from around the Internet.

How to select the right generator in South Africa

Generator

Eskom has published guidelines on which generators people must buy in South Africa, and how to connect these generators to their homes.

Will Windows 10 be the best operating system yet from Microsoft?

Windows 10

With Windows 10, Microsoft is trying to turn the tide against the proliferation of operating systems across desktops, servers, tablets, and smartphones by creating a single operating system that will run on them all.

X

Newsletter Subscription


Name
Email *
Enter the following to confirm your subscription *
Captcha image


Free MyBroadband Newsletter
Subscribe
X