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Tribunal greenlights Actis buyout of Octotel

The Competition Tribunal has given its blessing to investment firm Actis’s acquisition of a controlling stake in Cape Town fibre broadband operator Octotel, and has attached no conditions to this approval.

Octotel ramps up fibre roll-out

Cape Town-focused fibre-to-the-home infrastructure operator Octotel said it is now the third-largest fibre provider in the country, behind Openserve and Vumatel, after reaching 100 000 homes passed.

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Telkom is losing the fibre race

In November, I argued that Telkom’s broadband digital subscriber line service had peaked (that was at the half-year mark). Since then, growth has slowed even further and the telecommunications giant is on a knife-edge of

Octotel to expand Cape Town FTTH

Cape Town-based open-access fibre-to-the-home broadband provider Octotel has announced plans to expand to the upmarket Atlantic seaboard suburbs of Mouille Point and Bantry Bay in the next two months. The company said on

New FTTH player on Atlantic seaboard

Cape Town has a new fibre-to-the-home provider. Octotel, founded by entrepreneurs Joe Botha and Michael Pollock, plans to provide broadband access at speeds of up to 1Gbit/s, starting in