The 2018 MyBroadband Fibre Conference took place at The Venue in Melrose Arch on Wednesday and was attended by 230 executives who work in the fibre industry.
The conference provided the South African fibre industry with a platform to share ideas, discuss developments and challenges, and network.
The event attracted the country’s top fibre and telecoms experts as speakers, which included executives from Vodacom, SEACOM, Openserve, Siatik, and CipherWave.
The conference was presented in partnership with Vodacom Business, which is a leader in business connectivity solutions and services.
Dartcom joined the event as a venue sponsor and offered delegates the opportunity to have a look at their fibre infrastructure equipment.
Additional conference sponsors were Vumatel, Pindrop, Miro, BitCo, and Broadband Infraco.
Photos from the event are posted below.
Delegates arrive for the conference.
Delegate bags provided some nice goodies.
Dartcom displays its fibre equipment.
Delegates seated and waiting for the conference to start.
Emcee Aki Anastasiou opens the conference with an overview of the fibre industry.
Gary Hart, executive head: managed network and unified communications at Vodacom Business, provided an overview of FTTB and FTTH in South Africa.
Suveer Ramdhani, Chief Development Officer at SEACOM, discussed submarine fibre cable systems in South Africa, and developments in the industry.
Jannie van Zyl, executive head of innovation at Vodacom, provided insight into broadband technologies in South Africa, and how they all work together.
Hugo van Zyl, chief technology and systems officer at Openserve, shed light on Openserve’s fibre rollout and the fibre market in South Africa.
Lunch is served.
Brett StClair, chief executive officer at Siatik, discussed the digital disruption which is brought about by having a fast and stable fibre connection at home.
Wayne D’SA, managing director at CipherWave, provided an overview of the South African fibre ISP market, and the successes which were achieved in this market in South Africa.
Drinks and networking.