Enhancing Digital Communications in Africa

11 -13 November 2014: CTICC Cape Town, South Africa


8000+ Attendees,
300+ Visionary Speakers,
350+ Exhibitors,
100+ Countries Represented

Zunaid Bulbulia

Chief Executive Officer

MTN South Africa

Marc Rennard

EVP, Africa, Middle East & Asia

Orange Group

Richard Bell

Group CEO

Wananchi Group Holdings Ltd

Essa El Haddad

Group CEO for Africa

Etisalat Group

Lulama Mokhobo

Group CEO


Irene Charnley

Group CEO

Smile Telecoms

Romeo Kumalo

Chief Operating Officer: International Business

Vodacom Group

Miguel Geraldes

Managing Director


Jose Dos Santos

Chief Commercial Officer

Cell C

Mats Carrgard

Chief Commercial Officer

Virgin Mobile South Africa

Jose Henriques

Vice President Data and Online services

Airtel Africa

Attila Narin

EMEA Sr. Manager of Solutions Architecture

Amazon Web Services

Nicola D’Elia

Growth Manager Africa


Brett St Clair

Head of New Products Sub-Saharan Africa

Google / YouTube

Jason Bigler

Director, Product Management


Hashim Hasabelrasoul Hashim

Chief Technology Officer

Canar Telecommunications

Bjorn Flormann

Chief Executive: Wholesale Business

Cell C

Deon Geyser

Chief Operating Officer

Millicom International Cellular (Tigo)

Pieter Verkade

Group Chief Commercial officer


Vincent Maher

Chief Product Officer


Miguel Angelo Soares

Chief Marketing Officer


Jason Njoku



Jannie Van Zyl

Executive Head: Consumer Data

Vodacom SA

Theo Bensch

Managing Executive

Telkom Cybernest

Yolande van Wyk

CEO of e-Wallet

First National Bank (South Africa)

Adrian Cornelius

General Manager

MTN Business

Jurgen Urbanski

Chief Technologist Big Data and Cloud

Deutsche Telekom Group

Cédric Diedrich

Head of Telecom Business Development


B Bonin Bough

VP Global Media & Consumer Engagement

Mondelez International

Laurence Le Ny

Director of Music and Cultural Partnerships


Léon-Charles Ciss

Head of Marketing AMEA

Orange Group

Guy Carter

Group Marketing Manager

Nandos International

Dave Parratt


Oltio (South Africa)

Rick Fant

VP of Apps and Marketplace


AfricaCom allows you to access to all these events…

  • LTE @ AfricaCom
  • WiMAX Africa Forum
  • Brand New AfricApps for Developers
  • Africa Com Awards
  • Africa Com Masterclass
  • Big Data Africa Congress
  • Mobile Money Africa
  • Digital Music Africa
  • Entrepreneurs Hub: investors & start-ups
  • Pre-Event Seminar on Fibre Optics
  • 3rd Annual AfricaCast
  • Cloud Africa Com

Well that's it! Another year, another incredible event. Thanks to the 8000 of you that attended... See you in November 2014!

The final day of AfricaCom saw even more fantastic speakers, demonstrations and networking buzz. We're sure you'll all be winding down after an exhausting 3 days in Cape Town, but for those of you still keeping the AfricaCom spirit alive, here's a little reminder of the highlights...

Read the day 3 press release here. 

Read the day 2 press release here.

Read the day 1 press release here.

"Thank you @AllAboutCom for a fantastic show" -@uppspiration

"Great show #AfricaCom and new clients for PMT" -@markusschorn

"What a fantastic third and final day at #AfricaCom" -@Alcatel1TouchSA

We look forward to seeing you next year for another unmissable event!

In the meantime, make sure to keep you in touch! We always love to hear from you...

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Storify – a live time-line of comment and graphics, tweet by tweet and twitpic by twitpic:

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Africa Com 2013

The highlights of Africa's greatest media, telecoms and ICT show as they happen, here...

