2018 Forum programme

Forum Session
Leapfrogging to 5G?
Monday, September 10, 2018, 9:15 AM - 10:30 AM, Room 11E

New technologies offer the opportunity for emerging markets to leapfrog developmental stages, unencumbered by legacy networks or outmoded regulatory frameworks. Learning from the experiences of developed markets and investing directly in future infrastructure can accelerate digital inclusion and the creation of smart societies in Africa and beyond. But how feasible is 5G deployment where current infrastructure is limited? What funding or business models can best be harnessed to prepare for 5G and the opportunities it provides? What are the technological, policy and investment barriers – and how can government and industry work together to provide solutions to accelerate development?

Open to Leader Pass, Executive Pass, Forum Pass, and Media Pass holders