Cell C, South Africa’s mobile phone operator, disclosed on Tuesday that its fibre-to-the-home (FTTH) service, C-Fibre now passes close to 14, 000 homes in the country.
The mobile phone operator revealed on Tuesday at the company’s annual financial results briefing that it has delivered competitive products and pricing; and is now focusing on exceptional growth to supported by acquisitions.
The company said it “is in the process of making several acquisitions in this space”.
The operator added that its C-Fibre service, which was launched early in 2016, is gaining traction.
In December 2016, Cell C had passed 1 795 homes with its FTTH service, C-Fibre. This has grown to 13.9 million in the year to end-December 2017.
Cell C has not rollout its own fibre network but decided in 2016 to partner with various Fibre Network Operators (FNO) in the market providing fibre on an open access network such as VumaTel, OpenServe, Metrofibre, etc.
Vumatel launched its first FTTH network in trendy Johannesburg suburb of Parkhurst in 2014 and the open access infrastructure provider has expanded into several Johannesburg suburbs. The company is currently deploying FTTH into a number of suburbs in Johannesburg South.
Meanwhile, during the second quarter of 2018, Cell C plans to release a full triple play offering that will include unlimited and uncapped fibre, mobile voice and data and entertainment services through our black platform.
“Cell C will continue to focus on providing value based products and services to the South African consumer and we are continuously looking at strategic partnerships to enhance the value that we offer customers,” the company said.