With mobile subscriptions set to reach 1.13 billion by 2017, LTE will play a crucial role in this huge growth market so now is the time to set LTE strategies in Africa. Building upon the huge growth potential of 4G in Africa, the LTE World Series is launching Africa's first dedicated LTE event - LTE Africa on 16-17 July 2013 in South Africa. The conference is now calling on papers.
LTE is rapidly gaining momentum in Africa and is set to drive broadband penetration in the world's fastest growing internet market. LTE Africa 2013 will be the premier forum for African operators to meet, learn, and form crucial business partnerships and for attendees to analyse the impact of future spectrum announcements and devices for these bands, as well as what is needed in order to stay ahead of the game.
The data market in Africa is forecast to see double-digit growth, and as competition intensifies amongst operators on the continent it has never been more important to be ahead.
The two-day conference focuses on the most pressing issues facing LTE uptake in Africa.
Choose to speak on topics including:
Why LTE will be the technology of choice to bring broadband to the masses
Keeping network costs low in regions of low ARPU
Monetising and managing the increase in data traffic
Managing the migration from 2G/3G to LTE
Regulatory considerations for emerging market operators
How are business models transforming in the LTE era?
What is the role of small cells/hetnets in providing the best user experience?
Spectrum management- which bands will be avaiMobile Monetization
Future roaming considerations
Fulfilling the necessity of comprehensive backhaul networks
LTE's potential in vertical markets- healthcare, education, public safety, etc
How will pricing structures differ in various markets?
Analysing the device landscape for LTE networks
Learning the lessons of developed markets/emerging markets with LTE
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