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Louise Martin
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Introducing a South African Pre and Rapid Deployment Strategy for Fibre Infrastructure

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Introducing a South African Pre and Rapid Deployment Strategy for Fibre Infrastructure

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2 min read

Join Estate Living and Huawei, along with leaders in the SA Fibre Industry; the Digital Council Africa, Openserve and Ellipsis Regulatory Solutions, as we discuss the importance of a pre-deployment strategy for fibre infrastructure.

Hear from the international community on how pre-deployment strategies have opened up new economic and investment markets, education and agricultural security. Dr Chris Mulder from Crossways Farm Village highlights the importance of connectivity to unlock the property sector in the urban edges, opening up Where we live, How we live, how we Learn and how we do Business. If this is the new norm, – we need to connect communities quickly and efficiently.


00:00 Opening
00:35 Louise Martin | Estate Living – Welcome and Introductions
02:30 Juanita Clark | CEO, Digital Council Africa
03:13 Chen, Kuan-Hong (Arthur) | Solution Director, Huawei
04:00 Dominic Cull | Owner Ellipsis Regulatory Solutions
05:22 Dr Chris Mulder | Developer Crossways Farm Village
07:12 Mike Vos | Executive: Product Management & CX Program Openserve
08:20 Louise Martin – Summary of discussion
09:46 Juanita Clark – DCA Introduction & service offering overview
14:40 Juanita Clark – South Africa’s digital readiness ranking
17:42 Juanita Clark – Existing & planned routes
18:53 Juanita Clark – Influences on exponential growth
23:38 Louise Martin – DCA Role summary & Chen, Kuan-Hong (Arthur) introduction
25:38 Chen, Kuan-Hong (Arthur) – Global perspective on the value of fibre pre-deployment
26:38 Chen, Kuan-Hong (Arthur) – Smart housing
27:36 Chen, Kuan-Hong (Arthur) – Overview on global ploicy & regulation of fibre pre-deployment
28:27 Chen, Kuan-Hong (Arthur) – Why fibre pre-deployment
30:54 Chen, Kuan-Hong (Arthur) – The value of FTTH & fibre pre-deployment to investment
34:49 Chen, Kuan-Hong (Arthur) – Developer & operator business models
44:29 Chen, Kuan-Hong (Arthur) – Operators strategic value analysis for developers
47:07 Chen, Kuan-Hong (Arthur) – Presentation summary
48:43 Louise Martin – Summary and Dominic Cull Introduction
50:47 Dominic Cull – Legal overview and introduction
52:00 Dominic Cull – Telecommunication Legislative history
55:10 Dominic Cull – Policy overview
1:04:41 Dominic Cull – Public reception & Policy summation
1:09:56 Louise Martin & Dominic Cull – Brief discussion
1:18:12 Louise Martin – Dr Chris Mulder Introduction
1:19:13 Dr Chris Mulder – Overview & community development
1:24:31 Dr Chris Mulder – Crossways Farm Village fibre status
1:32:24 Panel discussion Q&A & discussion
1:50:45 Louise Martin – Summary
1:51:42 Louise Martin – Close & thanks
1:53:37 Close

Meet the panelists


Chen, Kuan-Hong (Arthur) 

Chief consultant/Senior Solution Director Huawei


Juanita Clark

CEO Digital Council Africa


Dominic Cull

Owner Ellipsis Regulatory Solutions


Dr Chris Mulder

Developer Crossways Farm Village


Mike Vos

Executive: Product Management & CX Program Openserve

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