Group Director Marketing, Expresso Telecom, Africa: “LTE will become a critical enabling platform for commerce”

Asif Aziz, Group Director Marketing Products and Propositions, Expresso Telecom, Africa

Asif Aziz, Group Director Marketing Products and Propositions, Expresso Telecom, Africa, is taking part in a panel discussion entitled ‘Getting Ready for LTE: Deployment Considerations’, on Day One of the LTE World Summit, the premier 4G event for the telecoms industry, on the 24th-26th June 2013, at the Amsterdam RAI, Netherlands. Ahead of the show, Aziz gives us a few insights into the opportunities LTE presents in Africa.

New codec set to ease load on broadband networks

H.265 is twice as efficient as its predecessor H.264

A video format that promises to make streaming video over the internet much more efficient has been ratified by the ITU. The H.265 standard, also known as High Efficiency Video Coding (HEVC), is claimed to be twice as efficient as its predecessor, H.264.

The Need for Speed: The growth of 100G optical fiber


In October 2012, Intelligence surveyed more than 290 industry players worldwide—including more than 120 network operators, as well as regulators, content providers and software developers—in order to capture the industry’s views on this vital technological development.

Africa’s Cloudy Horizons


Africa is my destination this week. I’m on a mission that’s both personal and professional.

Officially, I’m here to work with clients, catch up with our growing regional team and speak at Informa’s inaugural Cloud Africa Summit.

Unofficially, I hope to prove myself wrong about the déjà vu that I feel about aspects of Africa’s ICT market.

The IMF just said that sub-Saharan Africa is beginning to stand on its own feet, pointing to its sustained and major progress since the millennium.