BitCo has successfully completed its fibre ring around Gauteng, increasing redundancy and the ability to offer high-speed broadband services in the province, the company said in a press release on Wednesday, 5 November 2014.
“We are now able to offer 100Mbps+ links on fibre, enabling BitCo to compete in the ever changing telecommunications landscape,” said Jarryd Chatz, business development director at BitCo.
“By rolling out this ultra-high capacity network we are in-line with our trend of more than doubling our data traffic year-on-year, and creating a first-class, carrier grade, redundant network.”
The fibre ring expands around greater Johannesburg, reaching from Isando through the Johannesburg CBD to Midrand, Centurion, and everything in-between.
Johannesburg is also not the only city BitCo is servicing. The company said that Durban North and Rondebosch are among locations it has chosen to increase its footprint.
BitCo’s Gauteng fibre ring is complemented by its existing microwave metro Ethernet network, which it said lets it rapidly connect businesses in South Africa’s economic hub.
“Wireless services can be installed as a temporary measure while the fibre is being arranged, the lead times for which can be as low as three weeks,” BitCo said.