Ericsson part of Broadband Africa Summit

Company invited to take part in panel discussion

September 28, 2009

Company invited to take part in panel discussion

Interest is mounting as Senegal prepares for the kick off of Broadband Africa Summit – Africa’s leading Broadband conference and exhibition – at the end of this month.

Taking place in Dakar, Senegal on the 28th and 29th September, at the Le Meridien Hotel, the conference is the only dedicated broadband event for the African region, and this forum will define the future of fixed and mobile broadband in Africa.

Recent changes in Africa’s telecommunications infrastructure show that the reported potential for the number of broadband users in Africa to expand to 24 million by 2011 from the current 2.5 million users. This conference will bring together pertinent market players to discuss these changes and define the future of broadband for the continent.

“As a world-leading telecommunications provider for the fixed and mobile network sector, Ericsson views its participation at this conference as pertinent. This outlook not only allows us to share our knowledge and experiences of this sector, but to actively participate in debating the most topical issues at hand – ultimately encouraging a sustainable broadband infrastructure into the future.” says Robert Wuestenenek, director of broadband networks for Ericsson South Africa.

Ericsson has also been invited to participate on a panel discussion session which aims to address best practice for current and prospective operators in Africa, as well as present a paper which will address ways that Africa can develop sustainable solutions for broadband infrastructure.