- July 5, 2019
- Posted by: Myles Freedman
- Category: More Industry Insights, Networks
South Africa’s state-owned wholesale provider Broadband Infraco said it is intensifying its Johannesburg to Botswana connectivity route through the North West, bringing extended capacity to the platinum belt, ITWeb reported. Andrew Matseke, CEO of Broadband Infraco, said the company is upgrading its capacity as well as adding redundancy for the current Botswana connection via Ramatlabama.
Infraco connects the borders of Namibia, Botswana, Zimbabwe, Mozambique, Swaziland and Lesotho. Matseke explained that Broadband Infraco’s regional network connectivity is implemented in such a way that it provides connectivity to all six of the neighbouring countries.
Matseke said the project is planned as multiple and separate projects, and depending on customer demand or localised network performance, appropriate projects will be prioritised with different completion times. It will have a major impact in unlocking value as well as trade across the countries in SADC. It will also be a springboard for further development across the continent.