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Addis Ababa, Ethiopia has been selected as the location for the 17th annual IAD Summit. IAD 2019 acknowledges the fact that Africa is a diverse continent of nations at different stages of ICT maturity. ICT maturity rankings are a measurement for how well a country is progressing and a benchmark for how they are performing alongside their neighbours.

IAD Summit 2019 Review and Report

IAD Programme

IAD Workshops 10th June

There are many widely accepted benefits to improving ICT maturity rankings, from attracting international investment through to the social and economic benefits to a country. In 2019 Extensia have developed a National Agenda Acceleration Series (NAAS). This is a programme designed to move beyond the ‘talking shop’ style of event that has become prevalent in Africa and presents a year-long engagement to accelerate national ICT maturity. We will work with the key stakeholders in-country to strengthen weak points and accelerate Digital Transformation. IAD 2019 will support this agenda by addressing the core pillars of Broadband, Universal Service, Quality of Service, Security and a Digital Future. IAD 2019 will assess best practices, future visions and practical solutions in these areas whilst identifying areas of regional collaboration that will support these important national imperatives.

The ITU Report on measuring the ICT Development Index indicates the following comparative statements on Africa’s ICT Maturity rankings:

While these statistics highlight a need for continental development, the national statistics tell a story which enables individual nations to develop a roadmap focusing on their individual objectives and priorities while addressing their vulnerabilities.

IAD 2019 will be attended by Policy Makers, Regulators, Service Providers and Major End Users from across Africa along with carefully selected solution providers, investors and consultants who can address the challenges and support the development of National Agendas with Infrastructure, Value Added Services, Strategy Guidance, Investment and Business partnership.

We are pleased to return to Ethiopia for the fourth time of hosting the IAD Summit in 2019. This is an exciting time of growth and development in Ethiopia with Market Liberalisation, Digital Transformation and the renewed vision for the development of a world-class ICT Park. The change in leadership across government and Ethio Telecom and the creation of a new ICT Ministry (Ministry of Innovation and Technology) has re-invigorated the sector presenting valuable opportunities for international enterprises to enter the Ethiopian market and explore the many valuable business opportunities.

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As a global satellite operator, ABS delivers a wide range of tailored solutions to broadcasters, service providers and enterprise and government sectors. Our global satellite fleet: ABS-2, ABS-2A, ABS-3A, ABS-4/Mobisat-1, ABS-6, and ABS-7, covers over 93% of the world’s population across the Americas, Africa, Asia Pacific, Europe, the Middle East, CIS and Russia. The company has offices in USA, UAE, South Africa, and Asia with owned and partner teleports worldwide.  ABS is majority-owned by Permira, a private equity firm based in Europe. For more information, visit: www.absatellite.com

What makes us special?

Global Coverage and local knowledge – with offices worldwide, our staff have in-depth knowledge of the local market and environment enabling us to provide best-in-class services to our customers.


Accenture is a leading global professional services company, providing a broad range of services and solutions in strategy, consulting, digital, technology and operations. Combining unmatched experience and specialized skills across more than 40 industries and all business functions—underpinned by the world’s largest delivery network—Accenture works at the intersection of business and technology to help clients improve their performance and create sustainable value for their stakeholders. With 477,000 people serving clients in more than 120 countries, Accenture drives innovation to improve the way the world works and lives. Visit us at www.accenture.com.


ActivePlatform, a digital distribution product company that connects standalone vendors, service providers and their channels into deeply integrated ecosystem. It unifies and automates the selling, buying, delivery, and management of any digital services.

The company created it's own proprietary technology stack to manage virtual datacenters, helping to achieve higher margin, advanced features and price competitiveness over global players. Since that time ActiveCloud became Top-3 IaaS provider in CIS and Russia according to IDC and J'son & Partners reports with over 50 000 customers and 35% CAGR for last 5 years.


Protecting nations, networks and subscribers, AdaptiveMobile Security is a world leader in cyber-telecoms security, everyday protecting over 2.2 billion people globally from fraudsters, criminals and nation states. Powered by our internationally respected core expertise and foundation in security, AdaptiveMobile Security brings a unique focus on real-time mobile network enforcement. The global insight provided by our security specialist teams and our world-leading Threat Intelligence Unit, combined with our proprietary, telecom-grade Network Protection Platform, ensures AdaptiveMobile Security are trusted by the world’s largest service providers and governments to secure their critical communications infrastructure. AdaptiveMobile Security was founded in 2006 and is proud to count  the world’s largest mobile operators as customers and the leading security and telecom equipment vendors as partners. The company is headquartered in Dublin with offices in North America, Europe, South Africa, Middle East and Asia Pacific. For more information, visit www.adaptivemobile.com


Airbus is one of the world’s leading aerospace and defence companies. We deliver operational advantages in a rapidly changing environment thanks to a network of connected smart systems. From military aircraft and unmanned aerial systems to satellites, we’ve been providing tactical and strategic assets as well as services such as cybersecurity, geo-intelligence, and secure communications to governments across the globe for over fifty years.


