On 17th September, James Wekesa, Chief Commercial Officer at Africa’s carriers’ carrier WIOCC, will take part in a broad-ranging discussion about connectivity infrastructure – from network development and integration, to diversity and service continuity – at Capacity Africa, Dar es Salaam.
As CCO at WIOCC, with its unique, 50,000km pan-African terrestrial network, James is ideally placed to provide valuable insights into the importance of unifying national networks in multiple countries into a single, seamless network offering.
According to Mr Wekesa, “With diversity also set to be a key topic for discussion, there will be keen interest in WIOCC’s approach to providing carriers with cost-effective, international network diversity. WIOCC has made strategic investments in core terrestrial and submarine assets, which we supplement with additional capacity on other systems, all packaged into a seamless, one-stop-shop, end-to-end service offering.”
Other topical issues set to be covered within the panel session include:
- Creating reliable terrestrial routes and building efficiency in the network
- The challenges of keeping fibre networks up and running
- Can governments intervene to help protect cable infrastructure?
- Assessing developments in subsea
- Integrating supplier diversity within connectivity strategies
- How can integrated regional infrastructure be achieved?