Nairobi will be the venue for the first East African Fibre Conference, to be held at Laico Regency Hotel over 22 and 23 September.
Sean Moroney, chairman of organiser AITEC Africa, says: “East Africa is on the eve on a communications revolution, which will be brought about by the landing of the region’s first undersea cables to the outside world this year. Governments and corporate users in the region need to prepare for the transition from a predominantly satellite-based communications infrastructure to one that is fibre cable-based.
“There is also an urgent need for new approaches to financing and building out information and communication infrastructure to address large unmet demand for information and communication services. Technological innovation helps make these new approaches possible and more flexible approaches to financing, service delivery and regulation will make them effective and sustainable.”
The East African Fibre Summit will provide a platform for stakeholders to assess these developments, the impact they will have on their organisations and the optimum technical implementation strategies to gain maximum benefit from the opportunities they represent.
It will provide practical business and technology briefings to empower resellers, service providers and users to maximise their returns on their existing investments in satellite technologies and how to extend their ROI over the transition period, with blended communication systems as fibre comes on stream.