Vumatel agrees to acquire a portion of Link Africa’s fibre assets

18 Jul 2017

South African fibre-to-the-home (FTTH) provider Vumatel has agreed to acquire a ‘big portion’ of Link Africa’s FTTH infrastructure for an undisclosed sum. Local news agency TechCentral cited Link Africa’s CEO Craig Carthy as saying that the company has decided to focus instead on the provision of fibre-to-the-business services, where it is enjoying strong growth. Vumatel chief operating officer Johan Pretorius disclosed that the fibre acquired from Link Africa runs past 20,000 homes: ‘It clearly accelerates our footprint (in KwaZulu-Natal) and makes it easier to spread the cost base and enhance our reach.’ Vumatel will take over the company’s network in Beverley Hills, Dainfern Golf Estate, Dunkirk, Forest Hills, Fourways Gardens, Gillitts, Ilala, Izinga, Kloof, Maytime, Prestondale, Seaward, Umdloti, Umhlanga and Vorna Valley. The company has, however, retained several FTTH suburbs, namely Constantia, Stellenbosch, Hawaan, Simbithi Eco Estate, Victoria Country Club and Waterkloof View, and will continue to offer FTTH services near to its core network.

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