Jan-Jan Bezuidenhout, CEO of MetroFibre, shares an overview of the strategic target for the company as it ideas to fulfill its mission of being a diversified operator in the massively aggressive and money-intense fibre community market.
Jan-Jan took the helm as CEO of MetroFibre as of 1 June 2022, bringing extensive encounter and strategic aim to the desk, obtaining represented the direct institutional shareholder on the MetroFibre board from 2013 to 2019, in advance of staying appointed as Deputy CEO of the small business.
Prior to signing up for MetroFibre, Jan-Jan used a lot more than a 10 years concentrating on Private Equity, Infrastructure Investments and Corporate Enhancement at top monetary establishments.
“MetroFibre has been on an extensive financial commitment generate which is basic to achieving our expansion targets and conference the demand from customers for good quality, substantial-velocity electronic infrastructure in South Africa.”
“As the third biggest fibre community operator in the place, MetroFibre’s open access community now passes more than 350,000 properties and countless numbers of enterprises in 6 provinces throughout South Africa, and we are very well advanced in our method to get additional marketplace share, equally organically as effectively as by strategic acquisitions.”
“We are aiming to extend and densify our current network, and approach on passing an more 500,000 properties by 2025,” explains Jan-Jan.
“Growth, having said that, is not only about getting the money to rollout infrastructure, but also developing solutions for the modifying demands of our enterprise and residential clients, and precisely underserved communities,” he adds.
To this end, MetroFibre just lately introduced a important overhaul of its Fibre-To-The-Home (FTTH) velocity deals, generating it a single of the most competitive currently available in the market. It is MetroConnect remedy is a pioneering new pay-as-you-go product that caters for prospects who may possibly only involve intermittent use and do not want to dedicate to prolonged support contracts.
“Our technique is driven by the fact that for people today to participate, meaningfully, in a heavily digitised and expertise-primarily based economic climate, we have to handle the inequality that a lack of fast and steady web access provides to South African households and smaller businesses,” states Jan-Jan.
MetroFibre has strategically formulated its FTTB competency to service enterprises of all sizes, from SMMEs, by to blue-chip financial services consumers wherever it counts each local and intercontinental corporates amongst its consumer foundation.
With the increasing demand for bandwidth fuelled by the migration to cloud and streaming apps, MetroFibre gives high-ability bandwidths at the lowest latency on a single pair of fibres, with a managed optical service on its ROADM/DWDM network – providing redundancy and network protection all over most of Gauteng and all the big details centres.
When it arrives to instruction and the significance of internet connectivity, MetroFibre is also properly down the street with different feasibility studies and proof of principles to fulfill the desire from colleges.
“Beyond our natural and organic expansion approach of growing and densifying our current community, MetroFibre is actively looking for strategic acquisitions of present infrastructure networks at a time when the sector is going through a important consolidation method,” concludes Jan-Jan.
From its early times as a start off-up business enterprise with fewer than 20 workers, right now MetroFibre is a trusted and experienced company small business with about 500 staff members and a swiftly rising footprint, position in the major 3 fibre community operators (FNO) in the nation.