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  1. 1. EXTENDED EVENT NOW 3 DAYSREACHING THE NEXTFRONTIER FOR GROWTH15TH ANNUAL13-15 NOVEMBER 2012CTICC, CAPE TOWN, SOUTH AFRICACOME AND SEE THEFUTURE OF DIGITAL AFRICA... NEW! NEW! 2ND ANNUAL PRE-EVENT FIBRE OPTICS SEMINAR DIGITAL MUSIC AFRICA HOSTED BY NEW! NEW! 2ND ANNUAL WIMAX OPERATORS SUMMIT HOSTED BY COME AND HEAR THE FUTURE OF DIGITAL AFRICA... Nicola D’Elia Peter Simone Brunozzi Alan Knott-Craig Growth Manager Vesterbacka Technology Evangelist CEO Africa Mighty Eagle Amazon Web Cell C facebook Rovio Services Patrick Walker Alan Knott-Craig Jr Richard Bell Sivan Pillay Sr Director for Content CEO CEO Managing Director SA Partnerships EMEA Mxit Wananchi Group Endemol YouTube FREE ATTENDANCE FOR OPERATORS, CIOS, BROADCASTERS & APP DEVELOPERSRegister today:
  2. 2. 15TH ANNUAL REACHING THE NEXT FRONTIER FOR GROWTH WELCOME TO THE ALL NEW AFRICA COM – A NEW EVENT FOR A NEW ERA. AFRICA’S ALL-ENCOMPASSING EVENT ON ALL THINGS AFRICAN AND DIGITAL. HOSTING REPRESENTATION FROM THE ENTIRE DIGITAL ECOSYSTEM. THIS IS YOUR WINDOW ON THE FUTURE... NEW! NEW! MONDAY 12TH NOVEMBER @AFRICA COM NETWORKING PARTY NEWLY EXTENDED EXHIBITION OPENING HOURS - OPENS TUESDAY 13TH NOVEMBER AT 11.00 PRE-DAY TUESDAY NEW! WIMAX NEW! NEW! PRE-EVENT 13TH NOVEMBER FIBRE OPTICS OPERATORS 11.00-13.00 SEMINAR SUMMIT DIGITAL PRE-DAY NEW! HOSTED BY MUSIC TUESDAY NEW! HOSTED BY AFRICAEXHIBITION OPENS 11.00 - 18.00 13TH NOVEMBER 14.00-17.00 DAY 1 WEDNESDAY 14TH NOVEMBER GAME CHANGING MARKET EVOLUTION 9.00-11.00 DAY 1 NEW! NEW! WEDNESDAY CONNECTING 14TH NOVEMBER AFRICA 12.00-15.30 MASTER DAY 1 CLASS WEDNESDAY INVESTING IN 14TH NOVEMBER CONVERGENCE 16.20-17.30 THE 5TH ANNUAL AFRICACOM AWARDS 2012 DAY 2 THURSDAY 15TH SERVICE INNOVATION IN A DIGITAL AFRICAEXHIBITION OPENS 10.00 - 18.00 NOVEMBER 9.00-11.30 INFRASTRUCTURE DAY 2 THURSDAY 15TH SHARING NEW! CONTENT NOVEMBER & DATA 12.10 – 15.10 MASTER DAY 2 NEW! CLASS THURSDAY 15TH REGULATORY NOVEMBER EVOLUTION 15.30 – 16.30 A MULTITUDE OF NEW DIGITAL PLAYERS, AN EXPANDED SCOPE AND ALL-INCLUSIVE AGENDA: NEW! NEW! NEW! NEW! A platform for entrepreneurs, A 2-day event to identify A 2-day event led by the FTTH An outline of the 10 key revenue incubators and investors to how to develop, market and forum to seize opportunities in opportunities for operators, service promote innovation and new monetise successful apps Africa’s fibre market providers and vendors in Africa by business development in Africa for Africa Informa Telecoms & Media’s analyst team NEW! NEW! 2ND ANNUAL 2ND ANNUAL @AFRICA COM NETWORKING PARTY pre-show networking Dedicated focus day on one of the ICT is the primary driver for growth in The return of Africa’s most exciting meet-up hottest topics affecting everyone in Africa’s economy and cloud of paramout broadcast conference uniting all the the mobile ecosystem importance to the continent’s future leading local content players with all the economic development. major international broadcasters. JOIN US WWW.LINKEDIN.COM
  3. 3. “THE MOST POWERFUL 2.0 NETWORKING EVENT EVER IN TELECOMMUNICATION” Benjamin Deveaux, Operation Director, Wanatel AfricaCOME AND HEAR THE FUTURE OF DIGITAL AFRICAAFRICACOM KEYNOTE SPEAKERS – FEATURING NEW MEDIADISRUPTORS, OTT CHALLENGERS, DIGITAL INNOVATORS &MOBILE, FIXED AND WIRELESS OPERATORS AFRICA’S SOCIAL MEDIA Nicola D’Elia, Growth Manager Africa, facebook OPERATOR Alan Knott-Craig, CEO, Cell C ENTIRE DIGITAL K Nicola looks after Facebook growth strategy and mobile partnership for Africa. Prior to joining Facebook, he worked for K @CEOCellC One of Africa’s telecom leaders, Alan started Vodacom in 1993 and ECONOMY the GSMA Development Fund, Accenture and with a humanitarian organisation in the Middle-East. built it into a 33 million customers company in 5 countries. He has been CEO of South Africa’s 3rd operator Cell C since April 2012 GATHERED IN APP Peter Vesterbacka, Mighty Eagle, Rovio START-UP Marlon Parker, Social Entrepreneur, Founder of RLabs ONE PLACE: @pvesterbacka