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Western Cape Broadband initiative
Briefing Session : The Cape Chamber of Commerce
ICT Portfolio Committee
15 May 2013

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Western Cape Broadband Briefing to Cape Chamber ICT Committee

  1. 1. Western Cape Broadband initiative Briefing Session : The Cape Chamber of Commerce ICT Portfolio Committee 15 May 2013
  2. 2. Western Cape Broadband Video http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ct55bg84tHM
  3. 3. Strategic Framework  READINESS (SKILLS, APPLICATIONS, ETC)  USAGE The vision is that of a Western Cape where every citizen in every town and village has access to affordable high speed broadband infrastructure and services, has the necessary skills to be able to effectively utilise this infrastructure and is actively utilising this in their day to day lives. Co-ordinated and Integrated Action (Catalytic Telecoms Environment) Connected Government Connected Economy Connected Citizens  INFRASTRUCTURE
  4. 4. High level Western Cape broadband infrastructure milestones Infrastructure development is a key catalyst and that Government’s role has to be to facilitate and drive the development of telecommunications infrastructure in the province. • 70% government buildings & 100% of public schools connected. • All communities have access to public ICT facilities (in every ward) • Large government buildings and specific targeted industries in the metropolitan area are connected via “fibre to the premises”. • Pilot wireless mesh network deployed in Khayelitsha, Mitchell’s Plain and Greater Saldanha Bay as alternate last mile access infrastructure. 2014 • Every citizen in every town and village has access to affordable broadband infrastructure. • Citizens in the metropolitan area have access to affordable broadband infrastructure at network speeds in excess of 100Mbps. 2020 • Every citizen in every town and village has access to affordable broadband infrastructure in accordance with internationally accepted speeds and standards. 2030 National Targets • Universal broadband access by 2020 • Public ICT Access within a 2 km radius of anyone by 2019 Note: Focus on ACCESS & AFFORDABILITY across 2020/30 targets!
  5. 5. Six core projects Co-ordinated and Integrated Action (Catalytic Telecoms Environment) Connected Government Connected Economy Connected Citizens Connecting Leadership Connecting Government Connecting to the World Connecting Communities Connecting Households Connecting Business
  6. 6. Connecting Leadership The objectives of the project are to have integrated and complementary initiatives between government and the private sector, harnessing limited investment for maximum impact. Key deliverables include: • Set up and manage a Broadband Advisory Council/ Leadership forum which will drive the strategic direction and on-going investment in the broadband environment in the Western Cape. • Setup and operationalise the Broadband Programme Office to manage and direct the entire programme ensuring integration and synergy between projects. This includes responsibility for advocacy and lobbying, securing and managing of funding, commissioning activities needed by the various projects, monitoring & evaluation, etc. • Evaluate and setup of an appropriate institutional model for the long term success of the Western Cape Broadband Programme (SPV/ PPP). • Setup and manage a Way-leave Co-ordination Office to standardise and fast track way leave applications, co- ordinate infrastructure development projects and encourage the sharing of passive infrastructure like ducts, trenches, towers, etc.
  7. 7. Connecting Government 2 Core programmes • Part 1: Building a Provincial backbone (Mainly fibre) • Part 2: Connect government facilities (via building municipal infrastructure - mainly wireless, tactical quick wins) Part 1: Build Provincial backbone • Phase 0 (Planning & initial setup) • Phase 1 (District Municipalities – 132 km & 5 POPs) – start in Year 2. 7 months. • Phase 2 (862 km & 26 POPs – fibre backbone to all LGs) . - Start in Year 2, complete in year 3 (approx. 13 months). • Phase 3 (1553 km) - Extend communications to other communities and build redundancy. Requires private sector buy-in and funding contributions Part 2: Connect Government facilities • Key Provincial Government buildings to be connected to City fibre (already underway). • Connect all schools • Extend school network footprint to connect all government building in the vicinity, with the objective of creating a single government network – reducing cost and facilitating integration of services to citizens. • Build links to backbone
  8. 8. Phase 1, 2 and 3 overlaid over PGWC sites • Medium term (3 – 10 year) Provincial Fibre Backbone • Phase 1 (District Municipalities – 132 km & 5 POPs) – start in Year 2. 7 months. • Phase 2 (862 km & 26 POPs – fibre backbone to all LGs) • Phase 3 (1553 km) - Extend communications to other communities and build redundancy.
