Sponsors

Telkom

Lead Sponsor

Lead Sponsor

Telkom

Telkom is Africa's largest integrated communications company, providing integrated communications solutions to an entire range of customers. Telkom's passion is to become world-class. We serve a large range of business and residential customers, and have all the key components of true convergence, enabling us to offer integrated voice, data, fixed, mobile, IT and data centre solutions. Click on the links below to find out more about our company, our staff and our community upliftment programmes.


09:15 - 09:40

BRIAN ARMSTRONG, Telkom Chief Operating Officer

Dr Brian Armstrong will place perspective on Telkom's strategic thinking in evolving the South African ICT market to broadband abundance, with its fixed and mobile capabilities, and its retail ISP.

Neotel

Co-Lead Sponsor

Co-Lead Sponsor

Neotel

Neotel is a telecommunications network operator that caters for wholesale, business and home customer needs. We deliver services that reduce the cost of doing business through the optimal use of advanced technologies. We are South Africa's first converged telecommunications network operator. This means that voice, data and Internet is now offered over a single connection.


09:45 - 10:10

SUNIL JOSHI, Neotel Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director

Vodacom

Titanium Sponsor

Titanium Sponsor

Vodacom

Vodacom is a mobile communications company providing voice, messaging, data and converged solutions to around 50 million active customers in Africa. We're majority owned by Vodafone, one of the world's largest mobile communications companies by revenue, and we're listed on the JSE Limited. Vodacom's head office is in Johannesburg, South Africa and our operations include networks in Tanzania, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Mozambique, Nigeria and Lesotho.


13:15 - 13:40

SHAMEEL JOOSUB, Vodacom CEO

10:40 - 11:30

BROADBAND PANEL: FTTH, VDSL, ADSL, HSPA+, LTE and broadband bottlenecks

Vodacom's Jannie van Zyl has excellent knowledge of broadband technologies, and will share his views on LTE, mobile broadband and more.

Broadband Infraco

Platinum Sponsor

Platinum Sponsor

Broadband Infraco

Broadband Infraco SOC is a licensed State Owned company in the telecommunications sector. It is intended to improve market efficiency in the long distance connectivity segment by increasing available long distance network infrastructure. It will also avail capacity to stimulate private sector innovation in telecommunications services and content offerings. Broadband Infraco provides wholesale broadband connectivity products and related value added services to public and private licensed or license-exempt customers across all industries in South Africa, while also supporting projects of national importance. We also extend our collaborative and commercial engagements to African and international


10:40 - 11:30

BROADBAND PANEL

Broadband Infraco CEO Puleng Kwele will share her thoughts on national fibre networks and what should be done to make FTTH happen in South Africa.

Dark Fibre Africa

Platinum Sponsor

Platinum Sponsor

Dark Fibre Africa

Dark Fibre Africa (DFA) was established by Community Investment Ventures (CIV) and Venfin to build a carrier neutral, dark fibre infrastructure for the transmission of metro and long haul telecommunications traffic. Dark Fibre is new to the South African market, which until 2006, had only one licensed provider of fixed line telecommunications services.


14:45 - 15:25

FIBRE PANEL

DFA CEO Gustav Smit will share his thoughts on national fibre networks and what should be done to make FTTH happen in South Africa.

SITA

Platinum Sponsor

Platinum Sponsor

SITA

SITA was established in 1999 to consolidate and coordinate the State’s information technology resources in order to achieve cost savings through scale, increase delivery capabilities and enhance interoperability. SITA is committed to leveraging Information Technology (IT) as a strategic resource for government, managing the IT procurement and delivery process to ensure that the Government gets value for money, and using IT to support the delivery of e-Government services to all citizens. In short, SITA is the IT business for the largest employer and consumer of IT products and services in South Africa – the Government.

BitCo

Gold Sponsor

Gold Sponsor

BitCo

BitCo is a licensed telecommunications operator providing innovative communications solutions to clients in a wide range of industries. The company was established in 2006 and is growing strongly. At BitCo, we believe that by deploying simple but effective VoIP, wireless and data solutions based on Internet protocol (IP), our customers enjoy long-term peace of mind. Our solutions literally plug into your business—and we make communication really work for you by reducing cost while increasing reliability and uptime.

