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Smart Living and A Connected Community

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Smart Living and A Connected Community

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2 min read

2020/21 has seen a approx 300% increase in internet usage and the work from home corporate policies have seen populations in coastal and smaller towns swell. This has driven large telecommunication companies to ramped up their fibre deployment.

In this weeks #ExpertInsight series Estate Living is joined by Juanita Clark CEO of the Digital Council Africa and Openserve Master Planner Sunil Piyarlall. We review the recent research report conducted by Digital Council Africa which provides a blueprint to understanding the needs of investors and the telecommunication environment . We get a better understanding how the Openserve is responding to these needs through a strategic fibre infrastructure pre deployment plan. We debate the pro’s and con’s of infrastructure ownership by estates and property developers.

Partner in this webinar:


Openserve, the Telkom Group’s redesigned wholesale division, is South Africa’s largest telecommunications infrastructure provider with the biggest fixed broadband network in the country.


00:00 Opening
00:39 Louise Martin | Estate Living – Welcome and Introductions
03:39 Juanita Clark | CEO of the Digital Council – Introduction
04:56 Sunil Piyarlall | Openserve Master Planner – Introduction
07:35 Louise Martin & Juanita Clark – Global survey feedback on the growth of the telecommunications industry and effects on residential homes & businesses
20:27 Louise Martin & Juanita Clark – Global trends in utilizing digital platforms for work
22:35 Louise Martin & Juanita Clark – Rapid deployment policy overview
26:57 Louise Martin & Sunil Piyarlall – Openserve’s strategies towards developing connectivity in coastal areas
29:46 Louise Martin & Sunil Piyarlall – Deployment process and strategy
31:05 Louise Martin & Sunil Piyarlall – Clarification of Fibre infrastructure vs Network
34:49 Louise Martin & Juanita Clark – Benefits to HOA taking ownership over a fibre infrastructure
39:25 Louise Martin & Juanita Clark – Infrastructure ownership & annuity income
42:44 Louise Martin & Sunil Piyarlall – Openserve methodology around laying fibre into a community and considerations of the communities involvement in the network
46:55 Louise Martin – Closing & summary
47:58 Close

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