XON and partners support National ICT Summit Namibia 2015 for progressive African solutions

2 Oct, 2015
Jannie Engelbrecht, director of XON Namibia

XON will exhibit at the second annual National ICT Summit Namibia 2015 alongside Juniper Networks and Procera Networks to share its message of integrated intelligence as the foundation of future African business.

Attendees will include government, from ministerial level down, international ministers, clients, secondary schools, and tertiary institutions at the Windhoek Country Club from October 6 to October 7, 2015.

“The Summit’s theme: Bridging the Digital Gap, seeks to bring together major players from the telecommunications industry and government, corporate and SME businesses, to discuss the role of ICT in sustainable economic development and improving good governance and the availability of services for the country through partnerships,” says Jannie Engelbrecht, director of XON Namibia. “That fits neatly with our recently announced integrated market approach with NEC Europe that seeks to bring integrated intelligence solutions to Africa’s emerging economies”.

Integrated intelligence covers a wide array of government and business services, from smart cities powered by alternative energies, connected by high performance fixed and wireless networks, to cloud computing and software-defined data centres and physical and virtual security.

The top trends shaping the current and future roles of ICT services to government and enterprises, large and small, range from cost-effective and sustainable energy to efficient and scalable data centre infrastructure, software-defined core networks that offer unprecedented scalability and cost efficiency, cloud-based services for rapid deployment and service elasticity, and security with good governance policies and procedures in a highly connected world.

The Summit will include panel discussions, case studies, breakaway meetings and networking sessions, as well as keynote presentations and presentations from Namibia’s student youth.

“We find the Summit to be extremely advantageous to showcasing the ways in which we can collaborate with the organisations in Namibia, from government departments, service providers, to large and small businesses,” says Engelbrecht. “Many Namibian organisations are at the forefront of technology adoption because they want to maximise the potential of the country’s resources in economically sustainable ways. As a result, they have developed some of the finest ICT services infrastructure available in the world and on the African continent. One such example was Telecom Namibia’s progressive aggregated universal backhaul network that delivers next-generation services as well as provided the scope to expand service delivery to new regions of the country and more citizens than ever before. Part of that rollout included creating the Telecom Namibia Network Academy that trains network engineers to make Telecom Namibia’s services self-sustainable and promote employment and career paths for Namibians.”

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