Fibrehoods has selected Melville as the next suburb for its aerial fibre offering.
The company has already provided fibre broadband services to several Gauteng suburbs, including Craighall, Craighall Park, Dunkeld, and Atholl – with speeds of up to 100Mbps available.
Fibrehoods said it uses existing street lights to deploy it aerial fibre solution, which allows for quicker and cheaper maintenance on the cables.
“Fibrehoods utilises an open access network, meaning that many Internet service providers are able to offer their data packages on our network,” said Alon Hendel, Managing Director of Fibrehoods.
The Melville project will start in February 2016, and will include a collaboration with CSS Tactical to link up to “intelligent security cameras” in the area.
The cameras will monitor the area and report suspicious activity, with CSS Tactical stating that it has seen a “92% reduction in criminal activity in residential areas” with the camera system.