Western Cape Broadband Briefing to Cape Chamber ICT Committee
Western Cape Broadband initiativeBriefing Session : The Cape Chamber of CommerceICT Portfolio Committee15 May 2013
Western Cape Broadband Videohttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ct55bg84tHM
Strategic Framework READINESS (SKILLS, APPLICATIONS, ETC) USAGEThe vision is that of aWestern Cape where everycitizen in every town andvillagehas access to affordablehigh speed broadbandinfrastructure and services,has the necessary skills tobe able to effectively utilisethis infrastructureand is actively utilising thisin their day to day lives.Co-ordinatedand IntegratedAction (CatalyticTelecomsEnvironment)ConnectedGovernmentConnectedEconomyConnectedCitizens INFRASTRUCTURE
High level Western Cape broadbandinfrastructure milestonesInfrastructure development is a key catalyst and that Government’s role has to be tofacilitate and drive the development of telecommunications infrastructure in theprovince.• 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 themetropolitan area are connected via “fibre to the premises”.• Pilot wireless mesh network deployed in Khayelitsha, Mitchell’s Plainand Greater Saldanha Bay as alternate last mile access infrastructure.2014• Every citizen in every town and village has access to affordablebroadband infrastructure.• Citizens in the metropolitan area have access to affordable broadbandinfrastructure at network speeds in excess of 100Mbps.2020• Every citizen in every town and village has access to affordablebroadband infrastructure in accordance with internationally acceptedspeeds and standards.2030National Targets• Universal broadband access by 2020• Public ICT Access within a 2 km radius of anyone by 2019Note: Focus on ACCESS & AFFORDABILITY across 2020/30 targets!
Six core projectsCo-ordinatedand IntegratedAction (CatalyticTelecomsEnvironment)ConnectedGovernmentConnectedEconomyConnectedCitizensConnectingLeadershipConnectingGovernmentConnectingto the WorldConnectingCommunitiesConnectingHouseholdsConnectingBusiness
Connecting LeadershipThe objectives of the project are to have integrated and complementary initiatives betweengovernment 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 thestrategic 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 entireprogramme ensuring integration and synergy between projects. This includes responsibility foradvocacy and lobbying, securing and managing of funding, commissioning activities needed bythe various projects, monitoring & evaluation, etc.• Evaluate and setup of an appropriate institutional modelfor the long term success of the Western Cape BroadbandProgramme (SPV/ PPP).• Setup and manage a Way-leave Co-ordination Office tostandardise and fast track way leave applications, co-ordinate infrastructure development projects andencourage the sharing of passive infrastructure like ducts,trenches, towers, etc.
Connecting Government2 Core programmes• Part 1: Building a Provincial backbone (Mainly fibre)• Part 2: Connect government facilities (via building municipal infrastructure - mainly wireless, tacticalquick 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. Requiresprivate sector buy-in and funding contributionsPart 2: Connect Government facilities• Key Provincial Government buildings to be connected to Cityfibre (already underway).• Connect all schools• Extend school network footprint to connect all governmentbuilding in the vicinity, with the objective of creating a singlegovernment network – reducing cost and facilitatingintegration of services to citizens.• Build links to backbone
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 allLGs)• Phase 3 (1553 km) - Extend communications to othercommunities and build redundancy.
Connecting CommunitiesThis is a project to integrate and expand shared public access to ICT facilities to allcommunities 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 388wards 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 arecurrently 1576 voting districts in the Western Cape.• Phase 3 will evaluate the situation post-Phase 2,determine the gap with the national targets at thatstage and put in place a strategy to close the gap.Across all three phases, sustainability models for thepublic access facilities (including entrepreneur drivenmodels) will be explored.
Connecting Households• Create a wireless mesh networks as a “last mile” open access network connecting allhouseholds in an urban area (Khayelitsha & Mitchells Plein) & a non-urban area (GreaterSaldana)• Utilise network for government-related initiatives e.g. connecting offices, schools, CCTVcameras, 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 torecipient communities – must also consider readiness (eg. skills)• Explore partnerships with the private sector to extend and/ or maintain this network whileensuring “open access”.• Deploy over a two year period• Seeding the environment with low cost computingdevicesMedium term goal (by 2020) is that every citizen in every townand village has access to affordable broadband infrastructure. Itis anticipated that wireless and wireless mesh systems will havea key role meeting these objectives.
