Accra, Ghana, 14-15 March 2016
The International Telecommunication Union (ITU) convened the 4th SG13 Regional Workshop for Africa on "Future Networks for a better Africa: IMT-2020, Trust, Cloud Computing and Big Data" in Accra, Ghana from 14 to 15 March 2016. This event was followed by the 4th meeting of ITU-T Study Group 13 Regional Group for Africa (SG13-RG-AFR) from 16 to 17 March 2016. Both events were kindly hosted by the Ministry of Communications of the Republic of Ghana and took place at the
La-Palm Royal Beach Hotel.
The main objectives of this event were to:
Give an overview of SG13 standardization work on areas of currently high interest as IMT-2020 network aspects, Trust, Cloud Computing and Big Data;
Share the knowledge on the regional developments on these topics;
- Present Africa’s involvement in ITU-T Standardization as well as user experiences from African countries; and
- Increase the visibility of the work carried out in the SG13RG-AFR which will meet immediately after the workshop.
Focused on the particularities and telecom demands of the continent, this workshop brought together regulators, operators, manufacturers, service providers - different stakeholders in Africa - together with engineers and academic members. Students as well as a broad audience were also welcomed to attend.