GSMA Mobile 360 Series - Rise of the Digital Citizen

Rise of the Digital Citizen


Technology is driving change in Africa and the telecom sector is set to thrive. GSMA Intelligence has shown that since 2014 4G has reached an extra 200 million people, 40 million new social media accounts, and 30,000 active mobile applications developed locally. Now, with the demands of highly influential Millennial and Generation Z consumers, the African Union is aiming to bring the continent on par with the rest of the world as an information society. As tech and entrepreneurship gathers speed across the region, a new age is fast emerging in Africa: the age of the digital citizen.

As the number of active users and investment continues to grow, what do citizens of the future want? In 2018, the conference focused on ‘who was leading the digital revolution’, but in 2019, we look at who benefits from the digital revolution. What impact will digital have on the job market, content creation, commercial trends, and what are the key stepping-stones for creating a digital society that is inclusive and secure for the future?

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Mobile for Development

Mobile for Development, a dedicated global team within the GSMA, will present a variety of sessions at Mobile 360 – Africa. Stay tuned for details on how you can participate in one of these sessions.

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#BetterFuture Stage

The #BetterFuture Stage returns to welcome companies to hold discussions and demonstrations on the future of African tech and this age of the digital citizen. Interested in presenting on the #BetterFuture Stage, contact us.

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Innovation Showcase & Start-up Innovation Zone

Innovative and influential companies from across Sub-Sahara Africa will showcase their products and solutions that offer forward-thinking solutions leading the digitisation of Africa.

Start-ups from across Sub-Saharan Africa will display their new technology while meeting with investors, partners, and new clients.

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Who Should Attend?

Mobile 360 – Africa welcomes an array of senior industry leaders from the mobile ecosystem spanning all of sub-Saharan Africa. In 2018, we welcomed over 840 attendees (58% senior leaders) from 56 countries to celebrate the digital successes in Africa.

Venue Location

Mobile 360 – Africa takes place at the Kigali Convention Centre.

Venue Address
Kimihurura Roundabout
P.O. Box 6629
Kigali, Rwanda

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