Founder and CEO of JamiiX 7,000+ K Peter is the Chief Marketing Officer and Mighty Eagle of Rovio. He K @marlonparker drives the company’s marketing and brand strategy, taking Angry Marlon is a Social Entrepreneur and activist of using Social Media Birds to new and unexpected places. and Mobile Technology for Social Good. He was nominated in 2009 and 2010 as one of the Top Young South Africans by the OTT Simone Brunozzi, Technology Evangelist, AIPAC and New Mail and Guardian. ATTENDEES Regions, Amazon Web Services DEVICES K @simon Gerard Brandjes, Vice President South East Africa, Nokia After being an entrepreneur, professor, CTO, & writing 4 books, Simone joined in 2008 as Technology Evangelist, to raise awareness about Cloud Computing and help developers build applications. K @gerardbrandjes Gerard is responsible for the area’s overall business strategy – including all sales and marketing, care and channel - ecosystem development, government relations and strategic partnerships. 300+ CONTENT SOCIAL MEDIA EXHIBITORS Sivan Pillay, Managing Director, South Africa, Endemol Nic Haralambous, CEO, Motribe @EskimoWriter @nicharry 200+ K Sivan is responsible for managing and developing the Endemol K Nic is a qualified journalist and media maniac who quickly moved business in Sub-Saharan Africa, this includes new business away from print media, through online and into mobile media & innovation in television, mobile and web. Endemol is Africa’s and management. He is one of the co-founders of social media SPEAKERS largest independent producer of television. brand Motribe. SOCIAL MEDIA CONSUMER BRAND Alan Knott-Craig Jr, CEO, Mxit Wayne Gosling & Daniel Guasco, Co-CEOs, Groupon South Africa 105+ @alanknottcraig @WayneGosling @dguasco K Alan is founder of World of Avatar and CEO of Mxit, Africa’s largest K Wayne and Daniel started Twangoo in South Africa in 2009 and soon social network. He has co-founded five companies in the mobile became the South African leader in collective online buying. In January telecoms sector and NGO The Trust. In 2009 he was named as a 2011 Groupon bought Twangoo and Groupon SA was launched. COUNTRIES Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum. OTT APP Bryan Nelson, Business Development Manager Southern Africa K Ben Zaaiman, CEO, Mlabs @BZaaiman K Google @btnelson REPRESENTED Ben is a high-tech economic development specialist and Bryan leads Google’s business development efforts in Southern Africa entrepreneur. He as an international track record of designing, with a primary focus on South Africa. He has previously held positions starting and running companies, institutions, and programs for a at Smile Communications, MTN and Accenture. wide range of clients. OTT “THIS IS AN EVENT CONTENT Chams Diagne, Chief Operating Officer Africa, Viadeo Patrick Walker, Sr Director for Content Partnerships EMEA, YouTube @nowherian THAT IS FOCUSSED ON K @chamsd Having started in 2002 in the “e-services” Department of La Poste K Patrick leads the content strategy and partnerships for YouTube Music in EMEA. He is responsible for securing deals and managing THE OPPORTUNITIES Group, he founded a web agency in 2003. He joined social media start-up Viadeo in 2006, where he is now in charge of building the relationships with some of the region’s biggest recording artists, music labels and up-and-coming acts. AND CHALLENGES OF company’s presence and expansion in Africa. MANAGING AND DRIVING OEM OPERATOR Stephen A. Carter, Executive Vice President, President/ GROWTH IN THE MOST Marc Rennard, EVP Middle East, Africa & Asia Orange Group K Managing Director of EMEA and Chief Corporate Marketing and Communications Officer, Alcatel-Lucent EXCITING MARKET IN THE K Marc joined France Telecom-Orange in 2003, and has been International Executive Vice-President in charge of Africa, Middle Stephen joined Alcatel-Lucent in 2010, bringing a wealth of experience from previous positions as UK Minister for WORLD - AFRICA” East & Asia since 2006. Communications, Technology & Broadcasting, and senior roles at Steven Evans, CEO, Etisalat Nigeria organisations including Brunswick LLP, Ofcom, and NTL. NEWLY EXTENDED EXHIBITION NOW OPEN 3 DAYS: Tuesday 13th November 11.00 - 18.00 Wednesday 14th November 10.00 - 18.00 Thursday 15th November 10.00 - FOLLOW US WWW.TWITTER.COM/ALLABOUTCOM
