Multisource Press Release

TechNiche 2011 announces speaker line-up

Issued by: Talk2Us  
[Johannesburg, ]

XConnect Global CEO, Eli Katz, and Samsung Telecommunications Business Development Director, Brian Burns, are among a number of high-profile local and international speakers that will feature at Multisource's TechNiche 2011 Conference and open day, to be held on Thursday, 12 May at The Forum, in Bryanston, Johannesburg.

In addition to the focus on WiMax, long-term evolution and Interconnect 2.0, TechNiche 2011 will focus on the latest second generation all-outdoor microwave backhaul system.

In a major release in February 2011, Trango introduced the TrangoLINK ApexPlus and the TrangoLINK Orion Elite, designed for the mobile backhaul, fixed wireless, government and enterprise markets.

Uniquely, the TrangoLINK Orion Elite takes the performance and security of an all-outdoor system to new heights never seen before. A first for Africa, Multisource is the official distribution partner for these products on the continent.

WiMax and LTE

With a major focus on the development WiMax and LTE systems in Africa, Brian Burns from Samsung will host a plenary session, focusing on the future of telecommunication.

Mobile WiMax is the technology that has been designed for IP traffic from the beginning, for wireless broadband services. It provides seamless services to people on the move as the existing wireless Internet does, and offers high-speed data services comparable to super-speed Internet.

Mobile WiMax super-speed data services offered to people on the move is closer to 4G, going beyond 3G.

Regulatory environment

Back by popular demand, Kathleen Rice, a Director at Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr, in the firm's Technology, Media and Telecommunications practice, will once again share her insights into the challenges facing the South African telecommunications, media and broadcasting regulatory environment.

Rice is a thought-leader on electronic communication-related and information technology agreements, number applications, frequency spectrum allocation, new licences, and more. She will be joined on stage by Multisource CEO Richard Smuts-Steyn, to address some of the challenges in choosing products for use on licensed and unlicensed frequencies.

Next-generation networks and Interconnect 2.0

Eli Katz will present an afternoon keynote session on the future of next-generation networks and Interconnect 2.0. Since Multisource launched Interconnect 2.0 in South Africa, with its new strategic partner, XConnect, a large number of developments have taken place.

TechNiche is a must-be-there event for anyone in the business of technology services.

Attendance at TechNiche is free, but registration is required to cater for numbers due to popular demand. Interested parties should contact Rochelle Jordaan via e-mail, on, or visit for more details and an online registration. Attendance is on a first-come first-served basis. Multisource is proud to have iWeek as TechNiche's official media partner.


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