Over the last two years Broadband Infraco, which provides wholesale telecoms solutions to large telecommunications operators and ISPs, grew its number of customers from 4 to 15. This growth, said Broadband Infraco CEO Puleng Kwele, is set to continue.
Broadband Infraco’s client list includes companies like Cell C, MTN, Vodacom and Liquid Telecoms, and the company is now looking to aggressively grow its presence in Africa.
“We have a very exciting regional base of customers like Swazi Post Office and Telecoms, Boffinet in Botswana and MTC in Namibia which fulfils our mandate. So we are reaching out to our neighbours and working with them to fulfil their needs,” said Kwele.
“We are very excited about our plans to grow more and move further into the SADC region,” the Broadband Infraco CEO added.
Broadband Infraco currently provides national terrestrial infrastructure, as well as international onward connectivity.
“We have just sold capacity to Google, and we also have a large portion taken up by the Department of Science and Technology for the SKA,” said Kwele.
Kwele said that they have already fulfilled their mandate to lower national bandwidth prices, but is continuing this work.
“We are currently working hard to co-operate and put in place infrastructure sharing agreements to further lower costs,” said Kwele.
Further network investments are also happening. “We have recently renewed 50% of our aging network, in the form of new transmission equipment. We provide SLA’s of 99.5% for our local partners and 98% for our regional clients,” she said.