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Vodacom to collaborate with Neotel and MTN on fibre-Optic project

January 20, 2009 • Mobile and Telecoms

vodacom_ceo2.jpgSOUTH Africa’s Vodacom is reportedly looking at collaborating with fellow communication service providers in a multibillion-rand fibreoptic network project.

Valued at R2 billion, the project currently involves MTN and Neotel.

Although Vodacom could not confirm, its spokesperson, Dot Field was quoted as saying, “Vodacom has been building metropolitan fibre networks for the past two years, and has also been closely involved in the discussions around a national fibre network.

“Vodacom will make more information about our transmission plans available at the appropriate time.”

The 5 000km cable will link South Africa’s major cities. The first phase will link Johannesburg and the coastal city of Durban–ITNewsAfrica.

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