VX Fiber Connected Britain Our Story 2021 - Flipbook - Page 5
1.1 Who we are
VX Fiber is a Swedish technology
hardware and software can be quickly deployed on new and
existing fibre networks, offering genuine open access to all
subscribers. This promotes choice in the market and is a
strategic revenue-generating asset for fibre owners.
company with extensive experience
building and operating Active Open
Access, full fibre networks in multiple
As a fibre builder and investor, VX Fiber typically works
in partnership with other fibre owners in order to deploy
large-scale fibre networks, which it then operates.
countries around the world.
As a consequence, VX Fiber is a ‘wholesale only operator’
and does not traditionally sell services to subscribers.
This task falls to its Service Provider partners. The main
benefits VX Fiber delivers are exceptionally efficient
operation (much is fully automated) and high utilisation
(high take-up) on the fibre networks.
Headquartered in Sweden, VX Fiber has operations in
South Africa, the UK, Belgium, Austria and Germany. With
over 20 years’ experience, it has broadened its operations
from acting solely as an Active Open Access neutral fibre
operator to also being a fibre builder and investor.
As a neutral fibre operator, VX Fiber partners with owners
of passive infrastructure (such as municipalities, utilities,
real-estate owners and private investors) to operate full fibre
networks on an Active Open Access basis. It then provides
gigabit services to hundreds of thousands of subscribers
through its universe of independent Service Providers.
As part of this approach, VX Fiber invests in hardware
and software, monitors and controls the network, and
engages third party Service Providers. VX Fiber’s integrated
VX Fiber’s Active Open Access model has played a key role
in enhancing Sweden’s full fibre connectivity, where over
80% of homes and businesses are now passed by fibre,
with over 60% of those fully connected.
In South Africa, VX Fiber is the largest fibre operator of
Active Open Access networks in the country. It commands
hundreds of thousands of connections (over 40% of the
fibre market) and supports over 60 Service Providers.
BASED ON A PROVEN CONCEPT IN SWEDEN AND SOUTH AFRICA... VXFIBER HAS
LONG-STANDING EXPERIENCE OF OPERATING FTTP ACTIVE OPEN ACCESS NETWORKS
• Bostream is the third largest
broadband Service Provider in
• 110,000 subscribers
• Acquired by Bredbandsbolaget
2004 - merged company
becomes 2nd largest broadband
provider in Sweden
• Today owned by Telenor
• Zitius (established 2003) became
the largest fibre operator of open
access networks in Sweden.
Acquired by Quadracom in 2011
• Managed 118 open access
• 2012 Stockholm City Council
tender - Zitius wins 2/3
Stockholm public housing stock
• 2014 acquired by TeliaSonera -
• Formerly Ventura Next.
Renamed VX Fiber in 2018
• Today VX Fiber is the largest
fibre operator of Active Open
Access networks in South Africa
• 225,000 connected households
and businesses (at the end of
2020). 5,000 new connections
• O perations established in South
over 250,000 active subscribers
Africa, the UK, Austria, Belgium
Bostream | 2001 - 2004
Quadarom Group | 2005 - 2014
VX Fiber | 2014...
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