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Event Overview

Now in its third year, Mobile 360 - Africa will gather operators, government officials, ICT, finance, NGO and media leaders across Sub-Saharan Africa and beyond to evaluate how we can elevate access across the region with focus on digital inclusion, network coverage and customers' quality of experience. This year the event is coming to Dar es Salaam, Tanzania for the first time.  Please subscribe to our emails to receive event updates as they become available.

For the first time ever, Mobile 360 – Africa will be fully endorsed by the Tanzania Commission for Science and Technology (COSTECH) and the Tanzania Communications Regulatory Authority (TCRA). With a mutual interest in bringing rich content to a vast array of key leaders, regulators and mobile influencers alike, the GSMA, COSTECH and TCRA have come together to create a unique event to Sub-Saharan Africa. With the support of COSTECH and TCRA who are truly embedded in the host market, Mobile 360 – Africa will leverage local contacts and grow the start-up programme.

We are also excited to once again host GSMA's Jumpstart, now running for the second year.  Designed to connect start-ups with regional mobile operators, Jumpstart invites local start-ups and entrepreneurs to showcase their innovative ideas and create invaluable business connections.

 2015 Highlights

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See the full infographic, agenda or speaker line-up from our incredible 2015 event. 

Throughout the past decade, Africa has been among the world’s prospective leaders, demonstrating strong potential and confidence to take on a prominent role in global affairs. Telecommunications is one of the key industries that will continue to accelerate economic growth in the Sub-Saharan African region. Over the past five years, Sub-Saharan Africa has been the fastest growing region in terms of subscribers and connections. Consumers, governments and businesses continue to rapidly adopt mobile as a tool for basic communication as well as access to information, new applications and services. Key socio-economic impacts from the use of mobile-based services include improved access to health, finance and education and improved quality in the delivery of public services.Yet despite some exciting growth, there are still strides to be made.  Even with increasing adoption and affordability, there remains a significant proportion of the population in Sub-Saharan Africa who do not have access to the internet. This lack of access has the potential to hinder opportunities for development and prevent the region from truly engaging in the information age.  Furthermore, the industry needs to adopt an approach that encourages digital entrepreneurship, drives the creation of innovative services and supports further investment. Moving forward, this will be a crucial challenge for both government and industry alike.

Join us for the GSMA Mobile 360 Series – Africa where we will address these key issues and explore the future of the Sub-Saharan African region.  This tailored event combines a thought-leadership conference with co-located programmes that will focus in more depth on many of these key topics.

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Location, Dates, & Times

Mobile 360 – Africa will be held 7 – 9 October, 2015 at the African Pride Crystal Towers Hotel & Spa in Cape Town, South Africa.

 Who Should Attend?

Responsibilities Industries Functions
  • Board Level
  • C-Level
  • SVP/Vice President
  • Director of Business Unit
  • Regional Head
  • General Manager
  • Minister/Regulatory Chief
  • Mobile Network Operators
  • Regulatory Institutions
  • Financial Institutions
  • NGOs
  • Equipment Vendors & Manufacturers
  • IT & Security Firms
  • Start-ups and Regional VCs
  • Application Developers
  • Developing mobile strategies
  • Investing & innovating in mobile technology services
  • Driving operational procedures
  • Managing billing & roaming
  • Providers of mobile products
  • Consultants

 Why Attend?

  • Share ideas and best practices
  • Discuss trends and innovations
  • Learn from keynotes and workshops
  • Meet potential customers & suppliers
  • Meet potential business partners

 Location, Dates, & Times

Mobile 360 – Africa will be held 26 – 28, July 2016 at the Julius Nyerere International Convention Centre, located at Shaaban Robert St, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania.

 Sponsors & Partners

Sponsor a Mobile 360 Series event and get in front of the right people in the mobile industry to promote your business and drive your company forward. We offer a variety of packages to target attendees or we can create a custom opportunity to help you meet your goals. For more information, please download our sponsorship opportunities and then contact us  to discuss further.

