FTTH Council introduces advisory groups

The fibre-to-the-home (FTTH) Council Africa has put a number of advisory committees in place, today announcing the chairs and vice-chairs of each.
The organisation says the committees provide a platform for the industry to meet and debate issues of relevance. "The advisory committees bring together the expertise of the council's members to discuss, debate and find solutions to industry problems. They will also enable the council to provide individual members with content and information in areas they are interested in."

The FTTH Council's focus is on the fibre industry and all stakeholders affected by the industry, including national and local government, private companies, regulating bodies and industry organisations.
Where relevant, the committees will put together positioning papers and recommendations on how to solve challenges facing the industry as a whole, says the FTTH Council.
The advisory committees cover BEE, technical issues, operator issues, civils and planning, policy and regulation, and applications.

The chairs and vice-chairs are as follows:
Operators advisory committee
Chairperson: Greg Lock, Internet Solutions
Vice-chair: Malcolm Kirby, Metro Fibre Networx
Policy and regulation committee
Chairperson: Envir Fraser, FibreCo
Vice-chair: Mike Silber, Liquid Telecomms
Applications committee
Jason Modlinne, Internet Solutions (This group will grow with the induction of companies in the applications/cloud space.)
Public sector and smart cities committee
Elize Lubbe, ClearlineIS
Civils and planning committee
Chairperson: Yana Vergie, Wired Earth
Vice-chair: Sampie de Witt, Clearline
BEE committee
Chairperson: Tshepo Mpaneng, FibreCo
Vice-chair: Elmare Schutte, Dark Fibre Africa
Technical advisory committee
Chairperson: Chris Nel, Lambda
Vice-chair: Andre Hoffman, Link Africa 

Source: http://www.itweb.co.za/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=135320:FTTH-Council-introduces-advisory-groups