- Top officials and players in Africa’s telecommunications industry will meet in the Next Generation Telecom Summit taking place in Nairobi at the beginning of October, to map out new strategies to meet the ever growing challenges of the industry.
The Summit will focus on how to improve communications and will become the main platform for international telecom visionaries to discuss innovation in the industry and lead Africa through the global economic crisis.
According to the summit organisers, the telecommunication industry in Africa has experienced explosive growth over the last decade and is unquestionably amongst the most exciting regions for Telco solution providers right now. “Improved communications could soon see Africa’s business profile escalate. The potential is high – but is the industry up to the challenge laid out before it?” asked the statement released today by the organisers, who also added that such questions would be at the fore table of the summit.
The statement also noted that communication throughout the continent cannot be solved quickly and will not be driven by one company alone. “In order for the Telecom market to rise, competition, and most importantly collaboration between service providers and operators needs to be addressed and the creation of a stable environment for foreign investment is key,” it said.
Some more than 50 telecommunication leaders from across the continent are expected to attend the summit in Uganda.
“Major reformation of the Telecom industry is vital for the continent as a whole to move forward. If the leaders of this sector can collaborate effectively and the outcomes bring about new innovations and improved communications, the world could soon see Africa’s business profile escalate within the next year,” said the statement, further adding that Africa has the potential in the industry.
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