Frogfoot Networks, a subsidiary of Vox, will pass 85,000 homes with fibre before the end of 2018.
It recently secured funding to deploy fibre to 15,000 homes in Gauteng and the Western Cape as part of a 24-month roll-out programme.
“At the beginning of 2016, we embarked on an aggressive FTTH expansion programme and committed to deploy FTTH to 85,000 homes,” said Frogfoot MD Abraham van der Merwe.
“We are currently in the process of building the infrastructure to over 16,000 homes, and with the additional funding are now able to fast-track the deployment to 15,100 homes in 2017.”
Van der Merwe said they will deploy to the remaining 53,300 homes in 2018 – but it is likely this figure will grow as the demand for FTTH continues.
According to van der Merwe, the addressable FTTH market is between three million and six million homes.
“Although deployment is driven by the commercial viability and consumer demand, there remains huge untapped potential.”