TELECOMS INSIGHTS | 24 JUNE 2019 Telco operators of today must evolve their business models Absa | Corporate and Investment Banking > Insights and Events > Telco operators of today must evolve their business models Premeshin Naidoo Regional Head Sector: Global Clients SHARE Premeshin Naidoo addresses how telcos need to evolve for new markets. 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: Telcos are moving into different verticals because of their exposure to other markets as communications providers. Many services are commoditised, which is necessitating the evolution of telco operators. Margins will get tighter as infrastructure costs rise. The natural result is independent infrastructure owners and operators who are taking ownership of infrastructure and core assets and leveraging their independent status to drive economies of scale. 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. 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? 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. TELECOMS INSIGHTS Digitisation represents a brave new world with infinite promise Absa's Premeshin Naidoo reviews the telecommunications sector.