SATNAC Is Back To Tackle The Data Tsunami

This year’s conference theme “The Data Tsunami – Enabled through Software Defined Transformation”

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Southern Africa Telecommunication Networks and Applications Conference (SATNAC) is back.

SATNAC will take place from Sunday, 2 September 2018 to Wednesday, 5 September 2018 at The Arabella Hotel & Spa in the heart of the Kogelberg Biosphere Reserve near Hermanus, Western Cape, South Africa.

This year’s conference theme “The Data Tsunami – Enabled through Software Defined Transformation” will see industry leaders discuss key issues and challenges and report on progress on industry-related research.

It started as a lightweight conference focussing exclusively on student presentations of their telecommunications related research at the University of Cape Town in 1997, drawing less than 100 delegates. The presence of key industry role-players was almost non-existent.

But this has changed substantially over the past 21 years.

More than 200 delegates have already confirmed their attendance at SATNAC 2018 and remaining delegate packages are currently very limited. Anyone seeking to attend the conference must complete delegate registration on as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.

The SATNAC event is hosted by Telkom. Diamond sponsors include Huawei, Nokia, Openserve and ZTE while the following companies are also sponsors of the conference: Telkom Consumer and Small Business, BCX, Bidvest, CSG, Saab Grintek, Coriant, Dartcom and Cbi Electric.

“SATNAC allows industry leaders, academia and operators to showcase their applied research in the ICT sector and affords a platform for postgraduate students to highlight their research successes. With so many industry leaders attending SATNAC, the Conference is also an excellent networking platform for the telecoms industry,” says conference chairman and Openserve CEO, Alphonzo Samuels.


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