Carrier Community (Global Telecom Club) is planning to organise its members’ annual AFRICA 2016 GCCM – Cape Town taking place at the Belmond Mount Nelson Hotel on the 13th, 14th & 15th November 2016. At the AFRICA 2016 GCCM – Cape Town event our Member Carriers will have the opportunity to meet 450+ delegates representing decision-makers from the Tier-1, Tier-2 and Tier-3. The Carrier Members meet together from Voice, Data, SMS, Mobile, VAS, ISP, IX, Cable, Satellite, Data centers, Content Providers and other related segments. During the GCCM our Members get access to the right contacts to establish new business relationship as well as to further grow existing partnerships. AFRICA 2016 GCCM – Cape Town is helping members’ businesses to further grow and opens new business channels to explore potential opportunities. In addition, Carrier Community will organise during the GCCM event for registered members leisure activities, evening welcoming & closing networking receptions while enabling networking in a private and relaxed atmosphere. This Cape Town annual global GCCM event has established itself as the exclusive and ideal place to do business while enabling its global and AFRICA regional members to get together annually in Cape Town, South Africa.
5 reasons to attend Africa 2016 GCCM - Cape Town
An exclusive wholesale telecom operator event with only service providers attending
Meet more than 450+ wholesale members representing 200+ regional and international telecom operators.
Competitive entrée rates for 2 days at $490 per delegate including all leisure activities and networking receptions.
Network in a private, relaxed and exclusive environment.
90% business networking sessions with only two executive panel session during the two days.
Africa 2016 GCCM - Cape Town
Africa 2016 GCCM - Cape Town
Sunday, November 13
09:30 - 13:30
Networking Leisure Activity – Visit of Table Mountain / Hout Bay market
14:00 - 16:00
Networking Lunch Break at the Bungalow Restaurant in Camps Bay
17:00 - 20:00
20:00 - 23:00
Networking Dinner Reception at The Stack
Monday, November 14
08:30 - 10:00
Registration-Morning Coffee Reception
08:30 - 12:30
Members one-to-one meetings
10:00 - 11:30
DATA Keynote Presentations & Executive Roundtable Panel Discussions
Enjoying a superb location at the foot of Table Mountain, and just a short stroll from downtown, Belmond Mount Nelson Hotel offers the perfect combination of leafy tranquility and contemporary buzz. Whether dining on exotic Cape cuisine, soaking up the sun on any of the stunning beaches nearby or getting ready to stroll down fashionable Kloof Street, guests have the ideal central base from which to discover this exhilarating city.
Speakers & Panellists
Africa 2016 GCCM - Cape Town
Erik van Stokkom
CEO at VS Consulting
Based in Switzerland, VSC provides strategic advisory services in M&A, Business Development & Media for the telecommunication industry. Over the last 20 years, Erik developed extensive expertise and deep domain knowledge working at major telecom companies. His international career includes senior & executive level positions.
Over the years, Erik has been a regular speaker & moderator at major international telecom conferences.
Keynote Speaker, Panellist
Head of Business Development at New Telco SA (Pty) Ltd
Eckart emigrated from Germany to South Africa in 1982 and started his career in the Telecommunication sector for Siemens in 1990. He managed the implementation of digital exchange projects for Siemens before moving to the field of analogue and digital mobile networks in 1992. After the implementation of GSM networks across Africa, he joined a South African mobile product development and manufacturing company and set up sales and distribution across Africa, Asia and Latin America. He left in 2007 to start his own SME consulting business, and after 4 years, he joined Jasco in 2011 and became responsible for the subsidiary NEW TELCO SA, dealing in the establishment of carrier neutral POP’s and services across Southern Africa and Europe. Since 2013 Eckart has expanded his role at Jasco as Head of Business development working in the fields of power solutions, security solutions, carrier infrastructure solutions as well as managed IT services.
Head of Department Wholesale at Safaricom
Ms. Wangeci Kanjama serves as the Head of Wholesale at Safaricom where she is in charge of the international voice business, Roaming Services, IP & capacity & wholesale infrastructure services.
She has a wealth of experience in the telecommunication industry spanning over 15 years with great passion for regional connectivity.
Global Head, Carrier Relations at Expereo International
After joining Expereo 9 years ago and setting up the first international Expereo office in Singapore back in 2008, Sander now works out of the HQ in Amsterdam as the Global Head of Carrier Relations. His team is spread out globally across 5 offices and combined manage about 2,500 local partners that make up all the portfolio and buying options of Expereo International.
Before joining Expereo Sander worked out of Australia for BT Global Services and Infonet Services Corp. His telecom career started in 1997 with Unisource Business Services and AT&T Unisource in Europe.