Anodot is pioneering Autonomous Analytics, an entirely new approach to analytics that uses AI to replace manual data monitoring. It independently detects and correlates anomalies and forecasts business performance in real time. No data science background needed. By helping customers find and fix issues faster, Anodot is empowering businesses to become proactive.

Avanti Communications

As a trusted satellite technology leader, we empower people, businesses and governments to stay connected wherever they are. We go the extra mile, developing pioneering, cost-effective and secure satellite solutions that liberate potential in the most demanding of situations across Europe, Middle East and Africa.

Whether it be Governments that want to empower their digital economies, Mobile Operators that wish to bring ubiquitous coverage to their customers, Enterprises that want to grow through digital productivity or Security forces wishing to protect their sovereignty, Avanti has invested $1.2 billion in the latest Ka-band satellite technology to ensure we meet our customers’ needs.

Aviat Networks

Aviat Networks, Inc. works to provide dependable communications to our customers. As the world’s most trusted expert in wireless transport, and with more than one million systems sold, Aviat provides microwave and networking solutions to service provider and private network operators including state/local government, utility, federal government and defence organisations.

Highest performing networks

We believe the performance and reliability of your network matters. Aviat’s innovations including our portfolio of microwave routers and high power, high capacity radios lead the industry and deliver the outstanding network capacity, reliability, and performance you demand.

Simplest operations

We understand network operations is complicated and must be simplified. Whether it be via our integrated product designs, our turnkey services, customer support and training, or our operational excellence, Aviat’s solutions are expressly designed to take away your headaches and simplify the entire lifecycle of designing, deploying, and maintaining microwave networks.

Best customer experiences

We know customer experience is paramount. Beyond our hassle free products, our team of experts is committed to delivering world-class customer service and support. 70+ years of expertise, 40 locations around the world, and a relentless pursuit of customer satisfaction means our experts will take care of you. With Aviat, you really are in good hands.


BICS is recognized in the wholesale communications market as a top global Voice carrier and the leading provider of Mobile Data services. Our innovative suite of solutions for Voice, Messaging, Data & Connectivity, Business Intelligence & Analytics, Fraud & Authentication, Roaming, Global IoT and Asset Monetization bring value to our customers’ businesses by enabling them to offer state-of-the-art communication services. Our HQ is in Brussels and we offer global connectivity with strong presence in Africa, Americas, Asia, Europe and Middle East. www.bics.com

Camusat International

Camusat Group is a key player in telecom network roll out. Our expert teams can design, build, power and manage telecom infrastructures anywhere in the world.

Camusat Group is one of the market leaders in the implementation of telecom infrastructures and one of the most experienced network developers of fixed and mobile networks. Our know-how supports the telecommunications actors to efficiently build and optimize their networks development by integrating the latest telecom technologies through our operational company Camusat, all the while offering telecom infrastructures outsourcing solutions through our dedicated investment vehicle Aktivco.

Our expertise is supported by an R&D Department regularly developing innovative solutions. A flawless execution and quality services combined with project management rigor and flexibility: all these factors set us apart and are the keys to our success. Diversity, motivating incentive plans, a strong team spirit, constant professional training, international efficiency and mobility are our assets to achieve our client’s high requirements.

Camusat’s headquarters are located in Paris, France. Nearly half of Camusat Group's 2,900 employees work on the African continent. The company operates on five continents, across 35 countries.

Channel VAS

Channel VAS is a premium Fintech company, developing Mobile Financial Services, Airtime Credit Services, Handset loans and Big Data Analytics. Channel VAS has wide experience in emerging markets, strong presence in more than 30 countries and is expanding to new markets globally.

With an addressable base of over 650 million mobile subscribers that are dependent on the service offered for the advance of credit, Channel VAS’s operations account for $3 billion of the market’s total $100 billion value, with enormous potential for growth.

Incorporated in 2012 and led by a team that has a reputation for building multi-billion dollar emerging market companies in the fields of IT, Logistics and Telecommunications, Channel VAS has a pipeline that is forecast to double the group’s size by 2020. Through adding value to our clients’ top line revenues and to their subscribers’ experiences, we have attained leading positions in the African and Middle East markets and are currently gaining similar status in the Latin American, Asian Pacific and Western regions.


