New virtual Africa Tech festival launched

15 July 2020

Africa-focused technology and digital connectivity events – AfricaCom and AfricaTech – will take place in 2020 as fully-virtual events, under the umbrella of the new Virtual Africa Tech Festival.

The events will run simultaneously from 09 – 13 November 2020. Being virtual and providing access to  content for free, the events hope to welcome an even greater number and range of participants.

“After an extensive period of review and consultation, we have decided to proactively transform our events into fully-virtual events in 2020 with AfricaCom, AfricaTech and all our co-located conferences now forming the virtual Africa Tech Festival,” said Event Director and the Portfolio Director of Connecting Africa at Informa Tech, Tom Cuthell. 

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East Africa Com and West Africa Com updates

10 June 2020

Announcement: the 17th Annual East Africa Com is virtual for 2020! Registrations are now open.

The Connecting Africa series of events team has been closely monitoring global developments, alongside those in Kenya and East Africa. As the situation and impact of the coronavirus continues to develop, they have decided to move East Africa Com to a fully virtual event for 2020 on 14 - 15 September.

For two days, world-leaders in East African technology, media and telecommunications will meet online, as they map the journey towards the Fourth Industrial Revolution. The two-day conference agenda covers telecommunications and digital enterprise opportunities and challenges. More than 40 expert industry speakers will be presenting from across the telco and tech space, as well as government ministers - a brand new feature for 2020.

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Rajant steps up amid crisis

21 April 2020

Rajant Corporation and its global distribution and integration partners have made a private wireless network for mobile field hospitals and pop-up health treatment shelters immediately available, in light of the Covid-19 worldwide health crisis.

The US- based firm’s “Emergency Response Rapid Deployment Kit” is the connectivity solution for facility- strapped healthcare, running out of medical space and patient beds to care for the seriously ill, to expand operations.

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Re-scheduled events

30 March 2020

The coronavirus pandemic has led to a number of key African events to be postponed or cancelled for 2020. See below to find out the latest. African Wireless Communications will upate this page the minute we receive more information, so stay tuned.

East Africa Com will take place in Nairobi, Kenya 14-15 September 2020

West Africa Com will take place in Dakar, Senegal 30 September – 1 October 2020

5G – Next Digital Revolution will take place in Johannesburg, South Africa 7-8 October 2020

Digital Infra Africa will now take place in Cape Town, South Africa 4-6 November 2020

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