Vumatel and some ISP partners will upgrade the line speeds of existing users on the fibre network at no additional cost.
The free speed upgrades, which will be effective between 1 April and 31 May 2020, will help people who work from home and stream educational services.
The CCO of Vumatel, Simon Butler, said, “We have a responsibility to make it easier for people to stay connected as they navigate the next few weeks of working and learning from home. By increasing the line speeds, we will make content streaming and educational services more seamless, as well as enable a better remote working experience.”
Furthermore, Vumatel said it has been in discussion with a number of its ISP partners to work on this initiative, and many of the ISPs, who have the capacity to do so will participate.
For new customers who are in the process of installing fibre, the company will waive its monthly line rental over the next two months together with participating ISPs.
Vumatel said it cannot currently provide a list of ISPs who will participate as it is changing rapidly. However, they anticipate that most ISPs will participate.