Thank you to all our international guests, local speakers, sponsors and especially to the delegates who attended the first Asterisk Community Conference in Africa 2016.

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The 2016 Asterisk Community Conference & Expo was held at The Maslow Hotel in Sandton on 16 and 17 February. This two-day event promoted Asterisk in Africa by bringing together local experts and international guests from the cutting edge of Asterisk development and integration.  What is Asterisk?

Day 1 of the Conference was devoted to formal and informal training including the Asterisk from Scratch (previously known as the Asterisk 1-2-3) course, dCAP exam sessions, technical workshops and offered opportunities to meet industry experts.

Day 2 highlighted the development of Asterisk and its future in telephony with key-note addresses and product development sessions presented by industry leaders. 

VIP guests included David Duffett and Justin Hester of Digium.  David MC'd the event and offered the keynote address.  On Day 1, Justin hosted the Asterisk from Scratch course for all those new to Asterisk or wanting to learn more.

International industry experts such as Lorenzo Emilitri of Loway and Diego Gosmar of xCally and Ben Klang of Mojo Lingo gave insight into their products and how they can enhance an Asterisk telephony solution.  Find out more about our international and local speakers.

The Expo provided unprecedented opportunities for providers to showcase Asterisk-related products to peers and potential customers.  


 A huge thanks to our Conference Partners



Event organised by Clarotech Consulting and endorsed by Digium®

About Clarotech
The conference event organiser is Clarotech Consulting, Digium’s Pinnacle Partner of the year.  Said Colin Fair, MD of Clarotech: “It has become a personal goal to create and develop a strong Asterisk community in South Africa in order to develop skills and solutions that can challenge traditional vendors in a competitive voice sector. One of the key milestones is the hosting of a dedicated Asterisk conference where we can draw the community together and showcase the extent of the installations in South Africa and Africa." More information is available at

About Digium
Digium®, Inc. provides Asterisk® software, telephony hardware and Switchvox® business phone systems that deliver enterprise-class Unified Communications (UC) at an affordable price. Digium® is the creator, primary developer and sponsor of the Asterisk project, the world's most widely used open source communications software. Asterisk turns an ordinary computer into a feature-rich communications server. A community of more than 80,000 developers and users worldwide uses Asterisk to create VoIP communication solutions in more than 170 countries. Since 1999, Digium® has empowered developers to create innovative communications solutions based on open standards and open source software, providing an alternative to proprietary phone systems. Digium’s business communications products are sold through a worldwide network of reseller partners.  More information is available at and