Residents of Killarney and Riviera in northern Johannesburg have endorsed Vumatel to install a fibre-to-the-home (FTTH) network in their respective suburbs.
The roll-out of the fibre network is scheduled to start in the first quarter of this year and residents and businesses alike are set enjoy the benefits that derive from high-speed fibre connectivity.
In choosing to become ‘fibrehoods’, Killarney and Riviera join existing ‘fibrehood’ Parkhurst and soon to be connected, Greenside and Parktown North.
Parkhurst already has access to true high speed internet access at internationally comparable speeds of up to 1Gbps.
According to Vumatel CEO Niel Schoeman, the open-access Vuma FTTH network offers real consumer choice since it provides a choice of competitively priced services, and a choice of service providers.
Within the context of a 24-month contract driven environment, the ability to sign up on a month-to-month basis is another consumer benefit.