Africa and the Middle East 2017



Theme:Delivering broadband effectively to Africa and the Middle East

Internet access can be provided using a range of different types of technology, each with its own strengths and weaknesses. The best overall solution will usually combine several.

Africa and the Middle East 2013



Theme: The battle on the subscriber may be lost - the battle on the access is just commencing

The Internet rapidly claims applications that are in the eye of the subscribers, while Telecom applications are shrinking. Telcos still have the access and transport business but the access network competition is also growing, and achieving ‘Always Best Connected’ status is not a dream.

Africa and the Middle East 2011



Theme: When mobile goes broadband

Mobile broadband is more than a question of bandwidth and speed. With mobile broadband we will all be able to communicate, access, share, research, develop and create information take part in social activities benefit, whenever convenient, from a host of vital services anywhere mobile networks reach world, from any terminal device. The availability of true mobile broadband is still limited in many regions, but it will grow strongly throughout the region in the years to come. Networks infrastructure deployment, affordable terminal devices, relevant local language applications and a concerted push by local service providers will all be needed - and are all coming faster than most of us expected.

Africa and the Middle East 2009



Theme: Connecting for a better world - opening the doors to progress

Wireless, portable and mobile - or not - brings connectivity where wires cannot or, often, just do not reach. Wireless brings hope and opportunity to underserved and remote regions. Every ten per cent increase in telecommunications penetration, according to one often quoted estimate, brings an increase of at least 1.2 per cent in GDP. New technologies, mobile money - to cite just one, might bring even greater increases. What will be the impact of Africa’s extraordinarily rapid adoption of mobile and wireless technology>

Africa and the Middle East 2005



Theme: IP - Intelligent Positioning for Growth

Connect-World series of magazines is the leading magazine in the telecom and ICT industry that brings together the leading industry players, regulators, associations and governments, to discuss how technological integration and digital inclusion helps reduce the gap the leading industry players, regulators, associations and governments, to discuss how technological integration and digital inclusion helps reduce the gap between the developed and developing world.

Africa and the Middle East II 2003



Theme: NEPAD

Connect-World series of magazines is the leading magazine in the telecom and ICT industry that brings together the leading industry players, regulators, associations and governments, to discuss how technological integration and digital inclusion helps reduce the gap the leading industry players, regulators, associations and governments, to discuss how technological integration and digital inclusion helps reduce the gap between the developed and developing world.

Africa and the Middle East II 2002



Theme: Finding the way hard decision for African Telecommunications

The growth in data transmission, together with the exponential rise in video and images in general, and the tendency to funnel more through fewer, converged, networks are largely fuelling the need for greater broadband capacity and speed. Not so long ago, we looked to universal telephony as a goal all nations should strive for to meet the needs of their citizens. Today, the growth of the Information Society has raised the bar; universal access to broadband is now the goal - indeed the necessary pre-condition – for digital, economic and social inclusion. This has stretched the resources of governments, service providers, equipment suppliers, businesses and all others involved in the provision and use of broadband.

Africa and the Middle East 1999



Theme: The definitive forum for the discussion of telecommunications development in Africa

Connect-World series of magazines is the leading magazine in the telecom and ICT industry that brings together the leading industry players, regulators, associations and governments, to discuss how technological integration and digital inclusion helps reduce the gap the leading industry players, regulators, associations and governments, to discuss how technological integration and digital inclusion helps reduce the gap between the developed and developing world.

Africa and the Middle East 2015



Theme:Delivering broadband effectively to Africa and the Middle East

Internet access can be provided using a range of different types of technology, each with its own strengths and weaknesses. The best overall solution will usually combine several.

Africa and the Middle East 2014



Theme: Anything can be hosted, anything can be virtualized

XaaS is finally in town - with intelligent routing and virtualization, but is the business climate up to it? “Desktop as a service” has all data and software in the Cloud as a companion to VDI (Virtual Desktop Infrastructure) - is this the face of the future office? How is XaaS complement the multi-device users and enterprises with BYOD policy?

Africa and the Middle East 2012



Theme: Broadband fulfilling the promise of communications

While Broadband in the West is necessary to resolve congestion, in the developing world it is a bringer of hope, a tool of progress and a promise of prosperity. There, Broadband opens up capabilities with giant leaps rather than step-by-step, and make possible ideas such as desert techno-cities, high-tech tourism, remote contact centres and more. Broadband connects these regions to the world centres of business activities and allows numerous new initiatives to flourish. Reliable connectivity is the foundation of lasting business relationships – the promise of communication.

Africa and the Middle East 2010



Theme: Tying it together

Making it all work together effectively - the technology and its applications - in an economically viable manner is an extraordinarily complex job. Technological convergence, of course, plays a big part; without Swiss army knife multipurpose, multimode devices, and without integrated networks it will not, cannot, happen. Still, there are the ‘soft’ contributions of regulation, billing, applications, education and the like that tie the technology into society, the economy, businesses and our lives. Connect-World will look into this intricate interplay - the ‘soft’ mediation that lets technology - both hard and soft - function in the ‘real’ world. The theme for this issue will be Tying it together.

Africa and the Middle East 2008



Theme: Convergence and data – pushing the limits of the network, pushing the limits of economic and social development.

Connect-World series of magazines is the leading magazine in the telecom and ICT industry that brings together the leading industry players, regulators, associations and governments, to discuss how technological integration and digital inclusion helps reduce the gap the leading industry players, regulators, associations and governments, to discuss how technological integration and digital inclusion helps reduce the gap between the developed and developing world.

Africa and the Middle East 2006



Theme: Universal Broadband Access - Basic Right? If so, How and Why?

Connect-World series of magazines is the leading magazine in the telecom and ICT industry that brings together the leading industry players, regulators, associations and governments, to discuss how technological integration and digital inclusion helps reduce the gap the leading industry players, regulators, associations and governments, to discuss how technological integration and digital inclusion helps reduce the gap between the developed and developing world.

Africa and the Middle East 2004



Theme: Pervasive Connectivity As A Tool For Development (AME)

Connect-World series of magazines is the leading magazine in the telecom and ICT industry that brings together the leading industry players, regulators, associations and governments, to discuss how technological integration and digital inclusion helps reduce the gap the leading industry players, regulators, associations and governments, to discuss how technological integration and digital inclusion helps reduce the gap between the developed and developing world.

Africa and the Middle East I 2003



Theme: Access through broadband: A new initiative for small and medium businesses

Connect-World series of magazines is the leading magazine in the telecom and ICT industry that brings together the leading industry players, regulators, associations and governments, to discuss how technological integration and digital inclusion helps reduce the gap the leading industry players, regulators, associations and governments, to discuss how technological integration and digital inclusion helps reduce the gap between the developed and developing world.

Africa and the Middle East I 2002



Theme: Renaissance and Reality - What the Telecoms Buildout Takes

Connect-World series of magazines is the leading magazine in the telecom and ICT industry that brings together the leading industry players, regulators, associations and governments, to discuss how technological integration and digital inclusion helps reduce the gap the leading industry players, regulators, associations and governments, to discuss how technological integration and digital inclusion helps reduce the gap between the developed and developing world.