Who is the FTTX Council Africa?
The FTTX Council Africa is focussed on the fibre industry and all stakeholders affected by the industry including:
• National and local governments
• Private companies
• Regulating bodies
• Industry organisations
Established in 2010, the FTTX Council Africa is an independent, not for profit organisation and active member of the Fibre Council Global Alliance (FCGA) alongside the FTTH Council Europe, Asia Pacific, North America, Middle East and North Africa.
The FTTX Council Africa believes that the development and deployment of fibre based broadband access networks will enhance the quality of life for citizens in South Africa and Africa as a whole, providing African countries with an infrastructure which will increase their effectiveness and competitiveness within the global marketplace.
The council’s charter is to educate Africa governments, policy makers and political leaders on why and how high speed fibre connectivity can be delivered to citizens within the coming years. Through consultation with all major stakeholders and understanding their strategies and concerns, we endeavour to be the voice of the industry and to help create a better future for all involved. In turn we support government with issues such as policy and regulation, best practice and minimum standards through an independent voice. Member engagement is encouraged on all levels and participants are kept informed on industry trends and success stories. We offer members an opportunity to network and collaborate and discuss best practise frameworks that is in the best interest of all.
Furthermore, we encourage dialogue between government and private sector from a platform that is independent and product agnostic. We do not subscribe to any set of products, and will often engage with our international counterparts for advice on policy and regulation issues, using international best practise as the basis for our approach.
Our mission is to see the adoption of fibre deployments by all broadband stakeholders, thereby enhancing the lives of all people living on the continent of Africa.