15,000 attendees, 450 speakers and 500 exhibitors brought together by technology conference on African soil is pretty impressive.
Last month, the who’s who of African telecoms and technology again made their way to this part of the world, the most southern tip of the African continent for the 2019 AfricaCom congress.
Organisers like to remind that Africacom is the place to meet the big wings of the African telecoms and technology space.
“Whether your focus is connectivity infrastructure, disruptive technologies, digital services or ICT strategy, this is the place to network, learn and get deals done,” they say.
One of the highlights of this year’s congress was the striking of a deal involving Orange partnering with itel , the leading mobile brand in Africa and, once again, with KaiOS Technologies, maker of the leading operating system for smart feature phone KaiOS, to launch a new 4G version of the Sanza Phone, “Sanza XL”.
From December 2019, this mobile phone with voice recognition functionalities will be on offer for around 28 US dollars in seven countries in Africa and the Middle-East: Botswana, Cameroon, Côte d’Ivoire, Egypt, Jordan, Mali and Senegal.
Other Orange Group countries will follow in 2020.
Orange is currently present in 19 countries in Africa and the Middle East and has around 125 million customers as of 30 September 2019.
With revenues of 5.2 billion euros in 2018, this area is a strategic priority for the Group.
Orange Money, its mobile-based money transfer and financial services offer is available in 17 countries and has 45 million customers.