What not to miss

  • If you attend AfricaCom - you will receive a certificate of attendance!
  • Visionary Keynotes - Visionary keynotes where Africa’s digital leaders share their views on the future of the digital sector.
  • Specialist conference streams - Specialist conference streams so all parts of the ecosystem can enjoy sessions focusing on their needs.
  • Networking opportunities - Networking opportunities in the exhibition to share ideas and meet potential partners in an informal environment.
  • Africa Industry Outlook - Africa Industry Outlook: in-depth analysis of the market’s key developments and forecasts for the year to come.
  • Co-located with Africa Cast - The co-located Africa Cast event for the broadcasting industry in a digital age.
  • AfricaCom Masterclasses - AfricaCom Masterclasses: presentations and mini workshops for all exhibition visitors to maximise their learnings from the event.
  • AfricApps - The stimulating AfricApps gathering for local developers to maximise the success of their apps.
  • Pre-event workshops - Pre-event workshops led by AfricaCom partners for specific sub-segments of the digital sector.
  • Interviews and blogs - Interviews and blogs from top speakers before and during the event in Africa com emails and publications.
  • Africa Com Awards - The glitzy Africa Com Awards ceremony, celebrating Africa’s best achievements of the past year.
  • Debates and e-networking - Debates and e-networking on social media sites with participants and observer.

To say that the event exceeds my expectations would be an understatement. The event was such an experience, very professional and of superb standard. Looking forward to such an event again next year.

Sydwell Shikweni, Vodacom SA

Simply, the best & biggest telecom event in Africa with hundreds of exhibitors & senior speakers and thousands of attendees

Mezi Riadh, Products & Services Director, Atlantique Telecom

An out of this world experience, where technology meets under one roof

Nokukhanya Mbali Mdhlalose, Data Analyst, MTN

It was a roaring success and gave me a fantastic opportunity to gain industry insights, meet with fascinating people, get exposure to groundbreaking technology and ideas and walk away with a very positive and upbeat vison for Africa's future.

David Smith, Solution Consulting, MTN

An opportunity for exposure to all aspects of the telecoms industry. A melting pot of some of the greatest minds in telecoms in Africa allowing for massive networking opportunities

Nomathamsanqa Tshabalala, Manager: Products and Innovation, MTN Swaziland

This year was fantastic. I enjoyed the seminars. A lot of them were relevant for me. I was also able to find some solutions that I need for my 2013 roadmap

Comfort Chisala Nyondo, Products Manager, Zamtel

It was a really good exhibition that brought a lot of potential clients for us

Dmitry Suprunov, Sales manager, CBOSS

It was outstanding. we were able to meet with several operators and make very good business.

Helena Feria, Director, Portugal Telecom

In general the experience was good. It is, without any doubt, The event in Africa with the main exhibitors and customers. Any company in the communication field must be there. This is the right place to meet customers, existing as well as new, meet competitors, meet colleagues and be updated about the communication market.

Iftach Hechter, Technical Account Manager, Alvarion

It was the first time we exhibited here, and it was a success!

Nadine Van Marcke, Global Event Manager, Newtec

A well attended event with good representation from all within the Telco industry. Well organised event

Marcel Bhatti, Sales Manager, WIOCC

Best AfricaCom since the first one I attended in 2008

Peter Turvey, GM: South & East Africa and Middle East, Radwin Ltd.

The event was more successful in terms of companies who exhibit/ or came as visitors, It has generated more leads than last year

Ben-Ami Arielle, Regional Sales Director, SkyVision

Success - generated good new leads and was a great platform to meet existing clients to showcase products.

