Vox Telecom to expand fibre and launch IoT and VoD in 2018


Vox Telecom the South African ICT and operator elaborated on its plans for 2018. The plans include an expanded fibre network, an IoT platform and a range of integrated digital entertainment products, ITWeb reported. CEO Jacques du Toit said following 2017’s huge investment in optic-fibre infrastructure, the company has increased its coverage from 3,700 km to 18,000 km. Du Toit said the company is no longer just an ISP, but rather a fully fledged infrastructure provider through its acquisition of Frogfoot Networks. 

According to the CEO, the launch of the National Long Distance Fibre Project in 2016 is a way to provide, towns and cities outside of major metropolitan areas, access to fibre and wireless connectivity. 

Du Toit said that the operator will be entering the digital entertainment industry, following talks with Kwese TV, Discover Digital and Europe-based Mubi. Digital Entertainment On Demand (DEOD) is an online video-on-demand service which recently launched in South Africa. Mubi is a film platform that integrates a subscription VoD service, a database, and an online magazine known as The Notebook.