CipherWave

Gold Sponsor

Gold Sponsor

CipherWave

CipherWave is a niche specialist IT company focusing on delivering networking, virtual, hosting and co-located solutions that are demanded by the companies who gear themselves for success and growth in a competitive market landscape while supplying and guaranteeing the cost competitive advantages required to put their businesses ahead of their competitors with faster speed, higher performance and dedicated specialised support around the clock.

Even Flow

Gold Sponsor

Gold Sponsor

Even Flow

Even Flow Distribution is a leading trade distributor of next-generation IP communication and networking solutions. The company has been entrusted by leading global brands in the distribution and support of products throughout Africa. With extensive experience in the industry, Even Flow partners with African telecommunication solution providers, value-added resellers, ISP’s and Telco’s in providing next generation IP-based communication solutions. Founded in early 2005, Even Flow has emerged as leading distributor of technology products and currently represents over 15 brands and a multitude of product lines, which are distributed and supported throughout South Africa and other African countries.

BlackBerry

Gold Sponsor

Gold Sponsor

BlackBerry

A global leader in mobile communications, BlackBerry revolutionized the mobile industry when it was introduced in 1999. Today, BlackBerry aims to inspire the success of our millions of customers around the world by continuously pushing the boundaries of mobile experiences.

Mweb Business

Gold Sponsor

Gold Sponsor

Mweb Business

MWEB Business was founded in 1998 as the business division of MWEB to cater for the specific connectivity requirements of South Africas small, medium and large enterprises. MWEB Business is able to deliver innovative, business class solutions at exceptionally competitive rates. These solutions cover all aspects of internet access as well as hosting services, cloud services, network support and voice telephony solutions. We've provided Internet services to over 10 000 business clients. Our support services provide you with one point of contact for all your needs, while our diverse range of products means that whatever your business needs - from Internet, VoIP and Cloud services to network security services and email - MWEB Business can provide you with a customised and reliable solution to take your business further. MWEB Business is able to deliver quality business solutions at exceptionally competitive rates without compromising on service, security or reliability.

Ignite

Silver Sponsor

Silver Sponsor

Ignite

Ignite believes that SMEs deserve the same quality, depth and breadth of ICT services afforded big businesses, and that the technology they want is provided on their own terms. Whether its computing and e-commerce, the latest business tech trends such as cloud or practical help with software, we can provide everything SMEs need to know about technology. Our solutions help SMEs to connect, grow and run their business, and all are available at the click of a mouse. Cloud services to deliver efficiencies, reduce costs and increase productivity, communication services to enable effective collaboration with partners, suppliers and customers and connectivity solutions so that you are always online no matter your location are all available from Ignite.

Aria Technologies

Silver Sponsor

Silver Sponsor

Aria Technologies

With a prestigious company history stretching back to the days when they operated under the name Temsa, Aria Technologies Africa (ATA), has emerged on the ICT landscape as a cuttingedge solutions and service provider. Coming primarily from a manufacturing background, ATA is now shifting its focus to being a distributor of top-of-the-range ICT equipment. Managing Director Hannes Viljoen says, “We are an exclusive distributor of LG products that includes PABX [private automatic branch exchange] enterprise equipment that is branded as OptiCon and sold via Telkom into the local market. Where we used to physically manufacture the PABX systems for Telkom, we now focus on distribution.” In terms of PABX capacity, where traditionally ATA only featured in the 0 to 600 ports sector, the company has upped their product portfolio to include the 1 200 to 30 000 ports. ATA is now able to cater to any client, from SMEs and medium enterprises, to large corporates and government.

Clarotech

Bronze Sponsor

Bronze Sponsor

Clarotech

Clarotech Consulting is an IT company based in Cape Town and Johannesburg offering IT infrastructure support/consulting and telephony services to the mid-market, corporates and dedicated call centres throughout Southern Africa. It is a leading provider of Asterisk PBX products, support and training. Clarotech’s flagship PBX and Call Centre solution is shift*eight, an integrated PBX solution based on Asterisk open source and in-house customised software. Clarotech also offers cloud-based services, including hosted call centre/PBX solutions, server hosting, BDR and voice termination.

