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Key Sessions

Operator keynote: Precise and profitable network coverage

Operator keynote: How we uncover digital opportunities

09:00 09:20 (20 mins)

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Chair’s introduction: A snapshot of the West African connectivity landscape: progress and opportunities

09:20 09:40 (20 mins)

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Operator keynote: Precise and profitable network coverage

  • Market sizing and segmentation in Rural areas
  • Leveraging Group platforms to bring new services
  • Expanding coverage profitably

09:40 10:10 (30 mins)

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What can regulators do to accelerate the spread of internet connectivity in West Africa?

10:10 11:10 (60 mins)

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Coffee

11:10 11:30 (20 mins)

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Rolling out low cost 4G

  • Understanding the cost elements of LTE infrastructure
  • Spectrum requirements and carrier aggregation
  • Strategies to minimise time during network rollout

11:30 12:10 (40 mins)

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Powering up ecosystem partnerships to expand broadband infrastructure

12:10 12:50 (40 mins)

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The rise of cryptocurrency and blockchain

  • Bitcoin and cryptocurrencies
  • Understanding and sizing the utility of blockchain
  • Potential of blockchain in the delivery of digital services

12:50 14:10 (80 mins)

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Lunch

14:10 14:30 (20 mins)

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Operator keynote: How we uncover digital opportunities

14:30 15:10 (40 mins)

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Telco Financing: what financiers seek from CSP business plans

15:10 16:10 (60 mins)

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Coffee

16:10 16:30 (20 mins)

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Technology accelerator best practice case studies

  • How can telcos help local developers create local content
  • Start-ups collaborations (operator APIs, investment, synergies)
  • Global case studies: identifying the critical success factors

16:30 17:00 (30 mins)

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How can telcos work with local developers in win-win partnerships

17:00 17:10 (10 mins)

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Closing remarks

17:10 17:40 (30 mins)

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West Africa Com Awards

17:40 19:40 (120 mins)

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West Africa Com Networking Reception