As preparations for the 2014 edition of the West Africa Telecom Summit & Expo set to hold April 4 in Accra, Ghana, the top level technology gathering has received support from two major technology companies, Mobile World, its organiser has said.
MainOne, the leading provider of innovative telecom services and network solutions for businesses in West Africa has signed on as one of the sponsors, while the award winning software company, Rancard, has also given their support as the anchor for the Mobile VAS forum at the summit.
The event billed to hold at the prestigious Movenpick Hotel in Ghana will play host to key decision makers in the technology sector across West Africa and beyond, who have already signed up, according to Mobile World.
Kofi Dadzie, CEO of Rancard, said that the software company has contributed immensely to the mobile telecoms sector in West Africa and beyond in the last seven years through innovative value added service technology.
”Among our most prominent markets are Nigeria and Ghana thus our keen interest in participating in the West African Telecom Summit”, he adds.
According to him, the summit will provide a platform to enable networking among participants across the industry and afford Rancard the opportunity to share knowledge and to be inspired.
“With this we will continue in our quest to lead the industry in making the mobile experience more social, more friendly for end users (reducing spam), helping telcos drive ARPUs and enabling service providers to engage relevant audiences and improve performance through compelling technology and solutions”, Dadzie says.
Akin Naphtal, CEO, Group Publisher of Mobile World, expressed delight at the new development while also commending the companies for recognising the need to invest in gathering of stakeholders to discussing challenges and opportunities in moving the industry to the next level of expected growth.
The Summit , themed “Consolidating Growth in the Telecom Sector”, which focuses on data explosion, has also attracted speakers of high calibre in the industry with a lot of ICT experts coming in from Nigeria and other west African countries, he adds.