Sponsors

 

  • IHS is the largest mobile telecommunications infrastructure provider in Africa, Europe and the Middle East. Founded in 2001, IHS provides services across the full tower value chain – colocation on owned towers, deployment and managed services. Today IHS owns over 23,300 towers in Nigeria, Cameroon, Côte d’Ivoire, Zambia and Rwanda.
    For more information, visit: www.ihstowers.com
  • Standard Bank Group is the largest African bank by assets with a unique footprint across 20 African countries. Headquartered in Johannesburg, South Africa, we are listed on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange.
    Standard Bank has a 153-year history in South Africa and started building a franchise outside southern Africa in the early 1990s.
    Our strategic position, which enables us to connect Africa to other select emerging markets as well as pools of capital in developed markets, and our balanced portfolio of businesses provide significant opportunities for growth.
    The group has over 54 000 employees, over 1 200 branches and 8815 ATMs on the African continent, which enable it to deliver a complete range of services across personal and business banking, corporate and investment banking and wealth management. Standard Bank's Corporate & Investment Banking division offers its clients banking, trading, investment, risk management and advisory services to connect selected emerging markets to Africa and to each other. It has strong offerings in mining and metals; oil, gas and renewables; power and infrastructure; agribusiness; telecommunications and media; and financial institutions.
    Normalised headline earnings for 2015 were R22 billion (about USD1.7 billion) and total assets were R1.98 trillion (about USD128 billion). Standard Bank’s market capitalisation at 31 December 2015 was R184 billion (approximately USD11.8 billion).
    The group’s largest shareholder is the Industrial and Commercial Bank of China (ICBC), the world’s largest bank, with a 20.1% shareholding. In addition, Standard Bank Group and ICBC share a strategic partnership that facilitates trade and deal flow between Africa, China and select emerging markets.
    For further information go to www.standardbank.com
  • Nokia

    Nokia is a global leader in the technologies that connect people and things. Powered by the innovation of Nokia Bell Labs and Nokia Technologies, the company is at the forefront of creating and licensing the technologies that are increasingly at the heart of our connected lives.

    With state-of-the-art software, hardware and services for any type of network, Nokia is uniquely positioned to help communication service providers, governments, and large enterprises deliver on the promise of 5G, the Cloud and the Internet of Things. http://nokia.com

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  • The Cobalt Partners
     
  • African Review
    BH (Broadband Home Ltd.) is a triple play service provider, covering both the Enterprise and Consumer markets in Ghana. The company is the first to do wireless broadband in West Africa and the first to come up with true Quad play services.
    Apart from its reliable internet (Zipnet®), the company has recently created the first m-VoIP (Ziptel®) with chat service in Africa, and a 3-tier encryption IPTV platform (Ziptv®) with content from twenty-four Hollywood studios through one of the best aggregators in the world.
    Ziptel® is a global mobile voice application that competes with Skype, Google Voice, Viber, WhatsApp etc., and it is free to download from both the Apple IOS store and the Google Play Store. Created in Ghana and with global presence, Ziptel® is currently used all over on the African continent and across the globe. As a Value Added Service from BBH, this application was designed with a purpose of improving business communication with the outside world. It offers free on-net calls along with up to 90% savings on international calls. Call quality is exceptional on Ziptel® and it is very user friendly. https://www.myziptel.com/
  • Investing Across the TMT Spectrum
    IFC channels investments toward private companies that bridge the digital divide by building modern communications infrastructure and information technology businesses. By making technology more widely available in developing countries, these investments give local populations access to the latest applications, systems, best practices & wider markets, accelerate GDP growth and increase productivity.
    Our TMT Clients: Our clients range from tech start-up firms to global mobile operators. For smaller firms we offer venture financing, encouraging private sector investment in markets traditionally considered too risky. For larger firms we offer debt, syndication and loan guarantees. IFC in TMT: 20+ Years experience making TMT investments in emerging markets; Arranged and provided $8.3 billion in financing to over 115 telecom and IT projects in developing countries; Global TMT investment team with offices in over 80 countries. IFC is: Largest multilateral source of private sector financing in emerging markets; Resources and know-how of a global development bank with the flexibility of a merchant bank; Promoter of environmental, social, and corporate governance standards; $50+ billion portfolio spread across 111 countries in over 2000 companies. Financial Products: Equity and Early Stage Equity; Quasi-Equity; Subordinated Debt; Risk Guarantees ; Revolving Credit Loans; Project and Corporate Loans; Syndications; Local Currency Financing. TMT Investment Areas: Telecoms; Satellite; Sub-Marine Cables; Wireless/Cellular; Fiber Backbones; Broadband; Towers; Managed Services; Media; Infrastructure; Applications ; Content; Technology; Information Security; Data Centers e/m Payment Systems; IT & IT Enabled Services; Hardware/Devices

 

Media Partners

  • TMT Finance News is the leading provider of exclusive news on telecoms, media and technology financing and investment activity globally. TMT Finance News is published weekly and includes exclusive and comprehensive news on telecom financing, M&A and investment activity, strategy shifts, pricing, executive people moves, deal data including new mandate opportunities, price benchmarking, comment and insight. The TMT Finance online news archive includes over 4000 searchable articles on deal activity. More information at www.tmtfinance.com

