is the African Telecommunications Union?
The African Telecommunications Union is the leading continental
organization fostering the development of information and
communication technologies infrastructure and services with a
current membership of 46 Member States and 10 Associate Members.
What are the aims and objectives of the African
Our mission is to promote the rapid development of info communications
in Africa in order to achieve universal access, and full inter-country
connectivity. We envision an Africa that is empowered as a full and
active participant in the global information and knowledge society.
How is the African
Telecommunications Union managed?
The main organs of the African Telecommunications Union are the
Conference of Plenipotentiaries, the Administrative Council, the
Technical and Development Conference, and the General Secretariat
headed by the Secretary General.
Who can be a member of the African Telecommunications Union?
Following the adoption of our new constitution, the Union has
transformed from a purely intergovernmental agency into a
partnership between public and private stakeholders in the
information and communication technology (ICT) sector. In addition
to Member States, network operators and other ICT players can now
join the Union as Associate Members. And ten network operators have
Why should I become a member of the African Telecommunications
The African Telecommunications Union provides Associate Members
with forums to share information and experiences around specific
areas of interest; gives you an opportunity to contribute to the
development of regional policies, regulations, standards and