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Canary-Africa satellite connection. Breaking the digital and technological gap

Fecha de publicación 05-05-2016

Africa offers a vast field in which telecommunications have a large space to spread out and progress to contribute to improving the quality of life of many of its inhabitants.

According to experts, the impact of improvements in telecommunications has on developing countries is much higher than it has in affluent societies.

The technology can be applied to communications themselves to managing drones, whose use will undoubtedly be a reference shortly in combating pests, scanning large areas of land for agriculture or other sectors such as construction.

For all this, the ICT Cluster Canary Technological Excellence, the Canary Islands Special Zone (ZEC under the Ministry of Finance and Public Administration) and Casa África want to present at this conference success stories and address in this case meeting to reduce the digital divide, extend the communication satellite, broadband and so full internet coverage in Africa from the Canary Islands.

The program planned to address this issue is shown below:

          9: 30h Appearing in the media
         10: 00h Welcome by Luis Padron, Director General of Casa África
         10: 05h Interventions

               Luis Padron, Director General of Casa África
               Beatriz Barrera, President of the Canary Islands Special Zone (ZEC)
               Manuel Miranda, Director General of the Canarian Agency for Research, Innovation and Information Society (ACIISI)
               Miguel Garcia, Managing Director of the Society for the Development of Telecommunications Gran Canaria (SODETEGC)
               Agustin Manrique de Lara, President of the Confederation of Entrepreneurs Canaria (CCE)
              José Luis García, Director General of World Satellite Networks (WSN) and member of the Canarias Technological                               Excellence ICT Cluster

        10: 45h Question

Attendance is free but required prior Newsletter apply.

This event has the sponsorship of the first satellite operator Canary clearly WSN (World Satellite Networks) established Incubation Centre of the European Space Agency in Barcelona, managed by Barcelona Activa. Telecommunications operator authorized by the CNMC (National Commission Markets and Competition) and operates drones authorized by AESA (State Aviation Safety Agency).