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Vodacom extends FTTH reach with new lease agreements

Friday, 23 September 2016

23 September 2016 - Vodacom today announces that it has signed lease agreements with third party network infrastructure providers Fibrehoods, Openserve, Century City Connect, Vumatel and Dark Fibre Africa to deliver Vodacom Fibre products. Vodacom customers will now have access to the Vodacom Fibre services through these providers, including Vodacom Fibre Broadband, Vodacom Fibre Fixed Voice and Value Added Services.

Third party network infrastructure partnerships give Vodacom access to pre-deployed FTTH (Fibre-To-The-Home) networks inclusive of access build and active equipment which rapidly increases time to market.  Leased networks allow customers across a broader geographical area to enjoy the Vodacom fibre service offering.

Louisa van Beek, Managing Executive for FTTX (Fibre-To-The-X) at Vodacom, says, “Earlier this year, Vodacom stated its intention to pass one million broadband fibre end-points within the next four years. In order to accelerate access to fibre services for our customers, we have partnered with third party FTTH infrastructure providers for access to ready-built FTTH networks.”

Vodacom now passes over 25 000 homes with its own fibre infrastructure and the company has to date invested R500 million in urban infrastructure. Van Beek says: “The rollout of fibre remains a critical part of Vodacom’s growth strategy. We anticipate significant growth in this area and besides investing significantly in our own infrastructure we will also continue to sign up additional third party network infrastructure providers.”

Vodacom Fibre is currently available on Dark Fibre Africa, Openserve, Vumatel, Fibrehoods and soon will be added to the Century City Connect open access network, providing ultra-fast internet access. For more information please visit www.vodacom.co.za/fibre or call 082 1904.

Vodacom Fibre Retail rate for leased networks

Vodacom Fibre services are available on 24 month contracts. Additional contract periods will be available in due course.

 

Network Line speed   Monthly Data Allocation (GB)   Monthly Subscription (incl. VAT)
DFA 10Mbps   100    R499
20Mbps   300    R699
40Mbps   1 000    R999
100Mbps   2 000    R1 399
Fibrehoods 100Mbps   300    R799
100Mbps   500    R849
100Mbps   1 000    R1 099
100Mbps   2 000    R1 399
Openserve 10Mbps   100    R829
20Mbps   200    R1 099
40Mbps   300    R1 399
100Mbps   500    R1 899
Vumatel 50Mbps   500    R1 199
100Mbps   600    R1 649


Vodacom Fibre Broadband price plans on Vumatel network include a free connection fee valued at R999 and exclude the Vumatel installation fee valued at R1 710.

Vodacom Fibre Broadband price plans include free connection and installation fee for all other leased networks.



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