8th Sub Sahara Spectrum Management Conference

Event Overview

The 8th Sub-Sahara Spectrum Management Conference will take place on 3 – 4 August 2023 at the Yaoundé Conference Centre in Yaoundé, Cameroon. This will run back-to-back with the APM23-4 meeting.

Across 2 days attendees have the opportunity to be involved in discussions on the key spectrum topics for the Sub Sahara region and beyond, through interactive sessions, networking opportunities, an exhibition area and much more.

Registration is now available – secure your complimentary place today.

The conference is part of The Global Spectrum SeriesThe world’s largest collection of regional spectrum policy conferences

Key Themes

Catch Up on the Replays from 2022

Missed anything from last year’s hybrid edition? You can rewatch all of the plenary sessions, as well as the showcase sessions, here.

Organisers & Partners

Platinum Partners

Forum Global (1)
GSMA 2022
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Nokia New 2023
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Huawei website
intel website

Gold Partners

Ls telcom

Knowledge Partners

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Supported by

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2022 Speakers Included

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Khumbudzo Phophi Silence Ntshavheni

Minister for Communications and Digital Technologies of South Africa

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Charley Lewis

Acting Chairperson, ICASA

John Omo

John Omo

Secretary General ATU

Mario Maniewicz

Mario Maniewicz

Director, BR

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Kezias Mwale

Radiocommunication Coordinator

Elizabeth Migwalla

Elizabeth Migwalla

Vice President Government Affairs

Hazem Moakkit

Hazem Moakkit

Vice President, Spectrum Strategy, Intelsat

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Bienvenu Agbokponto Soglo

Director, Government Affairs, Intel

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Scott McKenzie

Director, Coleago Consulting

Nada Abdelhafez

Nada Abdelhafez

Head of Spectrum & Regulatory Affairs, MEA region, Shure (on behalf of APWPT)

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Amr Ashour

Senior Manager, Government & Regulatory Engagement, OneWeb


Eiman Mohyeldin

Global Head of Spectrum Standardization, Nokia

Marius Engelbrecht

Marius Engelbrecht

Senior Strategy Consultant, Southern Africa Region Public Relations Department, Huawei


Kamal Tamawa

Director of Public Policy, SSA, GSMA


Joe Frans

AUB Expert, Broadcast Networks Europe

El Hadjar Abdouramane

El Hadjar Abdouramane

Chairman, ATU Working Group on Fixed and Mobile Services for WRC-23

Abraham Oshadami

Abraham Oshadami

Head of Information Technology Department, NCC Nigeria

Fargani Tambeayuk

Fargani Tambeayuk

Head of Connectivity Policy, SSA, Meta


Basebi Mosinyi

Vice-Chairperson ATU WG4B-Satellite Issues and Deputy Director, Spectrum Management, BOCRA

Peter Zimri

Peter Zimri

Councillor, ICASA


You can view the agenda in your preferred time zone by selecting it from the list below.
Day 1
Day 2
09:00 - 09:40
Keynote Presentations
09:40 - 11:15
Session 1: Final Preparation for WRC-23 – Finalising regional positions and overcoming the remaining challenges
11:15 - 11:40
Morning Break
11:40 - 12:45
Session 2: The future of the 470-694 MHz band – maximising the socio-economic value for Africa
12:45 - 13:40
13:40 - 14:45
Session 3: Decision time on the upper 6GHz band – maximising the benefit of this high value spectrum
14:40 - 15:25
Session 4: Maximising efficiency and balancing different needs in the 3.5GHz spectrum
15:25 - 15:50
Afternoon Break
15:50 - 16:35
Session 5: Fireside Chat: Beyond WRC-23 – What will be the key spectrum challenges for the region in 2024 and beyond?
16:35 - 17:30
Session 6: Experts Corner – Best Practice in Spectrum Pricing, Licencing and Awards
09:00 - 10:15
Session 7: Status of African connectivity – the journey towards 4G and beyond
10:15 - 10:35
Morning Break
10:35 - 12:35
Session 8: Continuing the path towards a harmonized continental 5G strategy
12:35 - 13:30
13:30 - 14:35
Session 9: Tackling Africa’s digital divide – addressing the issues of coverage and usage gaps
14:35 - 15:40
Session 10: Exploring the potential of Direct Satellite-to-Device connectivity – Could this be the way to connect Africa?
15:40 - 16:00
Afternoon Break
16:00 - 16:45
Session 11: Fireside Chat: Maximising the potential of FWA across the region
16:45 - 17:30
Session 12: Fireside Chat: Delivering the connectivity to realise Africa’s IoT vision
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Fellowship scheme

Forum Global will be running a fellowship scheme for the Sub Sahara Spectrum Management Conference. Fellowship applications will be open to eligible Administrations in the Sub Sahara region. If you are interested to be kept informed about this when we have more information please get in touch.

Event Background

For 7 years, The Sub-Sahara Spectrum Management Conference has provided the leading neutral platform for spectrum stakeholders policy discussion in the region. This event is taking place as part of The Global Spectrum Series.

Global Spectrum Series

The Global Spectrum Series is the world’s largest collection of regional spectrum policy conferences. 

2022 Edition

The Sub Sahara Spectrum Management Conference is now in its 8th year. The 2022 edition welcomed over 600 delegates in -person and virtually. More information on this event and links to catch up sessions can be found below. 


Yaoundé Conference Centre

Yaoundé, Cameroon


For more information on any aspect of this event, please contact Kate Lymer using any of the following details:

Kate Lymer, Senior Event Manager, Forum Global

[email protected]

Tel: +44 (0) 2920 783 072

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The Cape Town International Convention Centre
Entrance 1
Room 2.60 (second floor)

Convention Square
1 Lower Long Street
Cape Town, 8001


The Cape Town International Convention Centre
Entrance 1
Room 2.60 (second floor)

Convention Square
1 Lower Long Street
Cape Town, 8001