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Panel: Connecting Africa’s mega-cities - rethinking urban networks

10 Sep 2024
KICC Conference Room 2
TowerXchange Meetup Africa

By 2050, Africa is expected to have up to seven megacities with most of the population living in urban environments by 2033. With increasing urbanization combined with growing demand for access to connectivity and new technology, how does urban network design need to change to meet Africa’s urban coverage needs?

  • Are macro towers alone sufficient to support MNO network needs?
  • How does network and RF planning need to change with 4G densification as well as emerging 5G
  • Do towercos need to widen their product offering to remain competitive for urban deployments?
  • Barriers to urban deployment; backhaul and underlying infrastructure
  • Cooperating with city councils, municipalities and regulatory authorities
Speakers
Dorothy Ssemanda, CEO - ATC Uganda
Morenikeji Aniye, Founder & CEO - HOTSPOT NETWORK
Allan Fairbairn, Group Director of Delivery & Business Excellence - HELIOS TOWERS
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