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Metro Fibre Deals in 2023

Looking for great Octotel Fibre Deals in 2023? Octotel is Cape Town’s largest Open Access Network, dedicated to providing seamless fibre connectivity to over 250,000 homes and businesses in the region. Speeds range from 25 Mpbs download to lightning-fast 1000 Mpbs making this a great provider for all types of users, from individuals to families to large businesses. Octotel specialises in both Fibre To The Home (FTTH) and Business (FTTB) services, with a range of affordable and reliable options to choose from.

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About Metrofibre Fibre

MetroFibre Networx, established in 2010, is a leading South African carrier-class Ethernet (CE 3.0) infrastructure company that offers highly managed fibre optic broadband connectivity solutions. With our head office based in Gauteng and a national presence, the company prides itself on being an open access fibre network and broadband fibre provider that connects businesses, individuals, Internet Service Providers (ISPs), and residential properties to a world of cutting-edge services.

Their comprehensive range of services includes Dedicated Internet Access, High-Speed Broadband Network Connectivity, Voice over IP, IP transit, Layer 2 services, and Data Centre Connectivity. These solutions enable their customers to seamlessly integrate the right connectivity options for their business at an affordable cost. In addition to our business offerings, their residential consumers can enjoy Internet connectivity, VoIP, MetroFone App, MetroMesh Wi-Fi extender, and Metro-I solution for estates and complexes.

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As a South African owned and managed company, MetroFibre Networx is backed by strong shareholders and board members such as Sanlam Private Equity (SPE), African Rainbow Capital (ARC), STOA Infra & Energy, management, and other minority shareholders. In 2020, they further expanded our network and empowerment capabilities by welcoming African Infrastructure Investment Managers (AIIM) and SAHIF to our team.

As a MEF Forum member and a member of Digital Council Africa, MetroFibre Networx operates South Africa’s first globally compliant Carrier Ethernet 3.0 (CE 3.0) open access fibre network. We are licensed by the Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (ICASA) to provide electronic communications services and electronic communications network services.

Metrofibre take pride in our Level 1 BBBEE contributor status, allowing our customers to claim procurement at 135% of their spend through the company. MetroFibre Networx is trusted partner for cutting-edge, cost-effective fibre optic broadband connectivity solutions in South Africa.

Metrofibre Speed Upgrades

MetroFibre Networx has recently announced a significant overhaul of its line speeds on FTTH fibre packages, aiming to make high-quality fibre internet access more accessible to all South Africans. This major upgrade offers unparalleled value to fibre consumers, boosting connectivity not only in terms of line speeds but also in supporting the growing number of devices connected to home networks simultaneously.

Existing MetroFibre FTTH customers with 50 Mbps and 100 Mbps packages will receive a massive ‘5x Up’ speed boost at no additional cost, alongside substantial price reductions for those on 500 Mbps and 1 Gig packages. Existing “loyal customers” will be the first to experience these upgrades. ISP and Reseller customers on MetroFibre’s open-access network will also benefit from upgrades and price reductions on numerous packages.

MetroFibre’s commitment to expanding access to high-speed connectivity extends to emerging markets, with plans to roll out its time-based, pay-as-you-go MetroConnect 20 Mbps product offering nationally in traditionally underserved areas.

The CEO of MetroFibre Networx, Jan-Jan Bezuidenhout, highlights the importance of quality fibre connectivity in daily life, emphasizing its role in remote work, online meetings, security, cloud computing, education, entertainment, and more. As fibre offers the best value for money and quality, it serves as the ultimate solution to costly mobile data, providing speeds unattainable by LTE/5G.

Jan-Jan also emphasizes the necessity of affordable, high-quality fibre connectivity in adapting to the changing landscape of work, learning, and entertainment as South Africans embrace the Fourth Industrial Revolution. By offering real fibre speeds and value, MetroFibre is driving the adoption of robust, fast line speeds backed by excellent service and support.

Since its launch in 2010, MetroFibre has become one of the top three fibre network operators in South Africa, with its open-access network currently passing over 440,000 homes across five provinces. The company aims to expand its network to reach an additional 500,000 residential homes by 2025, further solidifying its commitment to a tech-enabled future for all South Africans.

Metrofibre Fibre FAQs

Q: What is Octotel?

A: Octotel is Cape Town’s largest Open Access Fibre To The Home (FTTH) and Business (FTTB) network. Our goal is to provide seamless fibre connectivity to over 250,000 homes and businesses in the area.

Q:Who Owns Octotel?

