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Johannesburg, South Africa – The International Center for Strategic Alliances (ICSA) is  thrilled to announce the much-anticipated 5th Edition Connected Africa- Telecom Innovation  & Excellence Awards 2024, set to be held on May 22nd, 2024, in Johannesburg, South  Africa. This esteemed summit stands as a beacon for Africa’s telecom sector, gathering global  executives, experts, and leaders dedicated to sculpting the future of telecommunications across  the continent. 

Under the theme “Building a Connected Global Economy,” the summit promises to be a  pivotal event, shaping the trajectory of telecom in Africa. With a focus on fostering forward thinking telecom models, the summit serves as a vital platform for industry collaboration and  innovation. 

Networking Opportunities with Industry Leaders 

Renowned for its exceptional networking opportunities, the Connected Africa Summit offers  attendees unparalleled access to key industry players, C-Suite executives, senior managers,  decision-makers, and practitioners driving the adoption of cutting-edge Information &  Communications Technologies. This year’s summit presents a unique chance to engage with  leaders spearheading transformative initiatives within the telecom landscape. 

Telecom Innovation & Excellence Awards 

The summit will also host the prestigious Telecom Innovation & Excellence Awards,  recognizing outstanding contributions to the telecom industry. From groundbreaking innovations  to impactful initiatives, these awards celebrate excellence and inspire further advancements in  the field. 

Key Themes 

The Connected Africa Summit will delve into key themes essential to the evolution of the  telecom industry, including:

1. Digital Economy and the role of Telcos 

2. Digital Inclusion 

3. Network Infrastructure Transformation 

4. 5G Adoption and Economics 

5. Mobility and Wireless Migration 

6. Digitalization and Connectivity AI’s Role in 5G 

7. Cybersecurity and Resilience 

8. RAN Architectures and X-Haul 

Distinguished Speakers 

Past editions of the summit have featured an impressive lineup of speakers, including esteemed  industry figures such as: – 

Shameel Joosub, Group CEO, Vodacom 

Charles Molapisi, CEO, MTN South Africa 

Jorge Mendes, CEO, Cell C 

Lunga Siyo, CEO Telkom Consumer & Small Business. 

George Njuguna, Chief Information Officer, Safaricom 

Razvan Ungureanu, Chief Technology Officer Africa, Airtel Africa 

Nitesh Marcel Singh, Managing Director CMT Lead Africa, Accenture Africa. 

Mlindi Mashologu, Deputy Director-General (DDG), ICT Information Society and Capacity  Development, Department of Communications and Digital Technologies 

Nikos Angelopoulos, Group Chief Information Officer, MTN South Africa Johan van Graan, Chief Risk Officer, Vodacom Group

Celia Mantshiyane, Chief Information Security Officer (CISO), MTN South Africa Nomvuyiso Batyi, Chief Executive Officer, Association of Communications and Technology Joseph Ndaba, 4IR Commissioner, IR4 

The 5th Edition promises to continue this tradition of excellence with insightful  contributions from leading experts. 

About ICSA 

The International Centre for Strategic Alliances (ICSA) comprises a group of leading  industry professionals and innovators dedicated to driving advancements in various sectors.  Through research and collaboration, ICSA provides invaluable insights and use case scenarios  for businesses and professionals worldwide. 

Contact Information 

For further information and inquiries regarding The 5th Edition Connected Africa- Telecom  Innovation & Excellence Awards 2024, please contact: 

Mohammed Thoufiq 

Email: [email protected] 

General Inquiries: [email protected] 

Phone: +44 20 3808 8625 

Join us in Johannesburg for an unparalleled exploration of telecom innovation and  excellence at Africa’s Premier Telecom Summit!