Capacity Media Launch West Africa Connect 2013

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The world’s most trusted telecoms media brand, launch West Africa Connect 2013; the first west African telecoms summit that will unite regional business leaders with international executives, government representatives, regulatory bodies and global investors.

The recent development of competitive submarine cable systems – ACE, GLO 1, MAIN ONE CABLE, SACS and WACS are now bringing greater levels of international capacity to the west coast of Africa, spurring numerous backbone investments and a flurry of activity in regional infrastructure development.

Among the numerous projects currently being spearheaded, VODAFONE WHOLESALE GHANA has widely publicised the company’s plans to expand its footprint into neighbouring landlocked nations. Similarly, the GOVERNMENT OF GUINEA is championing an ambitious $350 million project for the construction of a national fibre optic backbone.

The emerging strategic wholesale opportunities in the region have not gone unnoticed in the international carrier community with operators like ETISALAT, ORANGE and MAROC TELECOM actively investing in the market.

Globally respected telecoms media brand Capacity Media is also investing in the region, developing the first edition of the West Africa Connect 2013 executive summit, taking place on the 16 & 17 April 2013 in Dakar. This first event will be an important step for the development of wholesale telecoms in west Africa, by uniting the influential executives who are crucial for driving growth in the market. Regional challenges and opportunities will be brought to the foreground, whilst methods for promoting industry collaboration will be debated. Business leaders will also begin negotiations with the wider international community, encouraging new business and market growth.

Discussing the launch of West Africa Connect 2013, Ros Irving, CEO of CAPACITY MEDIA commented “In the last few years there has been significant developments in the West African wholesale telecoms market and the industry has voiced a need for a neutral regional meeting to discuss market challenges and how best to encourage growth. As producers of the globally acclaimed International Telecoms Week (ITW) and the established Capacity Africa event that is now in its 7th year, our company is well positioned in the market to develop an event that will connect the right people in the industry and actively contribute to the development of wholesale telecoms in the region.” Participation has already been confirmed from leading executives at AT&T, BHARTI AIRTEL, BT, BICS, ETISALAT, EXPRESSO TELECOM, GOOGLE, LIBTELCO, MAURITEL GROUPE, SONITEL, TOGO TELECOM, VODAFONE, and Telecommunications Ministers from SENEGAL and GUINEA CONARKY among others.

For more information on West Africa Connect 2013 (16 & 17 April 2013, Dakar) please contact Katie Anderson, Conference Producer at Katie.anderson(at)capacitymedia(dot)com or call +44 0-207-779-7290

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