  4. 4. HEAR FROM THE WHO’S WHO OF AFRICA’S EMERGING DIGITAL ECOSYSTEM...M MEDIA, OTT & CONTENT BRANDS Nicola D’Elia Alan Knott-Craig Jr Nic Haralambous Andy Volk Bryan Nelson Growth Manager Africa CEO CEO VP Developer Relations Head of Business Development M facebook M Mxit M Motribe M Mxit M Southern Africa Sivan Pillay Chams Diagne Oscar Dube Google Simone Brunozzi Managing Director, South Africa Technology Evangelist Chief Operating Officer Africa CEO Patrick Walker M Endemol M AIPAC and New Regions M Viadeo M Southtel Sr Director for Content Partnerships Peter Vesterbacka Amazon Web Services Alex Okosi Archie Sethaelo M EMEA Mighty Eagle SVP and MD GM Broadcasting YouTube/Google S Rovio M MTV Networks Africa M SABCO OPERATORS & CARRIERS Alan Knott-Craig Mike Fairon Fungai Mandiveyi Bonolo Moholi Adrian Cornelius CEO General Manager – Products, Chief Commercial Officer Commercial Carrier Relations General Manager O Cell C O Services and Innovation O Econet Wireless Zimbabwe O Cell C O MTN Business MTN Omatsola Barrow Marc Rennard Björn Iversen Felix Martin-Aguilar EVP Middle East, Africa & Asia Arif Hussain Sales & Distribution Executive CEO Strategy Executive & Head of Orange Group Chief Executive Officer O MTN Nigeria Telenor O O O Business Services, Cell C O FibreCo Telecommunications Pauline Warui N. Arjun Executive Head of Customer Care Marco Lorenzo Gatti Jon Osler Chief Projects & Transformation Djibril Tobe Director Regulatory Economics Director General O Safaricom, Kenya Managing Director, Africa O Officer O Etisalat Group O Intelsat O Intercel Guinea Takehiro Nakamura Airtel Africa Robert Madzonga 3GPP TSG-RAN Chairman Jean-François Fremaux Robert Aouad Richard Bell O NTT DOCOMO Chief Corporate Services Executive CEO Director of Business Development CEO Valentine Amadi O MTN SA O Isocel, Benin O Eutelsat O Wananchi Group Head,Turnkey Rollout Mothibi Ramusi Souleymane Diallo Etisalat Nigeria Ibrahima Guimba-Saidou Khaled Mikkawi Founder & CEO O Executive Head – Regulatory Mickael Ghossein O Affairs, Cell C, South Africa VP & General Manager – Africa CEO O Millenium Telecom O SES MTN Rwanda CEO O Centrafrique Jean-Pierre Bienaimé O Orange Telkom Kenya Ibrahim Dikko Léon Charles Ciss Daniel Kurgan SVP Strategy & Communications, Prins Mhlanga O Wholesale, Orange Director Regulatory Affairs VP Marketing AMEA CEO Managing Executive -Digital Media & Chairman, UMTS Forum O Etisalat Nigeria O Orange Group O BICS O Vodacom Sami Landoulsi Samson Isa José Henriques Samson Isa Frederic Schepens Head of Transmission and IP Head of Value Added Services Chief Marketing Officer Head of Value Added Services SVP Mobile Financial Services O Department, Tunisiana O GLOBACOM O Unitel Angola O Globacom, Nigeria O BICSI INVESTORS & INCUBATORS Andile Ngcaba Alexandra Fraser Johanna Kollar Justin Spratt Omar Cissé Chairman Business Development Manager, Start-Up Support Emerging Markets Chief Executive Officer Director General O Convergence Partners O Invenfin, and Vice Chairperson O Umbono/Google O Quirk, South Africa O CTIC Senegal Andrea Böhmert The Silicon Cape Initiative Dr Loren Treisman Erik Hersman Tinus Neethling Partner Kresten Buch Trust Executive Founder CEO O Knife Capital Founder O The Indigo Trust O iHub Kenya O Rorotika O HumanIPOV VENDORS & SUPPLIERS Stephen A. Carter Jon Osler Arnaud de La Chapelle Khalil Al Hindwan Issam Darwish Executive Vice President, President/ Managing Director, Africa General Manager – Convergence Regional Vice President and General Executive Vice Chairman/CEO V Managing Director of EMEA and V Intelsat V & Solutions, Oberthur V Manager for Middle East, Africa and V IHS Chief Corporate Marketing and Technologies Pakistan (MEAP), Acision Yehuda Elmaliach