South Africa is potentially a large market for home high-speed broadband but a number of factors have held up its implementation.
Kenya got there three years ago so Russell Southwood looks at why and talks to Mark Elkins, Posix about what they have got planned.
Jamii Telecom launched a public Fibre-To-The-Home (FTTH) network in Kenya in early 2011 but except for a few gated communities and pilots, nothing has happened in South Africa on this front. But 2014 might be the year of all change as the lumbering Telkom promises to turn its FTTH pilot into a public service and Posix goes live with its offer.
To read the article titled, “David takes on Goliath - South Africa's Posix to offer fibre-to-the-home ahead of the big gorillas,” click here.