South African ISP HeroTel has revealed that it has reached the 100,000-customer milestone. HeroTel CEO and co-founder Van Zyl Botha told IT Web: ‘While 45,000 customers came with the businesses that joined HeroTel, we’ve not only retained those clients on our network, but have subsequently attracted 55,000 more, to reach the 100,000 mark.’
Founded in 2014, HeroTel has acquired 39 owner-operated businesses since its inception. The ISP currently operates in more than 400 towns and 107 municipalities, across all nine provinces. Two-thirds of its existing customers are subscribed to fibre packages, with the remaining one-third using fixed-wireless solutions. Going forward, the company says it has raised the ZAR910 million (USD59.4 million) in funding it requires to accelerate its deployment, with 105 new locations in the build phase.