Vox Telecom’s big fibre plans

Vox Telecom is building its own fibre network which it will use to serve its business clients across the country.

Vox Telecom CEO Jacques Du Toit told MyBroadband that its main aim is to own the fibre which it uses to connect its business clients.

“The company which owns the fibre ultimately owns the customer, and can dictate the price of the service,” said du Toit, adding that building their own infrastructure will give them the freedom to set more flexible pricing.

He made it clear Vox will only build a fibre network to areas where it has business clients, and has no plans to offer fibre-to-the-home.

Du Toit added that, instead of trenching themselves, they may acquire fibre from existing fibre infrastructure players in areas where it makes sense.

Vox Telecom’s plans mean the company will have a small fibre footprint in most metropolitan areas in South Africa.

Du Toit said they will start rolling out networks in the major centres first – Cape Town, Johannesburg, Pretoria, Durban, and Port Elizabeth.

He said the company is planning to go live with its first fibre services in June 2015.

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