Broadlink expands radio and fibre network

Broadlink has started a network expansion project, with over 40 new high sites now live.

To complement its radio network, Broadlink has also launched a last-mile fibre access network which will have national coverage.

Broadlink is a subsidiary of WBS Holdings, which was recently acquired by Multisource.

Broadlink CEO Mike Brown said the new approach will “enable Broadlink to increase its client base on either radio or fibre solutions”.

“Our fibre strategy will help strengthen the company’s overall connectivity portfolio as we strive to offer clients increased connectivity speeds and capacities,” he said.

Brown said the company already makes use of 8,000km of fibre for its microwave high sites and backhaul requirements.

“We have partnered with numerous well-established fibre providers of metro and long-haul telecommunications traffic in South Africa. This collaboration will bring a very competitive offering to the market.”

Customers in Gauteng, Durban, Bloemfontein, and Cape Town will be the first to benefit from the fibre network expansion.

Recent areas Broadlink has extended its radio network to include:

  • Potchefstroom
  • Bloemfontein
  • Kimberly
  • Middelburg
  • Witbank
  • Nelspruit
  • Polokwane
  • Richards Bay
  • East London
  • Port Elizabeth
  • Paarl
  • Stellenbosch
  • Somerset West
  • Strand

Brown said Broadlink will offer its radio services along with a selection of IP-based solutions throughout these areas, with fibre following it in due course.

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