Africa and especially Sub-Saharan Africa has during the past decade witnessed one of the fastest growing markets in mobile communication. This growth is recognized to have played a pivotal role in Africa's socio-ecomic development. It has had a huge impact on residential living patterns; on business networks and models; and on government services and income sources. The mobile industry has contributed more to ecomic growth than in any other comparable region globally introducing invative, broadly used applications. Mobile Development in Sub-Saharan Africa; Telecom Liberalization in Africa; Role of Mobile in Socio-ecomic Development; Mobile Applications in specific sectors; Security in African Mobile; Role of Prepaid in Africa
Prof. Knud Erik SKOUBY is Professor and Director of center for Communication, Media and Information Technologies, Aalborg University-Copenhagen. Has a career as a university teacher and within consultancy since 1972. The working areas have for the last 25 years been within the telecom area focusing on mobile/ wireless: Techno-economic Analyses; Development of mobile/ wireless applications and services: Regulation of telecommunications Project manager and partner in a number of international, European and Danish research projects. Served on a number of public committees within telecom, IT and broadcasting; as a member of boards of professional societies; as a member of organizing boards, evaluation committees and as invited speaker on international conferences; published a number of Danish and international articles, books and conference proceedings in the areas of convergence, mobile/wireless development, telecommunications regulation, technology assessment; demand forecasting and political economy. Board member of the Danish Independent Research Council and the Danish Media Committee. Chair of WGA in Wireless World Research Forum; Special Advisor to GISFI (The Global ICT Standardization Forum for India). Idongesit WILLIAMS is a PhD Fellow and a guest lecturer at Center for Communication Media and Information Technologies (CMI), Aalborg University. He holds a bachelor in Physics, a Master degree in Information Communications and Technology. His research has been specialized on the collaboration of Public and Private Institutions in the development of ICTs. He has published academic papers on Public Private Interplay in developing telecom network infrastructure for rural areas and presented papers at ICT conferences.
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