What we do
Vumatel is a Fibre-To-The-Home infrastructure provider that supplies high-speed fibre optic connectivity to homes in South Africa. Vumatel installs and operates an open access fibre network, enabling over 55 Internet Service Providers to compete freely over the network to provide the best internet deals to the end user.
The company was founded in 2014 by innovative industry experts to target the large deficit in the provision of broadband services to the residential end user in South Africa.
Since pioneering Fibre-To-The-Home (FTTH) in South Africa with a pilot project in Parkhurst, Vumatel has rapidly grown by expanding its network across South Africa, passing more than 560 000 homes and is the largest fibre-to-the-home operator.
In collaboration with its Internet Service Providers, Vumatel has connected over 300 South African primary and high schools to free 1Gbps fibre, enlightening over 220 000 young minds with unlimited access to online information.
Vumatel aims to drive transformation by tackling the digital divide and breaking connectivity barriers across the country by supplying communities with high-speed internet access. To diminish the digital divide, Vumatel has identified several innovative solutions, such as the first of its kind pre-paid fibre service, to offer fixed line broadband services for low- and middle -income households.
Expressed as market share, Vumatel has 36.6% of the market in terms of homes passed with breakout.
This year Vumatel stood out at the 2019 MyBroadband Awards having won “Best Fibre Provider of the Year, for its ambitious plans to connect underserved neighbourhoods and its launch of prepaid fibre-to-the-home services.
Having grown from a tiny startup in 2014 to one of the largest network operators in the country, Vumatel has truly brought fibre to South Africa and sparked a revolution in the market.” MyBroadband, 2019.
Why Work For Us
Solve new and interesting problems using modern tools, languages and platforms. You will be building systems and products for one of South Africa’s fastest growing tech companies. With a fresh and growing modern stack including MeteorJS, Mongodb, Kubernetes, Docker, Python and AWS; Vumatel is working to change how South Africans access their internet services. With impressive funding Vumatel is growing at a lightening fast pace, come and build exciting products and tools with us.
At Vumatel you’ll be working with a young, energetic team of smart people. We’re moving fast and breaking things. We build products that are in the hands of thousands of passionate invested users everyday. You’ll be challenged and stretched while enjoying a people centric flat structure that demands quality while giving you the space to learn, grow and contribute to exciting and futuristic products.
A typical Week:
- Contribute to meaningful, short and interactive stand ups
- Commit code to live systems and products
- Develop new and exciting features for new products
- Participate in new product workshops
- Share your knowledge and learning with your team
- Help shape and maintain our modern tech stack