Communications Officer Nic Rudnick CTO Alcatel-Lucent CEO and founder Yariv Geller Arun Nagar V Mobixell V Liquid Telecommunications VP Marketing, Strategy and CEO & Managing Director IP Hong Stephen James Munn Group V Planning, Comverse V Spice VAS Africa Vice President, Head of Marketing VP Sub Sahara Region V Group Telecom Systems Business Ibrahima Guimba-Saidou Remi Deniel Malin Ridelius V Qualcomm Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. VP & General Manager – Africa Sales Director Africa Giesecke & Devrient Remi Deniel Arun Bhikshesvaran V SES V RFS V Sales Director Africa Chief Marketing Officer V RFS V Ericsson Global Gerard Brandjes Mikhail Khomarov Chuck Green Vice President South East Africa VP of R&D Chief Executive Officer Andrew Groves Dr Jabulani Dhliwayo V Nokia V CBOSS V Helios Towers Africa Data Solutions Strategy Manager Market Development Manager V Tellabs V Corning Vérone Mankou Mayank Sharma Keza Bunyenyezi David Burr Manoranjan Mohapatra ICT Advisor, Ministry of Post, Vice President – Africa Market Unit Director for Business Development Vice President, Product Development CEO V Telecommunications and ICT, and V Comviva V & Operator Relations V O3B V Comviva CEO, VMK, Congo ComzAfricaA ANALYSTS/TECH EXPERTS Camille Mendler Fernando Usera Mark Newman Dimitris Mavrakis Sadiq Malik Principal Analyst – Enterprise Senior Executive Chief Research Officer Principal Analyst, Networks Practice Senior Consultant, MEA A Verticals A Accenture A Informa Telecoms & Media A Informa Telecoms & Media A Informa Telecoms & Media Informa Telecoms & Media Richard Hurst Matthew Reed Bradley Shaw Richard Walton Senior Analyst Principal Analyst, MEA Kim Andersen Editor, Africa Telecoms Chairman A Ovum A Informa Telecoms & Media Principal, CxO Advisors, Advisor A and Tech editor A Mobile Monday South Africa Rolling Stone Magazine Nick Jotischky Thecla Mbongue A Ovum Business Principal Analyst, Emerging Markets Senior Analyst, MEA Angel Dobardziev A Informa Telecoms & Media A Informa Telecoms & Media Arthur Goldstuck Duncan McLeod Editor-in-Chief Practice Leader – Emerging Markets, Nick Thomas Kalyan Medapati Founder and Editor A Gadget A Ovum Principal Analyst, TV & Digital Media Senior Analyst, MEA A TechCentral A Informa Telecoms & Media A Informa Telecoms & MediaS START-UPS Marlon Parker Rob Sussman Emma Kaye Dirk Le Roux Jesse Green Social Entrepreneur, Founder of Joint CEO CEO Managing Director Entrepreneur, Founder of Perk S RLabs, Founder and CEO, JamiiX S Zunguz S S Afrozaar S Managing Director Ben Zaaiman CEO Grant Van Wyk John Holdsworth Toni Maraviglia Anne Schwonge S Mlabs Head of Mobile Design and Founder and CEO CEO Founder and CEO S Development, Pbel S Appchat S MPrep S Afroes Martin Ras Co-Founder S Ching PaymentsE ENTERPRISE Kosheek Sewchurran Nico Coetzee, IT Security Rod Russell Ferdie Lochner Riaan Van Niekerk Head of Department - Information Specialist, First National Bank - Executive - Infrastructure Head: IT Finance & Administration - CIO E Systems, University of Cape Town E South Africa E Metropolitan Health, South Africa E Information Systems & Technology, E McGregor BFA (Bureau for Michael Greer Gaston Mbala Fidel Mabutho Mbhel City of Cape Town Financial Analysis) Group I.T. Manager IT Director Director: ICT Policy and Strategy E Chubb Security SA E Televisão Pública Angola E Western Cape Government JOIN US WWW.LINKEDIN.COM
  5. 5. 15TH ANNUAL A GAME-CHANGING SHIFT IN THE DYNAMICS OF THE DIGITAL ECONOMY – ADAPT OR LOSE OUT New ICT players, world-class service innovation, more demanding The AfricaCom programme has been overhauled to reflect the customers, data-hungry enterprise consumers, a vibrant start-up market’s vibrant new dynamics. The conference will provide the13-15 NOVEMBER 2012 culture… Join Africa’s digital revolution! best opportunity for all stakeholders to debate the changes in theCTICC, CAPE TOWN, SOUTH AFRICA digital ecosystem, to share visions, to build partnerships and to AfricaCom has accompanied the development of