Second Ghana Telecom Summit and Awards set for April 2012

The second edition of the Ghana Telecom Summit (GTS) will be held April 12  to 13, 2012.

This year’s summit and awards, scheduled to take place at the Movenpick Ambassador Hotel in Accra, would be the largest and most prestigious gathering of telecom stakeholders, and promises to consolidate gains in ICT and telecommunications in Ghana.

A statement from summit and award organiser, MobileWorld Magazine said the theme for this year’s summit is -Consolidating the Growth in the ICT Industry.

Group publisher of MobileWorld Magazine, Mr Akin Naphtal was quoted as saying preparation for the summit has kicked off and it promises to deliver thought-provoking insights from the prime movers of the industry.

He said the summit would offer the chance to hear and network with the telecoms industry players in a structured atmosphere.

Mr. Naphtal said the platform will provide an understanding of the dynamics that propel the industry and forecast future trends and expected developments.

“Investments in Ghana’s telecoms industry is worth $1.1 trillion according to the World Bank, and a summit like this will further show commitment to tackle current challenges and develop other potential opportunities for growth in areas of broadband deployment,” he said.

Mr. Naphtal said the summit would also discuss number portability issues, simcard registration and various regulatory issues affecting the industry.

He noted that Ghana was currently among the top 10 countries to rule Africa’s ICT sector in the next five years and there was no better way to consolidate this than being a part of the Ghana Telecom Summit 2012.

By Samuel Dowuona

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