Cell C launches trial FTTH service

23 Feb 2016

South African wireless service provider Cell C has launched its pilot fibre-to-the-home (FTTH) product, dubbed C-Fibre, TechCentral reports. ‘The FTTH offerings will be combined with our own mobile broadband offerings to round out our services,’ the operator disclosed adding that it will ‘rely on partnerships to supply its FTTH services to ensure that service offerings are top quality and best value’. Cell C has partnered with Vumatel for its FTTH trial, with the service initially available in Parkhurst, Parktown North, Parkwood, Greenside, Saxonwold, Killarney and Riviera.

As previously reported by TeleGeography’s CommsUpdate, Cell C first revealed its plans to enter the FTTH market in September 2015, with Cell C CEO Jose Dos Santos saying at the time that his company was aiming to deploy its own FTTH infrastructure – to be operated by a separate newly established company – on an open-access basis to 60,000 and 80,000 homes at launch.

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