George Fraser, VP – EMEA, at BSS provider CSG International, talks to Telecoms.com about the huge pressures of cost management in terms of service deployment.
Day two of AfricaCom 2014 saw a group of the continent’s most influential telecoms companies engaged in a panel discussion around the importance of LTE to Africa’s digital economy. With fixed broadband infrastructure still relatively thin on the ground, mobile broadband represents the only opportunity many Africans have to get online. While 3G may be the entry point for this, LTE offers many advantages, including simplicity, speed and data-optimization.
Peace broke out between telcos and OTT players on the opening day of AfricaCom 2014 in Cape Town, South Africa. The headline discussion panel attempted to tackle the longstanding issue of cooperation between mobile operators, which invest in the infrastructure to provide mobile broadband, and over-the-top (OTT) service providers, which rely on that infrastructure to serve their customers.
Luc Tanoh, Chief Executive Officer, Econet Solar, talks to Telecoms.com about a business model operators can adopt, which uses solar energy to charge mobile devices to keep users connected and also improve their quality of life.
Atul Madan, Senior Vice President & Head MLS & PACS, Mahindra Comviva, talks to Telecoms.com about rising content consumption in Africa.
Yann Chevalier, Chief Executive Officer of leading software editor Intersec, talks to Telecoms.com about deriving value from Big Data to improve Customer Knowledge.
Claire Cassar, Chief Executive Officer, HAUD Systems, talks to Telecoms.com about revenue leakage and the use of profiling techniques as a means to recover significant losses.
Omar Trujillo, VP – Africa & Latin America, at satellite operator O3b Networks, talks to Telecoms.com about the importance of low latency satellite connections to deliver a ‘fibre in the sky’ experience.
MVNOs in Africa should focus on the premium end of the market rather than offer low-cost ‘no frills’ services, according to Bjorn Florman, chief executive, wholesale business at Cell C. The South African mobile operator is one of the relatively small number of networks in the region that has wholeheartedly opened its network to MVNOs.
Alastair Bovim, managing director, and Rash Jhanjee, director of enterprise, Global Xpress Program, for Inmarsat Solutions, talk to telecoms.com at AfricaCom 2012 in Cape Town.
The Official Show Daily Publication for AfricaCom 2011 including news, announcements and activity from the leading annual telecoms event for the African community.
Informa Telecoms & Media’s “Mobilizing public services in Africa” White Paper, which is available at the AfricaCom event in Cape Town, ranks South Africa just ahead of Kenya and Egypt as the African country most ready to embrace mobile government services.
The Official Show Daily Publication for AfricaCom 2010.
The official show daily newspaper for AfricaCom 2010.
Angela Gahagan, Managing Executive, MTN Business talks at AfricaCom 2009 telecoms conference and exhibition. Find out more about MTN and their plans for the future along with her synopsis of AfricaCom.