JOHANNESBURG, (CAJ News) – BROADLINK, the telecommunications provider, is upgrading its network to expand the capabilities and product performance in new geographic areas.
Already over 40 new high sites are live.
To complement its existing radio network, Broadlink has launched a last mile fibre access network which will ultimately have national coverage across South Africa.
The company, known for its provision of wireless and satellite connectivity solutions, says that adding fibre solutions was a natural extension of its services, and in response to a growing demand in the business market for fibre-based Internet access.
Mike Brown, Chief Executive Officer of Broadlink, says the new approach will enable Broadlink to increase its client base on either radio or fibre solutions, using what is already a proven telecoms network.
“Our fibre strategy will help strengthen the company’s overall connectivity portfolio as we strive to offer clients increased connectivity speeds and capacities,” he says.
Brown also points out that it makes sense to diversify into fibre as the Group already makes use of 8 000km of fibre, which is used exclusively for Broadlink’s microwave high sites and backhaul requirements.
“With this footprint, and the fact that Broadlink reaches over 3 000 businesses, it made sense to offer customers access to both fibre and microwave.”
Broadlink has partnered with numerous well-established fibre providers of metro and long-haul telecommunications traffic in South Africa.
These are initially in Bloemfontein, Cape Town, Durban and Gauteng.
– CAJ News