MTN grows fibre access footprint through partnerships in Gauteng, Kwa-Zulu Natal and Western Cape
MTN has increased its fibre footprint through partnerships with Metro Fibre Networx (MFN) in Gauteng and Neotel fibre and Ethekweni Metroconnect in the Western Cape and KZN.
MTN Business announced on 1 November 2011 that it had expanded their Metro Ethernet footprint through the development of strategic last mile relationships. According to Justin Colyn, GM of Fixed Mobile Convergence at MTN Business, they will also use Telkom Wholesale to connect businesses in areas that do not have a fibre footprint.
Colyn said that the demand for Metro Ethernet is currently very strong in Gauteng, and with Metro Fibre Networx expanding its footprint in high-concentration business areas in Gauteng, it means that their customers will benefit from this partnership.
The company said in a press statement that their MTN Metro Ethernet product offering provides customers with a high speed, high availability and low latency broadband Ethernet service. “Through this offering, customers can choose bandwidths speeds from 2Mbps to 1Gbps in specific intervals,” said MTN Business.
The MTN Metro Ethernet service is based on a fibre network that uses Multi-Protocol Label Switching (MPLS) technology to supply point-to-point, point-to-multi-point or virtual LAN services between customer branches within the Johannesburg, Pretoria, Cape Town and Durban metropolitan areas.