MetroFibre Networx goes live in Summerstrand

Wednesday 11 September 2019 | 14:11 CET | News

South Africa's MetroFibre Networx has officially launched the first fibre internet Summerstrand with a new 10Mbps fibre internet connections. Summerstrand in Nelson Mandela Bay was one of the first areas in the Eastern Cape to get fibre through MetroFibre Networx using a process called micro-trenching. Micro-trenching is done by specialised machines and trained operators who cut a narrow and shallow trench into the road surface, right alongside the pavement where the curb and the tarmac meet. 

A micro-trench is typically 30 to 50 millimetres wide and can be up to 400 millimetres deep, although usually about 200 millimetres for fibre purposes. The fibre conduit and cable are then placed in this micro-trench and the area is then backfilled and sealed with a specialised trench grout which restores the road back to its original surface.

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Countries: South Africa
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