CENTURION, Gauteng – 15 June 2015 – In order to meet the growing demand for fibre connectivity in South Africa, DFA is embarking on an aggressive employment drive to grow its own staff compliment by more than 20% over the next 3 months, coupled by increasing its outsourced capacity. This is on the back of the company’s recent announcement to increase its number of business endpoints to 20 000 by March 2016.
According to Joey Gabriel, Chief Operating Officer at DFA, “Companies are realising the benefits that high speed fibre can bring to their business, and as such the uptake of Fibre to the Business (FTTB) across the country has been phenomenal. This demand has bolstered our need to boost our employee figures substantially to meet our customers’ service delivery needs whilst managing a network availability of 99.95% and a mean time to repair of under 4 hours. These vacancies will be mainly in the optical fibre installation arena, specifically, we are looking for planning, project co-ordination, ILOs, and fibre splicing skills”.
Over the past year DFA has introduced a range of new products which has improved the ease with which businesses can now access its fibre offering. In addition the company has seen a growth in telecommunications companies using its fibre network to improve on their own offerings.
DFA is the premier open-access fibre infrastructure and connectivity provider in South Africa. We finance, build, install, manage, and maintain a world-class fibre network to transmit metro and long-haul telecommunications traffic. We started rolling out our fibre network in 2007, and to date, we have deployed over 14,000 km of ducting infrastructure in major metros, secondary cities, and smaller towns. Our network runs with an industry-leading uptime of 99.98%. We lease our secure transmission and backbone fibre infrastructure and provide associated connectivity services to telecommunications operators, Internet service providers, media conglomerates, tertiary education institutions, municipalities, government organizations, and other businesses, large and small, on equal terms. DFA is a Level 2 B-BBEE Contributor on the ICT Sector Codes.
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