Jul 02, 2012
First phase of MTN optic fibre project nears completionBack
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Over 90% of the total route trenching on the first route – between Germiston and Durban – and 50% of the fibre floating was complete, said chief technology officer Kanagaratnam Lambotharan.
Further, two major MTN nodes, namely New Germany and Durban, have gone live on the MTN network.
Lambotharan added that it would improve quality through network availability and resilience enhancement, while supporting service innovation through a robust infrastructure to support fixed mobile converged services and the growing need of bandwidth-intensive content.”
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