Seacom says African demand for fibre is set to boom

Wednesday 31 May 2017 | 10:42 CET | News
Seacom says the telecoms industry in South Africa and the rest of the continent is on the cusp of a fibre and mobile broadband boom, as network operators scramble to meet the demand for video, cloud applications and mobile solutions among consumers and businesses. In a blog, Chief Development Officer Suveer Ramdhani said that the priority for the telecoms industry this year should be to accelerate deployment of true broadband services in Africa. Many, perhaps even most, internet connections on the continent are below 1 Mbps, he said.

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