Octotel is under Actis’ ownership. The Octotel Group also includes RSAWEB, a leading ISP in South Africa that provides internet services, cloud services, and mobile data management. RSAWEB operates nationally across several wholesale networks and has its own 60-rack data centre located in Cape Town.

Q: Why choose fibre over other internet technologies?

A: Fibre is the fastest and most stable technology for internet access. It has a 20+ year lifespan and can provide speeds that are orders of magnitude faster than copper networks.

Q: What is the ONT and ATB?

A: The ONT (Optical Network Terminal) and ATB (Access Termination Box) are the devices that are installed in your home during the fibre installation process. They are both white in color and approximately 10cm x 10cm in size. They will be mounted next to each other and will require access to power.

Q: What are the benefits of fibre internet over ADSL?

A: Fibre internet offers faster speeds, more stability, and a longer lifespan compared to other technologies like ADSL. It also provides a more reliable connection that is less likely to be affected by distance or other external factors.

Q: Does Octotel have a preferential procurement approach?

A: Octotel has a proactive procurement approach, with internal policies that support the objectives of Preferential Procurement and ensure that the supply chain includes as many empowered businesses as possible.

Q: What is the cost of fibre installation?

A: The cost of fibre installation varies depending on the package and provider you choose. It is recommended to contact Octotel directly or your chosen internet service provider for more information on pricing.

Q: How can I check if fibre is available in my area?

A: You can check the availability of fibre in your area by visiting Octotel’s website and entering your address or contact Octotel directly for more information. For a more direct route you can also visit one of the ISP’s like Webafrica, RSAWeb or Cool Ideas and check coverage that way. We’e also provided a link to the Octotel Map on our Fibre Coverage Map page.

Q: Will fibre installation affect my existing services?

A: No, the installation of the fibre line should not affect or interrupt any of your existing services (copper telephone line, ADSL, security cameras

Q:Why is Fibre Infrastructure Important to South Africa?

Digital infrastructure, including fibre-optic broadband, is now widely recognised as the fourth utility and is considered essential for raising standards of living around the world, just like traditional utilities like water and electricity. Actis believes that investing in improved digital infrastructure leads to faster economic growth and helps meet the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). According to the World Bank, high-speed internet access is a powerful tool for delivering essential services, including education and healthcare, and contributes to greater opportunities for women’s empowerment, environmental sustainability, and higher levels of government transparency.

Q: What services does Octotel offer?

A: Octotel offers a choice of services from over 50 of the country’s leading Internet Service Providers (ISPs). Our services are affordable and reliable.

Q: What is the Open Access business model?

A: The Open Access business model means that Octotel rolls out its fibre network in partnership with the community and local ISPs. This allows customers to have a choice of ISPs, rather than being tied to a single provider.

Q: Where should my fibre be terminated and where should the fibre devices be placed?

A: We recommend having the fibre terminated at a central location in your home to ensure that the WiFi signal is evenly distributed. However, we understand that this is not always possible.

Q: Can I choose my own ISP when using Octotel's fibre network?

A: Yes, Octotel’s Open Access business model allows customers to choose from a wide range of internet service providers, giving you more choice and flexibility in your internet services.

Q: What is the process for installing fibre at my home?

A: The process involves the installation of an ONT (Optical Network Terminal) and ATB (Access Termination Box) in your home by Octotel technicians. The installation typically takes 2-3 hours.

Q: What work goes into the fibre infrastructure build of an area?

A: A sustainable network is built with a lot of planning and many hours of hard work. To give you an idea of the scale of the project, Octotel coordinates just under 100 installations and network staff daily, utilizing over 50 vehicles in their fleet. Their teams use over 1400 meters of cable per day and they have 15 teams building 1800 endpoints into MDUs and complexes per month. Over 70 apartment buildings have infrastructure reticulated each month and 54 of those go live per month we do this across 30 different suburbs in the Western Cape.

Q: Can I keep my existing telephone number when switching to fibre?

A: Yes, you can usually keep your existing telephone number when switching to fibre. Contact your internet service provider for more information on how to do this.

Q: Can I keep my existing telephone number when switching to fibre?

A: Yes, you can usually keep your existing telephone number when switching to fibre. Contact your internet service provider for more information on how to do this.

Q: Why is there a Growing Demand for High-Speed Connectivity in South Africa?

The demand for high-speed connectivity in South Africa is increasing rapidly, driven by the growth in data consumption from businesses and consumers. The current low penetration of fixed broadband connectivity in the country, coupled with the need to replace legacy copper infrastructure, has created a significant opportunity for investment in this sector.

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