Now in its 21st year, AfricaCom 2018 will take place at the Cape Town Convention Centre (CTICC) from 13 – 15 November 2018, the technology, media and telecommunications conference and exhibition will cover the most strategic digital issues affecting companies in Africa’s digital market: services, efficiency, profitability, customer experience, partnerships, policy and more.
AfricaCom this year will be co-located with: 5G Africa, Africa Video Forum, The AI Summit Cape Town, IoT World Africa and Mission Critical Technologies Africa.
Whether focus is on 5G, policy and regulatory frameworks that are going to enable communications, ICT investment, new revenue streams or accelerating the spread of digital connectivity throughout sub-Saharan Africa, AfricaCom will be the place to be to shape Africa’s telco future.
AfricaCom 2018 will bring together 14 000 attendees, 450 speakers and 400 exhibitors showcasing technologies and solutions covering everything from 5G, AI, IoT, Fintech, Blockchain and beyond, with a host of new content and exciting developments.
Some of the key events that delegates can look forward to:
Connecting Africa is a top track at AfricaCom 2018 focussing on accelerating the spread of digital connectivity throughout sub-Saharan Africa. Connectivity champions will unite to discuss how favourable policy and the right technologies and business models will enable MNOs and ISPs to expand their networks to bridge Africa’s digital divide.
Hot topics include strengthening broadband networks, expanding satellite connectivity, innovative rural connectivity solutions, fibre deployment and establishing new partnerships to close connectivity gaps.
Data centre market
Disruptive factors have forced dramatic changes in the data centre (DC) market. At AfricaCom, learn how to navigate the need for consumer proximity when location costs are high, how regulatory frameworks can balance protection concerns with storage imperatives, whether capacity outweighs convenience and how cloud services will impact the DC market in Africa.
Developing wholesale services to increase revenues is another hot topic. Speakers will also discuss how market strength can be leveraged to expand across the wholesale value chain; creating new revenue streams through B2B offerings.