We’re just from the first day of ICT Africa 2011. The first day is dedicated to business and invited guests, though really no one is prevented from attending. We spent most of the day going around the stands and speaking to people about the stuff their tech companies are doing.
There are a few interesting things we will be posting here. Not many, just a few. Most of the exhibitions are things we already know about the companies. It’s more an opportunity to learn more about the products than to see new products.
We would want more but we’re not complaining; the place is busier than last year and the people we’re meeting a lot livelier. It’s a refreshing break from our everyday business having so many techies and tech entrepreneurs in one place.
As expected, both YoAfrica and ZOL, the two biggest ISPs locally that normally make a big show at this exhibition, were not there this year. The two were conspicuous by their absence. Hey Yo & ZOL, where are you?
There are quite a number of Internet Providers still that are exhibiting; Africom, Utande (yes, they’re here this year), TelOne, Econet, Frampol, Telecontract and Telecel.
We took some photos of the exhibition for those that didn’t make it there today. We’ve posted them to our Facebook page (remember to like it).
Here are a few more we selected: