Our Team

Carl Weber

Founder and CEO

Malcolm Smith

Divisional Head - Fibre

Carl Weber

(Founder and CEO)

Carl brings over 20 years of both local and international, multi-disciplinary Engineering, Quality, Procurement and Construction Project Management experience to the company’s portfolio. After graduating from the Cape Town University of Technology, Carl joined a locally based Consulting Engineering Firm, Arthur Morris and Partners where he quickly moved into management of large electrical reticulation projects.

He then joined Spectrum Communications where he specialized as a SCADA/Telemetry Systems Engineer and Project Manager and was responsible for the delivery of large SCADA/Telemetry solutions.

Carl’s career in the rail industry begun in London in 2003, when he joined SERCO Docklands as the Telecommunications Project Manager. There he was responsible for the delivery of various large telecommunication upgrade and enhancement projects, including pioneering of a live track-to-train CCTV initiative.

Furthering his international experience, Carl then moved to Optical Networks Limited where he was responsible for the end-to-end delivery of the rail telecommunications systems on the Docklands Light Railway, London City Airport extension. After which he took a position at Heathrow Terminal 5 project where he represented Ultra Electronics as BMS Project Manager.

On his return to South Africa, Carl joined Bombardier South Africa as the lead Project Manager for the Gautrain telecommunication systems where he was responsible for the design and implementation of the entire Gautrain telecommunications portfolio, valuing R750 million.

What we can help you achieve

Reliability and Maintainability | Customized Solutions | Seamless Integration | Value for money

Malcolm Smith

(Divisional Head – Fibre)

Malcolm Smith began his career Networking and Telecommunications industry in 2004 and his role soon included the installation, termination and testing of Optical Fibre Cables and a wide variety of OFC Transmission Equipment and Sub-Systems.

During Malcolm’s career he has been responsible for the design and implementation of various optical fibre cable, transmission, security and CCTV system infrastructure projects which include Eskom Overhead OPGW, Impala Platinum, SCAW Metals, JCI at Lonmin, Multivid at Engen Petrol Refinery, FTTP, Omega Security and optical fibre design and implementation for Gautrain Rapid Rail Project

Malcolm joined Optinet Systems in 2015 and brings extensive OFC knowledge and experience which includes:

  • OPGW – Optical Power Ground Wire (Eskom Power line installations)
  • HDD – Heavy Duty Duct (Plant installations in sleeves)
  • CST – Corrugated Steel Tape Armoured Cable (Direct Buried installations)
  • SSA – Short Span Aerial (Overhead OFC installations – City Surveillance and Railway environment)
  • Blown Fibre – Installation of OFC in Micro-duct
  • Direct Terminations – (ABB SAPPI Plant)
  • FTTP – Fibre to the Premise (Smart Village installations)

Mission Statement

“To build trusted long-term relationships with every client by competitively fulfilling their ever evolving telecommunications needs whilst exceeding their service expectations”