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Nov 08
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09:00 - 09:10 10 mins
Keynote
Welcome and introduction
11:10 - 11:50 40 mins
Keynote
Refreshments Break & Exhibition Visit
12:00 - 12:10 10 mins
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Chair’s Opening Remarks
  • Thecla Mbongue - Senior Research Analyst, Ovum
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12:10 - 12:30 20 mins
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Transforming Lives Through Connectivity: MNO services case study
  • Mr Thibaud Rerolle - Chief Technical Officer, Safaricom
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12:30 - 12:50 20 mins
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VoWiFi Roaming: Discussing the key components
  • Chijoke Obuna - Head of Voice, Globacom
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  • Network architecture & call flow
  • The challenges: Quality, Security, hand-over and technicalities
  • Opportunities & threats for VoWiFi roaming
12:50 - 13:10 20 mins
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Discussing the commerciality of LTE
  • Godfrey Efeurhobo - MD, Smile Communications Nigeria
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  • Growing against the tide of economy downtime
  • Highlighting the market pressures
  • What to expect in the next 6-12 months?

Godfrey Efeurhobo, MD, Smile Communications Nigeria

13:10 - 13:30 20 mins
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Navigating Telco's digital transformation in Africa
  • Eugene Nyagahene - Chairman, TELE10 group
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  • Video business environment in Rwanda and EAC: overcrowded market: From traditional pay-tv and FTA ops through DTT and SAT to 3G and 4G video operators.
  • What content for which carrier? MTN v/s KT: opportunities and challenges.
  • Business model: how do we monetize our content?
  • End user experience
13:30 - 14:30 60 mins
Keynote
Lunch and Networking
14:30 - 14:50 20 mins
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Monetize and Control the Insatiable Demand for Mobile High-Def Streaming
  • Dror Shlomo - VP Product, Flash Networks
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  • Infinite demand vs limited resources
  • 3-Dimensional value in LTE and 5G – Optimize, Secure, Engage
  • Smart optimization as enabler for Monetizing the high-def video streaming
  • More revenues with new generation use cases
14:50 - 15:10 20 mins
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Telco “Workforce Transformation”; 5G and beyond
  • Eric Jacobson - Global L&D Specialist, MTN Group
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  • 5G Migration strategies
  • Current workforce readiness
  • Key challenges & possible solutions
15:10 - 15:30 20 mins
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Cloud-Native Virtualized Network Function
  • Stephen Sale - Principal Analyst , Analysys Mason
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  • Optimising the network via VNF implementation
  • Discussing seamless handover
  • Cloud native for VoLTE
  • NFV & SDN
15:30 - 16:30 60 mins
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Interactive Roundtable discussions
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Join the debate on the hottest topics discussing challenges & opportunities along with defining future strategies and sharing best practises with peers! 

Topics: 

  • Network Security - how to safely future proof your networks
  • Capitalising on current services and looking ahead for new monetisation opportunities
  • What applications and services will be enabled or improved by 5G?
  • E2e solutions, embedded communications and other revenue models
  • Navigating Telco's digital transformation in Africa
16:30 - 16:31 1 mins
Keynote
End of Session Coffee Break & Speed Networking
16:30 - 16:31 1 mins
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AfricaCom Headline Keynotes
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Followed by: AfricaCom Awards & After Party