SANRAL is making it difficult to roll out fibre in South Africa

Jamie McKane

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SANRAL is making it difficult to roll out fibre in South Africa

Despite significant progress in the roll-out of fibre networks to homes and businesses around South Africa, the local industry still faces tremendous obstacles.

Juanita Clark, the co-founder and CEO of FTTx Council Africa, said that these obstacles generally involve access to land and infrastructure. If these barriers could be overcome, then it would make it much cheaper and faster for network operators to deploy fibre.
 

Swa

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It's not in the government's interest to enable effective access to information.

Private network operators serve more FTTH clients than Openserve and, as of March 2019, Vumatel has overtaken Openserve as the FTTH network which reaches the most homes in South Africa.
Should stop perpetuating this based on dubious data instead of altering articles to make it seem like this is the case.
 

McT

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When has South African government or an SOE or similar acolyte of South African government ever been accommodating to business. Ramaphosa's ideology of SA being a leader in 4IR will be hamstrung by this sort of attitude.
 

EasyComs

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Outlying areas get little attention from all players except the local service providers who have to carry services long distances across country. Focussing on volumes in metro areas means much more support is from government & Telkom to bring fiber POP's to the platteland ( country areas & smaller towns ).
 
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