Africa 2017 GCCM - Cape Town 5th - 6th November

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2017 GCCM

5th - 6th November

Cape Town







Carrier Community (CC) is a global telecom club established since 2008 and organising annual global carrier community meetings in Cape Town since 2015 for the members. CC is organizing 3rd annual AFRICA 2017 GCCM – Cape Town taking place at the The Table Bay Hotel Cape Town on the 5th & 6th November 2017. At the AFRICA 2017 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 2017 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.

5 reasons to attend Africa 2017 GCCM - Cape Town

  1. An exclusive wholesale telecom operator event with only service providers attending
  2. Meet more than 450+ wholesale members representing 200+ regional and international telecom operators.
  3. Competitive entrée rates for 2 days at EUR 450 per delegate including all leisure activities and networking receptions.
  4. Network in a private, relaxed and exclusive environment.
  5. 90% business networking sessions with only two executive panel session during the two days.


Africa 2017 GCCM - Cape Town
Sunday, November 5
09:30 - 13:30 Networking Leisure Activity
14:00 - 16:00 Networking Lunch Break
17:00 - 20:00 Free Time
20:00 - 22:00 Evening Networking Reception with food and drinks
Monday, November 6
08:30 - 10:00 Registration-Morning Coffee Reception
08:30 - 12:30 Members one-to-one meetings
11:00 - 12:00 Executive Round-table Panel Discussions Session
Topic: SMS Messaging
12:30 - 13:30 Networking Lunch Break
13:30 - 18:00 Members one-to-one meetings
14:00 - 15:00 Executive Round-table Panel Discussions Session
Topic: Monetization on IoT
16:00 - 17:00 Executive Round-table Panel Discussions Session
Topic: Capacity – Challenges & Trends

18:00 - 18:10 Official Closure
19:00 - 23:00 Official GCCM Networking Reception with canapes, drinks, show and DJ


Africa 2017 GCCM - Cape Town
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The Table Bay Hotel Cape Town

Address: Quay 6, Victoria & Alfred Waterfron, Cape Town, South Africa
Tel.: +27 21 483 1000

Hotel’s introduction:

Set on the V&A Waterfront, this polished hotel is 4 km from the historic Company’s Garden and 9 km from Table Mountain National Park. 
Elegant rooms feature views of the harbour or Table Mountain, plus free Wi-Fi, flat-screens, writing desks, and tea and coffeemaking equipment. Suites add living rooms; some have whirlpool baths. Turndown service is provided, and 24-hour room service is on offer.

Complimentary perks include breakfast and local shuttle service. There’s a chic brasserie, a clubby bar, and a ballroom, plus a genteel lounge offering high tea and harbour views. Other amenities include an outdoor pool, a poolside bar, a gym and a spa.


Africa 2017 GCCM - Cape Town
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Table Bay Hotel Cape Town 

Address: Quay 6, Victoria & Alfred Waterfron, Cape Town, South Africa
Tel.: +27 21 483 1000

Special Rate: The below rates are includes breakfast, WIFI and all taxes.

Single: South African Rand ZAR 4,990 per night
(US$ 370.00 *Actual daily rate will apply)

Double: South African Rand ZAR 5,360 per night
(US$ 400.00 *Actual daily rate will apply)

(Last day booking 27th October 2017. Rooms subject to availability)

To book your room please click here and complete all application with credit card details.

Speakers & Panellists

Africa 2017 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
Eckart Zollner
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.

Wangeci Kanjama
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.

Sander Barens
VP Commercial Developments 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.

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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.

Safaricom WHOLESALE is a key wholesale market player offering a comprehensive mix of telecommunication solutions.Our infrastructure and expertise positions us as a premier solutions provider globally. We pride ourselves in providing world class solutions that enable our clients and partners to be connected globally.You partner for all your wholesale requirements:

  • Access to the widest metro and backbone fibre and State of the art Data Centres.
  • Access to world class expertise – Your partner of choice with both certified and experienced teams (Engineers & account managers).
  • Access to 24x7 NOC to NOC support with a state of the art NOC facility.
  • Regional network with Local support.
  • Expansive geographic coverage – with seamless connection to the best networks globally



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.

