Brand new report
Connecting Africa and Ovum analyse the alternative connectivity strategies and technologies being deployed by network operators and tech giants such as Google, Facebook and Microsoft in the rural and more remote areas of Sub-Saharan Africa.
This report surveys mobile and fixed broadband subscriptions across the region and explores the integral role of partnerships in spearheading further initiatives. Expert market outlooks and recommendations are provided alongside in-depth feature articles on those at the very forefront of building ‘Digital Africa’.
By accessing this report you will also gain 20% off one Connecting Africa event in 2017.
Disruptive technology and connectivity accelerating the African digital revolution
Webinars, discussion forums and downloadable resources:
Learn, engage and discuss African telco, tech and innovation in real-time with thought-leaders across the globe and put yourself at the epicentre of the connectivity ecosystem.
Coming this September is a week-long series of online events - from webinars to discussion forums, via on-demand videos and downloadable resources; all completely free to attend and access.
Webinar topics: Empowering the Startup Ecosystem, FinTech and the Future of Banking in Africa, Connecting Africa, Digital Transformation and IoT.
Welcome to East Africa Com
East Africa Com reflects the rapid convergence between the telecoms, media, broadcasting, and technology spaces. It’s a premium ICT show that connects and informs the entire East African digital ecosystem
- Learn from leading operators and enterprises: Safaricom, MTN Uganda, Airtel Tanzania, Orange Telkom Kenya, Equity Bank, and the Co-operative Bank of Kenya
- Communications Authority of Kenya feedback on how large corporations are creating new opportunities for SMEs
- Hear the CTO of Google Access share thoughts on how fibre to the premises is empowering communities
Top quality networking
- Attend our buzzing poolside networking reception to interact with leading TMT executives
- Create a bespoke wish-list of who you want to meet and receive one-to-one introductions to our most influential VIPs
- Exclusive invite-only Networking Dinner - wine and dine with our VIP community to ensure a more meaningful networking experience
Stay ahead of the game
- Discover how the CIO and CTO roles are evolving as digital transformation sweeps through the region
- Receive an expert briefing from Safaricom and Radio Africa Group on the future of digital broadcasting models
- Explore new topics including blockchain technology and cryptocurrencies, utilising TV White Spaces, and the future of IoT in East Africa
Who you will meet
Visionary insights from East African TMT experts
Hot Topics for 2017
Expanding the LTE user experience beyond voice and data
Digital transformation for enterprises: Cloud, Social, Mobility, Big Data and IoT
New Broadcasting Models
Leveraging new technologies and platforms disrupting traditional pay TV models
Mobile Finance and Commerce
Creating an ecosystem of financial empowerment through mobile money and digital banking
Blockchain and Cryptocurrencies
Integrating blockchain technology and cryptocurrencies with traditional mobile and digital banking channels
Big Data Analytics
Maximising the potential of big data analytics for operators, banks, and large corporations
Expand your network
Poolside Networking Drinks Reception
Relax and unwind with leading telecoms, media, and technology sector figures in a more informal setting
Facilitated VIP Meeting Service
Create a bespoke wish-list of who you want to meet and receive one-to-one introductions to our most senior and influential VIPs
Executive Speed Networking
A guaranteed opportunity to pitch your most successful solutions to top level operator attendees
East Africa Com Mobile App
Our state-of-the-art mobile app enhances the conference experience and maximises networking value for all attendees
Extended Informal Networking Breaks
Coffee breaks and lunches are the perfect opportunity to explore the buzzing exhibition, interact with VIPs and speakers, and chat to clients
Exclusive Invite-Only Networking Dinner
Wine and dine with our VIP community to ensure a more meaningful networking experience
East Africa Com was a great opportunity to network with some of the most important Kenyan telco and IT players. We will take some great new contacts, conversations and ideas home with us
Executive Head - Procurement and logistics
We saw a fabulous speaker line up – some of the biggest names in the industry and I made very useful contacts.
Ishkhan Alexio Manyonde
Senior Engagement Manager Information & Analytics
The busiest and most well organised speed networking I have ever attended. I got to meet interesting people and grow my business network
Dennis Katusya, ICT Manager, Mwalimu National
The community for the architects of Africa's digital future
The essential, independent online resource providing insight into the key issues, opportunities and trends shaping the African tech and telco ecosystem.
Connecting Africa is the largest and most sophisticated meeting place for telecommunications and technology professionals shaping ‘Digital Africa’. Dedicated to tackling the immense scope of the African tech and telco landscape, Connecting Africa seeks to enable a more comprehensive and nuanced understanding of the sector and the opportunities such an insight can afford.