2018 Forum programme

Forum Session
Wireless technologies for Africa: the opportunity ahead
Wednesday, September 12, 2018, 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM, Room 22

As point-to-multipoint systems with established infrastructure, the newest radio technologies can provide full and instantaneous coverage in rural and remote regions, regardless of difficulties in terrain or climate. Working in partnership with current networks, technologies such as HTS, non-GSO constellations, HAPS, or unlicensed broadband systems are uniquely positioned to provide integrated services to users throughout Africa, maximizing efficiency, guaranteeing quality of service, mobility and resilience. How will these new systems be used to connect the unconnected throughout the continent, promoting digital inclusion and providing smart services? What are the technical, regulatory and policy challenges in the region? Who are the main players, what partnerships are proving successful, and how will the wireless future develop in Africa?

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