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14 - 15 February 2017
Cape Town International Convention Centre,
Cape Town, South Africa


The #1 Optical Networking Event Conference for Africa and part of the premier Optical Networking event series

About the event

Following a successful 2nd event in Cape Town with standing room only in the conference, a sold out exhibition and 30+ different service provider companies in attendance across the two days, the annual Next Generations Optical Networking Africa conference will return 14-15th February 2017 to a larger venue in Cape Town. The main discussion covered were the need for business connectivity and the need of rapid deployment to many and how terrestrial backhaul networks could bring subsea capacity inside African continent.

The collaboration between different countries in Africa in extending optical networks across the continent is still in its infancy in many places. Stronger inter-government cooperation is required to achieve ubiquitous African interconnectivity. Network resiliency is needed to support tourism and mineral industries.

2017 will build on these discussions and with how will traffic demand be met? Are optical solutions right for Africa? How to create differentiation in progressive competitive markets? Is there a business case for new subsea and terrestrial builds in Africa? Power shifts, rural mobile broadband optical networking strategies and more on 400G field trails.

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Reasons to Attend

Speed Networking

Enabling participants to make new contacts through one-on-one focused conversations lasting between 2-4 mins

Interactive Polling Stations

Real-time polling sessions to stimulate ad-hoc debate and audience participation

Hosted Operator Lunch Tables

Eat with the experts - get to know the industry thought leaders in a less formal environment

2 Carrier Mindshare Discussions

Debating the Evolution Beyond 100G in Africa & Where does OTN, ROADMs and SDN fit in?

VIP Experience

Guaranteed 121 Meetings, Speed Networking, Facilitated Meeting, Networking Events

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