Isabel dos Santos has recently put forward her thoughts about the importance of bringing in 5G connection speed to the people of the African continent. She has been one of the foremost figures in the building of telecommunications infrastructure this past decade. This has been accomplished through her work at Unitel. She is the Chair for Unitel’s Board of Directors and one of the most respected businesswomen in Angola. The work she has done has helped Unitel to achieve the status of the telecommunications industry leader in Angola. Her work has seen the upgrade of the country’s infrastructure as well as a significant increase in the number of jobs available in the critical industry.
The topic of infrastructure has been on the mind of Isabel dos Santos in another area recently and she spoke about this at the AfricaCom conference that was recently held this month in South Africa. The conference is a great chance for the telecommunications, media, and tech business leaders of Africa to come together and work on plans to continue to boost the economy. There is a strong amount of agreement that brining in 5G connection speed to the continent is of significant importance but Isabel dos Santos has gone deeper on her thoughts about what it will take to turn this into a reality.
Her primary point is that there needs to be a major private sector commitment to energy investment. This will make it possible to bring in the 5G technology that can further transform business sectors such as digital media and businesses in the e-commerce industry. Isabel dos Santos is legendary in the business world for her work in fields such as energy, investment, and telecommunications and she has been deeply involved in these sectors in both her homeland of Angola and abroad in areas of the world such as Europe. The career of Isabel dos Santos has seen a tremendous commitment to important activism and philanthropy. She has been a frequent speaker at both the EU and the UN on topics such as the economy of Africa and strategies to increase the participation of women in business.
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Em África podemos ter os mesmos padrões de qualidade que existem no resto do mundo? Podemos e devemos. Podemos ter uma plataforma de comércio electrónico que concorra com as maiores plataformas de comércio electrónico do mundo? Acredito que sim. Nós africanos somos os donos da nossa narrativa. Está na hora de mudar as nossas economias, construir os nossos negócios, formar as nossas pessoas e desenvolver os nossos países. Essa foi a principal mensagem que passei na sessão “Translating digital information into economic growth and prosperity”, na AfricaTech & AfricaCom. Façam swipe e vejam o vídeo todo. #SharingbyIsabeldosSantos #Africa #desenvolvimento #AfricaTech #AfricaCom #inovação #tecnologia #Unitel In Africa can we have the quality standards that exist in the rest of the world? We can and we should. Can we have an e-commerce platform that competes with the biggest ones in the world? I believe so. We Africans own our narrative. It is time we change our economies, build our businesses, train our people and develop our countries. That was my key message at the “Translating digital information into economic growth and prosperity” session at AfricaTech & AfricaCom. Swipe left for the whole video.