Metrofibre Networx has won the contract to install fibre in the Beaulieu, Heathcliff and Blue Hills estates.
Now the preferred high-speed fibre and data services supplier for the area, Metrofibre will break ground at the end of February with an expected completion date in April 2016. The approximately 600 residents in the area will be able to select from a combination of both trenched fibre or aerial installations.
“We set ourselves a goal to become the preferred fibre provider to all residents of the greater Kyalami area,” says Metrofibre Networx’ Jacques de Villiers. “By winning the contract to supply these three estates we are now one step closer to achieving this goal.”
The company faced stiff competition in the tender process, with all known fibre suppliers pitching for the contract. According to de Villiers the estates appointed a panel of experts to investigate each offering from the various suppliers, who then selected Metrofibre as a result of its ability to deliver symmetrical broadband speeds, as well as uncapped and unshaped Internet at affordable rates.
Fibre sales during the project phase will be handled by Kiklo FTTH, an approved Metrofibre reseller, after which the site will become an open access network and residents can then place orders with a list of approved Metrofibre ISPs, as well as with Metrofibre directly.
The aerial component of Metrofibre’s offering remains popular amongst residents, particularly those in areas like Kyalami, where large tracks of land are agriculture-related and trenching is both invasive and expensive. According to de Villiers, aerial installations cause little disruption to the existing environment.
“Metrofibre remains competitively priced compared to a host of other fibre suppliers in the market. We don’t force caps on clients’ data and offer both capped and uncapped data packages,” he says. “The Metrofibre VoIP offering is also one of the cheapest available in the market.
“With this, residents of Beaulieu, Heathcliff and Blue Hills will now also be able to take advantage of superior speeds when browsing the Internet, making phone calls, live streaming television, music and online gaming,” De Villiers adds.