the continent’s develop attractive services that will fit the needs of customers. digital sector since the start of mobile telephony 15 years New with an extra day, the programme includes eye-opening ago. Now the market is going through a game-changing time. keynotes, engaging focus sessions, three co-located conferences, Penetration levels and access to broadband services are vastly compelling workshops, more interactive panels and expertise from improving, and consumers and enterprises are now demanding a much wider range of digital experts. more innovative services to suit their changing needs. In this new environment, telecom operators are competing with brands and Enjoy the debates, engage in the networking and be inspired by stakeholders bringing new business models. the leading minds in Digital Africa! 14th-15th November 2012 Partner 14th-15th November 2012 CTICC, Cape Town, South Africa CTICC, Cape Town, South Africa UNLOCKING THE POTENTIAL CREATE. COLLABORATE Sponsored by OF AFRICAN TV THROUGH COMMERCIALISE DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION AfricApps is a brand new and exciting addition to AfricaCom run AfricaCast returns for a second year as Africa’s most for developers by developers. It is bringing together the growing SPEAKERS INCLUDE: exciting broadcasting conference. It will be bringing SPEAKERS INCLUDE: community of Sub-Sahara’s mobile app developers to exchange ideas together a mixture of the key local content players as well about how the create market leading apps and learn how they can Simone Brunozzi as the major international broadcasters. Alex Okosi, Senior Vice bring to market the next Angry Birds. Technology President, General Manager Evangelist, Amazon Key case studies will also come from new media, cable Viacom International Media This will be given in the form of informal presentations and workshops, Andy Volk, VP companies and OTT players who are beginning to innovate Networks as well as a Mobile Apps Dragons Den, where the key Venture Developer Relations in Sub-Saharan Africa. Sivan Pillay Capitalists will discuss what they look for from a successful App. Mxit Managing Director, Africa Peter Vesterbacka Major issues being discussed and debated include Endemol Key issues to be discussed include • Creating discoverable apps Mighty Eagle • Assessing the Role of Triple Play in Africa Archie Sethaelo • Marketing your apps to the African markets Rovio • What is the Pay TV Opportunity in Sub-Saharan Africa General Manager, Broadcasting • Successful monetization models John Holdsworth • Examining Multinational Broadcasters Africa Strategy SABC • Choosing the correct payment platform CEO, Appchat • Best-of-Breed Pay TV Strategies George Twumasi, CEO • Who to partner with to maximise success Toby Kurien • The Genesis of OTT Models in Africa Africa Broadcast Networks Independent Android Mike Aldridge, Broadcast This will all be discussed in an informal relaxed setting, with day one Developer These discussions will be in the format of interactive case Manager, Cape Town TV of the agenda culminating in a beer and pizza evening! studies and panel discussions. 14th-15th November 2012 CTICC, Cape Town, South Africa AFRICA COM AWARDS ENSURING SUCCESS: Don’t forget to submit your entries and bag yourself an African Digital Oscar – deadline for entries EVOLVING ICT FOR THE 7th September 2012. Sponsored by AFRICAN ENTERPRISE See for details. ICT is the primary driver for growth in Africa’s economy – be it major corporations, small & medium enterprises, or individual SPEAKERS INCLUDE: SPEAKERS INCLUDE: entrepreneurs, ICT is the business enabler across all industries. Ferdie Lochner, Ferdie Lochner The Enterprise ICT Africa conference is designed to deliver to Head: IT Finance Head: IT Finance enterprise CIOs and IT Directors the most up-to-date information & Administration -- & Administration on how to improve their companies’ ICT strategies including: Information Systems Information Systems and Technology, City and Technology • Cloud in