The 10th Global Mobile Broadband Forum hosted by Huawei, with support from industry partners GSMA and GTI, was held on October 15 – 16 in Zurich, Switzerland. Akinwale Goodluck, Head of Sub- Saharan Africa was in attendance and spoke at the event.
The event attracted information and communication technology (ICT) industry leaders and elites from across the world and helped to promote deep interactions and exchanges among global mobile network operators, vertical industry leaders, and partners in the ecosystem.
Huawei and the GSMA SSA signed a Letter Of Intent on a Digitruck Initiative with the GSMA committing to provide the Mobile Internet Skills Training Toolkit (MISTT) Toolkit for deployment. Huawei is keen to deploy Digitruck in other countries if the pilot in Kenya is successful.
“We are delighted to be here particularly to sign the Letter of Intention with Huawei as we collaborate to enhance digital inclusion through provision of skills in order to improve lives and contribute to the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).” He said.
Mr. Akinwale also spoke at the speakers’ corner, participated on a Panel with the ITU and Huawei on the challenges and solutions for digital inclusion.
The discussions at the forum focused on the future of mobile connectivity, including future industry trends from the introduction of 5G, the Internet of Things, and the mobile broadband industry. They also included artificial intelligence, cloud-based virtual and augmented reality, the Internet of Vehicles, and robots.