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Future-Sat Africa 28th to 29th June 2017 "Smarter Networks"
Wed, 28 Jun 2017, 08:00 – Thu, 29 Jun 2017, 17:00 WAT
If ICT is the key to unlocking Africa’s full potential, socially and economically, Communication Networks are the roadmap to finding the lock!
The biggest challenge to providing universal access to socio-economic development in Africa is in providing people with affordable, reliable and ubiquitous access to ICT. Depending on their circumstance, people have many different requirements ranging from:
• Access to basic services which enable significant improvements to their daily lives
• High-Speed uninterrupted access that enables video, social media, OTT to demanding digital citizens and mission critical services for international businesses
• Mobile access that enables remote and mobile workers who need connectivity to move with them.
• Secure networks that allow sensitive and confidential information to be communicated in confidence
• Communication Service Providers, Large Enterprise, Governments and the Third Sector each face differing challenges in provisioning networks that will provide their stakeholders with access to ICT that will enable fulfilment of their objectives
Today, Satellite provides Mobile Backhaul Push Data Services Linear and Non-Linear TV Converged Media Broadband Services Many M2M Services.
By 2025 over 100 High Throughput Satellite Systems will be in orbit delivering Terabits of connectivity across the World using Ku and Ka bands.
C-band Satellite alone is essential in the delivery of key services:
FUTURE-SAT AFRICA 2017
• Meteorolical: C-band is central to the operation of meteorological networks in tropical and remote areas
• Healthcare: connectivity for hospitals and medical centres in rural areas depend on C-band coverage as they remain out of reach of terrestrial networks
• Humanitarian: C-band facilitates the delivery of $3.2 billion of humanitarian aid to Sub-Saharan Africa
• Government: In Nigeria government network projects using C-band are estimated to generate cost savings of $70 million per year