Africa: What Does Cloud Mean for Enterprises of Cape Cape Town City of Town • Cloud in Africa: CIO Case Studies • Data centres CamilleVan Niekerk Riaan Mendler, • Mobilising the Workforce: Challenges & Opportunities Principal Analyst – CIO • Improving Connectivity for African Enterprises McGregor BFA Enterprise Verticals, • Applications for the Next Generation Informa for Financial (Bureau Telecoms & • The Future of ICT for the Enterprise Media Analysis) • New models of integrating technology, business process Gaston Mbala Kim Andersen, engineering and project management Principal, CxO IT Director • Case studies from finance/banking, public sector, oil & gas Televisão Pública Advisors, Advisor, and more Angola Ovum Business FOLLOW US WWW.TWITTER.COM/ALLABOUTCOM
  6. 6. AFRICACOM PRE-SHOW DAYSMONDAY 12TH & TUESDAY 13TH NOVEMBERNEW! Monday 12th November 2012 CTICC, Cape Town DIGITAL MUSIC @AFRICA COM NETWORKING PARTY South Africa AFRICA Tuesday 13th November 2012 CTICC, Cape Town, South Africa Billboard Digital Music AfricaNEW! Monday 12th – Tuesday 13th November 2012 For more than 110 years, Billboard has served entertainment to look at issues such as naming CTICC, Cape Town, South Africa the global entertainment industry, evolving to rights, tour finance, the live experience in Africa; become the primary source of information on how artists can benefit and the impact of digital ENSURING SUCCESS: trends and innovation in music. The inaugural marketing and social networking. Billboard Digital Music Africa will bring together EVOLVING ICT FOR THE key players from Africa and around the world THE BUSINESS OF MUSIC AFRICAN ENTERPRISE to start the discussion on how to enable the Covering the business, legal and technological entertainment industry in Africa to be more issues affecting record companies, music relevant, more profitable, more measurable, more international, more legitimate and more talented. publishing, talent management and changes brought by the move to digital, PROs will discuss The diverse continent of Africa has over the operators as well as consultancies, financial rights management and how data will be used last few years shown remarkable growth in the organisations, analysts and researchers focused on TECHNOLOGY AND CONTENT IN AFRICA for accurate payment to writers and producers. deployment of fibre optic network infrastructure the fibre communications sector. African start-ups, streaming sites, investors and and is rapidly developing with the implementation digital experts will join Stephen Newton, CEO CREATING ARTIST BRANDS BEYOND MUSIC of state-of-the-art optical fibre technologies. We will consider deployments from sub-marine, of Billboard Africa to discuss how the Internet, Colin Gayle, chairman of Billboard Africa will Never has the timing been more ideal for a fibre national long distance, metro and access mobile and social media – and the data that be joined by advertising companies, consumer focused conference aimed at Africa, with a special deployments, as well as vertical markets impacts- digital platforms can provide - will shape the brands, mobile handset makers and media focus on Africa’s unique conditions. As the industry advertising, healthcare, education, machine-to- music industry and enable artists to succeed in owners to explore how artists can expand is emerging, more issues are becoming apparent machine communications. Africa. internationally, overcoming cultural, language and effective dialogue and sharing of information and economic barriers. An international keynote is critical to ensure a sustainable future for fibre We welcome you to visit telecom operators, LIVE EVENTS, TOURING AND FESTIVALS IN will give a first hand account of how to build a optic deployment on the continent. discuss technology trends, and most important, SUB-SAHARAN AFRICA dynamic, global brand, through cross-channel the sustainability of fibre networks in Africa. Come African festival organisers, promoters, media partnerships and innovation. The Conference will cover