THE fusion of lifestyle and technology is becoming a 21st century norm as people continue to incorporate evolving technologies into their daily lives. More and more professionals are working from home, or on the go, whilst travelling and children are connecting to play online games or engage with social media and especially study online.
It is increasingly clear that IP based applications are creating a gateway to open a whole new world of lifestyle opportunities in today’s home and organisations.
The need for a truly, “connected home” is no longer seen as a luxury, it is indeed, a 21st century necessity, according to Smart Village (Pty) Ltd, a company that provides a comprehensive range of intelligent, technologically advanced services such as DSTV Network provisioning, data and voice services and much more. All of these are integrated and provisioned over a fibre optic network.
These services are specifically designed to provide efficient, reliable, cost effective solutions to the end-user, be it commercial, residential or mixed communities.
Recently it was announced that MTN has concluded a deal with Multichoice to acquire Smart Village, which the operator stated will accelerate its fibre-to-the-home strategy for South Africa. This purchase is subject to approval by the South African competition authority in terms of the Competition Act. The Smart Village expansive Fibre network passes 29,000 residential homes and stands in Gauteng, the Western Cape and KwaZulu-Natal. The acquisition will give MTN a presence in more gated estates, apartment blocks, business parks and shopping malls.
In the enterprise space, the deal will give MTN Business the ability to provide wholesale access to 4,228 enterprises passed by Smart Village. The rationale behind this acquisition lies in the fact that Smart Village is a network infrastructure business, which aligns with the MTN telecommunications infrastructure business.
Smart Village has, over the past years, focused its efforts on becoming the leading provider of converged Quadra-Play services over integrated network infrastructure.
With thousands of clients connected to its network, the company continues to grow daily.
Some of Smart Village’s most popular services include:
- IP and IF DStv signal distribution
- True broadband internet
- Telephony services
- PBX (virtual and on-site)
- Integrated intercom system
- Security solutions