Ceragon Networks Ltd. (NASDAQ: CRNT) is the #1 wireless backhaul specialist. We help operators and other service providers worldwide increase operational efficiency and enhance end customers’ quality of experience with innovative wireless backhaul solutions. Our customers include wireless service providers, public safety organizations, government agencies and utility companies, which use our solutions to deliver 4G, mission-critical multimedia services and other applications at high reliability and speed. Ceragon’s unique multicore technology provides highly reliable, high-capacity 4G wireless backhaul with minimal use of spectrum, power and other resources. It enables increased productivity, as well as simple and quick network modernization. We deliver a range of professional services that ensure efficient network rollout and optimization to achieve the highest value for our customers. Our solutions are deployed by more than 460 service providers, as well as hundreds of private network owners, in more than 130 countries.


Drawing on more than 160 years of materials science and process engineering knowledge, Corning creates and makes keystone components that enable high-technology systems for consumer electronics, mobile emissions control, telecommunications and life sciences.

Corning Optical Communications, part of Corning’s telecommunications segment, is a leading manufacturer of fibre optic communications system solutions for voice, data and video network applications worldwide.

Since ushering in the telecommunications revolution with the invention of low-loss optical fiber in 1970, Corning has been continually innovating to increase the speed and capacity of optical networks, while reducing installation costs. Today, we are delivering solutions for growing segments like fiber to the home, wireless technology, and hyper-scale data centers.

Further information can be found at our website: http://www.corning.com/opcomm/emea/en/index.aspx

CSG International

At CSG, we have one vision: flexible, seamless, limitless communications, information and content services for everyone. We simplify the complexity of business transformation in the digital age for the most respected communications, media and entertainment service providers worldwide. With over 35 years of experience CSG delivers revenue management, customer experience and digital monetization solutions for every stage of the customer lifecycle. We are the trusted partner driving digital transformation for leading global brands including Arrow Electronics, AT&T, Bharti Airtel, Charter Communications, Comcast, DISH, Eastlink, iFlix, MTN, TalkTalk, Telefonica, Telstra and Verizon. For more information, visit our website at csgi.com.

Deloitte Consulting

Deloitte is one of Africa’s leading professional services firm, providing services of the highest standard through over 6 000 professionals. With offices in 33 African countries, a current presence in 45 and the ability to serve 52 nations on the continent, Deloitte has an unrivalled capability to service its clients’ with the highest standard regardless of the challenges of geography and bureaucracy.  Through an extensive African network, Deloitte offers insights and services across all industries, with unique capabilities and services to partner with you at any stage of your Africa expansion strategy.


ENENSYS designs and manufactures innovative professional equipment and software enabling Efficient Video Delivery over Broadcast & Telecom Networks.

The ENENSYS team is comprised of highly experienced engineers, gathering expertise across a broad technology base including hardware design, RF, signal processing, real-time software and virtualized and cloud-native applications. The company develops all the technology embedded in its solutions: 90% of the team members own an MSc or a PhD in Information Technology, Software or Electronic and Electrical Engineering.

ENENSYS’ corporate culture is rooted in strong human values such as creativity, empathy and reactivity to anticipate our customer’s needs and achieve customer care excellence.

Focused on innovation, ENENSYS Networks are organized around 2 products lines:

Broadcast Networks: Equipment for Digital Terrestrial TV, Targeted Content Insertion and Switches & IP Transport… Products sit between encoder/multiplexer output and transmitter input, facilitating signal distribution over a wide variety of networks. Covered standards include DVB-T2, ATSC3.0, ISDB-T, …

Telecom Networks: Software for Mobile TV over LTE Broadcast and MCPTT Mission Critical & Public Safety applications. A distributed and scalable virtualized software enables LTE Broadcast capability on existing LTE/4G/5G Networks

To sum up: it’s all about Efficient Video Delivery.


Ericsson is one of the leading providers of Information and Communication Technology to service providers, with about 40% of the world’s mobile traffic carried through our networks. We enable the full value of connectivity by creating game-changing technology and services that are easy to use, adopt, and scale, making our customers successful in a fully connected world. For more than 140 years, our ideas, technology, and people have changed the world: real turning points that have transformed lives, industries, and society as a whole.

Global standardization has allowed mobile technology to scale fast and gain scale quickly by bringing down costs for devices, making it possible for almost every person in the world to have access to communications today.

Devices are now being connected on a broad scale, 17.5 billion in 2017 and set to 31.4 billion by 2023. At the same time, the communication, the data traffic will eightfold.

Looking forward, at advanced artificial intelligence systems of the future, communication alongside computation will remain critical.

For more than a century, telecom has been putting smart tools in the hands of smart people in every sector of our society and economy, and we are committed to continue to do so.

