Regional Head Sector: Global Clients
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.
- 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.