Skywire

Bronze Sponsor

Bronze Sponsor

Skywire

SkyWire Technologies is an established telecommunications service provider that offers wireless, fixed and satellite connectivity solutions across a single, next-generation network. With an international footprint, we are able to provide a suite of innovative carrier-grade products and services throughout South Africa and Africa.

Our comprehensive range of connectivity solutions mean that we are able to connect your business in the shortest possible time. With more than 18,000 high sites around South Africa, a full suite of telecoms solutions, and peering points throughout the country, SkyWire is able to provide fast, effective and affordable last mile access wherever your business is. Our products and services have been designed from the ground up to meet the needs of cellular carriers, service providers, private networks and small to large corporate businesses.

We offer a full suite of voice and data services to the corporate, government, mining, oil and gas, agricultural, residential estates, commercial estates, hospitality, rural communities

Bundu Power

Bronze Sponsor

Bronze Sponsor

Bundu Power

Bundu Power specializes in Silent Standby Generators. We offer an excellent range of Petrol and Diesel Generator Sets and Accessories. We provide Power Solutions for a multitude of applications, whether they are for residential, commercial, industrial, hospitality, agricultural or recreational uses.

Bundu Power delivers quality products at affordable prices backed by outstanding service and spares facilities. In addition we provide a full distribution, spares and service network backup on all our products throughout Sub-Saharan Africa.

Nology

Bronze Sponsor

Bronze Sponsor

Nology

Nology was established in 2001, and is a BEE-compliant supplier of quality, security-driven broadband, networking and communication solutions. Nology is a value-added supplier of quality brands for Customer-Premises Equipment (CPE) and complementing products for broadband service providers and operators in Africa which offer customised products.

Metrofibre networx

Bronze Sponsor

Bronze Sponsor

Metrofibre networx

Metrofibre networx is a Carrier Class Ethernet (CE 2.0) infrastructure providing highly managed Fibre Optic Broadband connectivity. Once a business property is on the Metrofibre networx high speed Broadband network, they can choose from an array of services, applications and content, whether it be Voice Over IP (Telephone, PBX), Video Conferencing, Data (VPN), Off-site Data Recovery/Data-Backup, Email/Applcation Hosting, Cloud Computing, Internet or CCTV Security Monitoring all on a single Metrofibre networx fibre Installation to their premises.

Swag-Tab

Bronze Sponsor

Bronze Sponsor

Swag-Tab

Swag-Tab is an international distribution company of Tablet PC’s. The company was founded by Gavin Briant, who formerly distributed Dell and IBM products in Africa for over 18 years. Swag-Tab meets the channel’s needs for credit funding, stock availability and efficient logistics to ensure that the resellers are able to deliver the best possible service, support and overall solutions to the end-user customer base at the lowest possible cost.

Redwill ICT

Bronze Sponsor

Bronze Sponsor

Redwill ICT

Redwill ICT is an Information & Communication’s Technology company servicing the consumer market and small, medium and large organisations. We strive to offer quality ICT solutions and superior client service experiences through our various IT and Telecoms vendors.

ZyXEL

Bronze Sponsor

Bronze Sponsor

ZyXEL

ZyXEL offers complete networking solutions including broadband access, enterprise applications and digital home equipments. As one of the world’s leading network solution vendors, ZyXEL is dedicated to ensuring that customers can efficiently and safely take advantage of everything ZyXEL products and solutions has to offer. Also, with good service and support from ZyXEL, customers should be able to master the products effortlessly. With the Customer Service Organization (CSO), ZyXEL provides assistance to partners worldwide through support and services for its products and solutions.

Dartcom

Bronze Sponsor

Bronze Sponsor

Dartcom

DARTCOM SA (Pty) Ltd is a specialist distributor of Radio Frequency (RF), Fibre Optic communications components, sub systems, accessories, Wire and Cable Power Systems. Over the years, Dartcom has progressively expanded its product base and has recently added a whole range of telecommunication access and termination equipment as well outside plant hardware and software systems. Underlining the technology and products, is a fundamental commitment to client satisfaction and exceptional service levels to the communications industry in Africa.

