The 4th Industrial Revolution and the global digital economy are topics that are discussed at every ICT conference today. Optics is one of the key drivers of the 4th Industrial Revolution and the digital economy. Industrial Internet, Internet of Things (IoT) and Big Data are also driven by optics, and so is the foundation of platform economics. All these latest developments are a testimony that fibre optic infrastructure is the “digital rail road” of the 21st century knowledge economy. Optics is now an integral part of real estate and property sector, health sector and the automobile market. Today the application of fibre optics go beyond traditional broadband connectivity.
- Andile Ncgaba, President FTTH Council Africa