“Smart cities in Africa are inevitable” – Full interview with Nigel Bruin, Huawei

Here it is, the full interview with Huawei’s Principal Consultant, Nigel Bruin. We held an exclusive interview with Nigel following his Industry Keynote Address at this year’s East Africa Com in Nairobi, Kenya. We spoke about how the National Broadband Networks are going to be the major linchpin for connectivity development on the African continent, including access to Cloud and IoT services.

Here it is, the full interview with Huawei’s Principal Consultant, Nigel Bruin.

We held an exclusive interview with Nigel following his Industry Keynote Address at this year’s East Africa Com in Nairobi, Kenya.

We spoke about how the National Broadband Networks are going to be the major linchpin for connectivity development on the African continent, including access to Cloud and IoT services.

Nigel discussed some international examples of National Broadband Network roll outs, in the continents of Asia and Australasia and how they have been successful in delivering ultra-fast broadband at affordable prices.

We went on to discuss whether a fully-realised, African smart city would arise in the near future. Nigel explained that this is almost a certainty as all cities will naturally become smart as they all face very similar challenges with regards to traffic congestion, as well as security and environmental concerns.

If you are interested in how tech and telco is enabling socioeconomic development and and innovation on the African continent, from the major players like Huawei, why not attend AfricaCom 2016?

Africa’s biggest tech and telco event is taking place between the 14th – 18th November at the Cape Town ICC, find out more here: https://goo.gl/uCWfmb

You can sign up for a free visitor pass here: https://goo.gl/F32pp5
You can book your silver, gold and platinum AfricaCom tickets here: https://goo.gl/z0EoD7

Be part of the African tech and telco conversation, here:
AfricaCom: https://goo.gl/uCWfmb
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Black Coffee, Freshlyground & Mi Casa – The AFEST | AfricaCom News – Episode 3

Welcome to AfricaCom TV – the home of all things African tech and telco. In this episode, we take a look at the AfricaCom’s newest feature – The AFEST. The AFEST is a night celebrating African tech and innovation, an unmissable live music event at one of South Africa’s most spectacular beach-side venues.

Welcome to AfricaCom TV – the home of all things African tech and telco.

In this episode, we take a look at the AfricaCom’s newest feature – The AFEST.

The AFEST is a night celebrating African tech and innovation, an unmissable live music event at one of South Africa’s most spectacular beach-side venues.

Find out more here: https://goo.gl/v9JF7K

The all-African line-up includes:
Mi Casa
Freshlyground
Black Coffee

Date: 15 November 2016
Time: 7:30pm – Midnight
Place: Shimmy Beach Club, V&A Waterfront, Cape Town

Free entrance:
If you are one of the lucky people below, you gain automatic access to the AFEST: 
– Silver, gold or platinum delegates to AfricaCom
– AfricaCom VIPs
– AfricaCom Speakers
– AfricaCom sponsors and exhibitors with delegate passes

Special offer for delegates and exhibition staff:
Tickets are also available for purchase by visitors with a free pass, as well as all exhibition stand staff – the first 100 people to grab tickets to the AFEST get theirs for £30.

To register for your pass check out: https://goo.gl/GKFylz
You can purchase your AFEST tickets here: https://goo.gl/kIvN5N

The AFEST is part of this year’s AfricaCom, the biggest tech and telco event on the continent. AfricaCom is taking place between the 14-18 November at the Cape Town ICC. Find out more about the event here: https://goo.gl/fDlrd9

Be part of the African tech and telco conversation, here:
AfricaCom: https://goo.gl/fDlrd9
The blog: https://goo.gl/EjRT9a
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“There’s going to be a digital revolution in the coming years” – Nigel Bruin, Huawei

Coming soon to the Com Series blog and YouTube channel… Here is a sneak preview of our interview with Huawei’s Principal Consultant, Nigel Bruin. We sat down with Nigel following his Industry Keynote Address at East Africa Com to discuss the socioeconomic benefits of the National Broadband Network in the region, as well as how this will enable Cloud and IoT industries to thrive on the continent.

Coming soon to the Com Series blog and YouTube channel…

Here is a sneak preview of our interview with Huawei’s Principal Consultant, Nigel Bruin.

We sat down with Nigel following his Industry Keynote Address at East Africa Com to discuss the socioeconomic benefits of the National Broadband Network in the region, as well as how this will enable Cloud and IoT industries to thrive on the continent.

We also spoke about the key challenges which are still to be overcome on the continent, as well as Huawei’s key priorities in Africa in the coming years.

If you are interested in how tech and telco is enabling socioeconomic development and social empowerment on the African continent, from the major players like Huawei, why not attend AfricaCom 2016?

