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Delmec to Take to the Stage at TowerXchange Meetup Africa 2021

This October sees the launch of one of the most anticipated events in our industry’s calendar: the TowerXchange Meetup Africa 2021.

Founded in 2012, TowerXchange is an independent community for operators, towercos, investors and suppliers interested in EMEA, CALA and Asian towers. Their events are valuable opportunities for the world’s leading industry practitioners to consult and collaborate on key towerco concerns, including the promotion and acceleration of infrastructure sharing.

The organisers have taken a fresh approach this year, as TowerXchange Meetup Africa 2021 is to be a blended event, taking place online and in Dubai from the 5th to the 13th October. Billed as “the world’s only digital and physical meeting place to interact with key decision makers and leaders from Africa telecom infrastructure industry,” it promises to be an exciting opportunity to connect the global passive telecom infrastructure community.

As usual, Delmec will be strongly represented among the speakers. Damien Kelly, our Head of Engineering and Innovation is slated to appear in a joint interview with Allan Fairbairn, Director of Operations and Technology at Helios. Their conversation will focus on the two companies’ long history of collaboration: over the last decade Delmec has supported Helios with many services, including undertaking a data integration project and providing governance structure for their portfolio.

Damien has a busy schedule ahead, as he’ll also be moderating a panel discussion on technology upgrades, antenna evolution and the impact on tower loading and power draw. Together with Allan Fairbairn of Helios, he’ll be posing key questions about managing and adapting aging infrastructure for a 5G-dominated future.

Francois Pretorius, Delmec’s Regional Business Manager – Africa will also lead a panel discussion on ‘the new South African towerco landscape’. Based on his extensive experience in the region, he’ll be asking vital questions about the long-run impact of MTN’s tower sale, the options facing Vodacom and the Gyro Group, and how the industry can take advantage of South Africa’s fibre boom. Of particular interest is the planned conversation around potential solutions to South Africa’s declining operational situation.

TowerXchange meetups have traditionally been a place to highlight the newest technological advances and industry solutions, and we’re proud to contribute our own findings from our work in Europe, Africa and Asia. We’ll be sharing multimedia resources too, with a video montage of one of our successful streetworks operations in Ireland and drone footage of a mast-dismantling project in Ghana.

TowerXchange Meetup Africa 2021 represents an excellent opportunity to keep our collective fingers on the industry’s pulse; staying abreast of developments, planning for the future and connecting with other key operators are major priorities for all the Delmec team. We’re looking forward to playing our part in one of this year’s most exciting industry events – and sharing our insights with you, our customers and clients all around the world.

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