Didata drives high-speed fibre access

Growthpoint Properties and Dimension Data have entered into an exclusive five-year partnership to bring high-speed Internet access to 353 commercial and industrial properties across South Africa.

The high-speed Internet connectivity, through the partnership with Dimension Data, will cater to clients from the manufacturing, warehousing and distribution sector as well.

Growthpoint clients will have the freedom to use their service provider of choice, and the shared fibre infrastructure will enable ISP’s to offer connectivity at lower cost, the company said.

“More reliable broadband connectivity has become essential for these clients,” Growthpoint said.

Need for speed

Dimension Data will be providing the fibre optic infrastructure for the last mile link to Growthpoint’s buildings.

“Last mile connectivity is the critical barrier to entry. If a building isn’t wired up, or if it isn’t in a major centre, businesses still can’t access all this bandwidth potential,” said Rudolf Pienaar, Growthpoint’s offices divisional director.

“Growthpoint has partnered with Dimension Data so that, no matter where our buildings are, each one could be wired for fibre, and our clients may enjoy the best Internet connectivity in South Africa.”

Growthpoint is the largest South African listed property company with property assets valued over R50 billion. It owns and manages 412 properties in South Africa.

“This partnership between Dimension Data and Growthpoint is a ground-breaking development towards the advancement of faster, more reliable broadband connectivity, which has significant benefits for productivity,” said Dimension Data CEO, Derek Wilcocks.

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