SA CONNECT – Vhembe District Municipality

January 31, 2019

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SA CONNECT: Department of Communications: Back to School Campaign

This year’s focus was the launch of connectivity in schools, which was delivered through SA Connect.

It was indeed a great honour to be part of the Department of Communications: Back to School Campaign. This year’s focus was the launch of connectivity in schools, which was delivered through SA Connect, as well as Cybersecurity Awareness.

SA Connect Phase 1will provide connectivity to 1210 sites in the Vhembe District Municipality; out of a total of 6135 sites nationally. The specific focus will be on education, health facilities and Thusong Centres in the Rural Communities.

The Project is delivered by Broadband Infraco and SITA, together with a number of selected Access Network Providers that are mainly SMMEs. Broadband Infraco prides itself in enabling an ecosystem which empowers small businesses in building the infrastructure while connecting the underserviced areas.

The benefits of the SA Connect Project will be the availability of broadband connectivity to the vast majority of the South African population in underserviced areas, enabling better delivery of health, education and internet services to communities that need them the most.

It is the crucial infrastructure required for the delivery of eHealth and eLearning solutions and a critical component of driving digital services nearer to the masses.

This is the first of many roadshows and we, certainly, are proud to be contributors to the crucial foundations of transforming our society. This is a major milestone to ensuring that the Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR) is expanded to be inclusive to all.

About Broadband Infraco

Broadband Infraco SOC is a licensed state owned company in the telecommunications sector. The entity provides long distance national and international connectivity to licensed private sector partners, license-exempt project of national importance and to previously underserviced areas.

It is focused on improving market efficiency in the long distance connectivity segment by increasing available long distance network infrastructure, providing available capacity to stimulate private sector innovation in telecommunications services and content offerings.

The company aims to expand the availability and affordability of access to national and international wholesale broadband connectivity to licensed and license-exempt customers. In addition, it seeks to unlock economic growth in the provinces through the provision of broadband connectivity considering the requirements of the underdeveloped and under-serviced areas.

Braodband Infraco is assisting in enabling national, provincial and regional private and public collaboration and partnerships in the promotion of infrastructure development.

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