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 Event FAQ

Where will Mobile 360 – Africa be held?
The event will be held at African Pride Crystal Towers Hotel & Spa in Cape Town, South Africa. View Map.
What are the event dates?
Wednesday, 7 October – Friday, 9 October, 2015
What type of sessions can I expect?
Mobile 360 – Africa will include an interesting mix of keynote sessions, panel discussions, case study demonstrations and roundtables, allowing for plenty of time for audience participation.



Conference Overview

Designed to cover key developments and future roadmaps in Africa, Mobile 360 - Africa will outline new strategies and cross-industry collaboration required to accelerate access across the region. This year’s programme includes, but is not limited to, enabling access for all, delivering quality of experience, creating local digital content and the next wave of value-added services.

Back for a second year is the GSMA’s Jumpstart. Designed to engage start-ups with regional mobile operators, Jumpstart invites early stage start-ups to showcase their innovation in the mobile industry.

Mobile 360 - Africa will also serve as an extension of established GSMA conferences which highlight the work of Mobile for Development focusing on increasing access to and use of life-enhancing mobile services, accelerating socio-economic improvements for the underserved, especially women, rural and youth, particularly in digital inclusion, financial inclusion and identity for the unregistered.

Our two-day programme will feature a high-level thought-leadership conference that includes keynote speakers, panel discussions and in-depth case studies from across many industries.


Call for Papers

The Call for Papers has now closed.  We will contact successful applicants in the coming weeks. Please note that making a submission does not guarantee a speaking slot and we are not able to give feedback on individual submissions.


Co-located Programmes

A number of GSMA programmes will once again be part of this year's Mobile 360 - Africa event.  Mobile for Development brings together mobile operators, the wider mobile industry and the development community to deliver mobile services to underserved people in predominantly emerging markets.  This programme will feature various sessions on Connected Women, Connected Society, Spectrum, M4D Utilities, Digital Identity, mHealth and more.

The Mobile Money Leadership Forum will take place on Thursday and look at building trust-based environments, interoperability, innovation and the next generation of mobile money.


Jumpstart is coming back to Mobile 360 - Africa for a second year!  This unique platform offers start-ups and entrepreneurs across Sub-Saharan Africa the chance to pitch their innovative products and services to industry experts, including mobile network operators and investors.

*The pitch platform is not an opportunity to pitch for funding, but rather a unique opportunity for start-ups to pitch for potential business and possible partnerships with mobile operators. This is an opportunity for start-ups looking to expand and scale their business with MNO partners.

View the agenda to learn more about each session.




Attendee Registration

Registration for Mobile 360 – Africa is now open!

For a limited time, we are offering a 25% discount off the full price for a conference pass. This offer won’t last long and we have limited quantities. Don’t delay – register today!

Please note this is a single pass event and purchasing a pass includes access to the Conference sessions and co-located Programmes*, Conference presentations, daily lunches and networking breaks on event days.

*please note some programmes are by invitation only

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Conference Pass

Special Limited Pricing

Full Price

Non-GSMA Members

$750 USD

$999 USD

  • Registration fees for the Mobile 360 – Africa must be paid in US Dollars
  • Information on visa invitation letters, cancellation policies and substitution refunds are available under Registration FAQs section below

If you have any questions regarding registration, please visit our Registration FAQ’s which feature answers to common questions about registration. You are also welcome to contact the registration team through our Contact Us form.

Mobile Money Leadership Forum

If you would like to attend the Mobile Money Leadership Forum on Thursday 28 July only, please use the following code: MMLEKFFN9Y.  This code will allow access to the venue on Thursday 28 July only.

Press Registration

If you are a member of the press or an industry analyst and would like to attend the Mobile 360 – Africa, please firstly look at the criteria for media passes here and if you are eligible contact the press team at The press team will provide you with further information on the process of applying to attend.

Speaker Registration

If you are a confirmed Speaker, the team will be in contact to provide you with instructions on how to register shortly. For all other enquiries relating to Speakers for this event, please contact the Speaker Team.

