Africa’s telecommunications growthpotential is reportedly unmatched. Safaricom CEO Bob Collymore is one of theattendees at the NGT summit in Nairobi.(Images: TechCentral)MEDIA CONTACTS • Will AustinDirector, Summit Business NGT Africa+44 2920 729 300Shamin ChibbaThe African continent’s telecommunications industry has enormous potential for growth. And senior level executives from major corporates around the world are getting a taste of just how massive the African market is, at the Next Generation Telecoms (NGT) Africa Summit in Nairobi, Kenya.The event, hosted by events company GDS International, takes place at the Windsor Golf Hotel and Country Club from 25 to 27 January.According to the NGT website, the summit provides an opportunity for senior level executives to network and examine their technology and management objectives. Delegates participate in a number of workshops, where they discuss issues such as the fixed network and its ongoing role in Africa; mobile data in Africa; mobile infrastructure; and the evolving telecoms landscape.The executives meet with 50 of their peers in one-on-one meetings and roundtable discussions, making the NGT Summit the biggest gathering of senior telecommunications executives on the continent.Some of the attendees include South African mobile provider Vodacom’s executive director Vuyani Jarana; Lebanon-based Comium Group’s founder and CEO Nizar Dalloul; vice president of Emerging Markets Network and IT France Telecom Patrick Puges; Bob Collymore, CEO of Kenyan mobile operator Safaricom; and GVP of International Telecoms & Networking, Chris Lewis.Broadband growth stuttering, but will recoverAccording to the organisers of the summit, Africa has enormous potential for growth as it has become the fastest growing telecoms market in the world. Between 2001 and 2007 the industry grew by 49.3% with a total investment of US$18-billion (R123-billion).Despite such growth, Africa still lags behind the rest of the world when it comes to broadband technology. Its slow development is one of the major topics of discussion at the summit. Secretary-general of the International Telecommunications Union (ITU) Dr Hamadoun Touré believes that access to broadband is the key to the continent’s advancement.“Even with such high growth rates, access to broadband is still low. Access to high speed Internet is essential to using and fully harnessing the potential of the internet. We need to focus on creating unprecedented opportunities for positive change,” said Touré.A report by IT Web in October 2010 indicated that broadband usage, though low, is growing rapidly in Africa. MD of 4G communications company Alvarion, Winston Smith, said that African broadband subscribers would reach 19-million by 2014.“According to an ITU report, for every 100 inhabitants in Africa, 32 have mobile subscriptions while in other developing regions, the ratio is 49 in every 100. For the rest of the world, for every 100 people, 59 have mobile subscriptions,” said Smith.Buit he remained optimistic that growth on the continent could surpass other regions because of the influx of new entrants as well as content [email protected]
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Source: Rex The launch of the review could prove to be Michael Gove’s swansong at DefraToday’s news that Henry Dimbleby will lead a government review of the food sector will be music to the ears of those who have criticised Michael Gove for ‘taking the F out of Defra’.Gove has been taken to task on a regular basis during the past two years over his department’s perceived lack of interest in the food bit of his department.And while Defra under his watch has admirably led the way in reducing plastic use – banning microbeads, launching a 25-year environment plan and pushing forward with a new clean air strategy – there have been fewer policy successes on the food side. But in what could be his swansong ahead of a cabinet reshuffle by a new prime minister next month, there appeared to be universal praise for today’s announcement of a review into England’s food system to make it “fit for the 21st century”. Even arch critics such as City University’s Professor Tim Lang welcomed the “good news”.Dimbleby will investigate the entire food system, from field to fork, as part of work to formulate a “trailblazing” national food strategy for England.“There are urgent challenges with which we must grapple,” he said. “Populations are growing, diet-related conditions are harming the lives of millions, and climate change is altering what our land will yield.”Dimbleby has been busily working behind the scenes on this plan for several months in a bid to bring around some outspoken critics of Defra’s previous stance on the future of the food sector.The restaurateur’s (and Gove’s) aim was to deliver “safe, healthy, affordable food, regardless of where people live or how much they earn”, Defra said today.But after a series of false starts during the past 20 years, can Defra really deliver on a new food strategy this time?Despite the department’s grandiose claim this was the “first major review of the UK food system in 75 years”, the food industry has witnessed a litany of policy failures ranging all the way from the Curry Commission in 2002, Food Matters in 2008, Food 2030 in 2010 and the 25-year Food & Farming Plan last year.’Forgive me if I sound a note of caution – because we have been here before,’ Coca-Cola European Partners’ communications VP (and former editor of The Grocer) Julian Hunt wrote on LinkedIn this morning.All of these initiatives were “excellent attempts to create a vision of success”, he wrote. But they either ran out of steam or were abandoned by ministers.With Brexit still mired in uncertainty and British politics showing no sign of returning to normality, the food sector will be praying any change in leadership at Defra does not hinder this latest attempt at reform.As NFU president Minette Batters said: “It’s crucial this strategy delivers for everyone.” As a starting point, it’s crucial this review actually delivers its findings, full-stop. Because the enormous challenges facing the industry, from Brexit to obesity to climate change and much more, are not going away any time soon.