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8 - 12 November 2021
Virtual Event

8 - 12 November 2021
Virtual Event

Connecting the Unconnected

Tackling critical areas to connecting the unconnected living in rural areas within Africa

About Connecting Africa

Connecting Africa will take place within AfricaCom, addressing the issue of how on average, 69% of the African population do not have access to internet, with many of those unconnected living in rural areas. With a business-model challenge for operators, how can policy, technology and financing initiatives help overcome this challenge to solve rural connectivity? 

Against this, Connecting Africa will tackle four critical areas. 


How can regulation contribute to the rural connectivity challenge?


Key financing initiatives that help meet the commercial challenges for operators.


The network providers perspective and how they view rural connectivity.


How emerging technology is helping reduce CapEx and OpEx for the operators

2019 Speakers

Take a look at a few of our Connecting Africa speakers. More speakers to be announced soon. 

Connectivity Champions Networking Reception

Join your industry on Wednesday 13 November from 17:00 - 18:00 outside the Connecting Africa conference room, in a NEW networking opportunity for the connectivity industry. Discuss some of the topics you have learnt about in the conference tracks, exchange opinions for the future of telecoms in Africa and meet potential new business contacts, all whilst unwinding with a few drinks!

Not available for free visitor ticket holders.

Download the AfricaCom Exhibition and Sponsorship Brochure

With over 15,000 attendees expected at the event, AfricaCom is the place to raise your profile, showcase your latest solutions and meet the right decision makers with purchasing power. Talk to us about our sponsorship, exhibition and speaking opportunities.