TELECOMS INSIGHTS | 24 JUNE 2019

The promise and peril of South Africa’s upcoming telco regulations

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Premeshin Naidoo

Regional Head Sector: Global Clients

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Premeshin Naidoo addresses upcoming regulations in the telecommunications sector.

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 focuses on how upcoming regulations will impact telcos.

Video highlights:

  • To move into the 5G space, telcos will need to invest in new technology. Access to existing radio networks will not be enough.
  • 5G is not one technology. It is a concept of many different, integrated technologies coming together.
  • Within South Africa, there is need for additional spectrum, which reduces the ability to reduce data costs.
  • There are also challenges to true network sharing in South Africa – this will require a new look at the regulations around sharing of spectrum.
Premeshin Naidoo Author
Premeshin Naidoo

Regional Head Sector: Global Clients

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