Lagos to host African VoIP Forum

By   |  May 29, 2006

Lagos, Nigeria, is to host the third annual African VoIP Forum from 31 July to 3 August. The event is being hosted by Aitec Africa and ICT magazine, IT Edge.

Aitec’s Sean Moroney says “the third African Forum on Internet telephony is a unique opportunity for telecommunication operators, ISPs and corporate users to learn more about this exciting new development in communications: Voice over Internet Protocol, or VoIP. By transmitting phone calls over the world-wide Internet infrastructure, costs are dramatically reduced offering a major opportunity for Nigeria and its neighbours to introduce competitive phone charges.”

The event is being held under the auspices of the Nigerian Communications Commission

Key topics at the conference will include: The impact of VoIP as a driving force behind the African telecommunications sector; VoIP: A bridge for the communication gap; A case for African VoIP networks; Regulatory battles: Users are the losers; and Africa’s VoIP regulatory mix.

Four specialised training workshops will be held as part of the forum including an interactive workshop for corporate users which will provide a detailed introduction to VoIP.

The second workshop will be cater to ISPs & telecom operators and will focus on international VoIP links

Dr Gillian Marcelle of South Africa’s Technology for Development will lead a workshop on “progressive VoIP regulation” and Balancing Act’s Russell Southwood will chair a work shop on survival strategies for ISPs and cyber cafes.

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