The only carrier event to unite decision-makers in the African fixed-line and mobile wholesale ecosystem
LONDON, England – On 15 & 16 October, telecom executives from all over the world will meet the African fixed line and mobile wholesale industry in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania for Capacity Africa 2014. Now in the 8th year, the conference will host over 400 delegates from 200+ companies.
With increased investment in infrastructure and increasing connectivity in the region, the African telecoms market is potentially one of the most lucrative communication markets in the world. This also means that are certain regulatory and investment issues, that this year’s conference will review. Speakers from Capacity Africa event include representatives from Governmental bodies like COMMUNICATIONS COMISSION OF KENYA, THE GOVERNMENT OF TANZANIA and THE GOVERNMENT OF ZAMBIA, who will be joining the debate on understanding and bridging the gap between carriers and regulators. The event’s agenda also features an opening address from the WORLD BANK, who are embarking on a journey to boost international connectivity in Central African countries.
Africa – fastest growing mobile phone industry
Companies from around the globe are turning their attention to the continent as an unprecedented number of submarine cables including the long awaited ACE cable have gone live in the last three years. If development continues at the predicted rate carriers will have the perfect platform to exploit the shift in consumer bandwidth usage in Africa that is increasingly trending towards content and application consumption.
Africa also has the fastest growing mobile phone industry in the world and is the second largest mobile market, having over taken Latin America in 2012. In the space of the last 15 years, mobile penetration across the continent went from 2% of the population to 80% in 2013. Despite this astonishing growth, the next few years will yield even greater opportunity for operators as the entire continent is on the cusp of an explosion of 3G and 4G deployment.
Telecom executives from over 25 countries will be attending the event
At Capacity Africa, leading telecom industry executives evaluate Africa’s regulatory challenges, share thought leadership on the latest developments in connectivity for the region and provide exclusive insights on the changing shape of the wholesale market.
Last year, over 50% of the event delegates were from outside the African continents. This year, companies that have registered are based in France, Germany, Greece, Italy, Netherlands, Slovenia, United Kingdom, United States plus many more. African representatives include companies from Algeria, Botswana, Congo, Egypt, Kenya, Lebanon, South Africa and others.
Another feature of the event is the addition of Roundtable discussions, hosted by companies such as GOOGLE, SEACOM, UGANDA TELECOM, MDUNDO, DIJBOUTI DATA CENTRE and SMILE. These are interactive roundtables on the big data debate – content, cloud, internet and mobile data.
Capacity Africa 2014 presents a unique opportunity for international operators to gain an insight into Africa existing telecommunications environment and to evaluate its potential growth trajectory. For more information and details on how to attend visit www.capacityconferences.com/Capacity-Africa.
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