Africa’s connectivity gap: Extending connectivity across Africa to unlock growth and opportunities.
Satellite Connectivity is one of the key areas in bringing connectivity to underserved areas. Shifting from delivering TV & Video to becoming ISP's, this sector is in for massive change.
Many in Africa, especially those in rural and ultra- rural areas, have missed out for too long now. Limited connectivity has meant that the majority cannot experience even the basic connectivity that the population in towns and cities now take for granted. In many cases mobile connectivity has limited rural reach and can barely meet the growing demand.
Current challenges due to the Covid-19 situation and its impacts have shown the importance of connectivity for growth and stability. TechAfrica News, together with SES, will explore how this is changing and how they, and we, can unlock opportunities and continue to connect Africa.
Chris is an experienced executive with thirty years experience in International Business Development in both sales and marketing. He has been active in the IPTV/OTT sector for more than twenty years with responsibilities in sales and business development worldwide. Lately his focus was on developing the Middle East and Africa area.
Fixed Data Africa
With over 15 years of sales and marketing experience and more than a decade working in the field of Satellite Communications in Africa, Caroline is responsible for SES Networks business throughout Africa. For SES Networks, Caroline plays a key role in developing new markets and maintaining customer relationships within Africa.
Strategy & Market Intelligence
Deepu Pillai works at the Strategy and Market Intelligence department of SES focusing on the Data Network business. Deepu comes from a strong analysis and consulting background at Paris-based Euroconsult where he was instrumental in authoring market-leading & widely published reports on the HTS, fixed, mobile backhaul, and government satellite markets.