AfricanBrains Ltd in conjunction with University of Western Cape will host this year’s Innovation African Summit on October 5 to 7.
The summit will focus mainly on the unfulfilled demand for connectivity across Africa.
“Despite booming economic growth across African nations over the past decade, investment in telecommunication and internet connectivity has failed to keep up with demand,” John Glassey, the Managing Director of AfricanBrains Ltd commented.
This roundtable meeting will discuss how to enhance the great bandwidth growth Africa is experiencing and extend it further to consumers.
The summit will bring other technology partners and companies around the globe including Acer, EPSON, Oracle, Samsung and Hewlett-Packard. Universities will also be in attendance to network with the global players in the IT industry.
In attendance will be representatives from various governments from selected African countries. They include Botswana Minister of Education & Skills Development, Hon. Pelonomi Venson-Moiti, Ethiopian Minister of Education, HE Ato Demeke Mekkonen, Tanzania Minister of Education & Vocational Training, Hon. Dr Shukuru Kawambwa and many more others.
Rising African demand for connectivity requires unique solutions, answers that have the potential to be solved in an efficient and unconventional way – by putting providers and politicians on equal footing and looking for synergy, cutting through clichéd bureaucratic red tape and connecting a continent ready for next-level technological and geopolitical growth.
Over the past months, the broadband speeds in Africa have significantly increased. With most countries like Rwanda and Uganda embracing 3G speeds from the telecoms, other countries are looking towards 4G bandwidth.
How Africa is using this great bandwidth is still a concern to many. Countries in the continent have hardly scratched the surface when it comes to IT innovations. This however is swiftly changing with more young innovators entering the space in IT.