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FibreCo went live on its open access dark fibre link along the N3 from
Johannesburg to Durban including the subsea cable landing stations of
SEACOM and EASSy on the east coast. SEACOM will be one of FibreCo’s
first customers.

The N3, Johannesburg to Durban, is a strategic link for FibreCo
providing the shortest dark fibre route inter-connecting the regional
data centres of Internet Solutions and Teraco as well as the SEACOM and
EASSy subsea cable systems. The route also provides connectivity to
sites along the route including Germiston, Heidelberg, Warden,
Harrismith, Ladysmith, Estcourt and Pietermaritzburg and the cable
landing station in Mtunzini.

“Our continued investment in open access infrastructure enables us to
respond to the growing needs of our clients.” says Simon Harvey, CEO
FibreCo. “This investment provides a long awaited open access redundant
dark fibre infrastructure to the existing connectivity making the
multiple Tbps of Internet connectivity from the subsea cables more

“Our clients are able to lease dark fibre and connect using their own
optical equipment, hosted at our built for purpose repeater sites,
allowing complete flexibility of managing their own network.” Says
Venita Engelbrecht, Head of Technology at FibreCo. “Alternatively, they
can use FibreCo’s state-of-the-art 100Gbps DWDM network which provides
connectivity between the key data centres and to the cable landing

“We are actively engaging with operators, system integrators, service
providers and public-sector clients along the N3 who have shown
tremendous and positive interest in FibreCo’s product offerings along
this route.” says Stephen Petersen, Sales Manager FibreCo.

Spanning over 4,000 km, FibreCo’s open access network consists of
underground fibre routes, high speed optical equipment, carrier-grade
Ethernet equipment and hosting and tower facilities interconnecting over
59 points of presence country-wide, including major data centres in
Johannesburg, Cape Town, Bloemfontein, Durban, Port Elizabeth and East

Since inception in 2009, FibreCo’s mission has been to provide direct
access to infrastructure, in order to lower the cost of connectivity for
its clients.  FibreCo has stayed true to this mission and remains a
national truly open-access Carrier Services Provider to operators, ISPs
and government clients.

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