Theme: What next for the Telecom Revolution in Africa & the Middle East?

Africa presents great opportunities in the telecom sector. The liberalisation of the sector, the extension of services by multinational conglomerates and the active competition currently in place in the sector have all contributed to the telecom revolution. Since the processes of liberalisation and privatisation have been taken into consideration by African countries such as Uganda, Tanzania, Nigeria, the Sudan, South Africa and Kenya, their telecommunication infrastructures have improved drastically. Many African governments have developed their telecommunication infrastructure by privatising their former state-owned enterprises.

As a result, the telecom sector in Africa has opened up new vistas of business opportunities. Africa has been the fastest-growing mobile market in the world during the past five years. There are now more than 82 million mobile users in Africa: Nigeria’s mobile market is growing at over 100% per year. Mobile telephony has a positive and significant impact on economic growth, and this impact may be twice as large in developing countries as in developed countries.

Confirmed Contributors [Name Order]

  • Amr Talaat, Minister of  Communications & Information Technology, Egypt
  • Clémentine Fournier, VP Africa, BICS
  • Dawit Bekele, Regional Bureau Director for Africa, Internet Society
  • James M. Kilaba, Eng., Director General, Tanzania Communications Regulatory Authority (TCRA)
  • Kelly Ahuja, CEO, Versa Networks
  • Mariam Abdullahi, Telco Industry Head, SAP Africa
  • Pierre Havenga, Managing Director, MEA, Vertiv
  • Author TBA, ManageEngine
  • Author TBA, SatADSL

Distribution Total copies: 22,854
  • Gitex, Dubai, 6-10 October 2019
  • AfricaCom, Cape Town, 12-14 November 2019
Job title breakdown
Public sector Private sector
Government ministers
Under ministers
Regulators
Senior civil servants
State ministers
Presidents
Chief executive officers
Directors
Finance directors
Regional directors
Organisational breakdown
Network Operators
Ministries of Communications and advisers
Regulatory authorities and advisers
Manufacturers
Service providers
Major corporations in the region
Global telcos
Multinational corporations
Geographical breakdown
Algeria

Angola

Bahrain

Benin

Botswana

Burkina Faso

Burundi

Cameroon

Cape Verde

Central African Republic

Chad

Comoros

Congo-Brazzaville

Congo, Democratic Republic

Côte d’Ivoire

Djibouti

Egypt

Equatorial Guinea

Eritrea

Ethiopia

Gabon

Gambia

Ghana

Guinea

Guinea-Bissau

Iran

Iraq

Israel

Jordan

Kenya

Kuwait

Lebanon

Lesotho

Liberia

Libya

Madagascar

Malawi

 

Mali

Mauritania

Mauritius

Morocco

Mozambique

Namibia

Niger

Nigeria

Oman

Palestine

Qatar

Rwanda

Sao Tome & Principe

Saudi Arabia

Senegal

Seychelles

Sierra Leone

Somalia

South Africa

Sudan

South Sudan

Swaziland

Syria

Tanzania

Togo

Tunisia

Turkey

UAE

Uganda

Yemen

Zambia

Zimbabwe