Evolving Systems

Evolving Systems (NASDAQ: EVOL) provides real-time digital engagement solutions and services to over 100 telecoms customers in 65 countries worldwide. Our customers range from the biggest Tier 1 operator groups to start-up MVNOs

Our portfolio offers market-leading solutions and services for subscriber acquisition, provisioning and activation, real-time analytics, customer value management and loyalty. Our customers consistently achieve greater agility and quicker time-to-market and thereby drive new revenue-generating opportunities faster. We specialise in enabling carriers to deliver successful digital customer journeys from inception to retention.

In the area of acquisition, activation and SIM Lifecycle management we help our customers to streamline the SIM ordering process, drive the sale of SIMs through unique methods and manage their dealer and partner networks more effectively.

In the area of Customer Value and Loyalty we consult, ideate, implement and support our customers with advanced Customer Value Management Strategies and Loyalty Programs  built on our Next Generation Evolution platform.

All our solutions are optimised for Cloud and IoT environments and are available either on-premise or as a managed service. For more information, visit www.evolving.com

Ask us about “how to capture the full revenue potential of the SIM and Customer Lifecycle"

What makes us special is that “we address the entire lifecycle of both SIM and Customer and maximize Customer Lifetime Value through our end to end technology and service capabilities “


GEOshare is a wholly owned subsidiary of Lockheed Martin that operates as an independent entrepreneurial venture. GEOshare develops condosats for two or more owners to provide service from a designated orbital slot. With our two ever-increasing portfolios of payload missions and orbital slots, GEOshare matches customer payload missions with orbital locations, facilitating the entire process from construction to launch. GEOshare does all the work to close your business case, protect your orbital slots, and reduce your CapEx in today’s volatile market. To learn more please visit geoshare.com.

GlobalTT sa/nv

GlobalTT has more than 20 years of experience in the field of satellite internet

GlobalTT  is company based in Brussels, Belgium that provides simple and complex   VSAT satellite Internet solutions and services  around the world , mainly for Africa .

Founded in 1994, GlobalTT is constantly developing new VSAT solutions to offer the best and most secure services to its customers.

We are one of the very few satellite operators and satellite providers on the same site:

As a  private satellite earth station , GlobalTT performs 100% of its operations and controls on one site (antennas, fiber, bandwidth platform, security, support team, NOC, sales team, logistics, developers Software and hardware, quality control, 24-hour monitoring, stock, management, etc.)

GlobalTT has  advantages  and  options  that you will not find anywhere else! As an operator, GlobalTT uses and manages the bandwidth of 10 satellites to cover the regions of its customers - in Ku-band and C-band for Africa, in Ku-band for the Middle East and in band -Ka also over Africa

This type of configuration and organization gives us the unique advantage of being able to manage all our operations very quickly, in a very efficient and extremely precise way. And so, to offer a service of very high quality to all our subscribers

Helios Towers

Helios Towers is a leading independent telecommunications tower infrastructure company in Africa, having established one of the continent's most extensive tower portfolio with over 6,800 towers across five countries. It builds, owns and operates telecom passive infrastructure, providing services to mobile network operators.

It owns and operates more sites than any other operator in each of Tanzania, Democratic Republic of Congo ("DRC"), and Congo Brazzaville. It is also a leading operator in Ghana with a strong urban presence.

Helios Towers established a presence in South Africa in 2019 through Helios Towers South Africa, a joint platform with Vulatel.

The Group pioneered the sale-leaseback model in Africa, buying towers that were held by single operators and providing services utilising the tower infrastructure to the seller and other operators. This allows wireless operators to outsource non-core tower-related activities, enabling them to focus their capital and managerial resources on providing higher quality services more cost-effectively.

Investors in the company include: Helios Investment Partners, Quantum Strategic Partners, Albright Capital Management LLC, RIT Capital Partners Plc, the International Finance Corporation and Millicom International Cellular. www.heliostowers.com

Hip Consult

HIP Consult is an independent management consulting firm, offering strategic, commercial and operational services to companies, international agencies, and governments worldwide. We work to uncover potential, create high impact opportunities, and ultimately improve performance. Headquartered in the US, HIP Consult works around the globe with a cadre of highly-trained experts, and has executed a myriad of projects throughout EMEA and beyond.  HIP Consult helps clients examine their business to reveal sources of potential improvement and growth. Our task is to seed ideas and cultivate practices essential to establishing a high performance culture, and creating long-term competitive advantage and success. At HIP Consult we are passionate about our clients’ success and strive to be true partners in attacking problems, developing solutions, and delivering results.


Huawei is a leading global provider of information and communications technology (ICT) infrastructure and smart devices. With integrated solutions across four key domains – telecom networks, IT, smart devices, and cloud services – we are committed to bringing digital to every person, home and organization for a fully connected, intelligent world.

