Event description

C2C Kenya Conference Programme 17.11

Smarter Infrastructure is more efficient, more reliable and more cost effective.

Africa needs more Digital Infrastructure to feed the increasing demands for Digital Services. Africa needs More reliable Digital Infrastructure to accommodate the exciting Digital Opportunity that the continent currently faces. Policy Makers, Regulators, Service Providers and Technology Providers need to connect, communicate and collaborate in order to develop business models, finance strategies and policies which will make the next generation of Digital Infrastructures affordable and sustainable.
C2C 2017 brings these people together and drives discussions and debates about how we can accelerate Africa’s growth as the Digital Continent!
Around 200 attendees, 2 Days of inspiring presentations and debates, practical workshops and high-level networking to make this a must attend event for those people who are driving Africa’s Digital Development.
The conference will take place in Nairobi Kenya 28th 29th November 2017. If that is not reason enough to join us, here are some reasons to attend:
  • Investment strategies revealed– meet the investors who can support your development objectives
  • Solutions sourced – A bustling exhibition supported by the ‘Extensia Bridge’ solution sourcing service will provide unrivalled opportunities to connect solution with requirements.
  • Myths de-bunked and success secrets revealed – go beyond the hype and connect with over 200 personally invited decision makers and discover winning strategies and solutions
Official summit Partner


Eventbrite - Connect to Connect Summit 3rd to 5th October 2017 "Smarter Infrastructure"


iDirect is a global leader in IP-based satellite communications providing technology and solutions that enable partners to optimize networks, differentiate services and expand businesses. Our product portfolio combines innovative technology and solutions to support all networking requirements for bandwidth, location, satellite frequency, topology or application.
Our technology is a key driver in evolving the VSAT market; iDirect changed the market by transforming the business proposition for operators, lowering TCO and raising operating efficiencies. Now the world’s largest TDMA enterprise VSAT manufacturer, iDirect is the leader in key industries including maritime, mobility, military/government and satellite backhaul. For more information please   visit www.idirect.net
Hughes Network Systems, LLC (HUGHES) is the world’s leading provider of satellite broadband solutions and services delivering innovative network technologies and managed services to enterprises and governments globally. Hughes maintains approximately 50 percent share of the VSAT market. Hughes owns and operates service businesses in the U.S., Europe, India, and Brazil, delivering continent-wide Hughes broadband satellite and terrestrial connectivity. HughesNet® is the #1 consumer high-speed satellite Internet service in the marketplace with active users now numbering over one million in North America, making Hughes the largest provider of high-speed satellite Internet access. Around the globe, Hughes supplies authorized service providers, government organizations, and businesses with advanced broadband systems and terminals. Hughes JUPITER™ High Throughput System (HTS) is the leading choice to power broadband services by HTS operators around the world. Hughes designs and manufactures products including satellite Network Operations Centers (NOCs) and gateways; broadband satellite terminals; and mobile satellite network infrastructure, handhelds and high-speed IP data terminals. Headquartered outside Washington, D.C., in Germantown, Maryland, USA, Hughes operates sales and support offices worldwide. Hughes is a wholly owned subsidiary of EchoStar Corporation (NASDAQ: SATS).
China Telecom is one of the world's largest full telecommunications service providers. Its subsidiary China Telecom Global Limited is responsible for the international business development through its global network platform, offering world-class integrated communications services to telecommunications service providers, MNCs and overseas Chinese. China Telecom (Africa and Middle East) Limited, as the regional headquarters in the Africa and Middle East (MEA) region, has dedicated significant resources to expand its network capabilities to maintain a consistently high level of service and improved accessibility, as well as the SMART and ICT solutions to boost the city & economy development in MEA.
NuRAN Wireless, with its wholly owned subsidiary Nutaq Innovation, is a leading supplier of mobile and broadband wireless solutions. Its innovative GSM, LTE, and White Space radio access network (RAN) and backhaul products dramatically drop the total cost of ownership, thereby creating new opportunities for mobile network operators and internet service providers. The Company provides a variety of specialist systems for indoor coverage, rural and urban connectivity in emerging markets, connectivity to offshore platforms and ships, and for emergency and crisis communications.
NuRAN is a member of the Telecom Infra Project (TIP) initiated by Facebook. The Company is an original equipment manufacturer (OEM) and distributor of Connect-1 SDR, OpenCellular’s first open source platform. NuRAN was also retained by Facebook for the development of the front-end section of the LTE version of the Connect-1 base station.
 World Telecom Labs is a leader in the provision of VoIP & SMS switches and Small-Cell solutions with a large installed base in 30+ countries in Africa.
Products include: • Rural Telephony– GSM coverage, voice & data for remote sites. Includes cloud-based billing • VoIP to TDM E1 and STM-1 backbone switches • High density Multi-Service SBC with integral Pre-Paid, IVR & Billing. • SMS Hub High Performance, Cost Effective SMS Hub platform with SMPP & SS7 • Bandwidth cost saving Instant ROI, cuts IP bandwidth for VoIP traffic by 70% - compatible with satellite or fibre networks
As the major STM-1 Switch supplier to the Nigerian IXC market, handling around 5 billion minutes of Nigerian national traffic per annum, WTL has built a well-deserved reputation for providing solutions which are innovative, practical and cost-effective to operators in more than 32 countries across Africa, the Middle East, Asia and South America. In addition to its portfolio for rural connectivity, WTL is a key VoIP player in emerging and established markets. Its award-winning range of VoIP and hybrid VoIP/TDM switches have been specifically designed to replace the huge, expensive, maintenance-heavy switches that have traditionally been used to transfer VoIP traffic onto other networks.
About YahClick YahClick is Yahsat’s high-speed satellite broadband service, and is the leading satellite broadband Ka-band service across the Middle East, Africa, Central and South West Asia. YahClick’s footprint, which includes Pakistan, covers 28 countries and delivers satellite broadband to a wide range of sectors, including NGOs, government, finance and IT. YahClick’s connections are more reliable and much faster than traditional internet technologies, and bypass fixed line infrastructure, resulting in easier deployment. Above all, YahClick provides coverage over vast regions, irrespective of population density or remoteness.