Steven Nagel, Systems Engineer, Dynamic Testing Solutions

First time at this particular show, found it to be the best Africa based Telecom Show that I have attended to date

John Gray, VP Sales EMEA, Wavestream Corp a Gilat Satellite Networks Company

Exhibitors 2013

  • 4RF Limited
  • 6d Technologies
  • Asia Broadcast Satellite (ABS)
  • ACE Consortium
  • ACS Limited
  • Adishwar Telenetworks
  • ADVA Optical Networking
  • Advantech Wireless
  • AFL
  • Africa Telecoms and IT magazine
  • Afripipes
  • Afrique Telecom
  • Airspan
  • Aksh Optifibre Ltd.
  • Alcatel-Lucent
  • Alcatel One Touch / TCT Mobile
  • Allot Communications
  • Altobridge
  • Amdocs
  • AMOS-Spacecom
  • Amphenol Antenna Solutions
  • APEX Voice Communications
  • Aptilo Networks
  • Arabsat
  • Arbor Networks
  • Ascot Industrial Srl
  • Astellia
  • Athonet
  • Ausonia Srl
  • Avanti Communciations
  • Aviat Networks
  • BICS
  • Birla Ericsson Optical Limited
  • Gigamon in partnership with Blue Turtle and Concilium
  • Bluefish Technologies South Africa (Pty) Ltd
  • Bluwan
  • Bright Telecom
  • Broadband Infraco (Pty) Ltd
  • BT Global Telecom Markets
  • Cambium Networks
  • Celplan Technologies, Inc
  • Ceragon
  • ChannelVAS
  • China Comservice
  • CIMA Telecom
  • Cisco
  • Citrix ByteMobile
  • CMC Networks
  • Collab
  • Comfone
  • CommScope
  • Communications Afrique
  • Comtech EF Data
  • Mahindra Comviva
  • ComzAfrica Limited
  • Concurrent Systems
  • Condux International
  • Controllis
  • Convergence Partners
  • Convergys Corporation
  • Corline
  • Corning
  • Crystal ASP
  • CSG International
  • Ctrlroom
  • cVidya
  • CZ Electronics
  • DAQS Europe
  • Datang Telecom Technology & Industry Group
  • Deliberant / LigoWave
  • Dialogic
  • Digisoft.tv
  • DingLi Communications
  • DiViNetworks Ltd
  • Djibouti Data Center
  • Dragonwave
  • Dynamic Testing Solutions
  • Duraline
  • Duxbury Networking
  • Econet Solar
  • EDCH
  • Ekinops
  • ESK
  • Ellams
  • Eltek
  • Emerson Network Power
  • Emitac Mobile Solutions LLC
  • Enterprise Ireland
  • Ericsson
  • Eurocontracts
  • Eutelsat
  • Even Flow Distribution
  • Evistel
  • Exalt Communications, Inc.
  • F5 Networks
  • Facebook
  • Fax Effect (PTY) LTD. Trading as Telco
  • Flickswitch
  • Visa Inc.
  • Visa
  • Future Product Design
  • Giesecke & Devrient
  • GE Energy Storage
  • Gemalto
  • Generator Logic Holdings (Pty) Ltd
  • Gilat Satcom
  • Gilat Satellite Networks
  • Global TT
  • Global Wireless Solutions, Inc.
  • Globecomm
  • Google
  • Greenlee Communications Ltd.
  • GSMA Association
  • Hangzhou tianye communication equipment co.ltd
  • HAUD Systems
  • Hewlett Packard
  • HSH Global Software
  • Huawei
  • Hughes
  • Hutchison Global Communications
  • Ibasis
  • Ibys Technologies S.A.
  • idirect
  • IDT Telecom
  • IMImobile
  • Infinera
  • Infobip
  • Infomir
  • Informa Telecoms Academy
  • Informa Telecoms & Media
  • InfoVista
  • Inmarsat
  • Intel Corporation
  • Intelligent Energy Ltd
  • Intelsat
  • smscarrier.eu by IDM
  • Intersec
  • Intracom Telecom
  • Inventum
  • Itemate Solutions
  • ITNewsAfrica.com
