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Telecom hosts network conference

Special Advisor to the Ministry of Information and Communication Technology Mvula ya Nangolo surrounded by delegates who attended the SNO conference. (Photograph by Melba Chipepo).

Special Advisor to the Ministry of Information and Communication Technology Mvula ya Nangolo surrounded by delegates who attended the SNO conference. (Photograph by Melba Chipepo).

Telecom Namibia this week played host to the 7th Africa Service and Networks Operators (SNO) conference to share information on an international scale as the SNO has a direct impact on changing or implementing new ITU recommendations that apply to network and service management.
The International Telecommunications Union (ITU’s) latest ICT Facts and Figures Reports show that Household Internet penetration often considered the most important measure of internet access continues to rise. By the end of 2013, the ITU estimates that 41% of the world’s households will be connected to the internet.
“Over the past four years, households access has grown fastest in Africa, with an annual growth rate of 27%. Despite a positive general trend internet penetration in Africa is estimated at only 16% of the population. Therefore the issue of telecoms development in Africa must be of concern to our region that is the least connected in the world. With its principle of cooperation, Southern Africa Telecommunications Association (SATA) presents enormous opportunities among telecommunications operators and other ICT stakeholders to further consolidate and strengthen their linkages and synergies through networking and knowledge sharing for the development of Africa’s ICT sector” said Special Advisor to the Ministry of Information and Communication Technology Mvula ya Nangolo.

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