The World Wide Web continues to become more worldwide as the African continent is rapidly becoming a hot market for technology companies. There is exponential demand for smartphones in a particular, and for web connections in general. Several companies are getting ready to expand operations there, and a conference to be held on Dubai in April will be key to strategic planning in this endeavor, as Data Center Dynamics Middle East expands its focus to Africa.
In the past challenging conditions have made corporations avoid the continent. However home grown data centers in the Middle East and now in Africa, are growing rapidly as telecom companies and financial institutions are offering more investments there.
Seven key markets in Africa and the Middle East are already set to attend the Madinat Jumeirah in Dubai in April
Especially in east Africa, there is exploding demand. Companies like Google, Amazon, Akamai, rely on low latency high performance access to deliver their services. The growth of smartphone usage alone is causing a flurry of development as all the communications companies want to take part in this largely untapped market.
South Africa already has some facilities, and MainOne recently launched a large facility in Nigeria. While there is still a lot to do, the pieces seem to be in place to lower costs for providers and for users. Those putting on the conference call the African market vast.
Dubai, and the UAE as well, have evolved as a key point of trade, making the connection from Africa to Asian and European electronic companies more feasible. The conference in April will highlight those opportunities, and companies can more clearly see what each other is doing, and get even more ideas on expanding the market.
The Liquid Telecoms company has already announced plans for an undersea cable from the Middle East to Africa, to be put in late in 2016, which will expand possibilities even more. Growth like this and other investments, will open up the opportunities to expand more easily into the continent.
The DCD Converged Middle East and Africa conference is unique in that it will connect carries, data center operators, cloud providers and others. They will have debates and discussions on how to overcome obstacles and challenges to hooking Africa up to the electronic world more effectively.
While the event is scheduled to lasts just one day, there are 36 speakers and 22 sessions planned. There are three main halls for the conference, and several of the sessions will be happening at one time, so attendees may have some tough choices.
The day will begin with a discussion of building the infrastructure to expand the market for electronic communication, and the Internet, into Africa. The Middle East, specifically Dubai, will also be discussed as the key player as the point of contact between Africa and the rest of the world.
At the end of the day there will be a panel discussion of the best projects and innovations that are going on in the region. While most of the session will address the issues to be faced, the last session will showcase what has already been done and progress currently being made.
Several companies are getting ready to expand operations there, and a conference to be held on Dubai in April will be key to strategic planning in this endeavor, as Data Center Dynamics Middle East expands its focus to Africa.
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