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THIRD ANNUAL AFRICAN VOIP FORUM 21-23 August 2006, Muson Centre, Victoria Island, Lagos, Nigeria The event offers a high-powered educational opportunity for Africa’s ISPs, telecom operators and corporate VoIP users. The following is a sampleof the rich content: The impact of VoIP on African voice markets; Maximising international connectivity via a virtual service provider; TDMoIP vsVoIP: Which technology is better for your network? Successful revenue generating VoIP deployments in high-growth markets - Lessons from Iraq and Afghanistan For further details, contact Sean Moroney Tel: +44(0)1480-880774 seanm@aitecafrica.com or visit www.aitecafrica.com - 10TH ANNUAL CONTACT CENTRES WORLD AFRICA 28th - 31st August 2006, Sandton Convention Centre, Johannesburg, South Africa Effective strategies for excellence in call centers For further information visit http://www.terrapinn.com/2006/ccwza/ - THE 4TH ANNUAL CTO FORUM 2006 4th – 6th September 2006, London This year’s key focus areas are on realising the socio-economic benefits of mobile communications, policy making to encourage competition, regulating for mobile success, incorporating new technology to aid mobile development and generating the highest possible ARPU. For further information visit the CTO’s website http://www.cto.int/forum06/ - IWEEK 2006 4 - 7 September 2006, Castle, Kyalami in Midrand, Gauteng The event is organised by ISPA and UniForum SA (the .co.za registrars) The programme brings an extensive range of industry experts from across virtually every continent, making this an exciting and extremely worthwhile event to attend. For further information visit http://www.ispa.org.za/iweek/2006/program.shtml - TELECOMS WORLD AFRICA 2006 4 - 8 September 2006, Cape Town, South Africa The event offers a uniquely African perspective and brings together leaders from multiple markets and disciplines to create the ultimate African industry networking experience. Contacts can be made, experiences shared, alliances forged and participants will profit from ideas, information and know-how. For further information visit http://www.terrapinn.com/2006/telecomza - DIGITAL WORLD CONFERENCE 2006 12-13 September 2006, Transcorp Hilton Hotel, Abuja, Nigeria The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), in collaboration with the Growing Businesses Foundation (GBF) and the TT30 Club of Rome will hosting the Digital World Conference 2006. The theme of the forthcoming conference is "ICTs for Education and Development. For further information visit www.ncc.gov.ng - AFRICAN BILLING & TELECOMS REVENUE ASSURANCE FORUM 11th - 15th September 2006m, Southern Sun, Cape Town, South Africa Five focused days of conference and seminar sessions addressing the specific Revenue Management challenges currently being faced by African Telecoms Operators and Service Providers. This forum presents an invaluable opportunity to hear real-world experiences in a series of cutting-edge case studies and workshops led by African, European and American Operators. For more information, please visit the website at http://www.iir-events.com/IIR-Conf/page.aspx?id=2246 - REGIONAL SEMINAR ON BROADBAND WIRELESS ACCESS FOR RURAL AND REMOTE AREAS IN AFRICA 18th-21st September 2006, Yaoundé, Cameroon The seminar will examine the technological, economic and regulatory factors that influence the availability and deployment of wireless broadband services. The event will provide an opportunity for wireless broadband business, technology and regulatory experts to share their knowledge, experience and views on the future of the industry with ITU and hosting administration attendees. For further information visit http://itu.int/ITU-D/imt-2000/BDTActivities.html - 2ND INFRASTRUCTURE PARTNERSHIPS FOR AFRICAN DEVELOPMENT (IPAD) CENTRAL AFRICA 3rd-5th October 2006, Grand Hotel, Kinshasa, Congo Democratic Republic 2nd Infrastructure Partnerships for African Development (iPAD) Central Africa will take place from the 3rd-5th October 2006 at the Grand Hotel, Kinshasa. For further information visit www.ipad-africa.com WEST AFRICAN SATELLITE COMMUNICATIONS SUMMIT 31 October - 2 November 2006, Le Meridien Hotel, Abuja, Nigeria The summit is dedicated to the deployment of satellite and satellite hybrid-based communications solutions across the region of West Africa and will provide an unparalleled networking opportunity for global and regional satellite communications providers to meet with ever-expanding communities of vertical market communications end-users. For further information visit http://www.gvf.org/gvf/events/index.cfm * GSM-3G WORLD SERIES - NORTH AFRICA 8-9 November 2006, Sheraton Tunis Hotel, Tunis, Tunisia "What are the market impacts of additional competition and 3G licensing in North Africa? How can you attract new users to drive forward penetration? And more importantly what plans do your suppliers, clients and competitors have for this region? The 5th GSM>3G North Africa is the one forum in the region vital to manufacturers, application developers, operators and regulators who are active, or seeking to be active, in the North African market. For further information visit www.gsm-3gworldseries.com/northafrica" - 1ST INTERNATIONAL ICT INVESTMENT CONFERENCE FOR AFRICA 14th – 15th November 2006, Tunis, Tunisia. Under the auspices of Secretary General United Nations Conference on Trade & Development (UNCTAD) Regarding sponsorship or delegate attendance, please contact Dan Morrissy in London on +44 207 2871326 or at dmorrissy@i-ep.com