1. African telcos prioritise emerging opportunity to stay afloat

    African telcos prioritise emerging opportunity to stay afloat

    Telcos across Africa are focusing on effectively maximising the return on investment from data and monetising emerging opportunities such as the Internet of Things (IoT) to remain competitive and afloat.

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  2. Categories

    1. Industries:

      Education, Government, Healthcare, Hospitality, Manufacturing, Small Business, Transportation
    2. Technology Trends:

      Agile IT, Automation, Big Data, Business Intelligence & Analytics, Business Transformation, BYOD, Consumerization of IT, Digital Business, Digital Collaboration, Digital Transformation, Everything as a Service, Industry Reports, Internet of Things, IP Video, IT & Technology as a Service, IT Simplification, Mobility, Personal Cloud, Shift to Consumption Models, Tech Terms & Acronyms, Technology Evolution, The role of SIP, User Experience, WebRTC
    3. Business Strategies:

      Business Process, Business Strategy, Customer Service, Financial Models, IT as a Service, IT Management, IT Service & Support, Knowledge Management, Marketing & Sales
    4. ALE Technology Strategies:

      Application Fluent Network, Cloud, Convergence, Networking as a service, SDN, Security, Unified Access, Virtualization
    5. Technologies:

      DECT, Ethernet, Intelligent Fabric, IPv6, Link Aggregation, Network Access Control, Power over Ethernet, Smart Analytics, SPB, uNP, Virtual Chassis, Virtual Machine, Virtual Network Profiles, Voice over IP, Wireless LAN
    6. Solutions:

      Business Telephony, Cloud Communication, Customer Service, Data Center, Hardened Ethernet, Mobile Campus, Mobility, Network on Demand, Small & Medium Business, Unified Communications
  3. Quotes

    1. IDC expects vendors to focus on the higher bandwidth 5G offers and its potential ability to support emerging services such as IoT, seamless video on demand or IPTV, drone video recording, smart city solutions and virtual reality applications.
    2. We also expect 5G to deliver gigabit connections that enable seamless delivery of rich multimedia services and applications.
    3. The availability of affordable 4G smartphones is expected to increase 4G penetration and those telcos that are creative in their offering and allow customers to trade in their existing 3G smartphones and devices will differentiate themselves.
    4. By streamlining, optimising and modernising their own IT environments, telcos can leverage the lessons learnt internally to optimise customer service and experience to their external clients.
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