The deployment of fibre to the business (FTTB) is expected to reach 300,000 connections by the end of 2027, driven by migration from wireless to fibre connections as the primary connection, with more people moving back to the office, according to a recent report by research firm Africa Analysis. The increasing adoption of cloud services and new technologies that require the stability of a fibre network are also growing companies’ adoption of fibre.

By the end of September 2023, the FTTB market had reached more than 243,000 active end points or links, registering a 6.4% year-on-year growth rate. Declining retail prices of many of the low-end fibre products are contributing to market growth. ..

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