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Uganda to host EA communications meeting

By Andante Okanya

Added 17th July 2017 12:28 PM

The regional grouping comprises national ICT regulators, operators, services providers in the telecommunication, broadcasting and postal sub-sectors, and ICT training institutions.

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Uganda will host a five-day meeting of the East African Communications Organisation (EACO) Congress, starting July 24.

 

According to a statement from the Uganda Communications Commission, dated July 14, 2017, the meeting with about 300 participants expected to attend, will be held at the Silver Springs Hotel in the city suburb of Bugolobi.

 

Prime Minister Ruhakana Rugunda, is expected to officiate at the opening ceremony.

The stakeholders are expected to deliberate on the fast-paced technological developments and how it can benefit the masses.

 

“The Congress will discuss different ICT strategies that include the peering and Interconnection in East Africa, global and regional trends in the Internet Ecosystem, periodic review of the academic curriculum, among others,” the statement says.

The regional grouping comprises national ICT regulators, operators, services providers in the telecommunication, broadcasting and postal sub-sectors, and ICT training institutions.

 

Also included are other players in the communication sector within Uganda, Rwanda, Kenya, Burundi, Rwanda, and Tanzania.   


The Congress is the governing body of EACO and is comprised of all EACO members.  It is also the highest decision making organ of EACO and is expected to pull between 250-300 participants from the region, and other guests from

 

Also expected to attend are International Communications bodies such as the International Telecommunications Union, Universal Postal Union, among others.

The statement says a Ministerial Round table discussion will be held with focus on the Strategies and Challenges for Promotion of ICT Innovation through Local Content.

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