Vox Telecom to build a fibre network in Mpumalanga, KZN provinces

7 Oct 2016

South African network operator Vox Telecom has announced plans to build a national long-distance fibre network, which will focus on areas beyond the major metropolitan hubs, TechCentral reports. Vox CEO Jacques du Toit was cited as saying: ‘Most of the players have focused their fibre efforts on the large metros – Johannesburg, Cape Town and Durban – targeting the higher income groups … What they are forgetting are the smaller towns that support a big part of the economic growth and GDP for the country.’ The planned infrastructure project will provide high-speed connectivity to the eastern parts of the country, extending from Witbank (eMalahleni) through Middelburg, Secunda, Ermelo, Piet Retief and Paulpietersburg (all in Mpumalanga province), and Melmoth, Empangeni, Richards Bay and Ballito (KwaZulu-Natal [KZN]). The open-access network will be built by Vox’s new subsidiary Frogfoot Networks (acquired in July 2015), with deployment works scheduled to start in Richards Bay.

South Africa, Frogfoot Networks, Vox Telecom