Allied Electronics (Altron) said on Friday it had won a contract to roll out broadband infrastructure in Limpopo, the first phase of which was worth R585m. The provincial government, via Limpopo Connexion, had appointed Altron’s Altech Radio Holdings (ARH) unit "to establish an affordable, secure, open-access broadband network across the province, in line with the national broadband policy, SA Connect". The group’s share price was 0.4% higher at R12.74 at close of trade on Friday. It has risen more than 5% so far in 2018. ARH would provide connectivity to government departments, municipalities, businesses and households across the province over the initial three-year period, it said. Additional services would include "a network operation, control centre and data centre". The company previously provided broadband infrastructure in Gauteng, where it connected buildings, community service centres, townships, economic development zones, "urban renewal nodes" and schools. The project was...

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