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Thread: Dark Fibre Africa reaches 5,000km fibre milestone

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    DFA reaches 5,000km fibre milestone

    Dark Fibre Africa has constructed more than 5,000 km of fibre infrastructure in South Africa

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    Things are moving faster than most of us realise.

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    Congrats to DFA keep it up!!

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    “The infrastructure is available,” Smit says,
    it is now up to the Internet Service
    Providers (ISPs) to get fibre based internet
    connectivity to communities.
    We can only dream.

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    Quote Originally Posted by VarkSteaks View Post
    Things are moving faster than most of us realise.
    They don't even have 3% of the fibre Telkom has
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bern View Post
    They don't even have 3% of the fibre Telkom has
    What I meant is the overall picture in SA. 3 overseas cables landing in a short period of time and more to follow.. Fiber everywhere, although 98% of us don't have Fiber to Home or even Office, it seems likely to happen sooner than some of us expected... well I'm dreaming right ?

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    The more, the merrier!
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    Quote Originally Posted by VarkSteaks View Post
    What I meant is the overall picture in SA. 3 overseas cables landing in a short period of time and more to follow.. Fiber everywhere, although 98% of us don't have Fiber to Home or even Office, it seems likely to happen sooner than some of us expected... well I'm dreaming right ?
    Lets just hope the DFA network spurns private companies to accelerate their investment in fibre and other networks around SA!! I am curious about what sort of pricing a national WISP could provide if they only use DFA and say WACS/EASSy/Seacom vs the Telkom system.
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    According to DFA, Gauteng metropolitan boasts more than 1,800 km of open fibre network while Cape Town follows with approximately 800 km. Durban and Pretoria have over 600 km each.
    Erm... 1,800 km + 800 km + 600 km + 600 km = 3,800 km.

    So where is the other 1,200 km???

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    Quote Originally Posted by Totempole View Post
    Erm... 1,800 km + 800 km + 600 km + 600 km = 3,800 km.

    So where is the other 1,200 km???
    The cables running between the metros

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheGuy View Post
    The cables running between the metros
    And, for example, the cable between Durban and Mtunzini

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    You guys should check the new Richard Hammond documentary about the earth, in the second episode he goes aboard one of the ships contracted to repair breaks in the cable, very interesting.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Totempole View Post
    Erm... 1,800 km + 800 km + 600 km + 600 km = 3,800 km.

    So where is the other 1,200 km???
    Try reading the article. They said that 20% of the fibre is backhaul.

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    Thanks, will definitely take a look at it .

    Quote Originally Posted by Fudzy View Post
    You guys should check the new Richard Hammond documentary about the earth, in the second episode he goes aboard one of the ships contracted to repair breaks in the cable, very interesting.
    Small steps and good progress this.

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