STL and Frogfoot partner to bring affordable fibre to South Africans

Global data network solutions company, STL announced on Friday, 4 October 2019, that it is partnering with South African open-access fibre network provider, Frogfoot to distribute Fibre To The Home (FTTH) infrastructure to 20,000 homes and lower-income groups in Soweto.

Frogfoot will STL’s Air-blown FTTH solution to provide affordable fibre connectivity to users while also passing on cost benefits.

“Working with STL enables us to add advanced capabilities to our FTTH infrastructure rollout and strengthen our commitment to offering the most reliable broadband connectivity at an affordable total cost of ownership,” says Abraham van der Merwe, Founder and CEO of Frogfoot. “As we deploy, STL will continue to be an invaluable strategic partner providing innovative solutions and deep knowledge of data network solutions.”

STL’s Air-blown solution offers:

  • NextGen cable design helps air-blown solution fit in smallest micro ducts, just 5 mm in diameter, making it future-ready for upcoming data demands and enabling easier right of way for operators
  • A re-engineered outer coating that helps achieve nearly 2 times faster cable blowing compared to traditional cables, ensuring faster time-to-market
  • Best-in-class compact fibre packing and crush resistance provides utmost durability, making the solution suitable for metro FTTH premise deployment
  • Fibre counts ranging from 4 to 24, which is ideal for different FTTH network architectures
  • Compatibility with existing tools and easy to handle due to lightweight cable design

“We have always been committed to empowering people through our innovative solutions,” says Richard Eichhorn, Director Global Sales, Connectivity solutions, STL. “Our FTTH solution is ideal for space-constrained fibre deployment and makes broadband affordable through its cutting-edge features. We are sure our joint efforts will benefit thousands of people.”

Edited by Jenna Cook

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