Willcom

Expo Sponsor

Expo Sponsor

Willcom

Willcom is a South African Telecommunications company representing various international distributors offering mobile and fixed line products and services. Our goal is to enhance our customers network performance and give them the competitive edge.

three6five

Award Sponsor

Award Sponsor

three6five

three6five is a team of IP networking experts with a wealth of experience. We provide any enterprise or carrier the assistance they need to build, improve and manage their IP networks.

Our advanced technical skills are complemented by an extensive heritage in determining both the business and technical requirements to provide the performance and features which your business requires.

three6five has the knowledge and skills to not only build an IP network, but also support your current network. We will work with your technical team to provide guidance on equipment and selection, network architecture, strategic design choices or product development. Our recommendations are based on real-world experience and a rigorous, practical approach which leaves you with a reliable network that just works.

Vox Telecom

Delegate Bag Sponsor

Delegate Bag Sponsor

Vox Telecom

Vox Telecom Limited is a leading telecoms operator, providing voice, data and collaboration services to the southern African market. The Group competes in both the business and consumer sectors and has primary offices in Johannesburg, Pretoria, Durban, Cape Town and Port Elizabeth as well as in Windhoek, Namibia. Since its inception in 1998, Vox Telecom has established itself as one of the major players in the telecoms market and is one of the largest black-owned telecommunications company in South Africa.


10:40 - 11:30

BROADBAND PANEL

Vox Telecom CEO Jacques Du Toit will share his views on ADSL, ADSL Bonding technologies, local bandwidth developments and Local Loop Unbundling.

EngineerIT

Conference Partner

Conference Partner

EngineerIT

EngineerIT magazine from EE Publishers, South Africa, is a business-to-business magazine, published 11 times a year in print and on-line, focusing on the business of science, engineering and technology, including: Information and communication technology (ICT); Telecommunications, networking and broadcasting; Computer, information and software engineering; Electronics design, manufacture, test and components; Measurement, instrumentation, automation and control; Amateur radio, astronomy and space technology.

WAPA

Conference Partner

Conference Partner

WAPA

WAPA, established in 2006, is a non-profit IRB (industry representative body) acting as a collective voice for the wireless industry, comprising the outdoor fixed wireless and indoor nomadic wireless industries. WAPA represents over 200 organisations of which the majority are independent wireless operators in South Africa.


WAPA’s primary objective is to promote the growth of the wireless access services industry by facilitating self-regulation, promoting best practices, and educating both members and the market about new wireless technologies and business models. WAPA offers its members regulatory advice, technical training, a code of conduct, a forum for knowledge-sharing and business-enablement opportunities.


WAPA is positioned to be an interface between the government regulator (ICASA), network operators, service providers, and consumers. WAPA regularly makes submissions and presentations to the government on regulations affecting the wireless industry. WAPA is tirelessly lobbying for more progressive and efficient spectrum management in South Africa and is focusing on the possibilities of TVWS spectrum for interference-free access.

Clockwork Media

Conference Partner

Conference Partner

Clockwork Media

Clockwork Media is a South African integrated communications agency which specialises in working with brands to get the right message across. Founded in 2011, this dynamic group has rapidly evolved into one of the most exciting communications providers in the country. Using a broad set of skills within the digital and traditional media environments, we've consistently delivered value to our clients by focusing on creative and reliable service offerings.

Telkom Mobile

Wi-Fi Sponsor

Wi-Fi Sponsor

Telkom Mobile

As the mobile division of the country’s most powerful information and communication solutions provider, our access to Telkom’s leading technology and network infrastructure allows us to give our customers a world class mobile service. As we grow and enhance our network, we’ll continue to adopt and support cutting edge technologies as they are launched. In particular, high voice and data users will love the experience that our unique spectrum is able to provide.

StreamIT360

Streaming Partner

Streaming Partner

Streamit360

Streamit360 is the streaming partner for the MyBroadband Conference. Streamit360 is the leader in streaming events anytime and anywhere.

Watch the live stream here.