  • IXIA Technologies
  • Jasco Trading (Pty) Ltd
  • Jinhua Fosto Tower Shaped Steel Tube Co., Ltd
  • Jinny Software
  • JMA Wireless
  • Juniper Networks
  • Kathrein
  • Kipochi
  • Kirusa
  • Laird - Infrastructure Antenna Systems
  • Leader Optec
  • Level 3 Communications
  • Liquid Telecom
  • LS telcom
  • Lumata
  • Master Power Technologies
  • MEASAT Global Berhad
  • MEF
  • Mer Group Telecom Division
  • Metaswitch
  • Microsoft 4Afrika
  • MobiMind
  • Morpho e-Document Division
  • MTN Group
  • Nanjing Jilong Optical Communication Co., Ltd
  • Southern African Wireless Communications
  • ND Satcom
  • NEC Corporation
  • NeoSOFT Technologies
  • Neotel
  • NetBoss Technologies, Inc
  • Newtec
  • Next Gen Innovation
  • Nomanini
  • NTS New Technology Systems GmbH
  • O3b Networks
  • Oberthur Technologies
  • OFS
  • One97 Communication Limited
  • OnMobile Global Ltd
  • Open Idea
  • Openet
  • Opera Sorftware
  • Optelian
  • Ovum
  • Pace
  • Packet Design
  • Paykonnect / Skilrock Technologies
  • PCCW Global
  • Peerapp
  • Polystar
  • PortaOne
  • Poynting
  • Procera Networks, Inc
  • Prysmian Group
  • Qualcomm
  • RAD Data Communications Ltd
  • Radio Network Solutions
  • Range Networks
  • RascomStar
  • Raycap
  • Redknee
  • Reseau Group
  • REVE Systems (S) Pte. Ltd
  • Radio Frequency Systems (RFS)
  • RRsat
  • RSCC
  • Ruckus Wireless
  • Ruptela RCS
  • SAF Tehnika AS
  • Sagemcom
  • Sandvine
  • SAP
  • SatADSL
  • SDP Telecom Inc.
  • Sentinel Fuel Products
  • SES Africa
  • Shenzhen Brother Young Development Company Limited
  • Shenzhen Sopto Technology Co., Ltd.
  • Siemens
  • Sigma Wireless Communications
  • Singapore Telecommunications Limited
  • Sintel - Network Intelligence Solutions
  • Skyvision Global Networks
  • Smile Electronics Ltd.
  • VoD Interactive
  • Spice VAS Africa
  • Sprint
  • Starhome MACH
  • Stratosat Datacom (Pty) Ltd
  • StreamWIDE SA
  • Subex
  • Swiss Mobility Solutions
  • SwissQual AG, A Rohde & Schwarz Company
  • Symsoft & CLX Networks Group
  • Syniverse
  • TagAttitude
  • Tata Communications
  • Tecnotree
  • Tejas Strategic Technologies Pvt Ltd.
  • Tektronix Communciations
  • Telecom Equipment & Services Export Promotion Council
  • Telecom Italia Sparkle
  • Telecom Namibia
  • Cellfind / TeleCommunication Systems Inc.
  • Telecommunications Consultants India Ltd.
  • Telecom Review
  • Telemedia (PTY) Ltd
  • Telemune
  • Telenity
  • Telenor Global Services
  • Telepower
  • Telesat
  • Telesoft
  • Telefonica
  • Telimart Systems
  • Telkom SA Limited
  • Telrad Networks
  • Teltac
  • Teoco
  • TEPC
  • THAICOM Public Company Limited
  • Timeline Global Telecom Solutions BV
  • Tirubaa
  • Trackimo
  • Tramigo
  • TransferTo
  • T&W
  • TXO Systems
  • Valid Soluciones Technologicas S.A.U
  • Verimatrix
  • ViaSat, Inc.
  • Viewsat
  • Vodacom
  • NeoSOFT Technologies
  • WeDo Technologies
  • WiMAX Forum
  • Work Microwave GmbH
  • Workz Middle East FZE
  • World Panel
  • World Telecom Labs
  • Xtera Communications
  • Yahsat
  • Yangtze Optical Fibre & Cable Co., Ltd.
  • Yellow Sat
  • Zcomax Ltd