About the Author
Pape Ndaw is the Vice President
of Global Sales Strategy, Planning and Operations for CommScope, a global
leader in infrastructure solutions for communications networks. He is
responsible for elaborating and executing the long term sales strategy and
leading all sales support functions globally. Those include sales operations,
customer service, sales enablement and inside sales.
Pape Ndaw has been with
CommScope for the past six years. His career spans supply chain leadership, sales
and business development roles across a broad spectrum of industries including
Automotive, Energy management, Strategy Consulting and most recently Telecoms.
Before his currently role, Pape was leading sales for the Europe, Middle East
and Africa region. He was combining that role with the one of General Manager
for Africa. In that capacity, Pape and his team supported telecom carriers to
deploy fiber based networks in the African continent bridging the internet
connectivity gap in that part of the world. Pape brings a truly unique
perspective to the business thanks to his broad international and functional
exposure. In various leadership positions, Pape has lived and worked in Africa,
France, China, Belgium and the USA.
Pape holds a Bachelor and a
Master of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of
Bordeaux (France) as well as a Master of Business Administration from HEC Paris
Smartphones are no longer a luxury, but a way of life. Thanks to this technological wonder, the demand for bandwidth is high, even in an emerging market like Africa. In this Fiber Friday vlog, Pape Ndaw explains how a fixed-line fiber network is necessary for African operators to keep up with their subscribers’ bandwidth demands.
There are so many benefits to deploying high-speed fiber networks. One part of the world that will benefit from this technology is Africa. In this Fiber Friday vlog, Pape Ndaw explains how Africa will reap the benefits of deploying more fiber, thus improving connectivity leading to better healthcare and agriculture.
To deploy a reliable fiber network, you need the right tools and people for the job. What if there are enough people to do a job, but they do not know how complete it? This is one of the factors that is impacting fiber deployments in Africa. In this Fiber Friday vlog, Pape Ndaw explains how finding qualified labor on the continent is hampering deployments.
We are launching a new video blog series—Fiber Friday. Our industry thought leaders will provide you with some unique insight into the world of fiber optics. In this video blog, Pape Ndaw, Vice President of Global Sales Strategy, Planning and Operations for CommScope, discusses what network challenges operators in Africa must overcome to building a fiber infrastructure.