FTTx Summit Africa

22 July 2013 to 25 July 2013

Identify and justify the business case for fibre and NGA networks and learn how to cost-effectively design and deploy a profitable network that delivers the best ROI. As operators across Africa continue on their path to delivering superfast broadband, the issue of fibre and NGA networks increasingly hots up across the continent. The only event in the African market dedicated to exploring the key challenges of rolling out fibre networks, FTTx Summit Africa returns for its 2nd year to once again unite leaders in the field in a unique forum for debate and discussion.


As data demand ramps ever higher, researchers are looking to innovative amplifier designs to help transport a broader light spectrum through optical fibres, finds Andy Extance


Duncan Ellis shares his views about the increased focus on automation from network operators, and how the physical layer has so far stubbornly resisted the move


Switching off copper networks where fibre has been deployed is the end game, so why are so few operators doing it, wonders Pauline Rigby


With demand for fibre to the premises increasing, Keely Portway looks at the role training plays in ensuring installation skills remain available to meet this growing demand

Analysis and opinion