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* 2009 3G CDMA MIDDLE EAST AND AFRICA REGIONAL CONFERENCE

18-20 March 2009, Pavilion Centre, Cape Town, South Africa

Under the theme “Empowering Communities with 3G CDMA", operators will be talking about their challenges and success. One will present a case study on enabling mobile payments, another on tapping into Africa's broadband backhaul network, one on ways to increase ARPU with EV-DO Rev. A broadband services and another on monetizing (the economics of) low-ARPU 1X subscribers, amongst other.

On the Friday there is a course on Backhaul Dimensioning and one on Lessons learned from EV-DO deployments in the Middle East and Africa

http://www.3gafrica.org/graphical/CDMA-Evolution-in-Africa-Registration.asp

* TELECOMS FRAUD AND RISK

23rd-26th March 2009 Hilton London Tower Bridge, London, UK

http://www.iir-events.com/IIR-Conf/page.aspx?id=17135

* 3RD ANNUAL AFRICAN E-GOV FORUM

24-26 March 2009, Kigali, Rwanda

The CTO is honoured that this year the Ministry of Science and Technology, Rwanda will be hosting the 3rd Annual African e-Gov Forum. Join key ICT stakeholders in the region, including Ministers of technology, heads of e-Gov projects, civil society leaders and representatives from IT organisations; mobile operators; infrastructure providers; foundations; development and donor agencies to discuss current issues and witness success stories on e-Gov in Africa.

www.cto.int

* 1ST EURO-AFRICA COOPERATION FORUM ON ICT RESEARCH

25-26 March 2009, Brussels, Belgium

For the first time in Europe, sub-Saharan African and European policy-makers and research organisations are being brought together to address the development of research collaborative projects in the ICT field. This 2-day event is co-organised by the European Commission (EC Directorate-General Information Society and Media) and the African Union Commission (AUC) with the support of the EuroAfriCa-ICT project, a FP7 coordination and support action aiming at enhancing ICT research cooperation between Europe and sub-Saharan Africa.

http://euroafrica-ict.org/events/forum.php or email at forum@euroafrica-ict.org

*THE WORLD WIDE WEB CONSORTIUM

1-2 April 2009, Maputo, Mozambique

http://www.w3.org/2008/10/MW4D_WS/

* AFTLD ANNUAL EVENT

13-17 April 2009, Arusha, Tanzania

Under the theme "Securing Africa’s Internet Infrastructure”, the AfTLD annual African ccTLD event for 2009 will include a detailed three (3) day technical training workshop on Attack/Disaster Contingency and Recovery Planning(A/DCRP) for technical managers and staff of ccTLDs. AfTLD. The event is jointly organized and generously hosted by the Tanzania Communications Regulatory Authority (TCRA) and the Tanzania Network Information Centre (.tzNIC).

http://www.aftld.org