London, 29 February, 2012– The third annual TMT Finance and Investment Africa conference returns to London on June 7 to address the new challenges for telecom and finance leadership to maintain growth through broadband investment across Africa.
The African telecom sector has been through a period of extensive growth over the past decade adding 616 million mobile subscribers across the continent. However, growth rates are coming under pressure and new investment into broadband infrastructure is critical to sustain momentum and the confidence of finance and investment community.
The annual TMT Finance & Investment Africa 2012 Conference (www.tmtfinance.com/africa), which takes place on June 7 at America Square Conference Centre in the City of London, brings Africa’s telecom leadership, stakeholders, investors and advisers together with the international finance community to debate the latest opportunities and business models.
The influential international conference which is part of a series for financing emerging markets telecom growth, will review the latest opportunities in mergers and acquisitions, debt and equity financing, next generation infrastructure investment, towers sales and leaseback, mobile licence opportunities, broadband investment and regulation.
“Africa's telecoms sector has experienced fantastic growth over the past decade, but there are significant challenges ahead which must be met to maintain momentum,”said Dominic Lowndes, Managing Director of TMT Ventures, the event researchers and publishers of TMT Finance News. “Pricing pressure, regulatory risk and new infrastructure roll out challenges must be tackled by all parties to ensure further sustained investment in new networks, technology and applications. Lately there has renewed signs of merger and acquisition activity across the region drivenby consolidation and restructuring, which should facilitate more growth.”
In what will be a powerful mix of presentations and interactive debate, event highlights will include keynotes by leading Telecom and Technology CEOs and CFOs, and expert panel sessions on M&A, financing and infrastructure investment for Africa. The event will also provide exceptional networking opportunities with industry peers from service providers, finance and investment institutions, law firms and professional intermediaries.
The TMT Finance & Investment events have achieved a reputation for delivering outstanding quality to international audiences, and generating awareness of investment opportunities in Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Asia. For more details visit www.tmtfinance.com/africa
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