Products and services to go on show at WATSE 2015
Telecoms operators, smartphone companies, ICT service companies and other allied companies will showcase and demonstrate their products and services in a grand exhibition at this year’s West Africa Telecom Summit and Expo (WATSE 2015), to be held on 21 – 22 May at Movenpick Ambassador Hotel in Ghana’s capital city, Accra.
Now in its second year, WATSE, a gathering of stakeholders interested in pushing the frontiers of the dynamic telecoms market in the West Africa region, is also bound to provide the much needed platform to discuss solutions that will facilitate social and economic development.
The Summit which has been themed Broadband: Driving Economic Growth In West Africa, will address some topical issues across the region. There will be a focus on dynamics, forecasts, future trends & expected developments in the industry.
Mr. Akin Napthal, the Group CEO & Publisher of MobileWorld magazine, said in a statement announcing the 2015 edition of WATSE, that broadband networks have indeed profoundly changed the socio-economic climate in the sub-region. However, the broadband divide in Africa is still wide compared to the rest of the world.
“While sub-Saharan Africa has been very successful in increasing access to basic voice communications, and Africa’s rapid adoption of the mobile phone is quickly closing the ’digital divide’ in voice services, the broadband access gap between the region and the rest of the world is getting wider. WATSE 2015 will provide a compelling environment to discuss broadband as the new frontier for economic growth in West Africa,” he said.
Seasoned speakers and experts will at this year’s summit deliberate on the landscape of the telecommunications industry and critical industry related topics and trends currently affecting the telecommunications development.
The summit will also deliver thought-provoking insights from the prime movers of the industry and give delegates the opportunity to hear and network with them in a structured atmosphere of panel discussion.