Frogfoot Networks, a wholly owned subsidiary of integrated ICT and connectivity provider, Vox, has been appointed as the exclusive partner for fibre network and connectivity infrastructure for the property portfolio of Atterbury Property Holdings.
Frogfoot Networks will be responsible for the funding, roll out and management of open access infrastructure required as part of Atterbury´s development projects which make up an estimated 1 100 000m² over the next three to five years. Vox has been appointed as the preferred connectivity solutions provider for all future developments.
“Property developers have realised that having an open access fibre network differentiates their properties and provides the platform for SMART buildings, offices and cities … Historically, connectivity solutions only offered telecommunications and Internet services to retailers and businesses. Today, fibre infrastructure investments leverage everything from traditional telecommunications, to point of sale, monitoring and management systems, and ultimately, a SMART environment – be it for retail or offices,” says Jacques du Toit, CEO of Vox.
“Having connected, smart buildings is no longer optional. To remain ahead of a growing demand for high speed and always on connectivity, requires planning from the foundations up. Strategic partnerships with infrastructure providers like Frogfoot, coupled with best of breed service providers like Vox are increasingly critical,” concludes Stoffel van Beek, COO Atterbury Property Holdings.
Atterbury will leverage the connectivity infrastructure for mixed use in its retail and commercial property projects. There is a small component of residential development in Atterbury’s portfolio that will also see fibre rollouts.
Concludes Du Toit, “It’s a matter of association. Partnerships such as the one with Atterbury not only advances our fibre strategy, but provides a platform for better connectivity services and solutions to consumers, businesses and homeowners. Better infrastructure and connectivity is good for business and enables an already connected society to benefit from value added services and solutions.”