Presentation to Select Committee on Labour and Public Enterprises 17 October 2012 Slide 1
Broadband Infraco’s legislative mandate is set out in the Broadband Infraco Act No. 33 of 2007 (the “Act”). Mandate • The main objectives as set out in the Act are to expand the availability and affordability of access to electronic communications; • Including but not limited to underdeveloped and under serviced areas; • In support of projects of National Interests; • In accordance with the Electronic Communications Act and commensurate with international best practice and pricing; • Through the provision of electronic communications network services and electronic communications services.
Strengths 2.2 Broadband Infraco proposition re-stated Unique Strengths • Exclusive servitude access: Eskom & Transnet Latent strengths • Shareholding • Maintenance teams in the field • Network Operating Centre Relative Strengths • Very High service level records (managed fibre) • Stable network functionality • Above-average Mean Time To Respond standards. • Expanded national footprint: 110 Customer termination sites, 151 long distance sites and over 12 700km fibre optic • Solid Shareholder • WACS shareholding • Service provider to a Second Network Operator Regional connectivity National connectivity International connectivity Interlinking East & West Coast international cables Slide 4
3.2. Provincial Broadband Segmentation Broadband Infraco will pursue these provinces purely commercially; redundancy/diversity; Higher SLA’s; Private sector will also target them; Wider Pop Access Free State footprint KZN footprint Western Cape footprint Gauteng footprint • Neotel-Vodacom-MTN (and SANRAL) Fibre Co-Build initiative: Johannesburg-Durban and Johannesburg-Bloemfontein are both just over 90% complete and should be by early 2013.. Bloemfontein-Cape Town is more than 50% finished, and is expected to be complete in mid 2013. • FibreCo build from Bloemfontein to Cape Town • Where large metropolitan municipalities are initiating own fibre roll-outs (City of Johannesburg; City of Cape Town; City of Tshwane; Ekurhuleni Metropolitan Municipality; eThekwini Slide 5
3.3. Provincial Broadband Segmentation Broadband Infraco Limpopo footprint Broadband Infraco Mpumalanga footprint These provinces represent great opportunity; and will be pursued as a matter of first priority (backhaul; metro access and last mile) partnerships with the private and public sector. The private sector has very low appetite for these provinces because of the lower economic activities The roll out of broadband in these provinces needs to be driven by a socio economic benefit Broadband Infraco Eastern Cape footprint Slide 6
3.4 Provincial Broadband Segmentation These provinces do not represent a viable commercial business case. Purely universal access roll-out. Shareholder or provincial/customer funding required. Partnerships are an imperative With the low population densities as well as the low GDP alternate technologies that require spectrum have to be explored Broadband Infraco Northern Cape footprint Broadband Infraco North West footprint Slide 7
Outcomes • BBI Investment Program (IP) fully adopted Strategic Infrastructure Programme (SIP) • BBI directly contribute to the Presidential Infrastructure Coordinating Commission: • Directly impacting SIP 15, 16 and 17 • Supporting SIP 12,13 ,14 and 6 • Directly benefiting from SIP 10 • This IP, covering the period 2012/2013 to 2016/2017 brings together the projects costing to R4 039 • These is to ensure that BBI delivers on its mandate and government outcomes
Expansion projects • BBI Investment Program fully adopted Strategic Infrastructure Programme (SIP) • BBI directly contribute to the National Government Outcome 6, SIP 14,15 and 16 as highlighted in the next slide • This Investment Programme, covering the period 2012/2013 to 2016/2017 brings together the projects costing to R4 039 • These is to ensure that BBI delivers on its mandate and government outcomes
Eastern CapeInland connectivityPhase 1 Requirement: Access network connecting 37 out of 38 municipalities with access to broadband connectivity. Enabler: Deploy 487km fibre and wireless backhaul to enable provincial connectivity. Benefit: Expand access to areas that are not addressed by the market and the likelihood of market investment is very low due to poor economic activity 97% coverage in the province. Estimated Cost: R244.2mmillion.
2nd Northern RingProgramme: LP and MP Requirement: Access network connecting 19 of the 25 municipalities with access to broadband connectivity. Enabler: Deploy backhaul connectivity of 554km redundancy and Network expansion, connecting Limpopo and Mpumalanga. Benefit: Alternative route to Zimbabwe (international gateway); Botswana . 76% coverage in the province SIP 17: Enable regional integration Estimated Cost: R401.4 million
Access Network Connection Phase 1 covering(GP, WC,FS and KZN) Requirements 73km of access network to reach the sites of the operators/customers or last mile licence holders. Create 16 open access points as Telkom and Neotel’s PoP have restrictions in Gauteng. 115km of access network in Western Cape An Operator neutral like Terraco do not have sufficient footprint to terminate operators Outcome Open Access in the Gauteng will increase to 16 Additional 29 Open Access and coverage of 58% in KZN 89% coverage in Free State and Connecting 17 municipalities in the Free State Estimated Cost: R833.8 million
Northern Cape Connection Phase 1 Requirements Access network as there is no national backhaul. This is to address access network, connecting 21 of the 27 municipalities. Enabler: need to deploy 894km of national backhaul Estimated Cost: R364.3 million
North West ConnectionPhase 1 Requirements Base coverage in 17 municipalities Enabler: Need to deploy 691 km Estimated Cost: R125.2 million
Technology Life cycle management (Replacement or Upgrade) • Adlash replacement projects • Single Point of Failure • Microwave replacement project • 625 Critical faulty network • Transmission equipment enhancement project • Battery replacement project • IP Core • Customer requests
Stakeholders • Suppliers • Eskom • Transnet • Transmission equipment manufacturers and suppliers • Enablers: Current • Eskom: Expansion programme • Transnet: Expansion programme • Enablers: Future • Sanral • Prasa • Possible partnerships • Telecommunication operators • Incumbents across the boarder • Investors • Commercial institutions • Developmental institutions • Universal Services Fund • Shareholders