Informa Telecoms and Media announced today that over 150 of the world’s leading mobile communications technology vendors will take part in its annual GSM>3G Africa conference taking place on 19-20 October 2006, in Cape Town, South Africa. All the major telecom vendors will be there: Motorola, Nokia, Siemens and (of course) our friends at RIM.
“The event is an ideal platform for the leading vendors, software developers and operators to establish key partnerships,” said Informa’s Marketing Manager Steve Cassidy. “With last year’s conference delivering 48% operator attendance the possibilities for companies participating in this year’s exhibition are boundless. For new entrants, and those who already have a global footprint alike, our exhibitors will benefit from a highly targeted, high-level and business focused audience with whom to do business.”
We told you earlier today that we expected Jim Balsillie to offer some new hints about upcoming BlackBerrys at the RBC Conference in San Francisco, but expect RIM as a company to make a pretty big splash at GSM>3G, as they try to expand their global image. It’ll also be too late in the fall for RIM not to deliver bigtime information on future plans.