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MTN rollout fiber network with China’s ZTE in George, SA

(People's Daily Online)  Sissy Zhang  2015-10-26 02:35



A South African is checking the speed of the fiber network launched by MTN and China’s ZTE, which can be up to 100Mbps, on October.24th,2015. (Picture: People’s Daily Online / Zhang Jiexian)
 
MTN together with China’s ZTE, now connects the residents of Fancourt Estate, a high-end golf estate in George, South Africa, to a high speed fiber network capable of delivering speeds of 100Mbps.
 
MTN together with China’s ZTE, launched high speed fiber network in the Fancourt Estate, a high-end golf estate in George, South Africa on October.24th, 2015. (Picture: People’s Daily Online / Zhang Jiexian)

 
According to MTN Marketing Manager Ishant Sukdeo, MTN is planning to roll out Fiber To The Home nationwide, targeting at high-end estates and suburbs at this stage. It’s looking at expanding around 50,000 households within a year.
 

Meanwhile, the South African government eyes 100% broadband connectivity in the country by 2020 as part of critical government policies, which means all the population should have access to the Internet at private homes, in school libraries or by public facilities.