In the Press

There is a strong interest in adopting Carrier Ethernet by South African companies if the responses at the recent Carrier Ethernet 2.0 and Lifecycle Service Orchestration Seminar are anything to go by. This is according to the organisers of the event – the Metro Ethernet Forum (MEF), a non-profit...
If you want fibre in your complex or suburb, you may have to take matters into your own hands. In May 2014, Parkhurst in Johannesburg took its broadband future into its own hands when it announced it had put out a request for proposals for infrastructure providers to build a fibre network in the...
Discover hybrid cloud excellence at speeds of up to 10Gbps! WHEN & WHERE: 25 Aug 2015, 08:00 AM - 11:30 AM| Microsoft SA, 3012 William Nicol, Bryanston Microsoft, MetroFibre Networx and Global Micro Solutions would like to invite you to a session focused on demonstrating how the partnership...
 Hampton Court in Naivasha Road is the first complex to have signed up and to receive the much awaited Fibre to the home. The installation of the fibre in the complex is complete and linking up the homes who signed up is about to start. The first home to go live with fibre is imminent. I paid...
Metrofibre Networx has quietly launched fibre-to-the-home services in Midrand, offering uncapped broadband to residents of Glenferness at very competitive rates through partner Internet service provider Greencom. Greencom offers uncapped FTTH services ranging from 10Mbps at R683 per month to...
“We think being part of this global effort is the best way to go for us and our customers .” — Gary Williams, Head of Pre-Sales Engineering, MFN The first South African service provider to join the Metro Ethernet Forum (MEF), Metrofibre networx (MFN) has been working to spread the word about MEF...
While other African countries like Kenya, Nigeria and Mauritius have all started rolling out Fibre-To-The-Home and Fibre-To-The-Cabinet, there’s been a strange commercial caution in South Africa. What should have been one of the first counties to get into the game hasn’t been. It’s spent a lot of...
Kevin Vachon
The MEF has embarked on a campaign in South Africa to get local networking players to adopt MEF standards. By Jan Vermeulen -  Technology journalist and web developer at MyBroadband. The Metro Ethernet Forum (MEF) is meeting with South African telecommunications industry players to introduce their...
Roy Kruger, the Technical Advisor to the Minister of Communications, Dina Pule, gave his full support to the MEF (Metro Ethernet Forum’s) push into South Africa, stating that telecommunication service providers should join the industry standards body to accelerate connectivity and broadband...

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