Herotel IGEN is proud to announce that it’s building a world-class fibre internet network in Uitenhage after receiving approval from the local municipality. Once complete, residents and businesses will enjoy speeds of up to 100Mbps. It is internet that is faster, more reliable and offered at prices far lower than ADSL, wireless or LTE. Simply put, it is a game-changing internet connectivity technology.
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Herotel has opted to construct a fibre network that is strung mostly along poles in the mid-block between homes, which is the preferred method of large telecommunications companies like Verizon in the United States and British Telecoms in the UK. Putting the fibre optic cables in the air has numerous benefits for Wonderboom South, but the most important is that it allows us to sell our packages for up to 33% less than if we had to trench underground. This is one of the reasons that Herotel has some of the lowest prices for Fibre in South Africa. Residents will pay only R499 for 10Mbps True Uncapped Package, including a free installation and router.
Rest assured that it’s the same quality fibre network, we just put the cables in the air instead of under the ground. This also makes the network easier to maintain and spares residents the pain of digging up their gardens and sidewalks.
Phillip Olivier, who is the General Manager of Herotel IGEN, says of the network, ‘’The Uitenhage fibre network represents a technological investment into the local community by a local company, which will improve access to education, entertainment and open up new business opportunities. As a further bonus to homeowners, it has been proven that access to fibre increases the value of properties over time.’
Olivier, who is from Port Elizabeth, is proud that the fibre network is locally-owned and maintained. “We are building the network with our own hands, using local labour sourced from the local community, as well as local suppliers, with no need to import contractors or labour from outside the region. Our clients can contact our local office directly without going through an ISP which acts as an unnecessary middleman. For sales and support you will not need to deal with a national call centre that might be based in Johannesburg or Cape Town. You will talk to people from the area, real people who know where Uitenhage is and what the community stands for.”
During the further rollout in Uitenhage, Herotel IGEN is also offering an additional perk to homeowners. “Our team members, dressed in uniform, will be approaching residents to plant poles within the servitude on their property boundary line. In gratitude for granting us access to plant a pole in the servitude of their property, we will be offering a limited special promotion to those residents who assist us first.” he says.