Octotel to expand Cape Town FTTH

Mouille Point and Bantry Bay are next on the fibre-to-the-home start-up's roll-out plans.

Sea Point in Cape Town

Sea Point in Cape Town

Cape Town-based open-access fibre-to-the-home (FTTH) broadband provider Octotel has announced plans to expand to the upmarket Atlantic seaboard suburbs of Mouille Point and Bantry Bay in Cape Town in the next two months.

The company said on Monday that it is in the “late stages” of completing its network roll-out from Sea Point to Three Anchor Bay.

The FTTH provider’s focus is on connecting apartment buildings and is targeting 15 000 homes in the Sea Point area this year. Sea Point is one of South Africa’s most affluent and densely populated suburbs.

It works through five Internet service providers — Webafrica, Cool Ideas, RSAWeb, Vanilla and PC Network — to provide FTTH broadband to consumers along the Atlantic seaboard at speeds of 10Mbit/s, 20Mbit/s, 100Mbit/s and 1Gbit/s.

Most of the packages have a month-to-month contract option and there is a R1 710 installation fee.

Octotel's coverage map as of 14 March 2016

Octotel’s coverage map as of 14 March 2016

Prices starts at R429/month for a 10Mbit/s capped service, with a 100Mbit/s uncapped service at R999/month, said chief technology officer Joe Botha in a statement.

Octotel said it plans to hold a community information evening on Tuesday, 15 March in Sea Point.  — (c) 2016 NewsCentral Media

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