uCloudlink is the global leading CloudSIM mobile broadband product and solution provider, dedicated to make global mobility more accessible to all. Since its establishment in 2009 by a group of ICT experts, uCloudlink has been exclusively focusing on its proprietary CloudSIM solution composed mainly of the GlocalMe mobile broadband terminals and the uCloudlink PaaS platform. The innovative CloudSIM solution makes users experience mobile internet globally with no limitations of SIM, no data roaming cost, and meanwhile always enjoy the strongest connection signal. We help enterprises save operation cost in terms of both the non-data-roaming solution for travelling employees and data management portals for enterprise administrators. uCloudlink empowers telcos and portable Wi-Fi rental companies to provide data services of global coverage which is the key to acquire and engage with more high-ARPU customers, and relieves telcos of the costly international roaming contract negotiations. “GlocalMe” indicating “Connect Global, Pay Local”, is uCloudlink’s unique feature name of any of its mobile broadband terminals powered by the CloudSIM technology. E.g. GlocalMe portable Wi-Fi device, GlocalMe Smartphone, GlocalMe modem, etc.
Platin Telecom
Platin Telecom is a European company specializing in International Premium Rate Numbers (IPRN). IPRN is a value added service product, which can be sold internationally and used in countries where value added service numbers are not available. IPRN can be used for voice and data services, voting, live chats, call TV, quiz shows, and much more. The product has been very successful over the last years and has been implemented by various operators around the world.

The ANNECTO Group is primarily focused on providing Voice aggregation and Direct termination but also offers a suite of services such as SMS, Mobile Solutions, Mobile Financial Services, VAS Solutions and Managed Services. Established in 2003 and restructured in 2014, ANNECTO partners with over 250 carriers including MNO's, PTT's, Tier-1 companies and small niche suppliers across the globe.

The ANNECTO group also provides quality SMS solutions to Mobile Network Operators, Carriers and Enterprises through AMESSAGING. AMESSAGING has recently deployed a state of the art SMS platform offering market leading Anti-Fraud solutions for MNO's and feature rich Trading services for partners. ANNECTO continues to offer managed services for all telecoms services and also has access to its own DECT Guard Band License for rural coverage and small cell technology. For enquiries please contact or

Attending Carriers

Africa 2017 GCCM - Cape Town
25TH Century Technology LtdActivatel SA
Adamas Technologies s.a.sAdaptive Mobile
AFR-IXAlkaIP Telecom LLC
ANGOLA CABLESApelby Communications
BICSBright Telecom Group
Bringcom, Inc.BTS
CellfindChina Telecom South Africa (Pty) Ltd.
CirrusClick Mobile
ClickatellCMC Networks
Core3 Network Pvt LtdCordial Communications
Data Access Solutions Inc.DE CIX
Deutsche TelekomDeveloping Telecomms
Ecocarrier Inc.East Africa Data Centre
ESER TelekomExpereo International
Get A Call Pte LtdGSOFT
Hoover International F.Z.CHurricane Electric
Icolo LimitedIDT Italia S.r.l
Impact TelecomINFO-Telecom SHPK
INICIOInterconnect Clearinghouse Nigeria
ISPAiTouch Messaging Services
iVoice NetworksJasco group
KekuKeyzone Group
Kona Communications LtdKryptos Global Pte Ltd.
Lanck TelecomLiquid Telecom
Logik Communications Pte LtdLoVo Telecom sp. z o.o.
Main One Cable CompanyManana Innovations and Consultancy (HK) Limited M
Medallion Communications LimitedMediatel
MEFMega Flash Solutions
MittoMobik d.o.o
MTNMultinet Pakistan (Pvt.) Ltd
Mundo Startel SANeotel (Pty) Ltd
NewTelco GmbHNexge
Nexia Equity LPNexmo
NobelNTT Europe Ltd.
Platin TelecomPLD International (Ultra Mobile)
PressReaderPreferred Telemedia
PRN Communciations LTDPTGI
PURE MINUTESQuantum Global Communications
RicochetRoamApp GmbH
SAMITEL LTD.Sheng Li Telecom International
SMS Highway Asia LimitedSoftNET d.o.o.
Speedflow Communications LtdSudatel Telecom Group
Sync AfricaSwitchmarket
TelarixTelecom Italia Sparkle SpA
Telecom MalaysiaTelecom Namibia
TeleconnectTelekom Slovenije d.d
Titan International WholesaleTürk Telekom International
Twilio Germany GmbHTWT SpA
tyntecU Mobile Sdn Bhd
U2 Telecom Inc.Verscom
VIP Telco Ltd.Vodacode
Voicelynx, Inc.VoIP Capital International
VooverVPS International LLC
VSCWananchi Telecom
WIOCCWorkonline Communications (Pty) Ltd
World Hub CommunicationsWorld Telecom Labs

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