The FTTH 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 FTTH 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 FTTH 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.
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.
The Southern African Communications Industries Association is a not for profit organisation registered as a Section 21 company in South Africa. It is specifically designed to promote the adoption of professional standards and ethical business practice in the communications industry throughout Southern Africa. It seeks to further the interests of members through partnership and representation on a range of issues. Primary activities include Market Research & Intelligence Services, Networking activities, and the development of training and skills development programmes. SACIA is registered with SAQA as a professional body active in the broadcast and audio-visual sectors, and awards professional designations based on an individuals proven skills and work experience. SACIA works in close cooperation with InfoComm International and the IABM (International Association of Broadcasting Manufacturers) to stimulate the development of our industry on an international basis.
SADIBA (the Southern African Digital Broadcasting Association) is a voluntary industry forum dedicated to promoting the co-ordinated market driven introduction of digital broadcasting technologies in the Southern African region.
The association is headed by a four member Executive Committee consisting of the chairperson, the deputy chairperson the treasurer and the secretary. Various Task groups carry out the work of SADIBA. A Steering Group made up of the Executive Committee and the chairpersons of the various task groups, is responsible for co-ordinating and steering the activities of the association.
SADIBA prides itself as the leading knowledge hub on digital broadcasting that significantly influences the sucessful introduction of digital technologies enhancing the quality of life of the citizens of the Southern Africa Development Community (SADC).