100Mbps fibre-to-the-home for R999

The Constantia Fibre Initiative (CFI) announced on 21 April that fibre connections will be rolled out to all 3,500 households in Constantia this year.

Link Africa and Frogfoot Networks were appointed to roll out the fibre-to-the-home network in Constantia Valley, with the aim to complete it by Christmas 2015.

The first household will be live by 29 June, and the first 100 houses connected by 31 July, CFI said.

Like many other FTTH deployments in South Africa, the Constantia Valley network will use Gigabit Passive Optical Network technology, offering maximum download speeds of 1 Gigabit per second, and upload speeds of up to 500 Megabits per second.

Residents can sign up on the Constantia Fibre website, where they can choose their Internet service provider and access package.

CFI said six ISPs have come on board for the launch, including Web Africa, Vox Telecom, and ISP Afrika.

Some of the packages offered by these ISPs are summarised in the table below.

ISP Download speed Upload speed Data cap Price
Web Africa 10Mbps 5Mbps 100GB R569
Vox Telecom 50Mbps 25Mbps 200GB R899
ISP Afrika 100Mbps 50Mbps 200GB R999
Vox Telecom 1Gbps 500Mbps 600GB R2,599

The network is open access, and CFI encouraged interested ISPs to contact Frogfoot about offering services on Constantia Valley’s fibre infrastructure.

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