STL has entered into technology partnership with South Africa’s Frogfoot to provide Fibre To The Home (FTTH) infrastructure in Soweto.
Frogfoot, an open-access fibre network provider, will use STL’s innovative connectivity solutions to enable affordable, reliable broadband connectivity to up to 20,000 homes and lower income groups in the Protea Glen East and West areas of the South African township of Soweto.
Frogfoot will utilise STL’s Air-blown FTTH solution for space constrained fibre deployment, to bring FTTH to Johannesburg. It will see the benefits of lower costs and faster time to market, while providing affordable fibre connectivity to users.
Traditional cabling solutions require up to 25% more space and cost whereas STL’s solution aims at considerably reducing installation costs, thus passing on cost benefits to end users.
“Working with STL enables us to add advanced capabilities to our FTTH infrastructure rollout and strengthen our commitment to offer the most reliable broadband connectivity at affordable total cost of ownership,” said Abraham van der Merwe, Founder and CEO, Frogfoot.
“As we deploy, STL will continue to be an invaluable strategic partner providing innovative solutions and deep knowledge of data network solutions,” added Merwe.
“We, at STL, have always been committed to empower people through our innovative solutions,” said Richard Eichhorn, Director Global Sales, Connectivity solutions, STL.
“Our FTTH solution is ideal for space constrained fibre deployment and makes broadband affordable through its cutting-edge features. We are sure our joint efforts will benefit thousands of people,” added Eichhorn.