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“Empowering Africa’s Connectivity Champions”:  Focus on AI, 5G, IoT, Enterprise Digital Transformation, Video distribution and content strategy, wholesale telecoms, tech start ups.


Ovum has a team of senior analysts and consultants attending this year's 21st annual AfricaCom event in CTICC, Cape Town on November 13th - 15th 2018.

Meet our team

They will be chairing and moderating a number of conference sessions over the three days


Matthew Reed
Practice Leader, Middle East and Africa

Chair: Leaders In Africa Summit
13 Nov from 13.30 – 16.00

Moderator Panel Discussion
14 Nov from 12:00  16:20

Mark Oliver
Head of TMT Consulting, EMEA
Moderator of the Interactive Feature
13 Nov at 14.00
Danson Njue
Research Analyst

Chair: LeadersIn Africa: Future Cities Africa

14 Nov from 13.30 – 15.30

Thecla Mbongue
Senior Research Analyst

13 Nov from 12:00  17:20

Chair: Connecting Africa
Africa BB market trends and forecasts 5G Africa
14 Nov from 12:00

Adrian Ho
Principal Analyst, Large Enterprise
Enterprise Digital Transformation
15 Nov from 11.30 – 17.00 
Matthew Pougher 
Director of Business Development
Connectivity stage
Forecaster demo / Q&A session

Africa connectivity metrics and forecasts

The infographic below uses Ovum Forecaster data to explore Africa’s current connectivity situation and what this will look like in the future.
Better strategic decision-making with a complete view of the converging TMT market

Ask us about Ovum Forecaster


Visit stand A104 in Hall 4 where we will be showcasing Ovum’s new data service - Forecaster. The service provides the most reliable in-depth historical data and forecasts across global TMT markets. With comparable metrics across fixed, mobile, pay TV and OTT video markets, and detailed coverage of African country markets.

We look forward to speaking with you in Cape Town.

Read Ovum’s latest report on regional market research and databases.

Africa Digital Outlook –  Ovum’s Africa Digital Outlook 2019 report, which identifies and analyzes the most important developments and growth prospects in Africa’s digital market.

Better strategic decision-making with a complete view of the converging TMT market

AfricaCom 2018 Cocktail Party Invitation

Heading to AfricaCom?

Then set aside a few hours on the evening of Monday, November 12, 2018, to enjoy a cocktail or three, network with other industry movers and shakers and, just as importantly, get the inside track on what's going to be hot on the show floor. 
Join the teams from, Light Reading, Heavy Reading and Ovum, and about 100 service provider friends and clients, for pre-AfricaCom drinks, and snacks at the historic and funky Grand Daddy Hotel where editors and analysts will be propping up the bar and recommending local beverages, while our ever-eager sales team will be on hand to pass you some of Cape Town’s finest snacks - but they promise not to pitch you anything*. 
Doors open at 5:30pm *Until the next day 
Light Reading: Putting the "open" in "open bar" since 2000 
RSVP required by November 8, 2018:

Meet the team


Adrian Ho

Principal Analyst, Large Enterprise

Adrian specializes in

  • Cloud
  • Enterprise Mobility
  • IoT
  • WAN Services
  • Datacentre Services

+ 18 years experience


Thecla Mbongue

Senior Research Analyst

Thecla specializes in

  • ServiceProvider

+ 19 years experience


Mark Oliver

Head of TMT Consulting, EMEA
Mark Oliver

Matthew Reed

Practice Leader, Middle East and Africa
Matthew Reed

Terry White

Associate Senior Analyst

Terry specializes in

  • IT
  • Strategy

+ 33 years experience

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