Connecting BusinessThis is a pilot project to develop a model fibre to the premises (fttp) infrastructure in the Cityof Cape Town.Key players in this model will be the City of Cape Town, Western Cape Government, abroadband operating company (a SPV/PPP between government and the private sector) andprivate 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
Connecting to the World (International connectivity)• Reduce international bandwidth costs to the Western Cape by using government as ademand aggregator and an anchor client to obtain dedicated international capacity• Project viable only taking into account Western Cape Government’s needs and will result insignificantly 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 targetedindustry sectors/ areas – which should result in these sectors/ areas experiencing areduction in the price of international connectivity.Example : what Tenet achieved
Project Plans for the Western Cape BBi ProjectTimeframe2014 2016 20302020• Set up Broadband ProgrammeOffice• Initiate PPP process as perNational Treasury guidelines• PWAN: Connecting schools, WCGgovt buildings, libraries• Connecting selected WesternCape Govt buildings to fibre• Wireless Mesh: Saldanha &Khayalitsha/Mitchells Plain• E-Education project – readinessand usageShortTermConclude 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 worldMediumTermProgrammesValue,complexity,cost
Progress: Connected Leadership• Broadband Programme Office Established.• Currently being capacitated• Various Oversight Committees and Steering Committees establishedand functioning• Transaction Advisors for PPP study appointed and feasibility study forprovincial government infrastructure almost complete. Next phase willlook 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 (amongother things)
Progress: Connected Government• Original approach envisaged a short term PWAN and a longer term PPPprocess. This has now been relooked at. A long term Public SectorOutsourcing model is being favoured• To connect of all WCG corporate sites, schools, healthcare institutions(clinics, day hospitals, emergency medical services, forensic pathologyservices and hospitals), libraries (provincial as well as municipal libraries inrural areas) as well as satellite administrative offices and depots of the WCGmust be used as a key catalyst in developing the telecommunicationsinfrastructure 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 governmenttelecommunications, could extend this further to be utilised for nationaldepartments, municipalities, and other public entities and thereby not onlyachieve better economies of scale, but also potentially serve to eradicatethe duplication of network infrastructure.• Approximately 2000 sites as Phase 1
10 year roadmap Minimum network speeds at start of phasePhase 1 (2013 – 2016) Phase 2 (2017 – 2021) Phase 3 (2022 onwards)Duration 3 years 5 years 2 yearsCumulative Duration 3 years 8 years 10 yearsWCG Administration sitesWithin MetroLarge Sites 1Gbps 1Gbps 10GbpsMedium sites 100Mbps 1Gbps 10GbpsOther Sites 10Mbps 100Mbps 10GbpsOutside of MetroLarge Sites 100Mbps 1Gbps 10GbpsMedium sites 10Mbps 100Mbps 10GbpsOther Sites 10Mbps 100Mbps 10GbpsWCED sitesWithin MetroLarge Schools 100Mbps 1Gbps 10GbpsOther schools 10Mbps 100Mbps 10GbpsOutside of MetroLarge Schools 100Mbps 1Gbps 10GbpsOther schools 10Mbps 100Mbps 10GbpsHealth sitesWithin MetroHospitals 1Gbps 10Gbps 10GbpsClinics & Other 100Mbps 100Mbps 10GbpsOutside of MetroHospitals 100Mbps 1Gbps 10GbpsClinics & Other 10Mbps 100Mbps 10GbpsDCASCoCT Libraries 100Mbps 1Gbps 10GbpsOther Libraries 10Mbps 100Mbps 10GbpsOther DCAS sites 10Mbps 100Mbps 10GbpsOther requirementsmaximum allowable usage of satellitetechnology (percentage of sites ) 10% 0% 0%Backbone network medium Fibre & Wireless Mainly fibre, limited wireless 100% fibreAccess network medium (Metro) Fibre & wireless Mainly fibre, limited wireless 100% fibreAccess network medium (outside Metro) Mainly wireless Some fibre, mainly wireless 100% fibre
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Progress: Connected Communities• Connecting all public libraries in the province and creating PublicAccess Sites in all wards is part of the Connected Government tender• 2 “super” community access points will be created – to test theentrepreneurial and sustainability models. Will be “live” by March 2014.• E-Education• Strategic Vision formulated by Department of Education with support fromDEDAT• Substantial work has been done in developing the e-Education Business Casewhich includes the six streams identified in the e-Education vision, namelyteaching, learning, curriculum, systems, environment (including infrastructure)and administration.• Various projects being pursued by WCED including Devices for teachers andlearners, E-Curriculum and Learning management systems, LAN Infrastructure inschools (including WIFI), etc.
Progress: Connected HouseholdsPlanning Already Initiated:1. Khayelitsha|Mitchell’s Plain Wireless Mesh2. Saldahna Wireless MeshFeasibility Analysis commenced:1. Knysna Wireless Mesh2. Bitou Wireless MeshAim:To create a wireless mesh networks as a “last mile” open access networkconnecting all households in a particular community:Being driven by the municipalities (with support from DEDAT)
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, theresearch 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.
Implication for you• Infrastructure is happening. It might nothappen 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. Benefitswill only be achieved if the whole society isengaged and using ICT to be moreproductive.
Conclusion• Our initial research undertaken indicates that this programme is viableand cost effective. The question is - can we partner with the privatesector and leverages future expenses to build economic infrastructurethat will take the province into the future? This is what the feasibilitystudy needs to establish.• The true value of the project is in the economic development benefitsand how it increases the competitiveness of the Western Cape, bringingus on par with our competitors in the developed world, the developingworld 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 downthe international indices. More of the same is not going to work if SouthAfrica is to turn the situation around.• The Western Cape Broadband programme is a true legacy project thatwill position the Western Cape for the future, but also light the pathahead for the rest of South Africa.Premier Zille - “game-changing infrastructure agenda”President Zuma – “The time has come to move beyondconceptualization to concrete projects.”