William Stucke

B.Sc. (Hons) Eng, Greenwich University - 1983
MPD – UNISA - 1989

Too many to list

Mining, process automation, research, Internet, telecommunications, regulation.

William Stucke has a long history as a pioneer in the SA Internet and as an advocate of telecommunications liberalisation in Africa. He programmed his first computer in 1972, built his first underground fibre-optic and "leaky feeder" radio networks in 1987. Automated a couple of underground diamond mines and played a significant role in R&D for a fully automated Sorthouse. Started an ISP, ZAnet, in 1996, gained a round dozen industry “firsts” and consulted on many subjects in the ICT field, including Y2K.

He was an ICASA Councillor from 2009-2014 where he most recently focussed on TV White Spaces and Dynamic Spectrum Assignment.

He has presented papers or chaired sessions on a range of Internet, VoIP, Wi-Fi, TVWS, telecommunications liberalisation, interconnection, spectrum, DNS, and cybersecurity subjects, at conferences in RSA, Austria, Botswana, Ethiopia, France, Germany, Ghana, Kenya, Lesotho, Malawi, Morocco, Mozambique, Namibia, Nigeria, Russia, Senegal, Sri Lanka, Swaziland, Tanzania, Uganda, UK, Zimbabwe, and elsewhere.

He is now consulting for a broad range of companies. Most recently, he led a team carrying out the Africa DNS Study 2023 for ICANN. This is a reprise of the baseline Study that he led in 2016.

For the SAIEE, he has served on TK&L, Membership, Education and Training, Governance, E&S Committees, Telecoms Section and Council. He also coordinates SAIEE representation on the SABS.