The vital role of technology and innovation in both the telecoms and Information Communication and Technology (ICT) sectors goes without saying. In Africa, making technological strides are especially pertinent due to the continued issue of connectivity on the continent. One of SES' commitments is to ensure various audiences stay connected through its satellites, which enable over 317 million homes to receive 7,200 satellite TV channels (including 2,200 HD channels).
“SES has over 30 years of experience in providing high quality video broadcasting services. Our commitment to the sector is not only through our products but also through our training programmes – most notably Elevate which has seen us empower over 5,000 candidates with the skills and equipment to improve broadcast services – the training also provides essential skills about how to run your own business,” says Ibrahima Guimba-Saidou, SES Senior Vice President of Commercial Africa.
SES’ commitment to the industry is further emphasized through its sponsorship of industry events such as East Africa Com. Industry events play a key role in the broader eco-system of our business, as they provide a central place for leaders and decision makers to interact, connect and discuss. They also give those in the industry the opportunity to meet with their colleagues and peers and exchange dialogue to advance their respective areas of expertise.
“Our services change lives on a daily basis, even though an end user may not be aware of the direct impact of SES’ product suite. We encourage all our peers in the industry to attend events such as East Africa Com where they will be able to meet our team and engage with them meaningfully,” concludes Ibrahima.
This year sees SES sponsor East Africa Com – which takes place from the 18th to the 19th of May 2016 at the Radisson Blu Hotel in Nairobi, Kenya. The event started 12 years ago and remains a highlight on the calendar for recognizing the key challenges for rural telecoms, reducing the costs of 3G networks and boosting data usage.
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