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Tuesday 11 – Wednesday 12 July 2017
Radisson Blu Hotel, Dakar Sea Plaza, Dakar, Senegal,

Developing win-win partnerships to grow the West African digital economy and bridge the digital divide

Développer des relations dites 'gagnant-gagnant' avec nos Partenaires afin d’augmenter l’économie digitale de l’Afrique de l’Ouest et de combler le fossé digital

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Check out which VIP's have already confirmed their place at this years West Africa Com

Take a look at what's emerging elsewhere in the West African telecoms ecosystem

Brand new report published 

Nigeria has experienced one of the toughest macroeconomic periods the country has seen in decades, yet the hopes of recovery have started to take root. Xalam Analytics and Connecting Africa outline the performance of Nigeria’s telecoms and broader tech sector, in the face of the country’s recession, and highlight key areas of upside for the market.

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West Africa Com In Numbers

Engaged Attendees
Inspirational Speakers
Operator Attendance

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, including the upcoming West Africa Com (11-12 July 2017, Dakar).

Hot topics

Developing new strategies to improve connectivity in West Africa

Rolling out LTE to meet the high speed connectivity demands of the new connected economy.

Monetising digital services

Ensuring ROI on significant CAPEX when rolling out networks in rural and peri-urban areas.

Innovating the telco business model for the digital age

Exploring new roles and opportunities in the re-aligned telco value chain at a time of declining ARPU and extensive OTT disruption.

Unlocking new opportunities in adjacent markets

Moving beyond the basic connectivity paradigm: IoT, smart cities, Blockchain, e-commerce, and more.

Achieving a superb customer experience at low cost

Tackling high churn in the prepaid market by boosting customer satisfaction while delivering low cost connectivity.

Planning ahead for next generation networks

Creating and implementing new network solutions to optimise the customer experience.

Disruptive technology and connectivity accelerating the African digital revolution

Putting you at the forefront of 'Digital Africa' rising - wherever are in the world

Proudly brought to you in partnership with Parallel Wireless - A week-long series of online events covering everything from startups to FinTech via eHealth and connectivity; all completely free to attend and access. 

Digital Week may be over but you can continue to access all webinars, videos and resources on-demand now.

Uniting the West African Francophone and Anglophone technology, media, and telecoms markets

Les principaux thèmes qui seront abordés cette année

Développer de nouvelles stratégies afin d’améliorer la connexion en Afrique de l’Ouest

Déploiement du LTE afin de répondre à la demande de connexion rapide de la nouvelle économie connectée Africaine

Monetariser les services digitaux

Guarantir un certain retour sur Investissement concernant les CAPEX tout en déployant le réseau dans les espaces ruraux et peri urbains

Innover le Business Model des Operateurs téléphonique à l’ère digitale

Explorer de nouvelles fonctions et de nouvelles opportunités dans la nouvelle chaine de valeur du marché téléphonique au moment du déclin des ARPU et des nombreuses perturbations d’OTT

Déceler de nouvelles opportunités sur les marches adjacents

Aller plus loin que les simples modeles de connexion: IoT, smart cities, Blockchain, e-commerce et plus encore

Acquérir une formidable expérience consommateur au moindre cout

Confronter la rétention de clientèle en augmentant la satisfaction et la fidélité des clients tout en produisant de la connexion à moindre cout

Pouvoir anticiper et planifier la prochaine génération de réseaux

Créer puis mettre en œuvre de nouvelles solutions de réseaux pour optimiser l’expérience client

Call for papers / Appel pour soumission de présentations

Networking and interaction with the West African TMT community

Exclusive post-event poolside party

Network with your peers in a relaxed and informal poolside setting. This is an excellent opportunity to re-connect with existing colleagues or clients and develop new relationships with West African technology, media, and telecoms leaders.

West Africa Com Awards

Celebrate industry initiatives that improve connectivity throughout West Africa and beyond. Meet and interact with the business leaders, innovators, creatives, and disruptors at the forefront of digital transformation in the region.

Speed networking sessions with executive leaders

Meet and exchange business cards with the most senior and influential people present at the event. Pitch your most exciting product or service face-to-face and build the foundations of a future commercial relationship.

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.

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