Expanding and Enhancing Mobile Broadband Connectivity
The size, reach and use of mobile technology across Sub-Saharan Africa continues to offer new pathways for governments, industry and civil society leaders to connect the unconnected. But are public and private stakeholders’ ambitions are aligned with the current business and policy environment? And what are the critical success factors necessary to stimulate long-term private investment in telecom and the digital economy across the region?
The launch of the regions first roaming and infrastructure sharing agreement helped address some of the economics of rural deployment but reducing the rural-urban divide still requires a new policy approach. Building on recent success, this session will explore the opportunities for the mobile ecosystem to continue to work with policymakers in creating a fair playing field and ensuring mobile connectivity remains at the forefront of national digital strategies.