Revolutionizing African Tech Ecosystem: Gitex Africa Showcases Innovation and Opportunities

Wednesday marks the inaugural edition of Gitex Africa, a premier technology expo that promises to redefine the trajectory of technological advancement across the region. While waiting for the doors to open, TechAfrica News presents a comprehensive pre-event report, offering a glimpse into the exciting possibilities that lie ahead.

The expansion of Gitex into Africa represents a momentous step forward, underscoring the significance of the continent’s burgeoning tech ecosystem and its undeniable potential. By launching an event in Africa, Gitex recognizes the continent’s rapidly growing influence in the global technology landscape and acknowledges the unique opportunities and challenges that exist within its diverse markets.

Unleashing African Potential: Gitex Africa arrives when the continent is experiencing an unprecedented surge in technological transformation. From Lagos to Nairobi, Cape Town to Casablanca, Africa’s tech landscape is flourishing, fueled by the rise of startups, tech hubs, and a burgeoning young population eager to embrace innovation. The expo provides a platform to showcase Africa’s potential to the world, highlighting its rich talent pool, dynamic entrepreneurial spirit, and untapped market opportunities.

Gitex Africa is set to become the epicenter of groundbreaking technological breakthroughs. The event will bring together industry leaders, startups, investors, and policymakers, fostering a collaborative environment that nurtures creativity and drives innovation. With a focus on key sectors such as fintech, agritech, health tech, artificial intelligence, and smart cities, the expo aims to catalyze partnerships, spark investment opportunities, and enable knowledge exchange to accelerate Africa’s tech revolution.

TechAfrica News is an official media partner of the first edition of Gitex in Africa. With a shared vision of promoting technological innovation and empowering the African tech ecosystem, this collaboration solidifies TechAfrica News’ commitment to providing comprehensive event coverage. The editorial team of TechAfrica News will be on-site, armed with their expertise and passion for technology, to capture the essence of Gitex Africa, conduct exclusive interviews, deliver real-time updates, and bring insightful stories to our readers. As the official media partner, TechAfrica News is poised to play a pivotal role in showcasing the transformative impact of this groundbreaking expo, ensuring that the world remains connected to the exciting developments unfolding at Gitex Africa.

Exhibitor Spotlights

Stand : 8A-5

PROTEI aims to provide telecom operators with reliable and proven core network components, offering them a seamless path for network modernization and upgrades, while preparing their networks for the next generation of advanced 5G networks. As an alternative vendor, PROTEI brings a breath of fresh air to the industry, fostering healthy competition that is essential for operators in emerging markets. Furthermore, there is a growing demand for core components in the market for constructing private LTE/5G networks to support industry automation.

Stand : 3A-2

AXELI is an IT integrator providing strategic infrastructure solutions for computer architectures and IT security, with 31 team members and a range of consultants. Their engineering services cover IT solutions integration, information system optimization, data center management and security, cloud computing and virtualization, outsourcing, storage and backup, IT security consulting and auditing, support, maintenance, and training. Their clients include government, telecom, medium, and large private enterprises.

Stand : 8B-40
Atos is a global leader in digital transformation with 111,000 employees and annual revenue of c. € 11 billion. European number one in cybersecurity, cloud and high-performance computing, the Group provides tailored end-to-end solutions for all industries in 69 countries. A pioneer in decarbonization services and products, Atos is committed to a secure and decarbonized digital for its clients.

Stand : 2E-13
CommScope helps companies around the world design, build and manage their wired and wireless networks. Their network infrastructure solutions help customers increase bandwidth; maximize existing capacity; improve network performance and availability; increase energy efficiency; and simplify technology migration.

Stand : 7A-12
The company operates a fleet of satellites that provide telecommunications services, broadcasting, and broadband connectivity solutions across the globe. EUTELSAT’s primary focus is delivering satellite-based communication services to many customers, including broadcasters, telecom operators, government agencies, and businesses.

Stand : 8D-20
Nexign is a major supplier of business support systems and network monetization solutions for companies around the globe. Over 30 years in the market, Nexign has created an extensive suite of technological solutions to empower digital transformation. The company offers convergent BSS systems for telecom operators and cutting-edge solutions to advance employee experience management and enable digital ecosystems. 

Kaspersky Lab
Stand: 7C-60
Kaspersky’s deep threat intelligence and security expertise is constantly transforming into innovative security solutions and services to protect businesses, critical infrastructure, governments, and consumers around the globe. The company’s comprehensive security portfolio includes leading endpoint protection and specialized security solutions and services to fight sophisticated and evolving digital threats.

