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This week’s 7th annual East Africa Com congress in Nairobi, Kenya, offered an insightful picture of the many opportunities in the region’s changing telecommunications markets. A diverse gathering of telecommunications industry thought leaders shared their expertise and insights on the key opportunities in the market. The mood was enthusiastic and positive about growth opportunities for an economy that will benefit from further competition and investment going forwards.

Representatives included mobile, fixed, satellite and WiMAX operators, Carriers, ISPs, MVNOs, regulators, ministers, solutions and technology providers, investors and consultants, ensuring a truly 360 degree perspective of the market. Attendees pooled their different perspectives, ideas and experiences to set strategies around convergence, broadband, bandwidth, LTE, value added services, telecoms fraud and connecting rural areas.

Conference discussions were led by a panel of 45+ speakers representing leaders of the region’s most dynamic operators including Norman Moyo, CEO of WIOCC shareholder Zantel, who spoke on ‘strategies to leverage greater network capacity & drive access to communications’. Other WIOCC shareholders present at the event included Onatel Burundi, Botswana Telecom, Dalkom Somalia and Djibouti Telecom.

Gillian Koech (WIOCC) & Nemaisa Kiereini (Telkom Orange) greet visitors to the stand

Over the two days, the event attracted over 80 visitors to the WIOCC/TKL booth, where our enthusiastic team including Chris Wood (WIOCC CEO), Ryan Sher(WIOCC COO), James Wekesa (WIOCC CCO), Winnie Karisa (PA to CEO & Marketing), and Gillian Koech (Marketing), together with Nemaisa Kiereini from Telkom Orange, met with representatives from a variety African and international operators.

WIOCC will be attending further events over the coming months, including Satcom Africa, ITW and Submarine Networks World Africa. Please email us at info@wiocc.net with your questions, requirements or to arrange a meeting at any of these events.

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