[Governance] WEBCAST TODAY: African Internet Resilience 2: Shared Spectrum Strategies to Increase Affordable Access in Rural Areas

Joly MacFie joly at punkcast.com
Fri Jun 26 07:46:53 EDT 2020


This is the second of these African threesome webinars. There is possibly
no more thorny regulatory issue than spectrum. Fresh thinking is the order
of the day.

ISOC Live posted: "On Friday 26 June 2020, from 4pm-5:30pm EAT (13:00-14:30
UTC) the African Union Commission, the Internet Society, and the African
Telecommunications Union will host the second webinar in the 'African
Internet Resilience' series. This webinar, 'Shared Spe"


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<http://livestream.com/internetsociety/africainternetresilience2>On *Friday
26 June 2020*, from *4pm-5:30pm EAT* (13:00-14:30 UTC) the *African Union
Commission <https://au.int/en/commission>*, the *Internet Society
<https://www.internetsociety.org/regions/africa/>*, and the *African
Telecommunications Union <http://atu-uat.org/>* will host the second
webinar in the 'African Internet Resilience' series.

This webinar, '*Shared Spectrum Strategies to Increase Affordable Access in
Rural Areas
<https://www.internetsociety.org/events/african-internet-resilience/shared-spectrum-strategies-to-increase-affordable-access-in-rural-areas/>*'
assesses the growing impact of COVID-19 on livelihoods and work in Africa
and examines the readiness of the continent’s Internet infrastructure to
help mitigate those challenges. The event will explore innovations in
regulations that have the potential to improve affordable access to
Internet in rural areas through shared spectrum strategies. Issues
discussed will include license exempt spectrum, dynamic spectrum
management, as well as '*use it or share it
<https://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=1992421>*' provisions
for *International Mobile Telecommunications Spectrum
<https://www.itu.int/en/ITU-R/Documents/ITU-R-FAQ-IMT.pdf>*.

Le* vendredi 26 juin 2020*, de *16h00 à 17h30 EAT* (13h00-14h30 UTC), la*
Commission de l'Union Africaine <https://au.int/en/commission>*, l'*Internet
Society <https://www.internetsociety.org/regions/africa/>* et l'*Union
Africaine des Télécommunications <http://atu-uat.org/>* organiseront le
deuxième webinaire de la série 'African Internet Resilience' .

Ce webinaire, «*Stratégies à spectre partagé pour accroître l'accès
abordable dans les zones rurales
<https://www.internetsociety.org/events/african-internet-resilience/shared-spectrum-strategies-to-increase-affordable-access-in-rural-areas/>*»,
évalue l'impact croissant de COVID-19 sur les moyens de subsistance et le
travail en Afrique et examine l'état de préparation de l'infrastructure
Internet du continent pour aider à atténuer ces défis. L'événement
explorera les innovations dans des réglementations susceptibles d'améliorer
l'accès à Internet à un prix abordable dans les zones rurales grâce à des
stratégies de spectre partagées. Les questions abordées comprendront le
spectre exempté de licence, la gestion dynamique du spectre, ainsi que les
dispositions «*utilisez-le ou partagez-le
<https://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=1992421>*» pour
le *Spectre
International des Télécommunications Mobile
<https://www.itu.int/en/ITU-R/Documents/ITU-R-FAQ-IMT.pdf>s*.

*SPEAKERS*
*Moctar Yedaly*, Head Information Society Division, African Union Commission
*Steve Song*, manypossibilities.net
*Ntsibane Ntlapa*, Impact Area Manager, Council for Scientific and
Industrial Research (CSIR), South Africa
*Leonard Mabele*, Strathmore University, Kenya
*Martha Suarez*, President, Dynamic Spectrum Alliance)
*Siew Yoo*n, Director of Spectrum Insight and Analysis, OFCOM UK
*H Sama Nwana* – Managing Partner, Cenerva UK

*LIVESTREAM:
http://livestream.com/internetsociety/africainternetresilience2
<http://livestream.com/internetsociety/africainternetresilience2>*

*LIVESTREAM FRANCAIS*
*http://livestream.com/internetsociety2/africainternetresilience2
<http://livestream.com/internetsociety2/africainternetresilience2>*

*PARTICIPATE VIA ZOOM: https://bit.ly/2UHg4tB <https://bit.ly/2UHg4tB>
(interpretation available)*

*TWITTER: #AfricaInternetResilience
<https://bit.ly/AfricaInternetResilience>  #spectrum*
*@ISOC_Africa @atu_uat @_AfricanUnion #growinternet*

*MORE INFO*
*https://www.internetsociety.org/issues/access/
<https://www.internetsociety.org/issues/access/>*

*SIMULCASTS*
*https://www.facebook.com/pg/ISOCAfrica/videos/
<https://www.facebook.com/pg/ISOCAfrica/videos/>*
*https://www.pscp.tv/ISOC_Live <https://www.pscp.tv/ISOC_Live>*
*https://www.twitch.tv/isoclive <https://www.twitch.tv/isoclive>* (English
only)

*Permalink*
https://isoc.live/12263/



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