Programme

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  • 10 Sept
    Day 1
  • 11 Sept
    Day 2
  • 12 Sept
    Day 3
  • Pre-Conference Workshop
Pre-Conference Workshop
The Future Telecommunications Operator: understanding the next revolution.


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The telecommunications landscape is dramatically changing and with it the way in which operators should view themselves.

The digital revolution is giving consumers unparalleled access to an amazing array of services: both voice and data, via mobile and fixed line. It is because of this, and the myriad of applications the world of IoT opens up, that operators are looking at strategic diversification. In the past we used to talk about Fixed Line Network Operators (FNO’s) and Mobile Network Operators (MNO’s) but this world is drastically changing as we look to the rise of the Infraco’s. Gone are the days where operators focussed on deploying a single technology, such as fixed line, or mobile, today they are looking at investing in end to end telecommunications networks.

Join us as we take a look at the next wave of the telecommunications revolution as traditional telco business models come under attack from disruptive technologies such as 5G.

This session will look at where operators are migrating to and what their future considerations are.

Who should attend?

• Individuals who want to have a understanding of operator strategies. • Civil construction companies that are moving from fixed line construction to tower construction, and visa versa. • Regulators who need to plan for future technology disruptions. • Government officials wishing to understand market direction and stay up to speed with industry movements.

Speakers:
Laura Graves, TowerXchange
Rufus Andrew, Corning
Dobek Pater, Africa Analysis

  • Day 1 – Plenary
Opening Key Note
FTTX Council Africa Welcome


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Speaker:
FTTX Council Africa President: Mr Andile Ngcaba

Presentation
The Mauritius Telecom FTTX Success Story


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Presenter:
Bobby Ramsoondur: Mauritius Telecomm

Presentation
What 5G really means for the fibre industry


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There is currently great debate about the densification of fibre networks that will be required to achieve 5G. 5G's formidable network performance goals are heavily grounded on the availability of fibre, and lots of it, to cell sites. However, mobile operators and fibre operators are not only agreeing on the actual densification required to achieve this. The International Telecommunication Union (ITU) estimates ongoing capital investments related to fibre infrastructure will reach a staggering $144.2 billion between 2014 and 2019, in its “Trends in Telecommunication Reform 2017” report. Listen to Raf Meersman, CEO of Comsof and Project lead of the 2018 FCGA 5G Whitepaper.

Presenter:
Raf Meersman - Comsof

Presentation
Fibre Beyond Home: An IoT Story


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Speaker: Phathizwe Malinga - Sqwidnet CEO

Presentation
Strategy: Potential Revenue streams for operators: Big Data Analytics


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Brad Hine from ETI software takes a look at strategic ways in which operators can increase their revenue streams by considering the role of Big Data Analytics.

Speaker:
Brad Hine - ETI Software

Overview
Celebrating a decade in the fibre industry: The ups and downs.


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VH Fibre, one of the Founding Members of the FTTX Council Africa, this year celebrated their 10th birthday. Chief Executive Patrick van Heerden shares some of the ups and down of the last decade.

Presenter:
Patrick van Heerden - Chief Executive, VH Fibre

  • Day 2 – Plenary
Presentation
The Evolution of FTTX Networks


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Speaker:
Greg Wilson - Automation Exchange

Presentation
Navigating the trenches of Digital Transformation


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Organizations across industries are adopting digital transformation as the next step in their IT Journey. Every business is developing or executing a digital transformation plan today. Terms such as IoT, Cloud, AI are the new trends part of this digital transformation Journey. This session unravels the new trends in the Digital Transformation Journey and explores new opportunities and challenges faced by Operators, Vendors and End Users in adopting this transformation.

Speakers:
Pramod Venkatesh - Criterion Networks
Baxolile Mabinya - Deviare

Presentation
5G in Europe


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Speaker:
Mike Knott