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Conference: Broadband as a Video Platform – Strategies for Africa

Columbia University’s Institute for Tele-Information, in partnership with global business and academia, will host the inaugural conference on Broadband as a Video Platform – Strategies for Africa in Lusaka, Zambia, on May 22 and 23, 2012.

This unique event will address the strategies and building blocks for Africa’s deployment and advancement of broadband as a video platform.

Experts from the business, governmental and academic sectors will discuss how investment in broadband for video and related services can improve quality, accessibility and end-user experience in Sub-Saharan Africa.

The discussion topics will include:

  • Video as "green" tech
  • Tele-education and tele-health solutions
  • New media and entertainment services
  • Mobile video innovations
  • ICT policy and governance models
  • Investment opportunities and strategies

The speakers will include infoDev's Dr. Tim Kelly and Dr. Brahima Sanou, Director of the Bureau of Telecommunications Development, International Telecommunications Union, as well as a broad range of experts active in the field – corporate CEOs, researchers, regulators, carriers, financiers and policy-makers. 

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