Lagos to host African VoIP Forum

Lagos, Nigeria, is to host the third annual African VoIP Forum
from 31 July to 3 August. The
event is being hosted by Aitec Africa and
ICT magazine, IT Edge .

Aitec's Sean Moroney says "the third African Forum on Internet telephony
is a unique opportunity for telecommunication operators, ISPs and
corporate users to learn more about this exciting new development in
communications: Voice over Internet Protocol, or VoIP. By transmitting
phone calls over the world-wide Internet infrastructure, costs are
dramatically reduced offering a major opportunity for Nigeria and its
neighbours to introduce competitive phone charges."

The event is being held under the auspices of the Nigerian
Communications Commission

Key topics at the conference will include: The impact of VoIP as a
driving force behind the African telecommunications sector; VoIP: A
bridge for the communication gap; A case for African VoIP networks;
Regulatory battles: Users are the losers; and Africa's VoIP regulatory mix.

Four specialised training workshops will be held as part of the forum
including an interactive workshop for corporate users which will provide
a detailed introduction to VoIP.

The second workshop will be cater to ISPs & telecom operators and will
focus on international VoIP links. Dr Gillian Marcelle of South
Africa's Technology for Development will lead a workshop on "progressive
VoIP regulation" and Balancing Act's Russell Southwood will chair a work
shop on survival strategies for ISPs and cyber cafes.

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yes. incidentally, Prof. Oluleye demonstrated the UI implementation on friday. it also turned out that Ife was also implementing. was a pity that Owen couldn't make it to Ibadan. aminu On Sun, July 23, 2006 5:01 pm, Omo Oaiya wrote: > Lagos, Nigeria, is to host the third annual African VoIP Forum > from 31 July to 3 August. The > event is being hosted by Aitec Africa and > ICT magazine, IT Edge . >

Lagos to host African VoIP Forum

UI and Ife and there may be some silent ones that we do not know of. Owen should have the opportunity to make up for his absence in a couple of months when the NOG holds in Jos. I know UI is based on FOSS/Asterisk. Do you know the specifics of the Ife implementation? Is it FOSS based? It would be great to alert techs. involved in the respective VoIP deployments and any aspiring univs. to the availablilty of this list. Do you have the tech. contacts of the forum universities so we can invite them to the list? Omo

VoIP Musings

I have been using Skype for about three years, mostly because it is free, very easy to download and use, and supports chat. The catch is that the person at the other end also has to use Skype.

I have only used the basic service and have not signed up for any of the services that require payment, or even the special deals that require credit card registration. That always makes me nervous.

I have even used the conference calling feature, which is part of the basic free service. I would encourage anyone to download Skype and give me a call or write me using chat. My Skype name is the same as my real name: David Dorman. Or you can search people by their email if you know it. Mine is dorman@indexdata.com.

David

VoIP Musings

I also use skype and found it very useful especially for calling colleagues abroad when I am in Nigeria. It is a shame that it is proprietary and cannot be used as a PBX. I have added you to my contacts and will keep an eye out when I am online so we can chat/call if it is convenient.

Your e-mail address in your post will only attract spammers and their crawlers so I suggest you edit your post and take it out or at least obfuscate it. The forum website provides a contact form for each registered user so you can contact the admin if it is no longer possible to do it yourself.

VoIP Musings

incidentally, David, i know that Stephen A. (at UniJos Library) also used
to use skype a few years back! wonder if you "met" ?

aminu
On Thu, July 27, 2006 7:14 am, Omo Oaiya wrote:
>
> I also use skype and found it very useful especially for calling
> colleagues abroad when I am in Nigeria. It is a shame that it is
> proprietary and cannot be used as a PBX. I have added you to my contacts
> and will keep an eye out when I am online so we can chat/call if it is
> convenient.
>
> Your e-mail address in your post will only attract spammers and their
> crawlers so I suggest you edit your post and take it out or at least
> obfuscate it. The forum website provides a contact form for each
> registered user so you can contact the admin if it is no longer possible
> to do it yourself.
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hello Omo,
On Mon, July 24, 2006 9:54 pm, Omo Oaiya wrote:
> UI and Ife and there may be some silent ones that we do not know of.
> Owen should have the opportunity to make up for his absence in a couple
> of months when the NOG holds in Jos.

yes, we look forward to that.

> I know UI is based on FOSS/Asterisk. Do you know the specifics of the
> Ife implementation? Is it FOSS based?

Ife's is FOSS/Asterisk based.

> It would be great to alert techs. involved in the respective VoIP
> deployments and any aspiring univs. to the availablilty of this list.
> Do you have the tech. contacts of the forum universities so we can
> invite them to the list?

all in good sequence and time, Omo. i.e. forum directors will reach into
their backyards, once convinced. else, the plans die v. quickly here.

aminu

Lagos to host African VoIP Forum

Good to hear that Ife is also FOSS/Asterisk. The NgNOG in Jos will be an opportunity to see how far this has progressed as everyone will be there so we can revisit it at that time.

Regards