Frogfoot Networks, the open-access fibre provider, has acquired the fibre-to-the-home assets of Link Africa Western Cape for an undisclosed sum.
South Africa’s mobile operators, including Vodacom, MTN and Rain, are set to face a big challenge to their business models from an unexpected quarter: fixed-line broadband. By Duncan McLeod.
Price cuts at Vumatel, to be implemented from next week, are not a risk to parent CIVH’s balance sheet and are only likely to register as “blip” in the company’s long-term growth trajectory, CIVH CEO Raymond Ndlovu said.
Vox has secured new debt facilities, lead-arranged by Investec and also involving Standard Bank and Rand Merchant Bank, to allow it to ramp up its deployment of fibre broadband infrastructure.
Vox-owned fibre-to-the-home infrastructure provider Frogfoot Networks said on Friday that it will extend free line speed upgrades, introduced during South Africa’s lockdown, indefinitely.
Vox-owned fibre-to-the-home operator Frogfoot has joined rival Vumatel in promising to double line speeds for consumers stuck at home due to the Covid-19 lockdown.
Vox has more than doubled its planned roll-out of fibre broadband infrastructure and is now aiming for as many as 400 000 homes passed in the coming years, up from the 140 000 previously targeted.
Frogfoot Networks has acquired the network assets and customer base of Blitz Fibre and entered into a deal with the company to accelerate the roll-out of fibre in multi-dwelling units across South Africa.
In its policy paper published this week, national treasury devoted considerable space to the telecommunications sector. Though many of the proposals make sense, an anachronism stuck out. By Duncan McLeod.
Telkom’s copper-based digital subscriber line network is living on borrowed time. By Duncan McLeod.