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MainOne, CSquared CEOs among speakers at Int’l Telecoms Week



International Telecoms Week - ITW
The CEO of MainOne, Funke Opeke and Group CEO, CSquared, Lanre Kolade are among speakers expected to address the world today at the International Telecoms Week – ITW Africa Panel Session hosted by MainOne and Avanti happening.

Themed “Enabling Africa’s Digital Economy,” discussions will revolve around connectivity infrastructure, demand drivers/digital economy, subsea cable, satellites and market dynamics and more.

The line-up of speakers include:

  1. Funke Opeke – Founder & CEO, MainOne Cable
  2. Artur Mendes – Sales & Marketing Director, Angola Cables
  3. Chris Wood – CEO, West Indian Ocean Cable Company (WIOCC)
  4. Libby Barr – COO – Customer, Avanti Communications
  5. Chris George – Strategic Initiatives,
  6. Lanre Kolade – Group CEO, CSquared
  7. Moderator Patrick Christian – Principal Analyst, TeleGeography

Already, the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has sent a delegation led by the Executive Commissioner, Stakeholder Management, Mr. Sunday Dare.

The Head, Online Media and Special Publication at NCC, Omoniyi Ibietan, in a blog post about ITW writes, “The 12th edition of International Telecoms Week (first in Atlanta), the world’s largest wholesale telecoms event, just opened at the Atrium of Hyatt Regency and Marriott Marquis on Peachtree Street at the heart of Atlanta in the State of Georgia. Some 7000+ delegates from 135+ countries are attending the event featuring over 175 exhibitors and sponsors.

“One of the central issues of discourse is the future of messaging, especially in the context of the emergent Google’s RCS or a new Business Communication Services application.

“It’s interesting and somewhat unsettling the ICT ecosystem”.

International Telecoms Week - ITW

L-r: Olubunmi Bamijoko, Head Strategy and Corporate Performance Monitoring USPF; Chizua Whyte, Head Legal Services USPF; Ayuba Shuaibu, Secretary/Director Universal Service Provision Fund (USPF); Sunday Dare, Executive Commissioner Stakeholder Management NCC; Amina Shehu, Director Zonal Operations NCC; Mohammed Lawan, Head Internal Audit USPF; Abubakar Kurfi, Principal Manager Kano Zonal Office; and Omoniyi Ibietan, Head Online Media and Special Publication NCC at the ongoing 12th International Telecoms Week in Atlanta, Georgia, USA — with Abhishek Sharma.

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