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Internet provision in developing nations tops agenda at Broadband World Forum

Experts from across the global telecoms industry met this week at the Broadband World Forum in Paris to discus...


October 27, 2010  


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Experts from across the global telecoms industry met this week at the Broadband World Forum in Paris to discuss strategies for deploying broadband services in developing countries and high growth markets.

 

Case studies from South America, Africa, the Middle East, and Asia were presented to more than 60 industry experts by many of the world’s largest telecoms providers including Telecom Egypt, Telecom Argentina, COMSTAR United TeleSystems, TDM and Zain Kuwait.

 

Tony Brown, principal analyst at Informa Telecoms and Media, chaired the session which opened to a lively debate on the conference room floor following the main presentations.

 

“With a room full of the world’s most forward thinking experts in broadband provision in high growth markets, a progressive discussion was bound to take place,” he said. “The dialogue centred on best practice, and the helps and hindrances currently affecting the provision of broadband in developing economies.”

 

Technical and commercial challenges for the future, and the evolution of mobile broadband were important themes in the presentations and discussions, as well as geographical and socioeconomic constraints impacting on infrastructure expansion, conference organizers said in a release.