Building Wakanda

Partnerships for connecting everyone and everything to a Better Future.

The mission is to build a strong and large pan-African IoT community platform that connects different players in the IoT space to each other with the aim of facilitating conversations relevant to the growth of the ecosystem, building awareness about the work being done by various stakeholders and fostering knowledge sharing and collaboration towards common goals. To complement this thriving community, physical labs will be created across the continent to enable collaborators to build and test their ideas. The first lab will be launched at iHub in November 2020 making it the first open-IoT lab in East Africa and second on the continent.

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Join us on this mission

The community is open to all individuals and organisations that have an interest in IoT technology. We are looking for innovators, enthusiasts, entrepreneurs, platform operators and organisations in the IoT sector.

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We will engage and spur conversations
within the community in the following ways

Partnerships & Support

Ecosystem Development Partner

The GSMA represents the interests of mobile operators worldwide, uniting more than 750 operators with almost 400 companies in the broader mobile ecosystem, including handset and device makers, software companies, equipment providers and internet companies, as well as organisations in adjacent industry sectors.

GSMA Internet of Things is an initiative to help operators add value and accelerate the delivery of new connected devices and services in the IoT. This is to be achieved by industry collaboration, appropriate regulation, optimising networks as well as developing key enablers to support the growth of the IoT in the longer term.

Our vision is to enable the IoT, a world in which consumers and businesses enjoy rich new services, connected by an intelligent and secure mobile network.

Here are a few ways to partner