TELECOMS INSIGHTS | 24 JUNE 2019 Mobile Network Operators are increasingly shedding ownership of infrastructure Absa | Corporate and Investment Banking > Insights and Events > Mobile Network Operators are increasingly shedding ownership of infrastructure Premeshin Naidoo Regional Head Sector: Global Clients SHARE Premeshin Naidoo reviews mobile network operators and infrastructure in Africa. In this instalment of the 2019 Absa Insights Series Premeshin Naidoo, Regional Head Sector: Global Clients, Absa CIB leads a panel discussion with Bora Varliyagci, Chief Executive of Digitalthings and Juanita Clark, Chief Executive, FTTX Council Africa that reviews why mobile network operators increasingly don’t own infrastructure. Video highlights: Telco operators and mobile network operators have evolved into communication service providers, which talks to the developing nature of these businesses. These are no longer capital-intensive infrastructure-type businesses, but rather services-focused businesses. M&A activity reveals how reliant wireless communication has become on infrastructure and vice versa. This has led to the rise of turn-key infrastructure providers and digitally-led services businesses. Premeshin NaidooRegional Head Sector: Global Clients https://cib.absa.africa/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/file_example_MP3_700KB.mp3 Related Articles TELECOMS INSIGHTS How telecommunication companies are using technology in agriculture and healthcare in Africa Connected phones can save lives and secure food. Prasanna Nana provides her thoughts on how telecommunication companies are aiding the Agriculture and Healthcare sector in Africa. Read more TELECOMS INSIGHTS Rural connectivity requires innovative solutions Feasible rural connectivity in South Africa is critical, but it remains an unattractive prospect for investors. Is there a solution? Read more TELECOMS INSIGHTS How mobile network operators are evolving and investing to service everyone Absa's Premeshin Naidoo unpacks the unique value propositions of African telcos.