The 4th Annual Sub-Sahara Spectrum Management Conference was held in Gaborone, Botswana from 27-28 May 2019. The GSMA was part of 254 delegates in attendance from 49 different countries.
The GSMA utilized the speaking opportunities to advance industry positions and share perspectives on Mobile Industry priorities at the upcoming WRC-19, as well as the key enablers for connecting rural communities in Africa.
The Forum was held alongside the launch of the ‘Policy and Regulation Initiative for Digital Africa (PRIDA), an initiative – funded by the European Union – with the objective of promoting efficient and harmonized spectrum utilization, and foster universally
accessible, affordable and effective wireless broadband across the continent.
The GSMA will be exploring partnerships with the ITU Regional office for Africa with a view to participating in executing PRIDA initiative, and with the African Union Commission towards designing a 5G Strategy for Africa.