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DAY TWO: Wednesday 28 September 2016

08:45am
NETWORKING BREAKFAST

REGIONAL INVESTMENT


09:50am
PRESENTATION
AFRICA’S MARKETS TO WATCH – AN ANALYT’S VIEW

With the promises of growth for telecoms across the continent, Africa is an El Dorado for investors. This analyst session will bring you insider information on the countries showing signs of growing into hot markets over the next five years. Discover where ROI is almost guaranteed and where to find the playground of the brave. Ensure that you do not miss out on the sectors of the telecoms ecosystem that are pulling ahead of the crowd.

Dobek Pater, Director and Telecoms Analyst, AFRICA ANALYSIS

 

10:15am
PANEL DISCUSSION
FROM RURAL CONNECTIVITY TO ENABLING ENTERPRISE SERVICES – THE NEW FACE OF SATELLITE COMMUNICATIONS

In the past satellite services have often struggled with being perceived as overly expensive niche solutions. Yet as technology has progressed, satellite has not only become a very viable option for efficiently and reliably connecting Africa’s rural population, but is also catering to the continent’s enterprise sector. Increasingly satellite is seen as competition to optical fibre networks due to its flexibility. Be part of the discussion on capacity, latency, cost and hear recent case studies from leading satellite providers.

Moderator: Nava Emilia Anvari, Development Strategy Advisor, DALBERG GLOBAL DEVELOPMENT ADVISORS
Guy Schalker, Group CTO, Gondwana International Networks
Christopher Keeping, Director: Africa, Yahsat


11:00am
COFFEE AND NETWORKING BREAK


11:30am
THINK TANK
WEST AFRICA – READY TO LEAPFROG OR SHOULD IT BE BACK TO BASICS?

International interest in West Africa is high. Encompassing some of Africa’s fastest moving markets, the west seems on the verge of readiness to leapfrog into the future. LTE deployment is pushing ahead and with increased investment in FTTH, fixed line connectivity also appears to be improving. But with even the leading market of Nigeria currently only managing 40% of electricity uptime, recurring vandalism and unsolved land access issues across the region, should telcos bring their focus back to basics?

• Are attempts to roll out networks and new technologies as quickly as possible compromising the quality of service?
• What is being done to address the basic challenges of telcos?
• How does cooperation with governments and state governors vary between countries and should more cross-border initiatives be adopted?
• How close is the region leapfrogging and which technologies need to be pushed further to reach the goal?

Moderator: Caroline Puygrenier, Director Strategy & Business Development Connectivity, Interxion
Purumedh Gupta, VP & Business Head, AIRTEL BUSINESS (AFRICA)
Tehua Kossonou, International Chief Officer, ALINK TELECOM
Chris George, Strategic Negotiator, GOOGLE
Robert Aouad, CEO, ISOCEL
Michael Iyayi, Account Director, Carriers, NTEL


12:30pm
LUNCH AND NETWORKING BREAK

2:30pm
CLOSE OF CAPACITY AFRICA 2016



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