Tuesday 25th June

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    PANEL DISCUSSION: ENABLING AFRICA’S DIGITAL ECONOMY

    LOCATION:  International Pavilion - Marriott Marquis, Marquis Tower, International Level

    8:30am - 9:15am - Networking Breakfast

    9:15am - 9:30am - Analyst Presentation

    9:30am - 10:30am - Panel Discussion and Q&A

    Connectivity Infrastructure: 

    • What strategies are increasing broadband penetration across the continent? 
    • Are there regulatory models or business models that are yielding results worthy of emulation?  

    Demand Drivers/Digital Economy:

    • Where are we seeing a rapid acceleration of the Digital economy in Africa?
    • Are these local data centres adequately prepared for upcoming capacity increases and enterprise demand?

    Subsea cable updates:

    • What are the expectations for the new cable systems planned for the continent? 
    • How does Africa compare with patterns witnessed in other continents in terms of wholesale capacity pricing? 

    Satellites:

    • We continue to hear about more satellites being deployed to connect the unconnected. How well are existing satellites doing that today and what role do satellites play in an increasingly fiberised and 4G/5G world?
    • What are the key differentiators between the current climate and previous eras of satellite deployment? 

    Market Dynamics: 

    • What can the industry do to address the need for low latency applications and increase local traffic exchange on the continent?

     

     

    Hosted by MainOne, Avanti PLC

Moderator

  • Patrick Christian

    Principal Analyst,
    TeleGeography

Speakers

  • Artur Mendes

    Sales & Marketing Director,
    Angola Cables. SA

  • Chris George

    Strategic Initiatives,
    Google

  • Chris Wood

    CEO,
    WIOCC

  • Funke Opeke

    Founder & CEO,
    MainOne

  • Lanre Kolade

    Group CEO,
    CSquared

  • Libby Barr

    COO - Customer,
    Avanti Communications