Featured: Ericsson Discusses Accelerating Africa’s Digital Future at AfricaCom 2020

  • Ericsson experts to highlight the role of connectivity in powering Africa’s digital future
  • Focus on improving connectivity and bridging the digital divide

Ericsson (NASDAQ: ERIC) will discuss its digital transformation and innovation solutions to propel Africa towards the future at AfricaCom, part of Africa Tech Festival, a virtual event taking place from November 9 to 12, 2020.

At the event, Ericsson will focus on the role of connectivity in powering Africa’s digital future and in achieving a positive impact on people’s lives. As part of its keynotes and speaker sessions, Ericsson will cover topics such as how to realize the opportunities of a digitalized Africa, how smarter networks will accelerate Africa’s digital agenda, the progress and prospects of 5G in Africa, and how Artificial Intelligence (AI) and automation creates value across the lifecycle of network operations.

Nora Wahby, President Ericsson for West Africa and Morocco

Ericsson will also host a roundtable about bridging the digital divide by focusing on connectivity for schools and learners. The Giga initiative is a UNICEF and International Telecommunication Union (ITU) initiative to connect every school, which identifies internet access for education as a key enabler for today’s youth.

The unprecedented events of 2020 have brought into focus the critical role that digital infrastructure plays in the functioning of almost every aspect of contemporary society. Africa is home to over a billion people and the population is expected to grow in the coming years. It is also a continent with the most growing economies. ICT is essential for Africa’s development and adequate ICT service deployment and digital connectivity will play a crucial role in achieving economic sustainability in the continent.

Todd Ashton, Vice President and Director Ericsson Eastern and Southern Africa

Ericsson is excited to participate at this year’s AfricaCom to continue setting #AfricaInMotion. Register here for your free pass to join Ericsson’s sessions and roundtable: https://tmt.knect365.com/africacom/

Follow our hashtag #AfricaInMotion for live updates from the event.

Ericsson at AfricaCom 2020

At AfricaCom 2020, Ericsson will present innovative solutions to improve the efficiency of its customers’ network operations, allowing them to focus on new services and technologies, and ultimately improve the experience for the user.

The pre-event bespoke roundtable discussing digital connectivity in schools will be held on the 9th of November.

On the 10th of November, President of Ericsson Middle East and Africa, Fadi Pharaon will set #AfricaInMotion in a keynote speech, followed by a presentation by Ericsson Middle East and Africa’s Head of Networks Chafic Traboulsi.

The latter will focus on ‘5G Progress and Prospects in Africa’ and concluding the day with a workshop focusing on ‘Virtual Leaders in Africa Summit 2020’ by Vice Presidents of Ericsson Middle East and Africa Nora Wahby, Nicolas Blixell and Todd Ashton.

On the final day, Lucky La Ricca, Head of Digital Services in Ericsson Middle East and Africa will speak about ‘Smarter networks accelerating Africa’s digital agenda’.

This will be followed by a presentation by Eva Andrén, Head of Managed Services in Ericsson Middle East and Africa on ‘Applying AI Automation Across the Entire Lifecycle of  Network Operations and concluding the day with a continuation of the workshop on ‘Virtual Leaders in Africa Summit 2020’.

Register here for your free pass to join Ericsson’s sessions and roundtable: https://tmt.knect365.com/africacom/.




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