a variety of topics learn from experienced global companies and hear owners and sponsors will join Billboard’s head aimed at the telecoms sector and policy-makers, from officials from around the world about the of content & programming for touring and live To register see back page. Ministries, local, provincial and national government strategies they will use to give their countries the leaders as well Competition authorities and FTTX advantage. broadband strategy decision makers. Attendees should include all stakeholders with The FTTH Council Africa is a not for profit, INDEPENDENT, organisation established in the PRE-EVENT Tuesday 13th November 2012 CTICC, Cape Town, South Africa a vested interest in fibre related networks or applications and services, property management latter parts of 2010 and sister organisation to the FTTH Council Europe, Asia Pacific, North America, FIBRE OPTICS SEMINAR companies, civil contractors, incumbent/alternative Middle East and North Africa. HOSTED BY For more information visit: WIMAX Tuesday 13th November 2012 CTICC, Cape Town, South Africa As the fundamental passive carrier of all your network data, the optical fibre is one of the most applications to ensure longevity of network performance OPERATORS important elements of a telecommunications • Be aware of the latest innovations in optical network. The optical fibre you install today fibre technology and associated next is expected to perform for 25 years or more. generation optical fibers SUMMIT HOSTED BY Therefore deciding which fibre to use is a highly Who should attend? important decision that determines the future Engineers and managers responsible for performance of your network. network planning and design, fibre optic At the end of this seminar, the attendee is specifications and cable procurement In 2011 the WiMAX Forum hosted its first WiMAX Africa 2012 will again bring together expected to: How to register your FREE pass WiMAX Africa Summit at AfricaCom. The the region’s WiMAX community to meet, • Understand essential aspects of optical fibre Please visit the Africa Com website: event drew more than 85 attendees, including exchange ideas and develop business and and its application to telecommunication and go to the representatives from 18 WiMAX operators, to cooperative relationships. The event will systems and network design dedicated Corning Optical Fibre Seminar page or discuss the opportunity for WiMAX in Africa. highlight the opportunities, challenges and • Be able to specify the most appropriate go direct to: Attendees were treated to a full program strategies involved in operating a profitable optical fibre for different telecommunications cof/2012events/ including speakers from WiMAX operators, WiMAX network in Africa. equipment and solutions vendors, members of 09:00 Opening and Logistics 13:10 Optical Fibre for Long Haul and Metropolitan Network the African investment community and WiMAX 9:05 Introduction to Corning Dr. Merrion Edwards Forum staff. Ian Davis 14:30 Introduction to Transmission Systems 9:30 Introduction to Fibre Optics TBD (Ekinops) For more information or Alessandra Rocha, New Market Development Dr. Jabulani Dhliwayo & PR Coordinator 10:15 Video “A Day of Glass” and Break 15:15 Tea Break 10:30 Introduction to the Importance Of Optical 15:30 Fibre for Premises Networks Fiber Coatings in Telecommunications – Vanesa Diaz Olaf Storaasli (DSM) 16:00 Fibre for Access Network 11:15 Introduction to Fibre Optic Cable Vanesa Diaz Pieter Viljoen (CBI Electric) In partnership 16:30 Africa Market Update with 12:00 Introduction to International Standards Dr. Jabulani Dhliwayo Ian Davis Research 12:30 Lunch Break 16:50 Wrap-upJOIN US AT & analysis provided by To register please visit MINI MBA Attend the Telecoms Mini MBA in Cape Town alongside Africa Com and12 – 16 November 2012, Cape Town GAIN FREE ENTRY TO THE EXHIBITIONA 5-day Post Graduate level University Accredited Telecoms Management trainingprogramme. 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