Extensia roadmap of events from 2004 to 2024

Supporting Growth in Africa

Accelerating Africa's Telecoms & ICT Growth Through Leadership Summits, Business Facilitation, and Ecosystem Building

Since 2004, Extensia has been committed to scaling the sustainable growth of the African Telecoms and ICT Industry. Through hosting Extensia summits and with our ongoing support, many governments have benefited from very positive outcomes and stakeholder collaboration.

Over the past 20 years, Extensia has organised annual, high-level business summits in 12+ key countries, bringing together Africa’s ICT leaders and thinkers from government, industry, academia, and civil society.

Through our consultancy and support services, we present policymakers, regulators and CXOs, and major end-users with cutting-edge updates on industry best practices and policies. We connect them with peers and selected solution providers who can support them in their growth and development.

20+ Summits

A rich tapestry of summits bringing together innovators and decision-makers

1000+ Leading Companies

Collaborating with top-tier firms, driving sector-wide advancements

5000+ Attendees

An engaged audience dedicated to fostering progress and innovation

Our winning capabilities to help your business succeed

Empowering your enterprise with strategic solutions, insightful events and personalised support, your journey towards transformation starts here!

Business Development

Fortifying your growth with targeted solutions. Our services span strategic planning, disruptive innovation, cloud strategy, IoT, AI, digital transformation, and more, crafting a roadmap for your success.

Leadership Summits

Catalysing industry advancement through authoritative summits. Join the discourse with policymakers, service providers, and key stakeholders, driving growth in the telecom and ICT ecosystem.

Ecosystem Building

We help you map and scale your innovation ecosystem by showcasing startups and business creativity, and bringing together incubators, accelerators, investors, R&D, and large tech firms for international collaboration.

Connectivity Solutions

Enabling universal connectivity to bridge gaps. From TV White Space and solar to rural GSM and urban densification, we present a suite of solutions that revolutionises your connectivity landscape.

Empowering Africa's Telecoms & IT Growth Through Diverse Events & Transformative Digital Solutions

Since 2004 Extensia has been committed to supporting the sustainable growth of the African ICT and Telecoms Industry. Through hosting Extensia events and with our ongoing support, many governments have benefited from very positive outcomes and official announcements, including:

  • Launch of the 2nd national operator license in south Africa
  • Announcement of Microsoft setting up a manufacturing plant in Addis Ababa
  • Helped Vodafone with market entry into Ethiopia
  • Addis Ababa it park progress including development of ZTE and Tecno telecom incubation centres
  • Official announcement to the international community of the ICT park in Ethiopia
  • Landing of the lion, teams and ace under-sea cables
  • Creation and development of the ace consortium
  • First public presentation by the minister of Africa's newest nation, south Sudan
  • Launch of the Enhava education platform in Zimbabwe
  • Microsoft’s cooperation agreement with iHub Kenya
  • Promotion of the Kenyan ICT park and many more important national initiatives
  • Opening of MTN office in Ethiopia
  • MTN young women awards
  • Announcement of completion of 3rd phase of the national backbone in Tanzania
  • ZTE Smartpipe solution debut

Our Foundational Principles


Extensia Events have assisted hundreds of international solution providers to enter the African market, improving their footprint in the region and developing personal connections with Ministers, Regulators, CXOs from Fixed and Mobile Network Operators, ISPs and Major End Users.


Innovative programme structures and pre-qualification at our ‘invitation-only business summits’ ensures solution providers enjoy the highest levels of access to the most senior decision makers on the continent


Extensia Consulting is an innovative service to address clients’ needs and challenges with the best solution options in the marketplace.


Extensia has been a trusted advisor to governments, regulators, service providers and major end users of ICT across Africa.

What Our Clients Say

CEO, Ethio Telecom, Ethiopia

Thank you very much for the opportunity to speak at IAD – it was great! I enjoyed the mix of government, business and consultants with the divergence in views!


CEO, Sierra Leone Cable Limited, Sierra Leone

It was a fantastic summit, the organisation was superb and the content mind-blowing, great job!


Co-Chairperson, Parliamentary Standing Committee on ICT, Namibia

Since I am new to Extensia Events, it was an eye-opener and I gained a great deal. Excellent. Thank you!


COO Avanti, UK

What worked best for me was that the organisation was very good. One knew where one had to be and when and the Extensia team rushed around gluing meeting schedules together!


CTO, Essar Telecom, Kenya

The Summit provided an excellent opportunity to understand what’s happening in the ICT sector across Africa


Director Strategy and Innovation, Safaricom, Kenya

I would recommend IAD to any business leader in the industry


Executive Secretary, INCM, Mozambique

The summit was an excellent experience for exchange of ideas and discussions about the future of communications!


GM, Galaxy Backbone Nigeria

This is a great opportunity to add value to businesses, and collaborate


Head of the National ICT Broadband, TTCL, Tanazania

Presentations were well organised. This has been such an informative forum. Keep it Extensia


State Minister, Ministry of ICT, Uganda

My IAD experience was very good. It was an eye-opener for us policy makers!