Uganda Communications Commission (UCC) in conjunction with ministry of ICT is set to host a World Economic Forum “Internet for All” Country Forum in Uganda.
The one-day event will take place at the UCC Conference Hall, UCC House, Bugolobi starting at 8:30am. The panel will focus on National Infrastructure in Uganda and will also discuss innovative initiatives to expand infrastructure in the country, with the objective to develop concrete opportunities for collaboration and partnership.
At least 60 participants, drawn from Government Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs), industry players and the private sector, are expected to attend this one-day event. The Minister for ICT, Hon. Frank Tumwebaze, will be the Guest of Honour while Dr Vanu Bose will be a panelist.
Dr Bose is CEO of Vanu, Inc., a provider of innovative wireless infrastructure solutions. Founded in 1998, Vanu, Inc. pioneered the commercialisation of software-defined radio and was the first company to receive FCC certification of a software-defined radio in 2004.
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