Vumatel seeks to drive down fibre costs to provide access to more people

Neighbourhood fibre provider Vumatel is moving to offset its role in widening South Africa’s digital divide by seeking out and piloting a new viable model to drive down the cost of high-speed unlimited fibre access for those least able to afford it. Vumatel emerged as a formidable fibre player in 2014 after being awarded the tender to install fibre-to-the-home (FTTH) in Parkhurst in what had been dubbed the first of South Africa’s “fibrehoods”.