The 2019 MyBroadband Fibre Conference took place at The Venue at The Houghton on 17 July 2019, and delegates were treated to excellent presentations from top speakers.
The conference provided the South African fibre industry with a platform to share ideas, discuss developments and challenges, and network.
Professor Brian Armstrong, chair of digital business at Wits Business School and former Telkom COO, delivered the keynote address at the event.
Other speakers included SEACOM CSO Suveer Ramdhani, Octotel CEO Rob Gilmour, DFA’s Vino Govender, CipherWave MD Wayne D’SA, and MTN’s Calvin Govender.
Delegates also got the chance to interact with top fibre companies which have partnered with MyBroadband for the 2019 Fibre Conference.
These companies include DFA, Dartcom, Broadband Infraco, MetroFibre, MiRO, Even Flow, and Angola Cables.
Here are a few photos to show what happened at the event.
Delegates arrive for the conference.
Emcee Aki Anastasiou opens the conference with an overview of the South African fibre industry.
Brian Armstrong, Professor of Digital Business at Wits Business School, provided a commercial overview of the fibre market in South Africa.
Rob Gilmour, Chief Executive Officer at Octotel, discussed what is needed to build and run a successful fibre network operator in South Africa.
Calvin Govender, Head of Enterprise Planning and Solutions Architecture at MTN, showed how fibre and 5G will co-exist and support each other.
Wayne D’SA, Managing Director at CipherWave, discussed the fibre ISP market and how the residential and business market differ.
Suveer Ramdhani, Chief Strategy Officer at Seacom, showed the importance of fibre in the fast-changing IT world where cloud services are starting to dominate.
Vino Govender, Executive: Strategy, Mergers & Acquisition and Innovation at DFA, discussed national and metropolitan fibre rollouts in the country.
Lunch, drinks and networking.