2019 SPONSORS & EXHIBITORS

HEADLINE SPONSOR

Dark Fibre Africa is a leading provider of wholesale, open-access fibre connectivity and services in South Africa specialised in the building, installation and maintenance of fibre infrastructure in one of the most developed economies in Africa providing state-of-the-art, open access connectivity for ISPs.

The company has a fully owned, densely-deployed ±13,000 km dark fibre network which was expertly built over the last 10 years.

Approximately 85% of DFA’s network is located in metro areas in all the key cities and urban areas of South Africa with a high degree of route uniqueness and close proximity to new potential customers.

Approximately 99% of the network is trenched deep underground minimizing potential damages and maintenance requirements. No parts of the DFA network is leased from third-parties and all control of the network is managed in-house and monitored via its world class NOC.

Primary customer groups include mobile network operators and internet service providers.

DFA is a Level-2* B-BBEE Generic contributor under the amended ICT codes, with ownership structure consists of 44,17% Black Ownership and 19,44 % Black-Woman Ownership.

PLATINUM SPONSOR

STL-Sterlite Technologies Limited is a global leader in end-to-end data network solutions.

We design and deploy high-capacity converged fibre and wireless networks. With expertise ranging from optical fibre and cables, hyper-scale network design, and deployment and network software, we are the industry’s leading integrated solutions provider for global data networks. We partner with global telecom companies, cloud companies, citizen networks and large enterprises to design, build and manage such cloud-native software-defined networks.

STL has innovation at its core. With an intense focus on end-to-end network solutions development, we conduct fundamental research in next-generation network applications at our Centres of Excellence. STL has a strong global presence with next-gen optical preform, fibre and cable manufacturing facilities in India, Italy, China and Brazil and two software-development centres.

To know more visit: https://www.stl.tech

GOLD SPONSORS

Frogfoot Networks is a leading open access fibre infrastructure provider, enabling businesses and homes in South Africa to live, work, learn and play online. As a licensed open access fibre network provider, Frogfoot has an extensive footprint across South Africa, connecting thousands of businesses and homes across most small and major cities.

Frogfoot is widely acknowledged as one of South Africa’s leading providers, praised for their technical excellence with a proven track record of deploying and managing large scale fibre optic networks. Frogfoots mission is to play a pivotal role in the growth of fibre within South Africa, connecting users to a true open access network.

Web: www.frogfootfibre.com

Vumatel is a Fibre-To-The-Home infrastructure provider that supplies high-speed fibre optic connectivity to homes in South Africa. Vumatel installs and operates an open access fibre network, allowing various Internet Service Providers to compete freely over the network and provide the best internet deals to the end user. The company was founded by industry veterans and innovators in 2014 to target the large deficit in the provision of broadband services to the residential end user in South Africa.

Since pioneering Fibre-To-The-Home (FTTH) in South Africa with a pilot project in Parkhurst, Vumatel has rapidly grown by expanding its network across south Africa, passing over 560 000 homes. In collaboration with its Internet Service Providers, Vumatel has connected over 255 primary and high schools to free 1Gbps fibre, enlightening over 204 000 young minds with unlimited access to online information.

Vumatel aims to drive transformation by tackling the digital divide and breaking connectivity barriers across the country by supplying communities with high-speed internet access. To diminish the digital divide, Vumatel has identified a number of innovative solutions, such as the first of its kind pre-paid fibre service, to offer fixed line broadband services for low and middle income households.

SILVER SPONSORS

Calix is the leading provider of the cloud, software platforms, systems and services required to deliver the unified access network and smart premises of tomorrow. We enable the winning Communication Service Providers to turn relentless subscriber demand into new revenue streams by deploying software defined access networks and smart premises platforms to connect everyone and everything.

Concilium Technologies is a trusted provider of technology solutions and services backed by complete localized support.
We offer an extensive portfolio for Fiber Optic Test and Measurement from VIAVI Solutions, which include: Network Test & Certification, Fiber Testing & Inspection and Enterprise Network Performance Monitoring.
Visit us at Stand S06 and Partner with leaders in the Test & Measurement industry.

Corning Optical Communications, part of Corning’s telecommunications segment, is a leading manufacturer of fibre optic communications system solutions for voice, data and video network applications worldwide.  We offer the broadest range of end-to-end fibre optic and copper product solutions for customers’ telecommunications networks. Find out more under: http://www.corning.com/opcomm/emea/en/index.aspx

ETI helps wholesale and retail CSPs reduce cost, improve subscriber experience, and deploy next-gen services faster.  FTTx and Open Access Network providers use our Service Management Technology to align operations onto a single platform, integrate devices and billing solutions, and consolidate data to generate proactive insight to better grow their business.  Visit https://etisoftware.com/

Leader Optec has been in operation for 9 years, having opened its doors in Durban for trade in 2010. Since then, Leader Optec has opened a branch in Johannesburg with a fully functioning warehouse servicing its Gauteng and international customers.

We as Leader Optec, provide our customers with passive components for telecommunications network building and products which provide end to end fibre optic connections.

Established in 2012, Light Fibre has installed over 5000km of fibre optic infrastructure around southern Africa and have developed multiple FTTX and FTTH networks.

We are a dynamic, flexible, agile and progressive Company offering our Clients value for money, time efficient, world class, full turnkey solutions. Call us on 08005FIBRE.

M4A manufactures high quality Polymer and Composite OSP solutions for Fibre Network Infrastructure.

Our world class ICT Solutions supplied globally include axshambers ™ (Manholes, Handholes, and Boundary Boxes), fibreduct ™ (Multiduct, Subduct, and Microduct), and cnkt ™ a full range of Connectivity Products (Closures, splitters, and accessories).

OFS is a world-leading designer and manufacturer of optical fiber, fiber optic cable, connectivity, fiber-to-the-subscriber (FTTx) and specialty fiber optic products. We provide reliable, cost-effective solutions for a broad range of communication applications. OFS is a global manufacturer with facilities in China, Denmark, Germany, Russia and the United States.
www.ofsoptics.com

PPC Broadband is Africa’s go-to rapid deployment strategy for all FTTH last-mile networks, delivering high quality solutions that completely de-skill the field engineer and eliminates investment in installation capex. PPC’s solutions are proven to increase daily installations by 3-5X, reduce truck-rolls by a factor of 20X and reduce ROI to less than 2 years

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