Nice to know fact: before Sander went into telecom he was a helicopter pilot.
Director Carrier Relations at Nexmo
David Vigar is the Director of Carrier Relations at Nexmo. David has managed relationships in the messaging and voice space for nine years. He built carrier relations in voice for Tele2 and at iBasis-KPN during their $93.3m merger, where he also developed internal processes and reporting. David led the early development of iBasis’ SMS business.
A keen flautist and wine collector, David holds a BA in Economics with Legal Studies from the University of Exeter, United Kingdom.
Market Development Director at Türk Telekom International
Pel has a MSC degree on Electrical Engineering from the Technical University of Budapest and an MBA degree from Budapest University of Economic Sciences. He worked for 10 years at Ericsson in various positions, including the Global Installation Engineering process owner position and also different marketing, and sales managerial positions. In 2012 he moved to the operators’ side, and worked for Vivendi Telecom Hungary, Invitel International, Pantel and finally Türk Telekom International. Pal has worked for TTI since the establishment of the company and was responsible for various sales assignments, then took the position of Procurement and Pricing Director and currently he is the Market Development Director. He has worked in this position for more than 4 years, being responsible for the TTI Group’s major development projects new submarine cable projects, high capacity multi-regional transit routes and overall supporting the establishment of new business partnerships.
Director Carrier Relations and Connectivity at Clickatel
Simon Nainkin is currently the Director of Connectivity and Carrier Relations for Clickatell. He is also the Head of Product for their SMS Channel. Simon is extremely passionate about the mobile industry and particularly messaging. Simon still believes there is strong growth potential for A2P messaging in many global markets.
Simon has over 16 years’ commercial experience covering the Telecommunications, E-Commerce and Digital industry verticals. Simon holds a B.Com Hons In Economics and a MBA (cum laude) from the University of Stellenbosch. Simon is currently researching smartphone technology adoption models for his future PhD studies.
Gregory C. Brophy
CEO at iTouch
Greg Brophy developed his early skills at the Argus Newspaper Company, which at the time was owned by the Anglo American Group. This experience imparted to him big company structure, process, sound corporate governance and the ability to negotiate with several big trade unions, during which time he earned a reputation for integrity and fairness.
The group was sold to Sir Anthony O’ Reilly and its name changed to Independent News and Media. After a purge of management across all levels by Sir Anthony’s management “Guru’ Chris Tippler, Greg was promoted to Deputy MD of Independent Newspapers, Cape Town and became responsible for all revenue sources of the newspapers including advertising and circulation.
He led the company’s venture, as MD of Independent Digital, in the digital media world and in the process launched IOL which during his reign was the no.1 portal in SA and he also bought the majority shares of iTouch, SA on behalf of Independent News + Media. ITouch soon became one of South Africa’s international success stories as result of rapid international growth and a successful listing on the London Stock Exchange.
Carrier Relations Director at Dialogue
Ian Waller is working as the Carrier Relations Director at Dialogue with an over all responsibility setting the A2P strategy for mobile operators.
Ian has a passion for emerging markets and breaking new ground. After 5 years working as a management consultant in Dubai with sub-Saharan responsibility he moved back to Sweden working the BSS/OSS industry then moving on to SMS aggregation.
Technically Ian has a deep industry knowledge in growth strategy. roaming and SS7 security.
Director, Sales-Africa at WIOCC
As Director, Sales-Africa Martin is responsible for growing WIOCC’s customer base through direct and indirect sales of products and services in Africa. Martin’s career spans 14 years in telecommunications covering various sectors. He previously held several roles in telecom companies including Safaricom, Telkom Kenya and IwayAfrica.
Prior to joining WIOCC in 2013, Martin held the position of Service Sales Manager at Nokia Siemens Networks (now Nokia Networks). He was responsible for service solutions and sales across 16 African countries. Martin holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical & Electronic Engineering from the University of Nairobi and an MBA from the University of Sunderland. He is also CCNT accredited and holds a CIM Postgraduate Diploma in Marketing. His interests include soccer, wildlife, golf and motor sports
Kivu Mihigo Nkezabera
Regional Account Director - Central & East Africa at BICS
NewTelco is a global sevice solutions provider in the telecommunication industry that offers a broad array of value-added managed services helping customers in building their eBusiness. Our end-to-end service company provides cost-effective, reliable and quick access to an ecosystem of 1,000+ telecommunication carriers, enterprise operators, internet service providers, and small-to-large enterprises. Company’s comprehensive range of services runs from simple rackspace to port leasing and complete project solutions out of one hand. NewTelco’s main product portfolio includes: Carrier interconnection services, colocation and integration solutions. We are available in the most important telecommunication locations worldwide. For NewTelco, cost effectiveness means not only a goal-oriented solution, but also promptness and adherence to schedules when planning, implementing, and supervising projects.
