Interview: Vox’s Jacques Du Toit on Connecting Smaller Towns to the Digital World

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Vox’s CEO Jacques Du Toit
Vox’s CEO Jacques Du Toit (Photo Credit: Vox)

In this special edition of TechFinancials podcast, Gugu Lourie sits down with Vox’s CEO Jacques Du Toit to talk about how his company is delivering fibre to smaller towns – neglected by big Telcos – across South Africa.

Jacques is credited with turning around Vox and making sure that the company is focusing on growth and sweating the assets to deliver good shareholder value.

He has managed to deliver consistent growth in the company since he was appointed as the CEO of Vox in 2013.

He qualifies to be called a turnaround strategies. The numbers don’t lie and the company growth trajectory is a testimony to that.

The company in the past has managed to make few acquisitions and created fascinating products in a tough market.

Jacques chat to us about how Vox is unlocking the delivery of fibre in smaller South African towns neglected by the big Telco’s.

He also talks about how Vox is positioning itself as an agile business and how it is benefiting from this strategy?

For more access our podcast below:

Vox has been calling on all wireless internet service providers (WISPS) in towns where broadband coverage is limited, or where ADSL is old, over-subscribed and unlikely to be extended, to partner with the integrated ICT and connectivity provider, to drive enhanced connectivity experiences for their customers.

Leveraging its investment in its national long-distance fibre project, which was launched in October 2016, Vox has been deploying wireless links via a high capacity backhaul that it anticipates will assist WISPS to convert what were previously best effort basic services to a more inclusive, far-reaching broadband connectivity experience for businesses and residents.

In April 2015, Vox started a programme to invest R550 million to bolster its fibre project.

 

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