Huawei's end-to-end portfolio of products, solutions and services are both competitive and secure. Through open collaboration with ecosystem partners, we create lasting value for our customers, working to empower people, enrich home life, and inspire innovation in organizations of all shapes and sizes.

At Huawei, innovation focuses on customer needs. We invest heavily in basic research, concentrating on technological breakthroughs that drive the world forward. We have more than 180,000 employees, and we operate in more than 170 countries and regions. Founded in 1987, Huawei is a private company fully owned by its employees.

Hughes Network Systems

Hughes Network Systems, LLC (HUGHES) is the global leader in broadband satellite technology and services for home and office. Its flagship high-speed satellite Internet service is HughesNet®, the world’s largest satellite network with over 1.3 million residential and business customers across North and South America. For large enterprises and governments, the company’s HughesON™ managed network services provide complete connectivity solutions employing an optimized mix of satellite and terrestrial technologies. The JUPITER™ System is the world’s most widely deployed High-Throughput Satellite (HTS) platform, operating on more than 20 satellites by leading service providers, delivering a wide range of broadband enterprise, mobility and cellular backhaul applications. To date, Hughes has shipped more than 7 million terminals of all types to customers in over 100 countries, representing approximately 50 percent market share, and its technology is powering broadband services to aircraft around the world.For additional information about Hughes, please visit www.hughes.com

About EchoStar

EchoStar Corporation (NASDAQ: SATS) is a premier global provider of satellite communication solutions. Headquartered in Englewood, Colo., and conducting business around the globe, EchoStar is a pioneer in secure communications technologies through its Hughes Network Systems and EchoStar Satellite Services business segments. For more information, visit www.echostar.com

International Finance Corporation

We work with the private sector in developing countries to create markets that open up opportunities for all.

IFC—a sister organization of the World Bank and member of the World Bank Group—is the largest global development institution focused exclusively on the private sector in developing countries. The Bank Group has set two goals for the world to achieve by 2030: end extreme poverty and promote shared prosperity in every country.

We leverage our products and services—as well as products and services of other institutions across the World Bank Group—to create markets that address the biggest development challenges of our time. We apply our financial resources, technical expertise, global experience, and innovative thinking to help our clients and partners overcome financial, operational, and other challenges.

IFC is also a leading mobilizer of third-party resources for projects. Our willingness to engage in difficult environments and our leadership in crowding-in private finance enable us to extend our footprint and have a development impact well beyond our direct resources.


Infobip powers enterprises to deliver messages across any channel, any device, at anytime and anywhere worldwide. Infobip's technology creates seamless mobile interactions between businesses and people as well as simplifying the integration of almost all communication capabilities. With over a decade of industry experience, Infobip has expanded to include more than 60 offices on six continents offering an in-house developed messaging platform with the capacity to reach over seven billion mobile devices in 190+ countries connected to over 800 telecom networks. The company serves and partners with leading mobile operators, messaging apps, banks, social networks, tech companies, and aggregators.

Ask us about

Infobip is a specialist in enterprise messaging and network solutions for mobile operators.

Infobip’s platform helps enterprises launch effective and engaging customer communication services based on a range of connection options – APIs, web portal or database integration.

Omnichannel communication is the core of Infobip’s enterprise portfolio, including a range of communication channels – SMS, chat apps (Viber, WhatsApp, FB Messenger, Telegram, Line…), email, voice, push notifications and USSD.

Infobip’s mobile operator portfolio includes solutions designed to generate revenue from A2P messaging and optimize network functions.

What makes us special

Global approach with a local touch – over 60 offices worldwide, staffed with local experts guarantee our clients get the access to a global messaging network with in-depth knowledge of the local market and regulations, overcoming any challenges in getting started and running customer engagement campaigns.


Intelsat operates the world’s first Globalized Network, delivering high-quality, cost-effective video and broadband services anywhere in the world. Intelsat’s Globalized Network combines the world’s largest satellite backbone with terrestrial infrastructure, managed services and an open, interoperable architecture to enable customers to drive revenue and reach through a new generation of network services.

Thousands of organizations serving billions of people worldwide rely on Intelsat to provide ubiquitous broadband connectivity, multi-format video broadcasting, secure satellite communications and seamless mobility services. The end result is an entirely new world, one that allows us to envision the impossible, connect without boundaries and transform the ways in which we live.


Mastercard is a technology company in the global payments industry.  We operate the world’s fastest payments processing network, connecting consumers, financial institutions, merchants, governments and businesses in more than 210 countries and territories.  Mastercard products and solutions make everyday commerce activities – such as shopping, traveling, running a business and managing finances – easier, more secure and more efficient for everyone. www.mastercard.com/mea

MATRIXX Software

Silicon Valley based MATRIXX Software is committed to helping Telco’s reinvent themselves into leaders of the digital economy. Our multi-patented MATRIXX Digital Commerce platform was built from scratch to serve as the foundation for next-generation IT architectures capable of powering rapid transformation. Through innovations in engineering, product, sales and deployment, we empower Communications Service Providers with the speed, agility and autonomy they need to give their customers modern, digital experiences.