RTX is the global voice, call centre and SMS exchange hub for thousands of telecom operators around the globe. Through its easy to use, scalable and secure portal, our members gain immediate access to global carrier traffic and RTX services designed to support your business growth. Suppliers on the RTX exchange benefit from daily payment facilities and full control of their funds whilst customers use RTX exchange to meet capacity demands and target new, profitable supply. RTX recently ranked for the second consecutive year, in the top 20 of the prestigious Sunday Times Tech Track 100. For more information please visit: http://rtx.routetrader.com/ or follow us on LinkedIn and Twitter @Routetrader
DIGITALK Carrier Cloud is a complete carrier routing solution for wholesale service providers, combining high availability networking, superior routing and rates management, and integrated wholesale billing and reporting. DIGITALK Carrier Cloud enables service providers to set up services rapidly and grow profitably.
DIGITALK is a trusted, carrier-neutral provider of Carrier, Consumer and Mobile communications solutions delivered on premises and in the Cloud to wholesale and retail service providers worldwide. DIGITALK offers complete, highly scale-able service delivery platforms supported by worldwide 24/7 SLAs and support services.
ISOCEL Telecom est un Opérateur de Télécommunications et un Fournisseur d’ Accès à Internet installé au Bénin en 2008. Ayant ses propres fréquences dans les bande des 2.3 et 3.5 GHZ, ISOCEL achemine ses capacités internationales via des câbles sous marins depuis ses PoP à Londres, Paris et Amsterdam jusqu’au centre technique à Cotonou d'où il dessert ses clients par son infrastructure en Boucle Locale Radio.
L’offre ISOCEL comporte des services de connexion large bande à Internet pour les particuliers, les PME et les Grandes Entreprises ainsi que des solutions de transmission de données numériques, d’hébergement de serveurs, d’interconnexion de sites distants et autres solutions sur mesure pour les grandes entreprises et organismes internationaux.
Le réseau couvre principalement les villes de Cotonou, Porto-Novo et leurs environs et dispose d’une trentaine de points de présence lui permettant d’offrir des services à la demande dans tout le Bénin et également dans certains pays de l’Afrique de l’Ouest.
Nexge provides diverse range of NGN, VoIP, SMS & VAS Telecom Solutions to Service Providers. Nexge has an installation base of its solutions with more than 200 Service Providers globally. Service Providers utilize the Carrier Grade and secure Nexge Platforms for releasing Wholesale VoIP, Wholesale SMS Hubbing, Calling Card, Callback, Class 5 Voice over Broadband, Hosted PBX / IP Centrex, MVNO, Audio Conferencing and High Density Call Logging Solutions to their Residential and Business subscribers.
Türk Telekom International
Türk Telekom International is 100% owned by Türk Telekom and acts as its international business unit handling all international data and wholesale voice business functions. Türk Telekom International provides single account management and unified network operations over the entire Türk Telekom International network which includes 20 countries in Central and Eastern Europe, Turkey, Middle East and the Caucasus, covering a full range of Internet/data services, infrastructure and wholesale voice services to incumbents, alternative carriers, mobile operators, cable TV companies, Internet service providers and corporate customers. Türk Telekom International offers premium quality telecommunication solutions in the form of: guaranteed SLA-s, local experts, dedicated staff, centralized end-to-end network management, trustworthy and reliable attitude, delivering on commitments, on-time delivery, tailor-made, scalable and cost-effective technical solutions and a proven management team with a full service portfolio. Covering over 40,000 km of fiber optic network and more than 150 interconnections worldwide TTI is one of the most important players for the global telecommunications industry.
Nexmo provides innovative communication APIs that bridge traditional voice and text services with cloud communications. Nexmo enables applications and enterprises to make phone calls or send and receive text messages with ease to improve user experiences, no matter where in the world customers are located. High-volume communication companies such as Alibaba, Airbnb, Line and Viber send millions of messages per month using Nexmo APIs. Nexmo was named to the 2014 CNBC Disruptor 50 list, the 2014 Hottest Companies in San Francisco by Lead411, and was recognized by analyst firm Gartner as a 2014 Cool Vendor in Communication Services.
Data Access Solutions Inc.
Data Access Solutions Inc. is a Toronto, based company which was formed as a wholesale provider of International Voice over IP (VoIP) services. A unique blend of diverse skills and experience forms the unmatchable core of our company.Through our owned and operated state-of-art equipments in Toronto and with cooperation of our worldwide partners, we offer termination services to over 150 countries worldwide.Data Access Solutions is one of the first companies deploying the new generation Mera VoIP Transit Softswitch ll (MVTS ll) at its facilities located at 151 Front Street, Toronto, as core of its network to ensure high performance and reliability for each and every call
Key benefits are:
Support of SIP, H.323 and their Variants
Advanced Transcoding Capabilities
Accurate billing through its Oracle Database.
