16 May 2012

Broadband, convergence, content and regulation were key issues at North Africa Com 2012

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 North Africa Com 2012
Took place on 15-16 May 2012
At the Sheraton Tunis Hotel, Tunisia
Visit our website: www.comworldseries.com/nafrica 

Day 2 Summary

 North Africa Com 2012 took place in Tunis this week, with 500 participants from across the region and beyond. Over two days they shared their experiences and visions for the region's changing  telecommunications, media and ICT market.

The evolution of the communications ecosystem, as well as the impact of the revolutions in the region have created new challenges but mostly new opportunities for industry stakeholders and consumers alike.

The conference sessions at the event included presentations, case studies and panel discussions to address the most important topics in the region. From the debate, it transpired that broadband access is improving thanks to 3G, LTE and fixed line developments; convergence and smartphone developments enable new content and apps.

This evolution allows operators and service providers to deliver better services to more demanding customers (both on the retail and the enterprise side). Regulation also plays an important part in the changes in the market.

Networking and experience sharing were an integral part of the event, with in particular a networking drinks reception and speed networking sessions. The co-located exhibition showcased the latest solutions for the region's operators to improve their businesses.

"Throughout the event there was a sense that the North Africa region is ready for a new stage of growth with new network developments, services and customer demands", says Julie Rey, Research Director of the Com World Series at organisers Informa Telecoms & Media; "We are pleased to have received the support of the region's leading operators to facilitate the exchange of ideas and best practices in North Africa's changing communications market".

The next events in the Com World Series will continue examining the changes in telecommunications, media and ICT in emerging markets.


Leading Speakers From The North African Digital Ecosystem 
- Fadhel Kraiem, Director General, Tunisie Telecom
- Michel Monzani, Senior VP, Middle East and North Africa Operations, Orange
- Hatem Dowidar, CEO, Vodafone Egypt
- Ken Campbell, CEO, Tunisiana
- Thierry Marigny, CEO, Orange Tunisie
- Nader Gohar, Chairman, CNC Cairo News Company; Chairman, ARABUEM, the Arab Union of Electronic Media Journalists
- Chafika Chamas, Founder and CEO, V-Net TV, Tunisia
- Antoine de Clerk, Marketing Director, Meditel, Morocco
- Dr Nani Ould Chrougha, President, ARE, Mauritania

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Take a look at more photos from the packed busy conference

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What our attendees said about this year's show:

- “The opening and the hall was full! Lot of attendees and good level”
Toni Eid, CEO, Telecoms Review

- "I really appreciated the congress. There was an important flux of information. I liked the exchange of information with Tunisians and particularly Tunisie Telecom. The content was rich and the themes were interesting. The Speed Networking sessions were interesting too: the exchange between participants was beneficial in terms of experiences, solutions, offers etc"
Ryma Abdelli, ATM Mobilis, Algeria

- "The themes discussed were interesting, good event organisation. The speed networking sessions were beneficial and interesting. The speakers were professional and of high quality, particularly on 3G"
Karima Belahsene, ATM Mobilis, Algeria

- "Good organisation of the event, professional and qualified speakers. The speed networking sessions were interesting because they allow to share experiences and facilitate contacts and relationship building for possible collaborations and partnership development"
Dalia Abderrahim, ATM Mobilis, Algeria

- "Excellent organisation, excellent welcome and very good conditions for the event. The themes were well chosen and the speakers were of high level. An event that is not to be missed for decision-makers in telecoms"
Anis Jeguerime, Tunisie Telecom, Tunisie

- "A very interesting event, innovative and well organised. I liked the exchange of ideas and experiences with high-level leaders. I hope it is repeated often"
Kalthoum Bousaida, Business Development Director, Tunisie Telecom

- "The content was good, the conference enriching. It was very professional in enabling meeting people and accessing the stands in the exhibition.
Afef Belhaj Makhlouf, Head of IN/ Data Charging and Vas Departement Orange Tunisie"

Thank you to all the Sponsors of North Africa Com:
- Tunisie Telecom
- Huawei
- Bics
- Inovar
- Corning
- Qualcomm

See You Next Year!
To get involved early for the 2013 show,  
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North Africa Com 2013
14-15 May 2013
Sheraton Tunis, Tunisia
Website: www.comworldseries.com/nafrica