Communications service provider Afrihost has announced a major expansion of its fibre offerings, first launched back in October last year.
At launch, it partnered with Vumatel, OpenServe, TT Connect and Octotel. It has now more than tripled its coverage through a combination of rollouts with existing partners and adding new ones , namely MetroFibre Networx, Frogfoot, SA Digital Villages, Mitsol and Century City Connect.
It will also be one of the first to partner with Connectivity Services in the coming weeks to provide high-speed fibre broadband in in the major new development of Steyn City north of Johannesburg.
Afrihost says new fibre users will be abnle to save up to R4000, from offsetting installation and hardware costs. Existing users with other Internert Service Providers who want to move over will be given a credit in their Afrihost account to reimburse them for costs incurred in making the switch.
“Our mission remains to add more providers and aggressively grow our network to ensure the largest fibre footprint possible, along with offering competitive pricing,” Afrihost said in a statement.
“All Afrihost Fibre Packages are bundled, which means that what you see is what you pay. Packages are all-inclusive with the price covering both the Data and Line Rental. And with our R4000 signup offer there don’t need to be any hardware or installation costs either.”
The company says that, while fibre may not be available in all areas yet, it is rolling out at a rapid pace across the country and becoming more pervasive every day.
The Afrihostr Fibre Microsite includes an Availability Map to find out if an area is fibre ready, as well as details on what packages are on offer.
“We also accept pre-orders for areas coming live in the next 1-2 months, and invite users to register their interest for areas which do not yet have a timeline for rollout,” says the company.
* Visit afrihost.com/fibre for more information.