Maximising the use of technology

These days, it seems like everybody is putting down fibre, but South Africa is still a long way from a competitive market for fibre connectivity.

01 November 2013

According to William Stucke, councillor at Icasa, SA is currently in the situation where the main owner of fibre in the country is Telkom, with some 108 000km of cable laid. The next closest is a private operator, with less than 20 000km of fibre put down.

IDC analyst Spiwe Chireka asks how feasible it is for SA to develop a competitive fibre connectivity market under such monopolistic circumstances and what action needs to be taken to ameliorate the situation.

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