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Fibre Pre-Deployment – Building a Framework of Collaboration

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Fibre Pre-Deployment – Building a Framework of Collaboration

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2 min read

Through a series of webinars, Estate Living and Huawei are discussing and have launched a collaborative agreement between the property and building sectors, Local Government and Telco’s that supports provision for fibre infrastructure in all new builds.

On the panel: South African Local Government Association (SALGA), NHBRC, Huawei, Openserve, Digital Council Africa, eLAN Group


00:00 Opening
00:30 Louise Martin | Estate Living – Welcome and Introductions
05:32 Marius Engelbrechet | Huawei – Industry Collaboration for Fibre pre-deployment
06:02 Marius Engelbrechet – International innovations
08:38 Marius Engelbrechet – Fibre pre-deployment architecture
10:15 Marius Engelbrechet – Fiber deployment acceptance and quality considerations
10:38 Marius Engelbrechet – Definition of the scope of fibre deployment
11:35 Marius Engelbrechet – Other key considerations
12:42 Marius Engelbrechet – Case study: Deployment in Singapore
13:29 Marius Engelbrechet & Louise Martin – Q&A
17:35 Eugene Slabbert | Digital Council Africa – The Role of Digital Council Africa
19:16 Eugene Slabbert – DCA Introduction
34:44 Eugene Slabbert – Fibre to home drivers
36:14 Eugene Slabbert – FTTH in communities
37:12 Eugene Slabbert – FTTH Network Layers and business models
42:40 Eugene Slabbert – FTTH Business guide
45:18 Louise Martin – DCA Summary
46:07 Moses Msizi | SALGA – The Role of local government
48:33 Moses Msizi – SALGA Introduction & Legislation around Shaping smart cities
51:24 Moses Msizi – Developmental challenges
57:50 Louise Martin – Role of SALGA summary & NHBRC Introduction
1:01:00 Nurse Chavalala | NHBRC – The Role of NHBRC & Overview
1:09:17 Nurse Chavalala – Major milestones achieved by NHBRC
1:15:19 Louise Martin – SALGA Summary
1:16:34 Mike Vos | Openserve – Openserve rollout & Fibre uptake
1:29:32 Eugene Boniface | eLAN Group – Fibre rollout in development
1:36:21 Louise Martin – Development summary
1:27:59 Moses Msizizi – Closing remarks
1:41:00 Louise Martin – Closing remarks & thanks
1:43:16 Close

Meet the panelists

Marius Engelbrecht | Huawei SA

Marius Engelbrecht

Chief consultant/Senior Solution Director Huawei SA

Nurse Chavalala | NHBRC

Nurse Chavalala

Regional manager (inland) NHBRC


Moses Msizi

Director South African Local Government Association (SALGA) Digital


Eugene Boniface

eLan Group Development Team


Mike Vos

Openserve Executive

Watch the last webinar

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