Vumatel brings 1Gbps to homes in Capetown


Leading fibre-to-the-home (FTTH) network provider, Vumatel has marked a new milestone by going live in Cape Town, bringing 1Gbps (Gigabit per second) fibre to Tamboerskloof area.

Vumatel started rolling out its network in May and connected the first home this week.

TBK Watch is very excited to be Vumatel’s first community to get connected in Cape Town. We have been working together with Vumatel for the past six months to plan and get the community ready for the rollout, and now we are live. The rest of the community can’t wait to get connected,” said the TBK Watch group, which represents the Tamboerskloof community.

Vumatel has received further endorsement from two other community organisations in the City Bowl – Oranjezicht Higgovale Neighbourhood Watch (OH) and Devil’s Peak Vredehoek Neighbourhood Watch (DPV). The two communities will get connected to Vumatel’s network before the end of the year.

These communities will enjoy the benefits of Vumatel’s high speed open access network, giving residents multiple service providers to choose from and speeds up to 1Gbps.

This news follows after the fibre-to-the-home network provider recently successful out in the greater Johannesburg area with 30 suburbs connected or in the process of being connected and secured funds to expand its FTTH network in South Africa.

People are encouraged to register their interest on the company website if there is no Vumatel fibre in their area as “the more people who show their interest in an area, the faster Vuma will come,” the provider explained.

Vumatel, which operates an open-access network using the latest Active Ethernet technology, is headquartered in Johannesburg and employs over 500 people.

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