Digital Africa, the Impact of Mobile, and Regulatory Issues: An AfricaCom Panel Debate
A top class panel of industry specialists discusses the impact of mobile connectivity and digital services on the the personal and business lives of Africans. Talking at the 20th anniversary launch of AfricaCom in July were: Toby Shapshak, Editor-in-Chief, Stuff Magazine; Gustav Praekelt, Founder & Chairman, Praekelt.org;
Manny Teixeira, Group Head of Digital Media and Services, MTN; Luke Mckend, Country Director, Google South Africa; Elizabeth Migwalla, Senior Director, Government Affairs Africa, Qualcomm; and Rapelang Rabana, Founder and CEO, Rekindle Learning. For more expert opinion, visit AfricaCom 2017:
Chinese vendor Huawei has facilitated a US$200 million loan deal from Chinese financial institutions to help fund Telecom Egypt's 4G network rollout, including core and transport network technology deployments.
Mobile network technology has been developed for developed nations, leaving a lack of affordable mobile coverage solutions for countries with different needs, including those in Africa, argues the director of Orange Labs Networks.