Network infrastructure and digital transformation top priorities for African telecom operators

tmt networkAfrica’s telecom operators focus on developing network infrastructure and digital transformation. (Image source: Pete Linforth/Pixabay)Accelerating digital transformation strategies, investing in new wireless and fixed network infrastructure and embracing emerging AI and IoT are among the top priorities for African telecom operators for the year ahead, according to TMT Finance

“Like many telecom operators globally, the major African operators have to juggle several pressing priorities. It is well documented that traditional voice and messaging service revenues are decreasing, while pressure to plough big capex spend into new network infrastructure is weighing on balance sheets,” said Ben Nice, managing editor and events director at TMT Finance.

“Furthermore, what a core telco business model looks like is up for debate, and those at the helm must make crucial decisions on where to place their bets in terms of future earnings and relevant technologies, while also asses how to undergo hugely complex digital transformation projects.”

Network infrastructure business models, B2B and B2C convergence, M&A, digital transformation and partnerships, are among the major topics to be debated at TMT Finance Africa 2018, to be held on 19 September 2018 in London.

CxOs from Orange, Econet Wireless, IHS Towers and Millicom will join the Future Africa Telco Panel – Leadership strategies for regional growth, which will open the conference. Other Leadership Panel Debates, Visionary Keynote Speeches and Breakout Sessions on topics such as Broadband Leadership, M&A, Enterprise Cloud and Datacentres, Digital Africa, Mobile Payments and Fintech, Regulation and Spectrum, Media and Content and Powering Africa’s Mobile Towers, will all also feature at the event.

Some of the companies to attend the event include Liquid Telecom, Dark Fibre Africa, IFC World Bank, Standard Bank, Helios Investment Partners, The Carlyle Group, Letshego, Citi, Credit Suisse, Tata Communications Transformation Services (TCTS), Intelsat, Rack Centre, Uber, Jumia, Energy Vision etc.

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