Broadband Summit speakers confirmed

January 28, 2010 • Mobile and Telecoms

Photograph of the Seacom fibre optic cable

Photograph of the Seacom fibre optic cable (source: Uganda Record)

Keynote speakers for the fifth annual Broadband Summit scheduled for Johannesburg in March have been confirmed.

Among these are Aidan Baigrie, SEACOM Head of Business Development, André Wills, founder and managing director of Africa’s premier independent ICT market intelligence consultancy, Africa Analysis, Ahmed Ossama Managing Director at TE Data and Jannie van Zyl, CEO, iBurst Group.

Adrian Maguire founder and CEO of Goal Technology Solutions, Andre Joubert, General Manager, Mweb Business and Malcolm Kirby, General Manager, Sales and Marketing, Dark Fibre Africa (DFA) will also make presentations.

The event is scheduled for South Africa on March 29-31 under the theme, “Moving towards exciting 2010 & beyond: More fibre, new regulations, technology & increased competition”.

“Every year, the summit provides insight into the latest regulatory, technology and business developments within the broadband sphere. This conference is a key meeting place for South Africa’s regulatory decision makers, industry leaders and innovators who explore and build upon South Africa and Africa’s broadband potential.

“The conference provides a line-up of specific technology, regulatory and broadband business case studies, interactive panel discussions, workshops and vendor exhibitions. 2010 marks some major developments for broadband in South Africa”, organizers said.

“At this event, stakeholders will gain insight into the latest fibre availability, technology developments as well as insights into what the major players in South Africa are preparing for in order to take their services to the next level. Now that there is more fibre, the issues remain around spectrum availability, ICASA initiatives, increase in competition as well as business and service innovation.”

by Tintswalo Baloyi

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