Fibre rollout, fibre sharing and opportunities in fibre for independent infracos
FTTH Council Africa’s CEO, Juanita Clark advocates a rapid deployment policy
Major investment is underway in fibre infrastructure in parts of Africa. Whilst MNOs have in the past seen the FTTH market as competition to the mobile sector, the synergies between the two are now coming to light. With regards to the role of independent infrastructure providers, there is a natural diversification into fibre, leveraging expertise in deploying, maintaining and monetising shared infrastructure whilst driving down opex costs. We speak to the CEO of the FTTH Council in Africa to discuss how the market is evolving and what opportunities exist for towercos and MNOS.
TowerXchange: Please can you introduce the FTTH Council and the work that they do.