FibreCo kicks off fibre optic training in Nelson Mandela Bay

FibreCo kicks off fibre optic training in Nelson Mandela Bay

FibreCo, the telecommunications company behind the roll out of South Africa’s largest long-distance open acess fibre optic network, will interview students from Nelson Mandela Bay for its internationally accredited fibre training optic programme.

The company in partnership with the Seda Nelson Mandela Bay ICT incubator, will train 25 industry technicians in the region ahead of its roll out later this year of a mammoth project.

The project aims to links Cape Town and Durban via Nelson Mandela Bay and East London using the latest fibre optic technology.

Speaking at a media briefing on Friday, Fibreco’s chairperson, Dr Andile Ngcaba, said a fibre optic network will ultimately reduce the costs of internet access while increasing connectivity speeds and create jobs in the high-tech ICT sector.

“What we are doing is helping these trainees to become entrepreneurs, to either work with us [FibreCo], or with different companies. Through this training we are helping grow the Internet economy,” said Ngcaba.

“We believe this project is good for the Eastern Cape region, good for the country and good for the economy.”

For more information, download the press release: Training Boost for Eastern Cape ICT Sector  or visit

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Related article: Andile on FibreCo’s Optic Fibre Training Programme 

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