Published on: May 4, 2016
The importance of technology is becoming more apparent for both the telecoms and Information Communication and Technology (ICT) sectors throughout the continent – especially where continued issues in connectivity are still apparent throughout Africa. To this end SES has committed to not only keeping various audiences connected through its satellites which enable over 317 million homes to receive 7200 satellite TV channels (including 2200 HD channels).
“SES has over 30 years of experience in providing high quality video broadcasting services. Our commitment to the sector is not only through our products but also through our training programmes – most notably Elevate which has seen us empower over 5000 candidates with the skills and equipment to improve broadcast services – the training also provides essential skills about how to run your own business,” says SES Ibrahima Guimba-Saidou, Senior Vice President of Commercial Africa. SES’ commitment to the industry is further emphasized through its sponsorship of industry events such as East AfricaCom. Industry events play a vital role in the broader eco-system of our business, as they provide a central place for leaders and decision makers to interact, connect and discuss. They also give those in the industry the opportunity to meet with their colleagues and peers and exchange dialogue to advance their respective areas of expertise.
“Our services change lives on a daily basis, even though an end user may not be aware of the direct impact of SES’ product suite. We encourage all our peers in the industry to attend events such as East AfricaCom where they will be able to meet our team and engage with them meaningfully,” concludes Ibrahima.
This year sees SES sponsor East AfricaCom – which takes place from the 18th to the 19th of May 2016 at the Raddisson Blu Hotel in Nairobi, Kenya. The event started 12 years ago and remains a highlight on the calendar for recognizing the key challenges for rural telecoms, reducing the costs of 3G networks and boosting data usage.
Ensure you secure your meeting with our team representatives at East AfricaCom by booking some time with them – click here to book