Mañana Innovations PTE LTD
Mañana Innovations Pte. Limited is a very fast growing innovative Multi-Country Based International Long Distance Voice & SMS Carrier With SBO License in Singapore. Mañana has established network Infrastructure in USA! A diversified team of professionals spread over India and the USA, with the leadership team in India.
Mañana’s Infrastructure has established significant Switching capacity with best in class Automated Monitoring, Analysis and Testing & Fault Management systems all with geographic redundancy to give our partners the confidence of reliability. With over 250 Interconnects, Mañana provides beyond market rates over any demanded quality. Mañana now has its own retail Class 5 calling card platform offering the "MañanaTalk" Service on both IOS and Android with expanding customer base and retail traffic generated from the Community of Interest residing in distant countries. Mañana Mobile, the Strategic Business Unit of Mañana MVNO operations also provides International Roaming Solutions addressing a USD 2 Billion market of the Travel Community. Mañana believes in Breaking Barriers and Building Bridges while serving the Unserved and the Underserved. It is constantly building partnerships & Alliances in events like GCCM hence welcomes companies as partners!
Pure Minutes is a leading provider of international prepaid calling and Top-Up mobile phone payments. Pure Minutes makes international calling affordable and easy, eliminating the need for expensive international mobile plans and deceptive calling cards. With Pure Minutes, subscribers are guaranteed low rates for all destinations - no gimmicks, hassles, or fine print!
BICS delivers best-in-class international wholesale solutions to any communication service provider worldwide. Through its Mosaic portfolio, a comprehensive, flexible and innovative suite of solutions designed to be used individually, or collectively, BICS meets the existing and future requirements of the global telecoms industry.
BICS’ headquarter is located in Brussels with regional offices in Bern, Madrid, Dubai, New York and Singapore. We also have a satellite office in Beijing and local representation in Accra, Cape Town, Miami, Montevideo, Nairobi and Toronto. Our team continuously strives to provide our customers with the highest levels of quality, reliability and interoperability enabling them to maximise their end-user value.
With our successful consolidation strategy, and a continuing focus on technological advancement and innovation, we have achieved a world-leading position in the international Voice and Mobile Data markets.
Initially offering voice services, Bright Telecom, which holds a US FCC 214 license, entered the market for point-to-point circuit provisioning. Bright Telecom’s focus has been on providing connectivity to and from the African continent. The founders’ vision has been to enhance the lives of the people of Africa by providing communication solutions. Communications form a cornerstone of emerging economies, boosting trade and providing much needed employment to the population of Africa.
With the above vision in mind, Bright Telecom delivers world-class communication solutions using satellite and fiber bandwidth, deploying state-of-the-art technology for its MPLS backbone connected to the Company’s points of presence in Djibouti, London, Washington DC, Los Angeles and Hong Kong. Bright Telecom currently provides digital interconnections with full redundancy to enhance its products for wholesale carriers. To augment its existing network, Bright Telecom is in discussions with a number of consortiums to co-invest in submarine cable infrastructure connecting the Far East, Asia, Middle East, Africa and Europe.
Bright Telecom manages its global operations with personnel and offices based in Virginia, U.S. and Dubai, U.A.E., thus providing the 24x7 support required to serve global carriers.
Since 2003 XICOMM has been developing, maintaining and designing voice over IP networks for businesses ranging in size from large corporation to medium and small and even sole proprietorships. In 2008, XICOMM launched its own dedicated network in order to become a world wide wholesale carrier. XICOMM is interconnected with more than 160+ carriers throughout the world, carrying over 5 Million minutes of international voice traffic to various destinations in the world on a daily basis. This enables us to successfully terminate your international voice traffic to anywhere in the world with the best quality possible and the most competitive rate in the market. Today, XICOMM is carrying over 5 Million minutes a day of international voice traffic to various destinations in the world. We bring together talented professionals with idea and expertise to provide solutions unique to each of our clients. The engineers, developers and Marketing Experts at XICOMM passes over 10+ combined years of knowledge and experience that guarantees our clients do receive the highest quality of Service, Our solutions are base on a combination of the latest technology, hi-tech equipment, comprehensive business experience and competitive rates. XICOMM's value proposition is centered on providing exceptional service to our partners every day. Our relentless focus on attention to our partners' needs is the cornerstone of our success and is what separates us from other telecom companies.