Mavenir accelerates and redefines network transformation for Service Providers by offering a comprehensive product portfolio across every layer of the network infrastructure stack — from 5G application/service layer to the RAN and packet core. Mavenir is a software company that leads the way in evolved, cloud-proven networking solutions enabling innovative and secure new experiences for end users. Through its industry first VoLTE, VoWiFi, Mobile Messaging, Multi-ID and Cloud RAN solutions, Mavenir’s platform enables service providers to successfully deliver innovative new services, lower costs and realize new revenue streams.

McKinsey & Company

We help organizations across the private, public, and social sectors create the change that matters. We have always helped our clients identify and set the direction toward their most important goals.  Today, we go further: working together to turn these ambitious goals into reality.

From the C-suite to the front line, we partner with our clients to transform their organizations in the ways that matter most to them. This means embedding digital, analytics, and design into core processes and mind-sets; building capabilities that help organizations and people to thrive in an ever-changing context; and developing excellence in execution to ensure that actions translate into outcomes, quickly and sustainably.

With exceptional people in 65 countries, we combine global expertise and local insight to help you create the change that truly matters.


NEC XON is the amalgamation of XON and NEC Africa. XON a successful and renowned Systems Integrator has been providing custom ICT solutions and security services in Southern Africa since 1996. NEC Africa is the African business of the global technology giant NEC Corporation, which implemented its first communication solution in Africa in 1963. NEC Africa was established in 2011 in order to better support NEC’s ICT and public safety customers.

NEC generates global revenues in excess of $30 billion by orchestrating a brighter world for public entities, enterprises, telecoms carriers through the provision of system platforms and turnkey solutions for its customers.

The combined operations of NEC XON seek to develop and support opportunities for safe cities, energy, cyber security, telecommunication solutions, retail, managed services, cyber defence and cloud (both public and private) amongst others in sub-Sahara Africa.

ND SatCom GmbH

With over three decades of experience, ND SatCom is the premier supplier of and integrator for innovative satellite communication equipment systems and solutions to support customers with critical operations anywhere in the world. Customers in more than 130 countries have chosen ND SatCom as a trusted and reliable source of high-quality and secure turnkey and custom system-engineered communication solutions. The company¹s products and solutions are used in more than 200 transnational networks in government, military, telecom and broadcast environments.

ND SatCom's flagship product, the SKYWAN platform, enables international users to communicate securely, effectively and quickly over satellite.

ND SatCom's core product and technologies are:

• SKYWAN, an advanced MF-TDMA VSAT system for establishing wide area corporate networks.

• FlyAway antennas for various commercial and military uses.

• Uplink components, such as TWTA amplifiers, in different frequency and power ranges, M&C software and components, and management systems.

• Media Fleet Manager, software for innovative transponder management for integrated DVB and IP based production workflows.

• Fully automatic antenna pointing and management systems or application oriented OEM equipment.

• SKYRAY, a series of car-roof mountable antenna subsystems which became the most successful subsystem within the industry in just three years.

• SNG vehicles, which we have designed, integrated and equipped for broadcasters around the globe for years and where we are Europe’s market leader.


Newtec, www.newtec.eu, is specialized in designing, developing and manufacturing equipment and technologies for satellite communications. As a pioneer in the industry, Newtec is dedicated to creating new possibilities for the broadcast, IP trunking and backhauling, consumer and enterprise VSAT and government and defense markets. Our products and technologies can be applied in a wide range of single and multiservice applications from DTH broadcasting, video contribution and distribution and disaster recovery and backbones for cellular backhauling, to small and medium enterprises, SCADA networks, manned and unmanned aircrafts, border control and Morale, Welfare and Recreation (MWR).

Since 1985, our dedicated team of specialists has set industry standards with the most efficient, scalable and economical technology solutions. New challenges and customer needs offer opportunities to explore new boundaries. This empowers us to work even harder, helping customers to perform their best so that, together, we can make the world a safer, more informed and connected place. As a result, more than 3 billion people watch TV every day thanks to Newtec technology.


Since 2001, Nexius has provided end-to-end deployment services and solutions on the latest technologies. Our services include designing, optimizing, deploying and delivering state of the art networks. Tying it together through program management expertise and automation tools for optimized time to market.

