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- REGIONAL REGULATORY SYMPOSIUM

30th October – 2 November 2006, KIST, Kigali, Rwanda

Regulators are creations of statute. They have policy objectives to fulfil. However, in the execution of their mandates, they face many challenges, both internal (to themselves) and external. At times these challenges compromise their effectiveness. Regulators need to stay focused on their objectives and manage their environment in order to maintain control of the development in the sector and win the support and respect of all the key stakeholders they serve.

This symposium brings together Policymakers, Regulators and Operators to exchange ideas on how they can be effective and respond to challenges they face on a day-to-day basis.

arms@rwanda1.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.

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.

www.gsm-3gworldseries.com/northafrica

- 1ST INTERNATIONAL ICT INVESTMENT CONFERENCE FOR AFRICA

14th – 15th November 2006, Tunis, Tunisia.

dmorrissy@i-ep.com

- BROADBAND SUMMIT 2007

26-27 February 2007, Southern Sun, Grayston, South Africa

South Africa faces a huge broadband demand, from all sides. However, the broadband access media and business strategies in South Africa still do not resemble the international standards. In order to reach these standards you as ISPs, mobile and/or fixed operators, need to assess the current and future potential of the African broadband market.

http://www.iir-conferences.co.za/eventInfo.php?e=1202

- SMB ROADSHOW 2007 - MIDDLE EAST AND AFRICA

26th March 2007, Nile Hilton, Cairo, Egypt.

IDC's SMB Roadshow provides a comprehensive and trustworthy platform for discussing strategic IT issues directly impacting the SMB sector. Debate led by recognised experts and based on best practices and sound technology analysis provide objective and critical insights required by leaders in this sector. This event will target IT decision makers - by vertical industry sector - within SMBs across the region.

http://www.idc-cema.com/events/smbeg07

- eLEARNING AFRICA 2007

28-30th May 2007, Kenyatta International Conference Centre, Nairobi, Kenya

The subject is Building Infrastructures and Capacities to Reach out to the Whole of Africa, reflecting the significant efforts of African countries to set up their national and regional ICT infrastructures to create access to education, training and services for all.

www.icwe.net