Comsol launches open-access high-speed network in South Africa

Comsol has launched Comsol Fibre Connect, which it states is South Africa’s “first and only nationwide open-access high-speed carrier-grade data network”.

“The network will connect enterprises in both major metros and small towns,” said the company.

Comsol Fibre Connect offers the “best of the fibre and wireless worlds”, allowing carriers and service providers to connect their customers with speeds from 2Mbps to 1Gbps.

“The combination of a fibre optic backbone with high-speed wireless infrastructure provides near blanket coverage of metros, cities, and district councils.”

Parts of the network have already been rolled out and are operational, with the bulk of the roll-out expected to be completed by the end of 2016.

The company said existing fibre networks in the country are not “far-reaching enough” and take too long to deploy.

Comsol will connect over 200 towns and cities across the country via its Fibre Connect project. The majority of the towns are expected to be connected by December.

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