Stand : 2B-10
From the center to the edge, Huawei’s Information and Communications Technology (ICT) infrastructure converges device, pipe, and cloud technologies, working seamlessly to build up a digital ecosystem that promotes joint innovation, mutually shared resources, and mutually shared success. Within this ecosystem, Huawei works with its partners to digitally transform every industry, creating new value.

Gitex Africa Digital Summit

Through ministerial sessions and impactful agendas, this summit addresses critical themes shaping the continent’s digital landscape. As the world’s most influential forum for dialogues, exchanges, and collaborative endeavors, it delves into diverse topics, including an in-depth analysis of Africa’s digital economy and accelerating an integrated and inclusive digital public infrastructure.

Panels will explore subjects such as digital innovation, entrepreneurship, emerging technologies, data privacy, cybersecurity, and the role of digital inclusion in driving sustainable development. By fostering engaging and interactive discussions, the panel sessions aim to foster collaboration, share best practices, and inspire actionable strategies that can propel Africa’s digital transformation forward. Attendees can expect to gain valuable knowledge, network with influential figures, and leave with a deeper understanding of the digital future that awaits Africa.


The Fintech Conference presents a platform where more than 100 prominent financial service companies and groundbreaking startups gather to exhibit their revolutionary innovations and distinctive concepts. Attendees will be able to explore firsthand how fintech is propelling Africa forward, enabling the leapfrogging of traditional service delivery models. This transformative wave of fintech is bringing banking services to the previously unbanked populations and catalyzing a substantial improvement in financial inclusion across the continent. Join this conference to witness the game-changing impact of fintech in Africa and be inspired by the remarkable strides being made to create a more inclusive and accessible financial landscape for all.

5G & Telecoms

Africa’s telecommunications industry is evolving rapidly, fueled by a staggering number of over 500 million mobile phone users and a thriving mobile money market. With intense competition characterizing the African telecom market, the top 10 operators command a significant market share, exceeding 80%. The 5G and Telecoms conference serves as an invaluable platform, offering insightful perspectives into the future of the Telco industry. This event is essential for industry professionals and enthusiasts who aim to maintain a competitive edge and stay ahead of the ever-changing landscape of the African telecom industry. Attending this conference is a must for those seeking to gain valuable knowledge, strategic insights, and actionable strategies to successfully navigate the dynamic telecom sector in Africa.

Artificial Intelligence

The AI conference is an essential event for business leaders, technology experts, and enthusiasts passionate about AI. It offers a unique opportunity to delve into the latest advancements in AI technology and gain insights on effectively integrating AI into business operations to enhance efficiency and drive profitability. Attending this conference is highly recommended for those seeking to stay at the forefront of AI innovation and harness its transformative power in unlocking new possibilities for their organizations.


In the midst of Africa’s ongoing technological revolution, characterized by the exponential growth of networks, sensors, AI, and automation, the continent stands on the verge of unprecedented progress. Projections indicate that the internet economy in Africa will make a substantial contribution of $180 billion by 2025. In light of this remarkable growth, the Cybersecurity Forum presents a vital platform for industry leaders and experts to convene, collaborating to develop innovative strategies that protect this flourishing landscape from the threat of cybercrime. By fostering knowledge exchange and collective brainstorming, this forum aims to safeguard Africa’s technological advancements and ensure a secure and resilient digital future for the continent.

Digital Cities

The Digital Cities conference is an essential gathering that brings together brilliant minds from the realms of technology, urban planning, government, and the private sector. This influential event aims to redefine the future of digital infrastructure in Africa. With a rapidly expanding population, particularly a disproportionately young demographic with distinct needs and aspirations, African leaders face mounting pressure to develop the necessary infrastructure and deploy cutting-edge technologies. This imperative ensures that citizens have access to the tools and resources essential for thriving in the digital age. By convening at the Digital Cities conference, leaders across Africa collaborate to address these challenges, drive innovation, and shape a future where digital infrastructure empowers and uplifts communities throughout the continent.

Stay tuned for the exclusive TechAfrica News reporting from Gitex Africa!

Here at TechAfrica News, we understand the importance of staying ahead of the curve. Our team of dedicated journalists, tech enthusiasts, and industry experts will be on the ground at Gitex Africa, ensuring you receive comprehensive and insightful coverage of every aspect of this landmark event. From keynote speeches and panel discussions to live demos and product launches, we will deliver real-time updates, interviews, in-depth analysis, and engaging features, all tailored to keep you informed and inspired.

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