16 Sep 2016

The Fourth Age: The socioeconomic benefits of NBN in East Africa - Nigel Bruin, Huawei

By Amy Turner - KNect354 Staff Writer 

"We need to include everyone and turn the rhetoric into action"

Africa has stepped into a new broadband era:

This year's East Africa Com Industry Keynote Address was delivered by Huawei's Principal Consultant, Nigel Bruin.

The focus of this Industry Keynote was to provide analysis of how broadband enables real socioeconomic development in Africa and how we can get there.

From leveraging infrastructure synergy to connect the last mile, Nigel explains how the National Broadband Network in East Africa can further grow and develop the region's economy and services.

This Keynote also served to lay out the 6 proven ways to develop NBN and the role governements can play in developing sound regulatory policies that can promote omnipresent and affordable broadband services.

If you are interested in how tech and telco is enabling socioeconomic development and social empowerment on the African continent, through the involvement of Huawei and others, why not attend AfricaCom 2016?

AfricaCom is is the incubator for the architects of Africa'a digital future dealing with the core issues and opportunities of broadband and digital inclusion.

Africa's biggest tech and telco event is taking place between the 14th - 18th November at the Cape Town ICC, find out more here.

You can book your AfricaCom tickets here.

Be part of the African tech and telco conversation, here:

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