  9. 9. Connecting Communities This is a project to integrate and expand shared public access to ICT facilities to all communities in the Western Cape. Public ICT access facilities (e.g. telecentres, Smart Cape, Cape Access, etc.) are a very important tool to provide poor people with access to technology. It is being used extensively in both developing countries and developed countries. A phased approach will be adopted • Phase 1 will ensure that there are public ICT facilities in every ward by 2014. There are 388 wards in the Western Cape, 233 (60%) of which do not currently have public ICT facilities. • Phase 2 will extend the public access footprint to every voting district by 2018. There are currently 1576 voting districts in the Western Cape. • Phase 3 will evaluate the situation post-Phase 2, determine the gap with the national targets at that stage and put in place a strategy to close the gap. Across all three phases, sustainability models for the public access facilities (including entrepreneur driven models) will be explored.
  10. 10. Connecting Households • Create a wireless mesh networks as a “last mile” open access network connecting all households in an urban area (Khayelitsha & Mitchells Plein) & a non-urban area (Greater Saldana) • Utilise network for government-related initiatives e.g. connecting offices, schools, CCTV cameras, Public Warning Systems, smart meters, etc. and delivering government services (e-Government, e-Education, e-Health, etc.) • Partner with private sector to make access to broadband services more affordable to recipient communities – must also consider readiness (eg. skills) • Explore partnerships with the private sector to extend and/ or maintain this network while ensuring “open access”. • Deploy over a two year period • Seeding the environment with low cost computing devices Medium term goal (by 2020) is that every citizen in every town and village has access to affordable broadband infrastructure. It is anticipated that wireless and wireless mesh systems will have a key role meeting these objectives.
  11. 11. Connecting Business This is a pilot project to develop a model fibre to the premises (fttp) infrastructure in the City of Cape Town. Key players in this model will be the City of Cape Town, Western Cape Government, a broadband operating company (a SPV/PPP between government and the private sector) and private sector telecommunications service providers. • Pilot 1: Fringe Precinct • Pilot 2: Oude Molen (vicinity of planned Cape Health Technologies Park) • Pilot 3: Khayelitsha business nodes linked to the VPUU programme • Supporting identified priority sectors
  12. 12. Connecting to the World (International connectivity) • Reduce international bandwidth costs to the Western Cape by using government as a demand aggregator and an anchor client to obtain dedicated international capacity • Project viable only taking into account Western Cape Government’s needs and will result in significantly reducing the cost of international bandwidth. • Adding CCT needs and the needs of the schools will only strengthen the business case. • Anticipated to be completed by mid-2013, as it is a key enabler for all of the other projects • Spare capacity available (if any), will be made available on a cost basis to the targeted industry sectors/ areas – which should result in these sectors/ areas experiencing a reduction in the price of international connectivity. Example : what Tenet achieved
  13. 13. Progress
  14. 14. Project Plans for the Western Cape BBi Project Timeframe 2014 2016 20302020 • Set up Broadband Programme Office • Initiate PPP process as per National Treasury guidelines • PWAN: Connecting schools, WCG govt buildings, libraries • Connecting selected Western Cape Govt buildings to fibre • Wireless Mesh: Saldanha & Khayalitsha/Mitchells Plain • E-Education project – readiness and usage ShortTerm Conclude PPP study which will kick-start the roll-out of: • Regional fibre backbone and coverage over the Western Cape • Connected business • Connected households • Connected communities • Connected government • Connected world MediumTerm Programmes Value,complexity,cost
  15. 15. Progress: Connected Leadership • Broadband Programme Office Established. • Currently being capacitated • Various Oversight Committees and Steering Committees established and functioning • Transaction Advisors for PPP study appointed and feasibility study for provincial government infrastructure almost complete. Next phase will look at Economic Vale Added Projects. • Readiness Advisor appointed • Monitoring projects have been initiated • Network Readiness Index • WIFI Mesh baseline and impact assessment • Legal Advisor appointed to look at Wayleave Co-ordination (among other things)
  16. 16. Progress: Connected Government • Original approach envisaged a short term PWAN and a longer term PPP process. This has now been relooked at. A long term Public Sector Outsourcing model is being favoured • To connect of all WCG corporate sites, schools, healthcare institutions (clinics, day hospitals, emergency medical services, forensic pathology services and hospitals), libraries (provincial as well as municipal libraries in rural areas) as well as satellite administrative offices and depots of the WCG must be used as a key catalyst in developing the telecommunications infrastructure for a connected province. • This will achieve the development of regional and local backbone networks, as well as some of the subscriber access infrastructure. • Potentially SITA, as the national agency for government telecommunications, could extend this further to be utilised for national departments, municipalities, and other public entities and thereby not only achieve better economies of scale, but also potentially serve to eradicate the duplication of network infrastructure. • Approximately 2000 sites as Phase 1
