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Russell Southwood
CEO at Balancing Act


Russell Southwood is the CEO, Balancing Act, a consultancy company that has focused on telecoms, Internet and media in Africa for the last 17 years. Recent work includes:a feasibility study for an African learning channel; an M & A project for an African operator; a review of roaming regulation for ECOWAS; a briefing paper on TV White Spaces for the Dynamic Spectrum Alliance; and study on Africa's media deficit. He is also co-author of a number of African market studies covering (most recently) VoD platforms, music streaming platforms, the implementation of DTT and 4G roll-outs. The company publishes weekly and fortnightly e-letters covering the following topics for the African market: Telecoms and Internet and Broadcast, as well as two newer e-letters, Digital Content Africa and Innovation in Africa.

Agenda Sessions

  • Chair's Opening Remarks

  • How to launch and grow an OTT service in Africa

  • Global going local – making the most from content


Speakers at this event