Project 3:
i3-Africa (Pty) Ltd

Sector: Infrastructure (Telecommunications and Broadband)
ZAR 900 million (US$128 million or €90 million)

Project Summary

The project aims to deploy Last Mile Fibre Optic cables across the national landscape of South Africa. Fibre optic infrastructure that is 4 times faster at less than half the cost of normal fibre will be deployed. Licensed patented technology that uses existing sewer and other currently existing infrastructure rather than the normal method of digging up trenches to lay fibre optic cables, will be utilised. An initial capital investment of ZAR 300 million will lead to the establishment of a South African Last Mile Fibre Optic Infrastructure Company, i3 Africa. The project will increase broadband access, thus having a huge impact on the liberalisation of broadband access in South Africa.

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