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at th 16th EAI International Conference on Africa Internet infrastructure and Services.
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Keynote speakers
OUEDRAOGO Sidi Mohamed Galiam
Ministry of Development of the Digital Economy and Posts (MDENP)
Alain Mille
LIRIS UMR CNRS 5205, Université Claude Bernard Lyon, Universitaires Sans Frontières
Pascal Urien
Télécom Paris

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About AFRICOMM 2023

African countries are striving for enhancing the Internet infrastructure internally and externally i.e., among African Union (AU) countries, and with other continents. Internet and ICT infrastructure are quite vital in order to improve e-government services and to close the digital dividend for suburban, rural, and deep rural regions. The total length of optical fiber throughout Africa is more than 4 850 km, while the wireless coverage for 4G is about 63%. For terrestrial satellites, thirteen African countries have launched about 48 satellites. All these infrastructures look amazing and Africa looks doing well, however, Internet penetration is still quite low compared with the other continental where it was +43% in 2021, which is below the global average of 67%. AFRICOMM 2023 aims to bring together researchers, academia, industry, and policymakers together in telecommunication to close the gap and unified the goals among them for enhancing African infrastructure and services. Internet aspects from physical up to application and services to be discussed, analyzed, and proposed solutions for certain neglected areas and services that are uniquely found in Africa and do not have interest among investors due to lack of expenditure and ROI factors.


1.       Internet Infrastructure 

  • Terrestrial Satellite i.e., LEO, MEO, GEO, etc.
  • Optical Fiber and Packet Optical Networks and Services aspects
  • Wireless and Cellular networks
  • IoT, NB-IoT, MTC, etc,
  • Distributed Antenna Systems
  • ICT infrastructures for critical environmental conditions

2.       Internet Services 

  • MEC, Cloud, Edge, Fog computing
  • Services based on AI, ML, RL, DL, etc.
  • Energy-aware ICT infrastructure
  • Open-Source simulations
  • Cybersecurity, Privacy, etc.
  • Web 3.0, Web3, Semantic, ontology, etc.
  • Adaptive processing technologies
  • Geodesy, Navigation, and Remote Sensing
  • ICT infrastructures and services based on alternative energies
  • Creative and digital economy
  • Smart cities, social networks
  • e-Government and e-services 


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Important dates

Late Track

Full Paper Submission deadline
20 August 2023
Notification deadline
20 September 2023
Camera-ready deadline
29 October 2023

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Previous AFRICOMM editions

2022 – Zanzibar, Tanzania
2021 – Virtual conference
2020 – Virtual conference
2019 – Porto-Novo, Benin
2018 – Dakar, Senegal
2017 – Lagos, Nigeria
 – Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso
2015 – Cotonou, Benin
2014 – Kampala, Uganda
2013 – Blantyre, Malawi
2012 – Yaounde, Cameroon
2011 – Zanzibar, Tanzania
2010 – Cape Town, South Africa
2009 – Maputo, Mozambique