Cell C launches trial FTTH service

23 Feb 2016

South African wireless service provider Cell C has launched its pilot fibre-to-the-home (FTTH) product, dubbed C-Fibre, TechCentral reports. ‘The FTTH offerings will be combined with our own mobile broadband offerings to round out our services,’ the operator disclosed adding that it will ‘rely on partnerships to supply its FTTH services to ensure that service offerings are top quality and best value’. Cell C has partnered with Vumatel for its FTTH trial, with the service initially available in Parkhurst, Parktown North, Parkwood, Greenside, Saxonwold, Killarney and Riviera.

As previously reported by TeleGeography’s CommsUpdate, Cell C first revealed its plans to enter the FTTH market in September 2015, with Cell C CEO Jose Dos Santos saying at the time that his company was aiming to deploy its own FTTH infrastructure – to be operated by a separate newly established company – on an open-access basis to 60,000 and 80,000 homes at launch.

South Africa,Cell C, Vumatel,


Subscribe to CommsUpdate to get the day’s top telecom headlines delivered to your email.

Subscribe to CommsUpdate


Have feedback, corrections, or story ideas? Send them to editors@commsupdate.com.

Browse Past Issues


Filter CommsUpdate by the following categories or use the search.


Visit our help page information on performing advanced searches, including how to restrict the results by country or company.


CommsUpdate is an outstanding advertising venue for companies seeking to reach:

  • International carriers
  • Wholesale service providers
  • Equipment and software vendors
  • Telecom investors
  • Regulators

Learn more about advertising on CommsUpdate.