The ONLY dedicated spectrum management event focussing specifically on the Sub-Sahara region!
The 2015 Sub-Sahara Spectrum Management Conference was part of the Global Spectrum Series - the world’s largest and most comprehensive collection of Spectrum Management policy conferences. It brought together high-level stakeholders and decision makers from throughout Sub-Saharan Africa and beyond to discuss topical issues relating to the management and co-ordination of spectrum policy across the region.
Postal and Telecommunications Regulatory Authority of Zimbabwe, and ATU
Communications Radio Technology Expert
National Communications Secreteriat, Kenya
Spectrum is seen as a crucial part of the strategy for growth and socio-economic development for many developing countries in Sub-Saharan Africa.
As countries increasingly looks to move away from simply following ‘best practice’ allocation models that are seen in more mature Northern hemisphere markets, and instead develop alternative regulatory strategies that better meet local conditions, 2015 is set to be a vital year in shaping the future of how spectrum is managed and allocated throughout the Sub-Sahara region.
Strategically timed to take place a few weeks before the vital CPM-15-2 meeting (at which many of the final decisions on WRC-15 agenda items are scheduled to be taken), and during a period in which countries across the region are finalising many band plan decisions - including their plans for analogue switch off and the allocation of the digital dividend spectrum; The Sub-Sahara Spectrum Management Conference brought together leading experts to look at all the key spectrum management issues for the region. It examined current strategies and priorities, and analysed the technological and regulatory options that are available to regulators and industry in order to maximise the potential that this key natural resource brings, and to fully release the huge potential that it offers in delivering economic growth to the region.
Sessions at the conference focused on:
- WRC-15: Key positions, priorities and agenda items ahead of the conference preparatory meeting
- Meeting the deadline for Analogue Switchoff
- Designing the Digital Dividend
- Connecting Africa - Working together to tackle the digital divide
- Best practice in spectrum awards for an open and competitive market
- Spectrum requirements across the Sub-Sahara region – where do the long term and short term priorities lie?
For further details on the 2016 conference or to discuss how you can become involved in this important event, please contact:
Tel: +44 (0) 2920 783 027