“Around 200 kilometres of fibre has already been rolled out,” Angus Hay, executive head of technology said in a statement.
The Durban route was about one third complete and the work on the Cape Town route would start soon.
The network is a joint venture between Neotel, MTN and Vodacom.
Neotel had added roughly 1000 km of fibre in the three main metros where it operated — Gauteng, Cape Town and Durban. It now had around 4000 km of fibre in the ground in these areas.
Hay said the company had created more points of presence in these areas to serve its business customers.
“In addition to that we have increased our point-to-point and point-to-multipoint microwave network dramatically, doubling the coverage area for this service.”
Neotel has also created significant WiMax coverage.
“From a consumer product offering perspective, coverage has increased by 70 percent.
“We have been aggressively investing in our network to ensure that we become more widely available to our customers.
“This, coupled with the international bandwidth we have available and the innovative products we bring to the market is setting the scene for what will be a very good 2010.”
Neotel network growth – discussion