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Panel: Entering a new era of high-speed internet access


- Brian Jakins, Regional Vice President, Middle East & Africa, Intelsat

- Ranjith Cherickel, Chief Executive Officer, iColo

- Dan Kwach, Managing Director, East Africa Data Centres

- Isfandiyar Shaheen, Founder & Chief Executive Officer, NetEquity Networks

- Didier Nkurikiyimfura, Director of Technology and Innovation, Smart Africa

- Ricardo Orcero, Network Investments, Submarine Cables, Facebook.
Recorded Sep 28 2020 58 mins
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