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East Africa Com
25 - 26 April 2023
Radisson Blu Upper Hill HotelNairobi

25 - 26 April 2023|Radisson Blu Upper Hill Hotel, Nairobi

Unlock Telco 2.0

A 360 view – the only event in East Africa that connects the entire value chain across tech, telecoms, media and broadcasting.

With all major East African operators in attendance, covering 75% of the region, join the region's primary telco event.

About East Africa Com

East African telecoms have been navigating a seismic shift for many years. More than a decade ago the market began to change around the region’s telcos, driven by changing consumer behaviour and demands, they were confronted with a simple choice: adapt or be left behind. Much of the strategy implemented across the industry today is aimed at diversifying the telco offering to maintain revenue streams and profit.

The Covid-19 pandemic has further illustrated the critical importance of the continent’s telcos and proved a catalyst for closer partnership with government, regulators and, promisingly, enterprise. A question remains around whether this progress and collaboration will continue. The pandemic has also helped highlight some of the enduring challenges hindering the industry – connectivity infrastructure, inefficiencies in the spectrum licencing process, and the skills gap. We’ll explore these themes and more, alongside emerging business models and the new technologies shaping African telecommunications.


Telco 2.0: The Evolution of the East African Telco

The Affordability Gap: Strategies for Smartphone and Data Provision

Connecting the Dots: Routes to Last Mile Connectivity

Interoperability: The Next Frontier of African Mobile Money

The Real Value of a 4IR in an East African Context

Progressive Governance and Regulation to Drive East Africa's 4IR

Sessions you can't afford to miss...


Fireside chat: East to West – The Potential of The Democratic Republic of Congo’s New Fibre Backbone

  • Tracking: Exploring the current status, important timelines, recent achievements, goals and longer-term challenges for the planned 4,000km network
  • Market: Exploring the DRC’s In-situ market conditions - one of Africa’s most under-equipped nations - with regards to network infrastructure, and what transformation fibre could bring
  • Regional impact: Impact and applicability for the East African region more widely, and those countries already connected - Ethiopia, South Sudan, Uganda, Tanzania, and Rwanda

Connect With Senior Operators

East Africa Com Awards

Celebrate the innovations, people and businesses accelerating East Africa's digital economy and secure relationships with those companies driving connectivity. 


Unleashing the power of the region's start-up ecosystem with dedicated content and networking space to connect start-ups, investors, MNOs and corporates. 

Virtual Expo

Explore our virtual interactive expo and meet with solution providers as they showcase and demonstrate their latest products. Arrange video calls or 1-2-1 chats and secure your next meaningful partnership. 

Connected Leaders and LeadersIn Africa

Join exclusive programmes throughout the event, including the Connected Leaders Programme which curates qualified meetings between those actively engaged in buying IT products and services, and those providing the solution, and the LeadersIn Africa Boardroom sessions tackling challenging and controversial issues in an informal and intimate setting. 

Speakers Q&As

Get up close and personal with our expert technology speakers in live Q&A sessions followed after each conference sessions. Get your business critical questions answered and help facilitate the conversation even further. 

AI Matchmaking

It's never been easier to find the right people to help you and your business grow with our AI matchmaking functionality. Simply tell us who you want to meet, and our algorithm finds the people and companies most suitable to you. 

Who will you meet from the telco industry?

Download the 2021 sample attendee list to learn more about the companies and individuals you can expect to network with. Don't forget, you can reach out to them before, during and after the event ensuring maximum interaction with key decision makers in your industry.



AOS Orwell

East Africa Com 2020 was the first of its kind, we went virtual, connected, learned and networked. It was worth the time and funds invested!