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The Networking Channel

JAN 2024

WED 31

8am PST

panel discussion

What network connectivity is needed to super-connect the connected and bridge the digital divide between developing and developed nations?


Benoit Donnet – Université de Liège (ULG) – Belgium

Abubakr Muhammad  Lahore University of Management Science (LUMS)  Pakistan

Amit Mishra  University of Cape Town (UCT)  South Africa


Cheikh Ahmadou Bamba GUEYE – Université Cheikh Anta Diop

This panel will explore how developed countries are conquering the digital divide and the most relevant technical challenges bridging the technological gap to connect unconnected areas. Topics under discussion will include, but are not limited to: how available data on large operational networks could be used and become a hope for mitigating failures and study the backbone networks evolution; how to bring network convergence to connect the unconnected rural and underserved areas.
Panelists with extensive experience in Internet measurements, networks related to sustainable development goals, and highly-localized earth observation networks will discuss these topics and participate in a Q&A session with the audience.


5pm CEST

(8am PST / 11 am EST / 1am JST)


web-streamed | time streamed



panel discussion