Regional Head Sector: Global Clients
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.
- 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.