  17. 17. 10 year roadmap Minimum network speeds at start of phase Phase 1 (2013 – 2016) Phase 2 (2017 – 2021) Phase 3 (2022 onwards) Duration 3 years 5 years 2 years Cumulative Duration 3 years 8 years 10 years WCG Administration sites Within Metro Large Sites 1Gbps 1Gbps 10Gbps Medium sites 100Mbps 1Gbps 10Gbps Other Sites 10Mbps 100Mbps 10Gbps Outside of Metro Large Sites 100Mbps 1Gbps 10Gbps Medium sites 10Mbps 100Mbps 10Gbps Other Sites 10Mbps 100Mbps 10Gbps WCED sites Within Metro Large Schools 100Mbps 1Gbps 10Gbps Other schools 10Mbps 100Mbps 10Gbps Outside of Metro Large Schools 100Mbps 1Gbps 10Gbps Other schools 10Mbps 100Mbps 10Gbps Health sites Within Metro Hospitals 1Gbps 10Gbps 10Gbps Clinics & Other 100Mbps 100Mbps 10Gbps Outside of Metro Hospitals 100Mbps 1Gbps 10Gbps Clinics & Other 10Mbps 100Mbps 10Gbps DCAS CoCT Libraries 100Mbps 1Gbps 10Gbps Other Libraries 10Mbps 100Mbps 10Gbps Other DCAS sites 10Mbps 100Mbps 10Gbps Other requirements maximum allowable usage of satellite technology (percentage of sites ) 10% 0% 0% Backbone network medium Fibre & Wireless Mainly fibre, limited wireless 100% fibre Access network medium (Metro) Fibre & wireless Mainly fibre, limited wireless 100% fibre Access network medium (outside Metro) Mainly wireless Some fibre, mainly wireless 100% fibre
  18. 18. Proposed Design for Fibre Network Connecting all Municipal Areas 18
  19. 19. Progress: Connected Communities • Connecting all public libraries in the province and creating Public Access Sites in all wards is part of the Connected Government tender • 2 “super” community access points will be created – to test the entrepreneurial and sustainability models. Will be “live” by March 2014. • E-Education • Strategic Vision formulated by Department of Education with support from DEDAT • Substantial work has been done in developing the e-Education Business Case which includes the six streams identified in the e-Education vision, namely teaching, learning, curriculum, systems, environment (including infrastructure) and administration. • Various projects being pursued by WCED including Devices for teachers and learners, E-Curriculum and Learning management systems, LAN Infrastructure in schools (including WIFI), etc.
  20. 20. Progress: Connected Households Planning Already Initiated: 1. Khayelitsha|Mitchell’s Plain Wireless Mesh 2. Saldahna Wireless Mesh Feasibility Analysis commenced: 1. Knysna Wireless Mesh 2. Bitou Wireless Mesh Aim: To create a wireless mesh networks as a “last mile” open access network connecting all households in a particular community: Being driven by the municipalities (with support from DEDAT)
  21. 21. Progress: Connecting Business • 4 pilots identified: • The Fringe – Design Businesses • Cape Health Technology Park (‘Big Data’) • VPUU in Khayelitsha (none-sector based) • Selected sectors within 100m of fibre • Business Incubator in Khayelitsha • Broadband Innovation Centre • Collaboration - Effective innovation requires engagement between government, the research sector, industry and communities. • Demonstrate new services and applications in the real world with real users. • Works in the following seven areas: • Media and Entertainment • Health and Social Security • Education and Learning • Government and Business Services • Smart Infrastructure • Safety and Security • Social and Economic Analysis.
  22. 22. Implication for you • Infrastructure is happening. It might not happen as fast as we like, but it is happening • Even more important is uptake i.e. readiness & usage • Where is the • affordable devices, • relevant local content , • Applications • services priced for the mass market • Etc. that will drive usage? • It can’t only be up to government. Benefits will only be achieved if the whole society is engaged and using ICT to be more productive.
  23. 23. Conclusion • Our initial research undertaken indicates that this programme is viable and cost effective. The question is - can we partner with the private sector and leverages future expenses to build economic infrastructure that will take the province into the future? This is what the feasibility study needs to establish. • The true value of the project is in the economic development benefits and how it increases the competitiveness of the Western Cape, bringing us on par with our competitors in the developed world, the developing world and the rest of Africa. • Big bold project, but one that is necessary at this stage. • Current approaches are not working. South Africa is rapidly sliding down the international indices. More of the same is not going to work if South Africa is to turn the situation around. • The Western Cape Broadband programme is a true legacy project that will position the Western Cape for the future, but also light the path ahead for the rest of South Africa. Premier Zille - “game-changing infrastructure agenda” President Zuma – “The time has come to move beyond conceptualization to concrete projects.”
  24. 24. Discussion Contact Details: Jo-Ann Johnston, Chief Director: Strategic Initiatives, Jo-ann.johnston@pgwc.gov.za Marc Cloete Deputy Director: Strategic Initiatives, marc.cloete@westerncape.gov.za Nirvesh Sooful, Advisor/ Consultant, nirvesh@africanideas.co.za

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