GLOBAL Technologies & the African market in 2017
2017 was an opportunity for the Telecom & infrastructure entity to strengthen its position as a leader in the design, deployment and maintenance of telecom infrastructure in Africa, one of its areas of development. GLOBAL Technologies thus participated in 4 important conferences on this continent: In Mauritania, on May 16th 2017 in Nouakchott on the theme "infrastructure and telecommunications networks emerging in the African continent: Focus on Mauritania "
This conference, organized by GLOBAL Technologies, was an opportunity for different stakeholders in the public and private sector analyze and debate the challenges arising in the telecom field in Africa. In particular Mauritania which is a vast desert country twice the size of France. There is a double challenge:
- Strengthen the infrastructure to allow the integration of new alternatives for high-speed Internet provision
- Simultaneously propose services of optimal quality and at reasonable cost.
Hamadoun Toure, Executive Secretary of Smart Arica and former Secretary General of the ITU, Karim SY Founder of Jokkolabs and Member of the Presidential Council for Africa (CPA) of France, Mohamed DIAWARA, General Manager of GENERAL COMPUTECH and President of the Association of computer companies of Mali (ASIM), Nicolas Mercier, Vice-Chairman Defense & Telecommunication, GLOBAL Technologies, Issam CHLEUH, co-founder of Impact Hub of Bamako
This particularly successful conference gathered more than 800 participants from all sectors for the first edition. The goal was to communicate and give visibility to the ambitions of “Digital Mali 2020” and find new investors to accompany this digital transformation.
Inauguration of the Forum Invest in Mali by HE Ibrahim Boubacar Keita, President of the Republic of Mali
GLOBAL Technologies seized the opportunity to exhibit its expertise in these areas by delivering a well-received presentation. We also forged many new relationships to increase our visibility in this country and to present ourselves to Ministers. It was also a perfect occasion to display our experience and know-how from working on similar projects in other African countries.
From left to right: Nicolas Mercier - VP Telecom & Infrastructure, General Salif Traoré - Minister of Security and Civil Protection of the Mali, Jean-Paul Steinitz - President of GLOBAL Technologies
Prior to the Conference "Invest in Mali" in December, the Ministry for the Promotion of investment and the private sector wished to organize a workshop and invited GLOBAL technologies to take place on a discussion panel on August 3rd 2017 in Bamako to discuss "Optimization issues of telecommunications networks in Mali".
In Niger on December 13 and 14 on the theme "The Renaissance for a prosperous Niger”
HE Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz, President of the Islamic Republic of Mauritania, HE Idriss Deby, President of the Republic of Chad, HE Mahamadou Issoufou, President of the Republic of the Niger representative of France Soukeyna Kane, Country Director of the World Bank for Mali, Guinea, the Niger and Chad Abdoulaye Mar Dieye, Director of the UNDP Regional Bureau for Africa
This top level meeting aimed at presenting Niger’s strategic vision in infrastructure, telecommunications, transport, energy and mines to private partners. This proved a golden opportunity for GLOBAL technologies and Nicolas Mercier to meet private stakeholders such as Niger Poste, the ANSI, Niger Telecoms as well as the main ministries and to lay the foundations of a collaboration between GLOBAL technologies and the State of Niger. "This conference allowed us to strengthen GLOBAL technologies’ commitment in the development of Niger to Niger’s economic stakeholders in the private sector and to State agencies. Thanks to our Group’s advanced technologies capabilities, we are able to connect the most remote areas and provide Internet connection to rural populations. These solutions are well adapted to a country as large as Niger." Nicolas Mercier stated at the end of this meeting.