Statement by Chris Wang on Service delivery

21 August 2008

The State Owned Enterprise (SOE) InfraCo has provided and expanded its cable connectivity services with their nationwide network as a strategic infrastructural asset to South Africa.

This aims to drive down the costs of telecommunications in the country. The fast connection using fibre-optic cables linking our domestic long distance network points has been added to strengthen our network coverage while the full service network was already in operation at the end of 2007.

This infrastructure with its lower cost implications will benefit our economy in a manner that will have numerous positive spin offs.

The ANC and its government are committed to bringing better services to our people and will continuously monitor InfraCo's mandate to bring down telecommunication cost.

I thank you!

Chris Wang,MP
Tel: 021 403 3917