Mustek joins Jo'burg gold rush
Mustek has opened a new optical fibre pre-termination facility. Situated in Johannesburg, the new plant will enable Mustek to supply operators and installers with complete solutions built on m2fx’s innovative Miniflex fibre cable, microduct and protection tube range. This will result in reduced time and labour costs and ensure the highest quality fibre installations, the company says.
The number of fibre deployments is rapidly increasing across southern Africa, driven by the rollout of superfast broadband, mobile networks and the growth of data centres. However high installation costs, particularly in the last mile of networks, threatens the pace of rollouts.
The partnership between Mustek and m2fx provides the perfect solution for operators and installers. The companies say the Miniflex product range combines toughness and lightness with ultra flexibility, making it ideal to connect up to an existing backbone fibre network. Its unique design and patented QuikPush pushable technology reduces the time and cost of installations by removing the need for specialist equipment or skills and requiring smaller teams.
'Up until now deployment time and cost have been huge stumbling blocks when it comes to large scale rollouts of fibre networks, both to homes and businesses,' said Hein Engelbrecht, managing director at Mustek. 'Our drive is to make deployments affordable and the new pre-termination plant will enable us to offer m2fx’s proven technology much faster to our local customers, bringing down costs for operators and users. We believe this expanded partnership will grow last mile fibre deployments, providing a high quality, cost-effective solution across southern Africa.'