WIOCC at East Africa Com ’11

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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Meet WIOCC & Telkom Kenya Orange at East Africa Com ’11

The 7th annual East Africa Com returns to Nairobi on April 5th & 6th. The conference will take place at the Kenyatta Convention Centre, and is designed to deliver  market insight, practical solutions and best-practice benchmarks. 

The core of the event for WIOCC/Telkom Kenya Orange is networking, so we are preparing speed networking sessions for visitors to our exhibition stand, to ensure you are able to meet key people from both two companies. WIOCC’s team will be led by Chris Wood, WIOCC CEO, and will include James Wekesa (CCO), Winnie Karisa (PA to CEO & Marketing) and Gillian Koech (Marketing).

From Telkom Kenya Orange, Nemaisa Kiereini (Products & Marketing) and Robert Mutai will be ready to answer all your questions about Telkom Kenya Orange’s portfolio and the relationship between our two companies.

Visit the WIOCC/Telkom Kenya Orange exhibition stand to find out more about our network, our service offerings and what we can do for your business.  This is a great place for you to exchange ideas and to get your questions answered face-to-face.

For more information or to arrange a meeting/speed networking session, please email us at: info@wiocc.net

Telkom Kenya to launch new communication platform

Telkom Kenya, a WIOCC shareholder, is launching an upgraded Global System for Mobile Communications (GSM) network in April. This GSM upgrade will allow mobile phone customers to do instant messaging, share live video and transfer files across any device, and on any network operator.

Telkom Kenya Chief Executive Mickael Ghossein says, “The new platform will enable our customers to communicate interactively with other people across mobile networks and devices in a simpler and fast way.

The Rich Communication Version (RCS) platform that Telkom is keen to introduce is an innovative service package for today’s ‘always-on’ mobile users, offering feature rich services to make mobile interaction even more central to their personal and business needs.

Ghossein has confirmed that the technology will be launched on their 3G network, which currently has over 80,000 subscribers. “This is just a way of boosting our services and offering value to our customers,” he said.

Original article at Standard ©2011