Frequently Asked Questions

Broadband Infraco

Broadband Infraco General FAQs

Who is Broadband Infraco?

Broadband Infraco is a new State-Owned Enterprise (SOE) that will sell high capacity long distance transmission services to licensed fixed and mobile network operators, internet service providers and other value added network service providers, which they can either use for expanding the reach and capacities of their own networks or resell on to their customers…. READ MORE

How can I apply for a position in Broadband Infraco?

Vacant positions are advertised on Broadband Infraco website ( the section on career opportunities) and print media. Potential candidates who meet the requirements of the position can send their applications to….

Is Broadband Infraco BEE Compliant? What is its BEE compliance status?

An external BEE Verification Agency is currently assessing Broadband Infraco’s BEE status. The outcome of the assessment will be available as soon as the verification process is completed.

I am a VANS / ISP can I get a wholesale service from Broadband Infraco?

Broadband Infraco is an ideal partner to connect the network of any ICASA licensed operator to the world through its next-generation, fully meshed carrier-class network. To enquire about services from Broadband Infraco, you can call us on +27 11 235 1600 or email us at:

FAQ - Technology

Is the Broadband Infraco Network built on purely the power lines of Eskom?

Broadband Infraco has secured access to telecoms infrastructure spanning more than 12,000 kms across the country connecting the major centres. This long distance network leverages the capabilities of Transnet and Eskom, and is carried along the routes of power lines and railway lines across the country.

How is the Broadband Infraco long distance network any different to the Telkom or any other long distance network?

The Broadband Infraco network is predominantly implemented on Eskom power lines and in the Transnet Freight Rail servitudes. Most other long distance networks are implemented in the road and pavement infrastructure. This implies that the Broadband Infraco long distance network is not exposed to the same risks that road based networks are exposed to such as civil disturbances, consequently any customer choosing to use the Broadband Infraco network can be assured of a differentiating network risk profile to any alternative in the market.

The Broadband Infraco core network is fast evolving to a highly reliable, remotely configurable and low latency (delay) network based on new generation Dense Wave-Division Multiplexed (DWDM) optical systems all managed and controlled from a secure and centralised Network Operations Centre (NOC).



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