Nexius’ unique capabilities are driven by combining deep engineering and deployment expertise in networks and infrastructure. We roll out small cells, distributed antenna systems (iDAS/oDAS), IOT, connected cars, smart cities, fiber, 4G, 5G and beyond to satisfy the end users appetite for data. That is why we have become a premier partner to some of the largest leading companies in telecommunications and various other industries. To learn more, visit our website at www.nexius.com.

Nokia Networks

We create the technology to connect the world. Powered by the research and innovation of Nokia Bell Labs, we serve communications service providers, governments, large enterprises and consumers with the industry's most complete, end-to-end portfolio of products, services and licensing.

We adhere to the highest ethical business standards as we create technology with social purpose, quality and integrity. Nokia is enabling the infrastructure for 5G and the Internet of Things to transform the human experience.

NuRAN Wireless

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.


What we believe in

Our mission to connect everyone, everywhere is founded on the belief that to realize humanity's potential, it's going to take all of us.

We believe that, given the opportunity, anyone can change their community, their country, and the entire world for the better.

By bringing together people, ideas and information, OneWeb unites and empowers the next generation to be more productive, pioneering and enlightened.

Who we are

We are OneWeb. We will be the first to deliver global communications through a next generation satellite constellation - bringing seamless connectivity to everyone, everywhere.

Our network is to be the most advanced of its kind, connecting and empowering people by land, air, sea.

We are delivering a complete global connectivity solution, making it easier for its global customers to operate where they need to anywhere in the world.

What we do

Our truly global, high-speed connectivity is a game-changer.

Our world class, and diverse team of investors and experts has mastered advanced manufacturing, allowing us to build the world's first global communications network in space – something that until now has been impossible to achieve.

We have the technology and expertise to build our network effectively, and to harness the full potential of space – the perfect, open medium for delivering a new kind of service.

Roland Berger

Roland Berger, founded in 1967, is the only leading global consultancy with German heritage and of European origin. With 2,400 employees working in 35 countries, we have successful operations in all major international markets. Our 52 offices are located in the key global business hubs.

Roland Berger advises major international industry and service companies as well as public institutions. Our services cover the entire range of management consulting from strategic advice to successful implementation: e.g. new leadership and business models; innovative processes and services; M&A, private equity and restructuring; and management support on large infrastructure projects.

Our firm is owned solely by a group of 230 Partners.

At Roland Berger, we combine sound analyses with creative strategies that generate real and sustainable value for the client. We develop and consolidate our expertise in global Competence Centers that focus on specific industries and functional issues. We handpick interdisciplinary teams from these Competence Centers to develop the best solutions.


SAS is the leader in business analytics software and services, and the largest independent vendor in the business intelligence market. Through innovative solutions, SAS helps customers at more than 70,000 sites improve performance and deliver value by making better decisions faster. Since 1976 SAS has been giving customers around the world THE POWER TO KNOW®.


Sandvine helps organizations run world-class networks with Active Network Intelligence, leveraging machine learning analytics and closed-loop automation to identify and adapt to network behavior in real time. With Sandvine, organizations have the power of an intelligent automated platform from a single vendor that delivers a deep understanding of their network data to drive faster, better decisions.

Sandvine's Active Network Intelligence approach helps organizations drive new economics for their network across all lines of business. Sitting in-line on the network, our platform provides deep data granularity so that customers see everything, in real time. Full contextual awareness means that user, service, application, and device data are all correlated and made actionable. Combined with Sandvine’s robust analytics and policy-driven automation that continually identifies and reacts to changing network and user behavior, customers are empowered with insights that help them act smarter, every day.

Sandvine’s cloud-ready platform can be deployed on any hardware, simplifying and accelerating integration with any network architecture. Our data APIs can feed into other back-end decisioning systems that accelerate putting your network data to work for the business.

As a result, our solutions make networks more efficient, enable service differentiation, rationalize disparate data sources, and increase profit margins. With 2.1 billion network users across more than 150 major operators and 500 enterprises benefiting from using Sandvine as their network intelligence innovator and partner, Active Network Intelligence from Sandvine is powering the next wave of network transformation.


Our cloud communications platform reaches every mobile phone on the planet, in seconds or less, through mobile messaging or voice & video calling.

Back in 2008, our six founders set out to reinvent mobile messaging. They rented the shop window of a boutique travel agency in Stockholm and quickly set about launching the very first version of our messaging platform. The team recognized that businesses loved text messaging for its immediate reach and its ubiquity as a communications channel. Well, do you know anyone without a mobile phone? But making mobile messaging simple would be key to the success of their new business. With this simplicity in mind, they also recognized that the market was moving towards using cloud-based platforms, rather than building bespoke in-house tools and hiring expensive on-site development experts. And so their vision of mobile messaging was born!

