Theme: What next for the Telecom Revolution in Africa & the Middle East?
Africa presents great opportunities in the telecom sector. The liberalisation of the sector, the extension of services by multinational conglomerates and the active competition currently in place in the sector have all contributed to the telecom revolution. Since the processes of liberalisation and privatisation have been taken into consideration by African countries such as Uganda, Tanzania, Nigeria, the Sudan, South Africa and Kenya, their telecommunication infrastructures have improved drastically. Many African governments have developed their telecommunication infrastructure by privatising their former state-owned enterprises.
As a result, the telecom sector in Africa has opened up new vistas of business opportunities. Africa has been the fastest-growing mobile market in the world during the past five years. There are now more than 82 million mobile users in Africa: Nigeria’s mobile market is growing at over 100% per year. Mobile telephony has a positive and significant impact on economic growth, and this impact may be twice as large in developing countries as in developed countries.
Confirmed Contributors [Name Order]
- Amr Talaat, Minister of Communications & Information Technology, Egypt
- Clémentine Fournier, VP Africa, BICS
- Dawit Bekele, Regional Bureau Director for Africa, Internet Society
- James M. Kilaba, Eng., Director General, Tanzania Communications Regulatory Authority (TCRA)
- Kelly Ahuja, CEO, Versa Networks
- Mariam Abdullahi, Telco Industry Head, SAP Africa
- Pierre Havenga, Managing Director, MEA, Vertiv
- Author TBA, ManageEngine
- Author TBA, SatADSL
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Senior civil servants
Chief executive officers
Ministries of Communications and advisers
Regulatory authorities and advisers
Major corporations in the region
Central African Republic
Congo, Democratic Republic
Sao Tome & Principe