Plessey ends Northern Ring construction for Broadband Infraco national network

Broadband Infraco has encouraged private sector development and innovation in telecommunications services by improving long distance network infrastructure. (Image source: Plessey)Broadband Infraco has encouraged private sector development and innovation in telecommunications services by improving long distance network infrastructure. (Image source: Plessey)Plessey has announced that the construction of installation sites for the ‘Northern Ring’ of Broadband Infraco’s new national network has been completed

State-owned Broadband Infraco aims to enhance long distance connectivity by increasing the availability of long distance network infrastructure and capacity, encouraging private sector development and innovation in telecommunications services.

“We’ve done this kind of work on budget and in record times all over Africa," said Plessey client manager, Lawrence Rammupudu.

"Also, our financial strength and established network of black economic empowerment (BEE) and small to medium enterprise (SME) suppliers means we have no financial or operational barriers to overcome before we start a project.”

The company also wants to provide long distance national and international connectivity to previously underserviced areas.

Broadband Infraco’s existing network now consists of around 12 125kms of transmission route using the latest generation Dense Wavelength Division Multiplexing (DWDM) tools, providing 2.5 and 10 gigabit capacity connections along most of the fibre routes.

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