Information, Communications and Technology, ICT stakeholders and experts across the world are set to dialogue and proffer solutions to spectrum challenges in enhancing broadband connectivity in Africa.
In discussing new developments in the management of spectrum in Africa at the 10th edition of the annual Spectrum Africa Workshop which will take place from June 3 to 5, 2015, organised by Kemilinks International, hosted and co-sponsored by the Communications Authority of Kenya (CA) will be conducted in both English and French with focus on Spectrum Planning and Strategies for enhancing broadband connectivity in Africa.
The workshop areas of focus include spectrum planning for the next generation of mobile networks: towards 5G, cognitive radios, the Internet of Things IoT and beyond; creating policies to support the explosive growth in data and deliver wireless innovation to achieve universal broadband access.
Others include Digital Switchover and imminent challenges and opportunities for Africa including management of the 2nd dividend and prospects for the 3rd digital dividend; Efficient Utilisation of Spectrum, Spectrum Pricing Mechanisms and appropriate reserve pricing to facilitate investment in broadband infrastructure and Emerging regional positions and critical issues for Africa at the upcoming World Radio communication Conference (WRC) in November 2015.
The spectrum workshop will be held in collaboration with key political and ICT regional institutions in Africa, including the African Union NEPAD Agency, the African Telecommunications Union ATU, the Communications Regulatory Association of Southern Africa CRASA, the East African Communications Organisation EACO, and the West African Telecommunications Regulatory Assembly WATRA.
Commenting on the workshop, Director General of the Communications Authority of Kenya, Mr. Francis Wangusi, said his agency was pleased to collaborate with Kemilinks International in hosting the 10th edition of the annual Spectrum Africa workshop.
He said, “We are looking forward to discussions that will help us identify the solutions to issues facing Africa on spectrum management, especially in the new era of digital broadcasting and in the lead up to the next World Radio-communication Conference later this year.”
“We value partnership with the private sector to boost our development strategies,” he added.
Also, the CEO of Kemilinks International, Mr. Shola Taylor said his company was pleased to partner with CA, NEPAD, ATU and other strategic regional ICT institutions to provide the platform for this event.

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