Africa INX rolls out new broadband Internet service

Ethernet cable AfricaAfrica INX has launched a broadband Internet service that will attempt to compete with the rising number of broadband Internet services readily available in the African market

The service can be provided on fibre or wirelessly and will aim to offer the highest bandwidth available in the broadband category.

“We have never entered the broadband market because, technically, we are a wholesale company and this is a managed service,” stated Africa INX managing director Stuart Hardy. “However, we cannot ignore the growth and shift towards these and similar priced services.

“As such, we will make these products available to the market through our existing 47 licensed clients.”

The Africa INX products cost around 40 per cent more than the similar Neotel version offering NeoBroadband and ensure 300 per cent more bandwidth guarantees, as the contention ratio on these services is set to never exceed 3:1, the company said.

"We have allocated a Gig of SAT 3 capacity to the new product, which will take time to fill, so we expect a strong performance overall for the next few years," commented Hardy.

"We are developing our own fibre for these services but will supplement that with Telkom’s Metro Clear in areas where we don’t have presence."

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