- Very big numbers 17 May 2013 | 11:16 am
- Samsung to offer Telefónica direct billing in devices 17 May 2013 | 11:08 am
- European regulators begin Roaming Regulation assessment 16 May 2013 | 9:54 am
- Vodafone Germany offers fixed access over DT network 16 May 2013 | 9:53 am
- Samsung pockets 95% of Android profits 16 May 2013 | 9:22 am
Embracing VAS Innovation & Engaging the Digital Customer
Welcome to Digital Services Africa 2013!
Digital is taking over fast, and industry players need to reflect this in their business strategies. The 3rd Annual Digital Services Africa event represents a crucial networking and learning platform, providing players in the digital Africa a unique opportunity to drive their business forward.
Digital services are taking centre stage as Africa’s telecommunications market continues to mature, encompassing the provision of digital music & content, digital financial services, app stores, feature phone ‘apps’, cloud services, B2B digital services, e-learning & e-gov services for the wider public, and more! Clearly, this segment is forming an important and growing part of the telco’s remit, and can be a crucial revenue stream.
Customers are increasingly demanding of digital services – mobile communication alone is no longer enough. New partnerships are needed with growing players such as content owners, developers, aggregators and solutions suppliers, to name a few.
- A new focus:
beyond VAS, how to seize the opportunities in digital services?
- Digital Music:
hear from labels, operators, distributors and aggregators about monetising and distributing music over digital formats in Africa
- New speakers
from some of the most dynamic digital brands in Africa, from large corporations to small start-ups
- Innovation keynote:
share ideas and be inspired by entrepreneurs and innovators
- New workshops
and success stories in the 2nd Annual AppGig
- More in-depth session
on Mobile Money to find out the best services and models for Africa
Africa is arguably the most buoyant music market in the world in terms of creativity and diversity
No wonder a number of stakeholders want to be part of it! But just as the music business is evolving rapidly in the rest of the world, Africa’s digital music scene is writing its own rules. How will it shape itself? Who will be the winners and losers of the new ecosystem?
“Sub-Saharan Africa is a devilishly complex place to build up a comprehensive portfolio of truly localized, legal content.” Says Guillermo Escofet, Senior Analyst, Informa Telecoms & Media. Indeed, complexity is a key characteristic of the market, in terms of content sourcing and licensing, legal issues, lack of industry structure, revenue sharing etc.
Digital Music Africa is a new session in the Com World Series looking at the challenges and opportunities of distributing, promoting and monetising music in Africa’s digital market. The first session of the series will take place as part of Digital Services Africa (formerly VAS Africa), with contributions from operators, analysts, music service providers and more.
The 2nd Annual APP GIG @ Digital Services Africa – in partnership with Mobile Monday
The APP GIG is a celebration of the creativity and innovation of developers in Africa – and a chance for them to share experiences and learn more ideas on how to promote and monetize their apps.
The session is a series of dedicated workshops and interactive sessions with the most engaging developers and app specialists to discuss innovative business models, interesting development ideas, related technologies, new trends in this ecosystem, and more.
The APP GIG is free to attend for all independent African app developers and coders. It is collocated with Digital Services Africa, the leading telecoms, ICT and media event.
NEW for 2013: the AppGig is organized in partnership with Mobile Monday – Bringing the most passionate team to lead the debates, encourage ideas sharing and have fun while networking!
...The outstanding organization (Informa) brings you to new overview of the African telecom market and of course, new business opportunities for vendors. If you want to be a player in the market be there next timeJean-Philippe Garcin, Regional Sales Manager, Intersec
...VAS AFRICA is one of the most interesting events from a supplier point of view. The speed networking is a straight forward opportunity to speak with senior TELCO managers. Well doneOmar Fadil, Head of Global Sales, Lumata
...Really loved the speed networking session. Overall it was a fantastic event. The team did a great job with organising the conference. I wish Informa all the success in coming years.Sakib Khan, Head of Sales, SSD-Tech
Speed networking event...has been a remarkable thing for VAS vendors like Spice...looking forward to more smart innovations from your team. Once again wish you all the best and keep up the good work!Sameer Shamsudeen, Assistant Vice President – Products, SPICE VAS Africa Ptc Ltd