CAPE TOWN, South Africa, April 12, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- The mobile data segment in sub-Saharan Africa has been booming over the last two years. This is due to a combination of factors including the saturation of voice markets in many countries, the landing of submarine cables, recognition of ICT as an economic enabler and the rise of a new middle class.


In order to meet the growing demand, mobile operators and regulatory bodies are working together to facilitate the development of the telecommunications sector, especially with regards to the licensing and deployment of infrastructure.

To offer decision makers a clear perspective on the growth of the backhaul infrastructure market in sub-Saharan Africa, Frost Sullivan will be hosting an online analyst briefing on Tuesday 20 April 2010 at 2:00pm BST/ 3:00pm CAT. This session will look at the developments in key African countries, the main trends shaping the future of this segment and will benefit mobile operators and vendors involved in the deployment of backhaul infrastructure.

The telecommunications market in sub-Saharan Africa is changing, and the need to bring basic services to people living in the most remote areas is long overdue, says Frost Sullivan ICT analyst Silvia Hirano Venter. The public and private sectors will have to work closely together to guarantee that the infrastructure is adequate to support this ever-growing demand.

To participate in this briefing, please email Patrick Cairns at with the following information: your full name, company name, title, telephone number, e-mail, address, company website and country. Upon receipt of the above information, a registration link will be e-mailed to you. You may also register to receive a recorded version of the briefing at anytime by submitting the aforementioned contact details.

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