Today we are 500 people strong, with a local presence in over 40 locations. Our cloud platform now supports messaging, voice and video, and handles 25 billion API transactions per year. We’re proud to work with some of the world’s largest and most demanding customers, including 8 out of the 10 largest U.S. tech enterprises, as well as mobile operators all around the world.


Telepin is a global leader of mobile transaction platforms, serving tier-one operators in the Middle East, Africa, Asia, and the Americas. With more than 256 million subscribers and more than a million merchants, we have securely processed more than 10 billion transactions—a number that grows daily. Our stable, scalable mobile payment solutions allow mobile network operators, and financial service providers, the most efficient and trusted way to maximize revenue and deliver innovative mobile applications that gives financial power to people—whatever their circumstances and location. Telepin is headquartered in Ottawa, Canada with regional presence in the Middle East, Tanzania, Tunisia, Ivory Coast, and Singapore. www.telepin.com.


Thuraya, is the mobile satellite services subsidiary of Yahsat, a leading global satellite operator based in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), fully owned by Mubadala Investment Company. Established in 1997, Thuraya offers innovative communications solutions to a variety of sectors including energy, government, broadcast media, maritime, military, aerospace and humanitarian NGO.

Thuraya’s superior network enables clear communications and uninterrupted coverage across two-thirds of the globe by MSS, quasi-global VSAT coverage and around the world through its unique GSM roaming capabilities. The company’s diverse range of technologically advanced and dependable mobile satellite handsets and broadband devices provide ease of use, value, quality and efficiency. Through relevant partnerships, Thuraya stays ahead by delivering solutions and supporting applications that meet the rapidly transforming nature of market demands. Thuraya remains committed to keeping everyone within reach in any circumstance by making accessible the essential tools required for vital connectivity. www.thuraya.com


VMware software powers the world’s complex digital infrastructure. The company’s compute, cloud, mobility, networking and security offerings provide a dynamic and efficient digital foundation to over 500,000 customers globally, aided by an ecosystem of 75,000 partners. Headquartered in Palo Alto, California, last year VMware celebrated twenty years of breakthrough innovation benefiting business and society.

A proven pioneer; VMware mainstreamed virtualization, the core principle of cloud computing, which simplified and transformed the data center. Today, we apply the same principles of optimization, automation and software innovation to more securely connect and efficiently manage the world’s digital infrastructure and applications.


WIOCC operates exclusively as a wholesaler, providing international and African telcos, internet service providers (ISPs), OTTs and Content Providers with unrivalled high-speed, resilient and diverse capacity into, within and out of Africa by utilizing more than 55,000km of terrestrial fibre and in excess of 40,000km of submarine cable – with landings all around the continent.

Widely recognised as Africa’s carriers’ carrier, offering one-stop-shop, end-to-end service between more than 30 African countries and its international network reach extends to key commercial centers in Europe and worldwide. WIOCC recognises that organisations’ needs differ and tailors its solutions to suit the specific requirements of each client.

World Telecom Labs

World Telecom Labs is a multi-award winning supplier of mobile network infrastructure. Focussing Small-Cell solutions, VoIP & SMS switches we have an installed base in 30+ countries in Africa.

Handling  billions minutes of per annum in Nigeria alone, WTL provides solutions which are innovative, practical and cost-effective to operators worldwide

WTL’s Vivada (Village Voice and Data) was specifically developed so that wholesale carriers, operators and ISPs can build low OPEX, low-CAPEX networks for all types of pre and post-paid customers with varying telecoms budgets including GSM for every type of handset; Wifi connectivity for smartphones, tablets, laptops and PCs - and connectivity to cybercafés and hotspot call cabins.

Vivada has won many awards which recognise that it is the most commercially viable and sustainable system for building networks in rural Africa.

Last year it was named as the winner in the Best Connectivity Solution for Africa category at the prestigious annual AfricaCom awards whilst our deployment in rural Tanzania was the winner in the Best African Project category at the annual Global Carrier Awards beating off strong competition from a range of other innovative deployments across the continent


ZTE Corporation is a global leader in telecommunications and information technology. Founded in 1985 and listed on both the Hong Kong and Shenzhen Stock Exchanges, the company has been committed to providing integrated end-to-end innovations to deliver excellence and value to consumers, carriers, businesses and public sector customers from over 160 countries around the world to enable increased connectivity and productivity.

ZTE believes in technology innovation as a core value of the company, investing more than 10% of annual revenue in R&D. The company has established state-of-the-art global R&D centres in USA, Sweden, China and so forth. ZTE has filed applications for more than 73,000 patents, with over 35,000 granted. Since 2010, ZTE has been ranked among the world’s Top-5 for patent applications under the Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT) each year, according to the World Intellectual Property Organization.