Africa’s biggest tech and telco event is taking place between the 14th – 19th November at the Cape Town ICC, find out more here: https://goo.gl/aXwegv

You can book your AfricaCom tickets here: https://goo.gl/YTJIQd

Be part of the African tech and telco conversation, here:
AfricaCom: https://tmt.knect365.com/africacom
The blog: http://comworldseries.blogspot.co.uk/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/AllAboutCom
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/AllAboutCom/
LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/groups/1791545
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/comworldseries/

An AfricaCom shout-out by Akon Lighting Africa’s Thione Niang

Thione Niang, Founder of the Give1 Project and the Co-Founder of Akon Lighting Africa, has a shout-out for all attendees of this year’s AfricaCom, taking place in Cape Town this November. Thione will be speaking in the keynote panels: – ‘How are ICT4D initiatives opening opportunities for start-up businesses and entrepreneurs in Sub-Saharan Africa?’

Thione Niang, Founder of the Give1 Project and the Co-Founder of Akon Lighting Africa, has a shout-out for all attendees of this year’s AfricaCom, taking place in Cape Town this November.

Thione will be speaking in the keynote panels:
– ‘How are ICT4D initiatives opening opportunities for start-up businesses and entrepreneurs in Sub-Saharan Africa?’
– ‘The internet as an engine for economic development and social empowerment’

AfricaCom is taking place between the 14-18 November 2016 in Cape Town, South Africa.

Find out more about Africa’s biggest tech and telco event here: https://tmt.knect365.com/africacom/

Be part of the African tech and telco conversation, here:
AfricaCom: https://tmt.knect365.com/africacom
The blog: http://comworldseries.blogspot.co.uk/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/AllAboutCom
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/AllAboutCom/
LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/groups/1791545
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/comworldseries/

AfricaCom’s AFest – A shout-out from Freshlyground’s Zolani Mahola

Freshlyground frontwoman Zolani Mahola has a message for all attendees of this year’s AfricaCom and the AFEST. Brand new for 2016, the AFEST will be taking place at Shimmy Beach Club, V&A Waterfront, Cape Town as part of this year’s AfricaCom on the 15 November.

Freshlyground frontwoman Zolani Mahola has a message for all attendees of this year’s AfricaCom and the AFEST.

Brand new for 2016, the AFEST will be taking place at Shimmy Beach Club, V&A Waterfront, Cape Town as part of this year’s AfricaCom on the 15 November.

The all-African lineup for this year’s event includes:
– Mi Casa
– Freshlyground
– Black Coffee

The AFEST is an unmissable African live music event at one of Cape Town’s most spectacular beach-side venues – a night which is set to spread AfricaCom vibes across the city.

To grab your tickets to the AFest check out: https://tmt.knect365.com/africacom/purchase/select-package

All silver, gold and platinum tickets to this year’s AfricaCom includes entrance to the AFEST.

Find out more about AfricaCom here: https://tmt.knect365.com/africacom/

Be part of the African tech and telco conversation, here:
AfricaCom: https://tmt.knect365.com/africacom
The blog: http://comworldseries.blogspot.co.uk/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/AllAboutCom
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/AllAboutCom/
LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/groups/1791545
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/comworldseries/

Pan-African collaboration and the One Area Network – The full interview with Tigo’s Pierre Kayitana

Here it is – the full interview with Tigo Rwanda’s Pierre Kayitana. Pierre is the Head of Regulatory Affairs, Corporate Responsibility and Regional Government Relations at Tigo in Rwanda. We sat down with Pierre following his participation in the panel discussion: ‘Intra-regional data roaming and creating the One Network Area initiative’, at this year’s East Africa Com.

Here it is – the full interview with Tigo Rwanda’s Pierre Kayitana.

Pierre is the Head of Regulatory Affairs, Corporate Responsibility and Regional Government Relations at Tigo in Rwanda.

We sat down with Pierre following his participation in the panel discussion: ‘Intra-regional data roaming and creating the One Network Area initiative’, at this year’s East Africa Com.

Pierre discussed the various benefits that have resulted from the One Area Network arrangement between the countries of Rwanda, South Sudan, Uganda and Kenya – capping calling costs between these participating countries and allowing people travelling between these countries to pay the same rate, as if they were local customers.

He also went on to talk about infrastructure and capacity in East Africa and whether intra-regional agreements such as these could be extended to include data roaming in the near future.

Pierre also touched on ICT and and telco development and how the collaboration between companies, operators and government can bring about solutions to some of the region’s more deeply ingrained challenges.

Be part of the African tech and telco conversation, here:
AfricaCom: https://tmt.knect365.com/africacom
The blog: http://comworldseries.blogspot.co.uk/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/AllAboutCom
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“Intra-regional business has been a success due to the One Area Network” – Tigo’s Pierre Kayitana

Coming soon to the Com Series blog and YouTube channel… Here is a sneak preview of our interview with the Regional Government Relations Manager at Tigo Rwanda, Pierre Kayitana.

