SA’s Telecoms Network Conference Explores Changing Face of Telcos

“SATNAC has definitely grown in leaps and bounds over the years and enjoys interest due to its unique combination of academia, ICT sector thought leaders and media.”

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Southern Africa Telecommunication Networks and Applications Conference (SATNAC), takes place on 1 – 4 September 2019 at Fairmont Zimbali Resort in Ballito, Durban.

The country’s premier ICT conference will examine the changing requirements of the telecommunication sector and the country’s infrastructure needs to meet these changing requirements.

According to conference chairman, Alphonzo Samuels, CEO of Openserve, South Africa’s leading wholesale infrastructure connectivity provider, South Africa has seen unprecedented growth in data usage with most South Africans accessing this data through some form of a mobile device.

“We must ensure that telecommunication companies have the networks, mechanisms and systems to deal with this changing world,” says Samuels.

The conference line-up includes leading researchers and leaders of industry working in this area, such as Alibaba and cloud service provider, Globetom.

“The changes in telcos requires investment in high-value skills, technology, and advanced ICT infrastructure,” continued Samuels.

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.

The 400 SATNAC delegates include personnel from Centres of Excellence housed at various universities around the country. These Centres of Excellence make up the largest coordinated research programme in the country.

To register and for more information go to www.satnac.org.za as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.

“SATNAC has definitely grown in leaps and bounds over the years and enjoys interest due to its unique combination of academia, ICT sector thought leaders and media,” Samuels concludes.

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