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AfricaCom to address challenges of rural telecoms

July 1, 2014

While operators are focusing on monetising data, a major challenge remains unsolved: providing reliable and affordable communications services to rural areas.

Recognising this is a multi-faceted issue, AfricaCom will address the subject of rural telecoms in various sessions over three days:

- Keynote panel on broadband (day 1): Leading MNOs, satellite operators and investors will discuss broadband developments, including in rural areas

- Rural Telecoms Masterclass (day 1): Presentations will cover network strategies, regulation and power solutions open to all visitors

- Mobile Money conference (day 1): Presentations will include delivering mobile money services to remote areas

- Cost-efficiency Networks stream (day 3): A panel discussion will bring together various stakeholders on how to make rural telecoms happen

- VSAT conference (day 3): The role of VSAT in establishing communications infrastructure in rural as well as inter-urban environments will be discussed

- App case studies (days 2 and 3): Hear about apps with the potential to benefit rural areas in the field of m-education, m-health, m-farming and more.

The AfricaCom final agenda will be published soon. Key topics to be covered include broadband developments, content & data, customer experience management, cost-efficient networks, cloud, SDN & virtualisation and much more.

AfricaCom is free for operators, regulators, developers, broadcasters, satellite service-providers, CIOs and banks - to join 9,000 fellow attendees sign up for your free ticket on the website today.

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Source: Bizcommunity (South Africa)

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