Coming soon to the Com Series blog and YouTube channel…

Here is a sneak preview of our interview with the Regional Government Relations Manager at Tigo Rwanda, Pierre Kayitana.

We sat down with Pierre following his panel discussion on the One Network Area Initiative at East Africa Com to talk about the harmonising of calling tariffs between the participating nations of the Northern Corridor, the socioeconomic impact of this initiative and what is still to be done to improve telco connectivity in the region.

Engage with us here:
AfricaCom: https://tmt.knect365.com/africacom
The blog: http://comworldseries.blogspot.co.uk/
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AHUB powered by Ericsson | AfricaCom News – Episode 2

Welcome to AfricaCom TV – the home of all things African tech and telco. This AHUB episode is dedicated to showcasing the start-ups who are actively shaping the African tech landscape.

Welcome to AfricaCom TV – the home of all things African tech and telco.

This AHUB episode is dedicated to showcasing the start-ups who are actively shaping the African tech landscape.

Companies featured:
Bankymoon – http://bankymoon.co.za/
MaxiCash – http://maxicashapp.com/
wiGroup – http://www.wigroupinternational.com/

Start-ups and investors go free to the AHUB, sign up here: https://goo.gl/vwkQvh

To find out more about the AHUB powered by Ericsson check out: https://goo.gl/hC91Rt

Be part of the African tech and telco conversation, here:
AfricaCom: https://goo.gl/m2Lg89
The blog: http://comworldseries.blogspot.co.uk/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/AllAboutCom
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/AllAboutCom/
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AfricaCom Launch 2016

AfricaCom is the technology and telecommunications event which has been a fixture of the African digital landscape for the past 19 years. In that time, it has risen to become a powerhouse in the African tech and ICT sectors.

AfricaCom is the technology and telecommunications event which has been a fixture of the African digital landscape for the past 19 years. In that time, it has risen to become a powerhouse in the African tech and ICT sectors.

This year, AfricaCom seeks to elevate itself to become a powerful catalyst for digital transformation, economic development and social empowerment, which reaches far beyond the event itself.

To this end, KNect 365 TMT (an Informa business) – organisers of the annual AfricaCom event – officially launched the bigger, bettter bolder 2016 event in Rosebank, Johannesburg on Thursday 14th July. The event saw some of AfricaCom’s most important community members come together to discuss digital connectivity across the continent, including a panel discussion themed: “Connecting Africa: Economic development and social empowerment through digital connectivity”.

This year, the event has been revolutionised into a week-long festival of activities. The conference and exhibition will still take place over 3 days (15-17 November), but with the expanded networking features, the event will span the entire week. The event has evolved, bringing the entire digital ecosystem together and making it into a 365, year-round community.

Some of the new features for 2016 include: LeadersIn Africa Headliners (visionary keynotes at the end of each day), the Afest (a music festival at the Shimmy Beach Club), Astars (a leaders under 30 programme), the Takeover (a bar crawl), Telco Big Data, IoT and Smart Cities, Mobile Finance and Commerce conference streams, as well as a whole host of VIP experiences.

AfricaCom is also welcoming back all of the favourite aspects of the event, for example the AHUB – powered by Ericsson, LTE Africa, Digital Entertainment and TV Connect, to name just a few.

AfricaCom will be taking place in November at the Cape Town International Convention Centre, South Africa.
Festival: 14-18 November 2016
Exhibition: 15-17 November 2016

Be part of the African tech and telco conversation, here:
AfricaCom: https://tmt.knect365.com/africacom
The blog: http://comworldseries.blogspot.co.uk/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/AllAboutCom
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The Fourth Age: The socioeconomic benefits of NBN in East Africa – Nigel Bruin, Huawei

“We need to include everyone and turn the rhetoric into action” Africa has stepped into a new broadband era: This year’s East Africa Com Industry Keynote Address was delivered by Huawei’s Principal Consultant, Nigel Bruin. The focus of this Industry Keynote was to provide analysis of how broadband enables real socioeconomic development in Africa and how we can get there.

“We need to include everyone and turn the rhetoric into action”

Africa has stepped into a new broadband era:

This year’s East Africa Com Industry Keynote Address was delivered by Huawei’s Principal Consultant, Nigel Bruin.

The focus of this Industry Keynote was to provide analysis of how broadband enables real socioeconomic development in Africa and how we can get there.

From leveraging infrastructure synergy to connecting the last mile, Nigel explains how the National Broadband Network in East Africa can further grow and develop the region’s economy and services.

Be part of the African tech and telco conversation, here:
AfricaCom: https://tmt.knect365.com/africacom
The blog: http://comworldseries.blogspot.co.uk/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/AllAboutCom
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/AllAboutCom/
LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/groups/1791545
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/comworldseries/