Summit to examine broadband sat\'s relevance in W. Africa

The Global VSAT Forum is organizing the 2nd West Africa Satellite Communications Summit, which aims to determine whether or not broadband satellite makes sense for West Africa.

According to GVF, the Summit program will address all of the mission-critical issues in the global and regional satellite telecom product and service marketplace, particularly as they impact the deployment of state-of-the-art applications and communications solutions across the Anglophone and Francophone nations of West Africa.

Public and private sector organizations will speak about satellite networking and West Africa's road to broadband as well as the dynamics of regulatory change.

Roundtable discussions will also tackle the following topics: IP access and applications, seamless satellite networking, the evolving West African satellite communications access model, satellite-hybrid and satellite pure-play, satellite communications in the oil and gas industries, VoIP, and satellite networking for socio-economic development.