Airtel Kenya and National Bank of Kenya (NBK) executives are among industry experts lined up to share their insights and perspectives at the forthcoming MVNOs Industry Summit Africa 2016 scheduled for South Africa in July.
Bernard Muteti, Airtel Kenya’s Director in charge of Enterprise & Wholesale Business and Kevin Marisia Amateshe, Innovation and Digital Strategies Manager at National Bank Kenya (NBK) will both will present on the latest opportunities in the Kenyan market during the Summit which runs from July 6 – 7 in Johannesburg.
The two-day event, being organised by Informa for the fourth year, builds on the successes of Africacom and MVNOs World Congress.
It comes at time when the African MVNO is building up with new MVNO launches across the continent. Among these are Finserve Africa (part of Equity Bank Group which operates the ‘Equitel’ brand); South Africa’s MVNO FNB Connect which started offering LTE connectivity recently and supports coverage in Gauteng, the Western Cape and KwaZulu-Natal; Cape Town-based radio station, Bok Radio, which recently launched an MVNO called BokSel which uses both Cell C network as well as Vodacom’s infrastructure; Tunisia’s Lycamobile which says that its SIM cards are available nationwide, via branches of supermarket chains Carrefour and Geant; and Virgin Mobile Middle East and Africa (VMMEA) which has proposed an initial public offering (IPO) as it seeks to ramp up its regional expansion plans.
Other execs expected at the event are Shadrack Palmer, Chief Commercial Officer, First National Bank, South Africa who will pick the company’s ‘Most Innovative MVNO’ which it won at 4th MVNO Awards at the 15th MVNOs World Congress; Kate Fitzmaurice, CMO, BokSel, South Africa will present BokSel’s case study on the 7th July and share how to deliver a successful launch; and Christopher Tooley, Group CEO of Lycamobile; Habib Ben Lallahom, Executive Director, Wholesale MVNO of Tunisie Telecom and Anis Bouajina, CEO of Asel Telecom in Tunisia will share the lessons learned while launching the first MVNO in this country and discuss opportunities in the North African region.
MVNOs Industry Summit Africa will also feature various networking opportunities including Speed networking; 1-2-1 meetings; hosted lunch tables meetings and Analyst clinic.