Despite SA being one of the world's fastest growing mobile phone markets – and the ever-decreasing prices of smartphones putting the Internet into ever more inhabitants' hands – SA's international broadband ranking is declining daily.
This is according to Dr
Scheffer says fibre-to-the-home (FTTH) – which has seen an increased level of activity locally this year – could go a long way to improving SA's broadband outlook, if correctly understood and approached.
He says Neotel has invested a great deal of research and development in the area, and has 800km of fibre to the curb installed throughout Gauteng, with in the region of 6 000 buildings already connected.
Scheffer says, while timelines are difficult to carve into stone, Neotel wants to turn its FTTH into a commercial offering "soon".
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