Open Access Fibre Network

The opening of our office in George has resulted in our network expansion, creating new job opportunities for the local community. Our sole focus has always been to deliver world-class fibre infrastructure in partnership with the community and the country’s leading internet service providers.

Our company has seen net customer growth in the Garden Route District since we started rolling out fibre in the outlying areas. We have also increased our employee base following our first office opening in Plettenberg Bay and we believe it has now become time for George to shine.



The new Octotel branch in George was opened in a festive spirit on Saturday 4 March.

Not only are we bringing business to George, but we are also providing job opportunities for many and uplifting the community in general. This includes us sponsoring non-profit organisations and schools that need fibre to make learning fun and effective with a digital presence.

Our Operations Manager, Jacques Deysel said the expansion comes after the amazing success we’ve had in the Garden Route so far. “With the significant growth of the Octotel network in the district, now stretching from Stilbaai to Plettenberg Bay, it made sense for us to have a presence in George because of its centrality.”



Octotel employees and some of the network's Internet Service Providers present at the launch.

“Having teams in George logistically allows us to efficiently deliver exactly that. In terms of products, we have some aces up our sleeves. The Garden Route has such a diverse user base and being the agile company we are, we’re always looking to satisfy those needs, whether it is previously under-serviced areas or vacation homeowners. Watch this space!”

The official and very festive grand opening was held on Saturday morning where we were welcomed to town by George Deputy Mayor Raybin Figland and Ward Councillor for Conville, Brendon Adams.

Figland thanked us for opening a branch in George and for bridging the digital divide between rural and urban areas.

“Octotel is not a technology company only, but it’s a company that brings hope. Hope to the unemployed, hope to the people of George. You are here to connect residents, especially the youth, who will have access to the internet. Octotel is bringing endless opportunities to George,” Figland said. 

Octotel COO Scott Cunningham (left) at the official ribbon-cutting ceremony with George Deputy Mayor Raybin Figland (right).

Our COO Scott Cunningham explained why we chose George. “This really is a milestone in the journey of Octotel. The reason for this branch is to make sure we are accessible to you [the public]. We are very excited to be here and we want people to come into the office and talk to us about areas that they want us in,” he concluded.

The community came in numbers to celebrate this milestone with us. Great music and great food were the order of the day because that is HOW WE CONNECT at Octotel.