  • Executives in Africa is an Executive Search firm focused purely on delivering executive level hires for roles in Africa.We believe that we can have a positive and lasting impact on Africa. We do this by identifying the best leaders for our Clients today who in turn are committed to developing the leaders of tomorrowAs a result of continued success and delivery, Executives in Africa is now the largest executive search team covering purely Africa, supported by an in-house research team boasting both French and Portuguese language assessment skills. We strive to be the search firm of choice for senior appointments across Africa.
  • Africa Capital Digest
    Africa Capital Digest is the leading source of original and curated digital content, comment and opinion for global private capital investors and their advisors who are sourcing, evaluating and executing private equity, infrastructure and venture capital transactions in Africa. Whether you are looking for ideas for new deals, leads for people or companies to be potential partners, expert market perspective from leading investors and market practitioners or just need to keep abreast of the most important private capital trends and developments on the continent, Africa Capital Digest provides you with the most focused, in-depth information to help you monitor and assess the private capital investment opportunities Africa offers. Attend our webcasts and events, listen to our podcast discussions with the continent’s leading investment professionals and read the weekly digest to keep up-to-date on the deal and fundraising activity on the continent. Visit africacapitaldigest.com of email Allan Cunningham at acunningham@africacapitaldigest.com to find out more.
  • Developing Telecoms
    Media: Developing Telecoms
    Company name: Developing Telecoms Ltd.
    Web address: www.developingtelecoms.com
    Address: 60 Wood Vale, London, SE23 3ED, United Kingdom
    Telephone: +44 20 8693 6089
    e-mail: info@developingtelecoms.com
    Contact: Alec Barton, Director
    Developing Telecoms covers the transformation and empowerment of emerging markets through mobile telephony and broadband wireless internet access. Our mission is to keep stakeholders informed about opportunities and the technologies, products, services and processes delivering this unprecedented development.
    With 16,000+ monthly visitors and 26,000+ e-newsletter subscribers Developing Telecoms is a trusted source of information for executives in the communications sector in Africa, Asia, Central & Eastern Europe, Latin America and the Middle East. Our audience spans the decision making chain, from initial research and establishing use cases, through technical and operational evaluation, marketing and sales approval to final sign-off.
  • Capital Markets in Africa
    Capital Markets in Africa is the leading “one-stop” platform dedicated to Africa’s fastest-growing financial, capital markets and wealth management industry. Capital Markets In Africa aims to support local and International investors, senior decision makers, institutions, policy makers or individual investors interested in the Africa by providing a platform for timely news, bespoke and in-depth analysis and research, expert features and economic outlooks, as well as “key risks and opportunities” available on the African continent.

    Over the last few years Africa has consistently been named as the next Frontier for Capital growth by Economists and Financial Analysts. Capital Markets in Africa recognises the enterprising spirit and the investment opportunities that come with this phenomenon and as such aspires to showcase Africa as an attractive investment destination giving our readers the latest news, views and some guidance on how to gain access to and profit from the region. Also provide exclusive interviews and commentaries from movers and shakers (such the Chief Executive Officers, Chief Economist, Central Bank Governors etc,) on the African continent.

    WANT access to African financial and capital markets as well as the Africa ever-increasing Growth Story or want to simply keep an eye on what’s trending in Africa’s Capital Markets! THINK Capital Markets in Africa. Visit us at www.capitalmarketsinafrica.com/
  • MobileWirelessJobs

    Mobile Wireless Jobs is the leading telecom careers employment work labor HR Executive Recruitment blog for mid-career to senior-level applicant candidate professionals, staffing / hiring managers, employers and human resources personnel looking for iOS & Android Developers, Wireless Network Engineers, DevOps, QA and RF Engineers.
  • Communications Africa
    Communications Africa, published bi-monthly for 15 years, is the leading pan-African communications magazine. Its editorial covers telecoms, broadcast and convergence subjects, in both English and French language. The magazine is distributed to technical, commercial and government executives, involved in telecoms and broadcasting, throughout the continent. The circulation claims are audited by the ABC organisation. Every issue includes reports on key industry events and analysis of local, national and regional developments in the telecoms and broadcast sectors. For the latest industry news and for more information on Communications Africa visit www.communicationsafrica.com
  • African Review
    African Review is the most established business & technology magazine covering the entire African continent. For over 50 years it has been bringing insightful information to C-level executives, stakeholders, investors and senior government officials, helping them to run their operations and manage better their investments.
  • Financial Nigeria
    Financial Nigeria magazine is a development and finance journal published monthly since 2008 by Financial Nigeria International Limited. With a team of world-class columnists, the magazine provides authoritative knowledge of the Frontier Emerging Markets (FEMs) of sub Saharan Africa, with particular attention on Nigeria. Its knowledge-intensive features make Financial Nigeria magazine a reference material to learning resource centres including public libraries, libraries of MDAs and private institutions. The magazine is widely circulated amongst middle-to-top level policy and private sector professionals in Nigeria, Kenya and elsewhere in SSA, and some major cities of the world through our conference partnership programmes.

PR Partners

  • Wimbart
    Wimbart is a boutique public relations company with a heavy emphasis on Africa & emerging markets. We produce hyper-targeted, relevant & meaningful media campaigns for a range of international clients.
    Instinctive, forward thinking & masters of our sectors, we work across technology, start-ups, entertainment, social enterprises, entrepreneurs and consumer products, to deliver memorable press campaigns. Our capabilities stretch far beyond traditional public relations agencies; we write beautiful copy, build brands and break big news stories.