VueTel Italia at Capacity Middle East

VueTel Italia will participate at the 11th edition of Capacity Middle East, a Capacity Conferences event dedicated to the Middle East market. The appointment, to be held from the 1st to the 3rd of March, is an ideal opportunity for networking and establishing partnerships in a strategic area.

Telecommunications look to the Middle East

The countries of the Middle East, together with Africa, make up one of the geographical areas of greatest interest to telecommunications companies. What makes them interesting is their potential for growth, given that the markets are a long way from saturation point. They are also strategically placed, constituting an effective bridge between Europe, the Mediterranean and Asia. It is no accident that some of the most important submarine cables for data traffic from all over the world pass through the nearby Arabian Peninsula. For this reason Capacity Middle East is now a key event within the international framework of the telecommunications market, which everyone is watching carefully.

Appointment in Dubai

The 11th  edition of the meeting is scheduled be held in Dubai from the 1st to the 3rd of March 2016, and it will be expected the participation of more than 1,400 senior level executives representing more than 430 companies from 85 different countries. The agenda of the event will focus on the “gateway” role that the Middle East plays between the East and the West of the world. About the panels that will take place during the event, the one scheduled for the opening (1st of March, at 11:00) dedicated to the development of the telecommunications wholesale market in the Arabian Peninsula is the most interesting. There will also be an overall analysis of trends in the sector, in particular on the implementation of new technological solutions. For example, one of the meetings planned will be dedicated to the 5G network. All the major telecommunications operators are working to realize this network on a large scale and in close synergy with the main countries of the region. 

ICT&TLC: February events

Five events to add to TLC and ICT sector agendas for the month of February. The Internet of Things is the key player in London at the IoT Tech Expo Europe 2016, while the mobile sector will attend the annual World Congress organized by GSMA in Barcelona. Capacity Magazine is promoting both events: Capacity Caribbean and Capacity Middle East. The Fixed & Mobile Telecom Management Conference in Orlando closes the series.

IoT Tech Expo Europe 2016

London will be the European Capital of the Internet of Things, hosting the “IoT Tech Expo” on the 10th and 11th of February. The international fair aims to analyse the impact of innovations related to the IoT in various industrial sectors: manufacturing, transport, health, logistics, energy and automotive.

Capacity Caribbean

Capacity Caribbean, now in its tenth edition, is the only international event dedicated entirely to this market. Held in San Juan (Puerto Rico) on the 17th and 18th of February, with the participation of more than 25 speakers and more than 110 operators from the sector, representing approximately 30 countries.  The conference will provide an occasion to talk about infrastructural development and digitization and to seal new partnerships.

AOTMP Fixed & Mobile Telecom Management Conference

It is also the tenth edition of the Conference dedicated to managers in the telecommunications sector, scheduled from the 21st to the 25th of February in Orlando. The anniversary will be marked with additional working sessions and round tables for networking.

Mobile World Congress

From the 22nd to the 25th of February, Barcelona will host the Mobile World Congress, organized by GSMA. There will be more than 2,000 companies operating in the sector at the event. During the Congress the Global Mobile Awards for to the best innovations and initiatives in the field of mobile technologies will be presented.

Capacity Middle East

Capacity Middle East, organized by Capacity Conferences, is the largest international fair for carriers dedicated to this part of the world. The event will held in Dubai from the 1st to the 3rd of March. A delegation from VueTel Italia will also participate, with the objective of working on expanding its network of partners, stakeholders and clients in a market that is considered to be strategic.


“Project Isizwe” and the fight against digital divide

The Capacity Africa, which is scheduled in Tanzania for next 8 and 9 September, will host a panel discussion on the digital divide. One of the speakers will be Zahir Khan, COO of “Project Isizwe”, a non-profit organization which works to create free WiFi spaces.

Project Isizwe: WiFi overcomes barriers

Bridging the digital divide to fight the economic and social inequalities. By pursuing this aim, “Project Isizwe”, a non-profit organization which promotes the spread of quality and free WiFi connections in Africa, started its experience in 2012.

The country, although it is one of the richest in the continent, is still experiencing great deficits, mainly in some important sectors such as health, education, information, access to the world of work. New technologies, particularly those based on the use of Internet, could overcome many barriers, but the same digitizing does not concern the entire population equally. In fact a lot of South Africans, especially those of the poorest segments, are cut out on the “network”, because of the lack of infrastructures and the costs which are still too high.  

At this point the work of “Project Isizwe” becomes important; it is a non-profit organization working to support the central and local government structures, by helping them to create public spaces where everyone can have access to a totally free WiFi connection.


The “digital divide” at Capacity Africa

The digital divide, and how to fight it, will be discussed at Capacity Africa, the conference scheduled in Tanzania for next 8 and 9 September. On that occasion, one of the speakers will be Zahir Khan, COO of “Project Isizwe”. According to Khan, the technological gap is mainly an infrastructure problem: the existing ones are not capable of providing a quality service in many African regions, but the implementation of new infrastructures involves prohibitive prices.  

“In my speech I will focus on digital divide”, said the manager, “and how we are working, with free WiFi, to bridge it in the medium term or to make the project feasible in the long term”.

Khan also thinks that the work carried out by “Project Isizwe” is not only useful at social level but it can also be a driving force for the telecommunications business:

“we connect those who are not connected and unlock future markets”.