Browsing: Niel Schoeman

Interview: Vumatel CEO Niel Schoeman

In this episode of the TechCentral podcast, TechCentral editor Duncan McLeod talks to Vumatel CEO Niel Schoeman about the fibre-to-the-home (FTTH) market in South Africa. In the discussion, Schoeman chats about how the idea of Vumatel came

Vumatel not ready to sell

South African fibre-to-the-home pioneer Vumatel is receiving constant interest from bigger telecommunications companies wanting to acquire it, but the company is not yet ready to

Vumatel now in KZN

Fibre-to-the-home broadband provider Vumatel has taken its first tentative steps into the KwaZulu-Natal market, acquiring Durban based fibre company Estate Connexions. Terms of the deal have not been

TalkCentral: Ep 162 – ‘The best of 2016’

It’s our last show for 2016, and a time to look back at the year that was. In this special edition of TalkCentral, Duncan McLeod and Regardt van der Berg choose their top smartphones of 2016. Also this week, the biggest local and international

Vumatel in deal to buy Fibrehoods

Vumatel has reached an agreement to acquire fellow fibre-to-the-home provider Fibrehoods, potentially kick-starting a long-expected consolidation of the industry, in which it is estimated there are more than two dozen players

Vumatel gets R125m funding tranche

Fast-expanding broadband fibre-to-the-home provider Vumatel has received the second and final tranche of R250m in funding from Vantage Capital, a mezzanine fund manager. Vantage Capital said on Friday that the funds will

Vumatel earmarks R3bn for FTTH

The fight over who controls home broadband in South Africa is getting a lot more serious. South African fibre-to-the-home pioneer Vumatel announced on Tuesday that it has reached

Fibre is firing in Jozi

The uptake of fibre to the home in Johannesburg is proof that the days of 4Mbit/s ADSL connections are numbered. Telkom, which had rolled out fibre to 38 000 households by August last year, has committed to raising that number to 500 000 by December 2016 and to a million homes by

Vumatel names five new fibre suburbs

Vumatel, the telecommunications start-up challenging Telkom’s dominance of fixed-line broadband in some of Johannesburg’s upmarket suburbs, has announced it is expanding its network to five new areas