TELECOMS INSIGHTS | 24 JUNE 2019 Telco businesses should consider expanding radio access networks Absa | Corporate and Investment Banking > Insights and Events > Telco businesses should consider expanding radio access networks Premeshin Naidoo Regional Head Sector: Global Clients SHARE Premeshin Naidoo addresses why further capital investment is required in radio access. 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. Video highlights: Many telco businesses come from a property background. They understand owning towers and infrastructure, but they do not have the experience in engineering and networking. Telco operators have existing radio access networks, but they need to build up capacity within those networks, invest further into new technologies, and, as we move into 5G, they need to invest in spectrum and radio equipment to take advantage of it. It makes sense for operators to share more – including equipment – which raises the question around who will provide these networking services. 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.