FibreCo Telecommunications, a South African open-access network provider, is deploying Corning optical fibre in its new long-distance fibre optic network in South Africa. The optical fibre cable contains both Corning SMF-28e+ LLand LEAF optical fibres. Phase 1 of FibreCo’s construction began with a 2,000-km link between Johannesburg and Cape Town connecting Bloemfontein, East London, and Port Elizabeth. The subsequent phases of the project will see additional routes being built to enhance network redundancy and resilience. The project’s total distance will cover 12,000 km.