GSMA Member Discount

GSMA members receive a 30% discount on the full-price pass to Mobile 360 – Africa and most other GSMA events. Please email the Registration Team for instructions on how to obtain your Member discount.

Please note: GSMA Member Discounts can only be used by attendees from a member organisation. Member Discount codes should not be shared with external customers and clients.

Hotel Accommodation

The GSMA is pleased to offer discounted hotel rates specifically for Mobile 360 - Africa attendees.  Options for accommodations and discounted rates can be found below.  Please note accommodation bookings are the sole responsibility of the attendee.

Serena Hotel Dar Es Salaam

Distance to convention centre: 3-minute drive or 10-minute walk

Rate: $216.50

Booking Instructions: Please email your booking request to: – Reservation Code: Mobile 360

Hyatt Regency Dar es Salaam, The Kilimanjaro

Distance to convention centre: 4-minute drive or 11-minute walk

Rate: $235

Booking Instructions: Please click here - when booking please leave the availability dates as listed on the webpage; you will be redirected to a new page where you can select your stay dates and book the room.

*Important Information: The deadline to book rooms at the Hyatt Regency is: 14 June 2016. Any booking requests after this date will be subject to availability and best available rate offered by the hotel.

Registration FAQs

What passes are available?
There is a Conference Pass available for Mobile 360 – Africa. For more information on prices please visit the top of this page.
What credit cards do you accept?
We accept payment by American Express, Visa and MasterCard only.
What currencies do you accept?
Payment will be accepted in US Dollars only. Payment can be made by Credit Card (American Express, Visa, MasterCard).
Can I pay by Bank / Wire Transfer?
No, there is no facility to pay by Bank / Wire Transfer. Contact the Registration Team if you having problems with your payment.
Can I use more than one discount code to purchase a pass?
You may only apply one discount code when purchasing your pass. Once you have completed your purchase, all sales are final.
How do I obtain a Visa Invitation letter from GSMA?
If you require a Visa and need a letter from GSMA to support your Visa application, please contact the Registration Team. Enter “Visa Application Letter M360 – Africa” in the subject line of the email, and you will receive an update after your request has been received.
Can I attend the Mobile Money Leadership Forum?
The Mobile Money Leadership Forum is open to all registered attendees of Mobile 360 - Africa. If you would like to attend the Mobile Money Leadership Forum on Thursday 28 July only, please use the following code: FDG5EUAXUR.  This code will allow access to the venue on Thursday 28 July only. For further information please email
Is there a minimum age to attend?
Yes. The minimum age for an attendee is strictly 16 or over. Any requests for visitors under the age of 16 must be put in writing to the Registration Team and approved by the GSMA. Attendees under the age of 16 will not be able to enter the event without GSMA’s prior written approval.
What is the cancellation policy?
ALL SALES ARE FINAL. Cancellations, as well as ‘no shows’, will be liable for the FULL registration fee. No refunds shall be given. Cancellation of travel reservation and hotel reservation are the exclusive responsibility of the registrant.

For more information please review the Event Terms and Conditions.

How can I make a substitution (replace my registration with another person)?
Substitutions between attendees from the same company and at the same invoice address may be made by providing the GSMA with written notice of the name of the original attendee and full details of the substitute attendee.

To arrange a substitution, please e-mail full details to the Registration Team. Please place “Pass Substitution M360 Africa” in the subject line of the e-mail. Please note that this might take a few days to complete.

Once a badge has been issued onsite, substitutions are no longer allowed.

What are the Registration Opening Hours?

Date Time
Tuesday, 26 July 07:30 – 19:00
Wednesday, 27 July 08:00 – 19:00
Thursday, 28 July 08:00 – 16:00

*Times are subject to change.

How do I collect my badge?
Please arrive with a copy of your Final Confirmation email and photo ID to the Badge Collection Desk, located at the main entrance at Julius Nyerere International Convention Centre (JNICC).




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