Telecom Namibia will soon host the Southern African Telecommunication Association (SATA) regional conference, from the 26th – 28th of April 2023 in Swakopmund - Namibia.
The three-day-conference is hosted under the theme: Connecting SADC Regionally and Internationally through ICT Infrastructure and Services, with the aim of sharing experiences on a wide range of topics including technology and infrastructure, policy and strategy for the future of the telecommunications industry.
The conference brings together influential and senior experts in the information and communication technology (ICT) industry from within and outside the SADC region and will serve as a platform to prepare and approve the projects, programmes and budget for the new financial year of the Southern African Telecommunications Association (SATA).
Telecom Namibia Chief Executive Officer, Stanley Shanapinda expressed that Telecom Namibia is honoured to host this conference and he trusts that it will provide an environment that enables progressive conversations.
“Telecom Namibia is truly honoured and excited to host this conference. It will provide a platform for discussions that will drive regional solutions to strengthen economic and social demands of citizens as well as offer improved coordination of capacity network through enhancement of regional and global communications”, he said.
SATA conference is a vital avenue to promote the development of ICTs and telecommunications and it is by far the largest gathering on ICT in the region. Addressing modern era telecommunications challenges and the needs and aspiration of member organisations, will be high on the agenda.
“It is through this ongoing dialogue and engagement that will allow us to stay abreast of developments within the region and globally. Through benchmarking with peers in the region and sharing key learnings, vendors and industry solution providers can compare notes and further improve service delivery to the people of the region. We hope the dicussions will accelerate the transformation of the ICT sector in the Southern African region to be on par with the rest of the world and to exceed the expectations of our respective Governments, corporates, and residential customers”, he further added.
Namibia will take over chairmanship (2023) of the Southern Africa Telecommunications Association (SATA), and will lead the organisation for 12 months, under the leadership of Dr. Stanley Shanapinda, CEO of Telecom Namibia. The expected participants will be from host Namibia and other SADC member States including Angola, Zambia, Mauritius, Zimbabwe, Lesotho, Swaziland, Mozambique, South Africa and Zambia.
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