Spectrum policy plays a fundamental role in the telecommunications sector in Africa. For that reason, Sub-Saharan countries have decided on an annual conference to discuss policies to put in place for a better spectrum management. This conference is in its third edition.
The 3rd annual Sub-Saharan Frequency Spectrum Management Conference will be held in Kenya from March 2017 ,10-9 respectively. This is the third year that Frequency Spectrum stakeholders have come together to discuss frequency issues in sub-Saharan Africa. The event will bring together several key participants, namely: regulatory agencies in charge of spectrum management and equipment manufacturers for them to take into account the various restrictions to comply with while manufacturing their equipment. It is a high-level platform to discuss topical issues relating to the management and coordination of spectrum allocation policy in the relevant countries.
The points that will be addressed during this edition are as follows:
â€¢ Connectivity of Africa
â€¢ The future of 700MHz and 800MHz bands
â€¢ 5G technology
â€¢ Agenda of the World Radio-communications Conference (WRC19-)
This Conference is organized jointly by the International Telecommunications Union (ITU) with the support of the African Telecommunications Union (UAT) and the African Union Commission (AUC). The Conference is part of the World Spectrum Management series, the worldâ€ºs best collection of regional conferences on spectrum management. The last edition was held in Senegal in 2016. The purpose of the event is to provide a platform to discuss burning issues pertaining to the management and allocation of the frequency spectrum in the relevant countries.
Seeing all these countries come together to discuss spectrum management issues shows a real desire to carry out common and concrete actions for a better allocation of frequencies.