C2C ‘Connect to Connect’

7th -8th September 2022

Serena Hotel – Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania

Extensia in partnership with The Ministry of Information, Communication and Information Technology, The Tanzanian Information and Communication Technology Commission and other key stakeholders are pleased to announce the 6th annual C2C Summit due to be held in Tanzania between the 7th and 8th of September 2022.

We are inviting up to 250 VIPs including Ministers/ Policy Makers, Regulators, Service Providers, Investors and Solution Providers to join us in driving Africa’s connectivity agenda, linking up national broadband agendas to drive country to country broadband connectivity across Africa, from Coast to Coast. Linking land-locked countries with the under-sea cables along the coasts of Africa.

We will assess alignment of National Development Agendas with Regional Connectivity Initiatives across Africa. We have developed a diverse agenda to include:

  • Country 2 Citizen connectivity
  • City 2 City connectivity
  • Country 2 Country connectivity
  • Connecting Rural Communities
  • National Infrastructure Strategies
  • Network Diversity
  • High Throughput Networks
  • Life in the Cloud
  • Data Centers

The real benefit of the summit will come from the workshops, Keynotes, panel discussions and solution finding scenarios. As with all Extensia events, the summit will be about making business happen and enabling clearly defined decision making to drive the continental connectivity agenda.


Agenda

This is an exciting time for interconnectivity. The Summit brings together the leaders of the Telecoms and ICT Market

DAY 1


8:00 – 9:00

REGISTRATION & NETWORKING


9:00 – 10:30

WELCOME & OPENING CEREMONY

WELCOME CEO Extensia

National ICT Maturity Insights UN Agency

Welcome Headline Sponsor ( TBA)

Welcome, Conference Programme Sponsor ( TBA)

DG- TCRA

Keynote Opening National Objectives and Priorities – Minister – Ministry of Communication Information Technology Tanzania


10:30 – 11:00

NETWORKING BREAK – PHOTO OPPORTUNITY


11:00 – 11:20

Country 2 Citizen connectivity- Keynote Speech

There is no, one size fits all in a national connectivity agenda. Each country in Africa has a unique terrain, population spread and GDP and all of these factors affect the nature of the national infrastructure. Looking beyond technology, this session looks at key policy and regulatory success factors in those countries leading ICT maturity rankings


11:20 – 11:35

City 2 City connectivity – Keynote Speech

Backbone networks are the arterial flow for communications. Large investments in national fiber development is a huge undertaking but essential in supporting all other communication infrastructures. We take a look at how NICTBB in Tanzania has addressed this important need to support the development of Tanzania’s ICT ecosystem


11:35 – 12:15

Country 2 Country connectivity – Panel

There are many hurdles to cross when connecting country to country but the rewards are generous. There are 17 landlocked countries in Africa, dependent on their coastal neighbors for access to under-sea cables and the global high speed/ high capacity internet. This panel reviews progress and looks into the future to see how and where collaboration between countries is working best


12:15 – 12:30

Continent 2 Continent – Fireside Chat

By the end of 2019, among the 37 countries that have at least one subsea cable landing, 11 countries have only 1 subsea cable, 10 countries have 2 subsea cables, 6 have 3 subsea cables, and 10 have more than 3. This session reviews progress and discusses the implications of a more connected Continent


12:30 – 12:45

Presentations SOLUTION SHOWCASES

Short presentations from attending vendors and solution providers, showcasing solutions


12:45 – 14:00

NETWORKING LUNCH


14:00 – 14:45

Infrastructure Outsourcing – Panel

The cost of installing passive infrastructure, to enable the hosting of the active equipment needed to deliver connectivity, is a bottle-neck in the acceleration of network deployment. Towercos, Infracos, Netcos and colocation DCs provide an answer but what are their criteria for investment?


14:45 – 15:00

Licensing and Regulation – Keynote

Often cited as a key factor in enticing FDI. What are the key regulatory factors that give investors comfort to invest in a market? How are regulators keeping pace with the services enabled by ICT and the natural cross-overs with banking, broadcasting and national security?


15:00 – 15:30

NETWORKING


15:30 – 16:30

Evolving the Ecosystem – Panel and showcase

Operators need customers. Whilst direct business is great, sometimes a more innovative approach provides opportunities to expand the ecosystem whilst supporting those existing first movers. Virtual network operators open up the market for entrepreneurs to expand the customer base of incumbent operators, provide focused services for clients and opens the door for entrepreneurs to enter the market without CAPEX limitations.


16:30 – 17:00

Connected Tanzania – Keynote

An insight into how the government of Tanzania is supporting the growth of national connectivity while also looking to providing access to international connectivity to neighboring countries


Day 2


09:30

Networking


10:00 – 10:45

High Throughput Networks – Panel

Demand for high speed and high capacity infrastructure is constantly evolving and growing exponentially. We explore strategies and use cases and the latest advances in high throughput connectivity


10:45 – 11:00

Life in the Cloud – Keynote

Services offered in the cloud reduce CAPEX and move it to OPEX and ‘As a Service’ business models. This is a great way to accelerate access and lowering barriers to entry but issues around security, data sovereignty and reliance on long distance networks persist. We explore the pros and cons


11:00 – 11:45

Connecting Rural Communities – Panel

Over 50% of African communities are considered rural. Economic viability of connecting sparse rural populations is notoriously difficult but new business models are emerging to solve this dilemma. We explore the technologies and strategies that are enjoying the greatest impact.


11:45 – 12:15

NETWORKING BREAK


12:15 – 13:00

Network Diversity – Panel

Fiber, Satellite, Mobile or Wireless? Each has pros and cons, each is better in one environment and another technology better in a different environment. We explore the virtues of each and how they can be successfully integrated to optimize performance.


13:00 – 13:15

Powering the Networks – Keynote

Reliable and affordable energy is a critical factor in telecom networks. What options are available to operators suffering with ageing diesel generators and an unreliable grid?


13:15 – 14:30

NETWORKING LUNCH


14:30 – 15:15

 National Infrastructure Strategies

How can governments accelerate national networks. Are governments themselves the best people to build or should they be looking for innovative ways to encourage private sector participation?


15:15 – 16:00

Connected Tanzania Part 2

A continuation of the insight into how the government of Tanzania is developing national agendas and regional initiatives


16:00

CLOSING CEREMONY



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