TELECOMS INSIGHTS | 24 JUNE 2019

Mobile Network Operators are
increasingly shedding ownership
of infrastructure

Premeshin Naidoo Author

Premeshin Naidoo

Regional Head Sector: Global Clients

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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 Naidoo Author
Premeshin Naidoo

Regional Head Sector: Global Clients

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