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:
By banking on initiatives from the Facebook-backed Telcom Infra Project (TIP) to disaggregate cellular networks, MTN and other operators are recruiting startup vendors to help deliver data connections to the under-served.