- The AME Media Pack describes the next edition of the magazine including: the overarching theme, contributors to date in name order, and the ICT event[s] at which, because we are one of the official media partners, the magazine will be freely distributed.
The Africa & Middle East editions of the magazine concentrate on discussing the impact of ICT on countries and emerging markets in the region.
Past editions have extensively treated important issues such as the ‘digital divide’ in AME, that is the gap between those connected, and those not connected, to modern mass communications.
Further, how ICT is impacting the development of national and regional economies. The magazine has also treated the role of ICT in disaster management.
Theme: Intelligent connectivity for the Developing World
Intelligent connectivity enables transformational capabilities in transport, entertainment, industry, and much more. For technical systems to digitally match human actions with connected environments, however, they must meet the speed of our natural reaction times.
5G networks must be ultra-reliable, as many critical tasks will be executed remotely. They will also rely on cost-effective edge infrastructure to enable scaling. According to GSMA,
5G could account for as many as 1.4 billion connections by 2025. By then, 5G networks are likely to cover one-third of the world’s population.
Confirmed Contributors [Name Order]
Ahmad Sayed, Regional Head & VP of Sales, MEA, Nexign
Amir Khan, President, CEO & Founder, Alkira
Clémentine Fournier, VP, Africa, BICS
Ian Dench, CEO, Ooredoo (Oman)
James Johnston, Regional VP , Cloudera
Lacina Koné, Director General, Smart Africa
Nadeem Khan, Director, M2M & Maritime, Thuraya
Nico Walters, Global Innovation & Information Manager, CMC Networks
Philip Griffiths, VP/ GM, Europe, Middle East & Africa, NetFoundry
Rakesh Lakhani; Head of Network Solutions, Middle East & Africa, Ericsson
Rami Darwish, Founder & CEO, Arrow Labs
Will Mudge, VP, Engineering Operations, Speedcast
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|Job title breakdown|
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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