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First African LTE Conference announced

The first Long Term Evolution (LTE) focused conference, will be held in July.

“This is an event focused on the opportunities and challenges of managing and driving growth in the most exciting market in the world –Africa,” said Stven Evans, Chief Executive Officer of Etisalat Nigeria.

Announced at AfricaCom 2012 in Cape Town, the Africa LTE 2013 is a first for the continent and will be held in the same city on July 16-17. It will offer seminars on spectrum management, LTE potential in vertical markets, 2G to 3G movement and business models in the LTE market.

The issue of Africa’s high costing network services will also be explored – an aspect that was emphasised as a great challenge for African users at AfricaCom 2012.

The upcoming event offers networking with more than 60 speakers, 10 exhibitors, 20 influential analysts, press and industry bloggers as well as 30 leading operator case studies. The advertisement predicts an attendance of more than 60 percent of LTE key African market operators.

A pod zone will offer businesses the opportunity to showcase what they can offer the market. This is the ideal opportunity for developers and start-ups to step up to the platform and link with associates. Operators are invited to apply for free passes.

Popular brands already confirmed are Vodacom, Unitel, Cell C, Airtel, MTN, Glo Mobile, Orange, Safaricom and MASCOM.

The LTE Africa conference will be held in Cape Town, South Africa and hosted by Informa Telecoms & Media, also currently presenting the AfricaCom 2012. The Africa LTE will be the next in the world series of global LTE events which started in Asia in September, followed by the North American conference happening now in Dallas, Texas (14 -15 November). Events in Latin America (Brazil), MENA (Dubai) and Netherlands (Amsterdam) will precede the African edition.   

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