TELECOMS INSIGHTS | 24 JUNE 2019 The promise and peril of South Africa’s upcoming telco regulations Absa | Corporate and Investment Banking > Insights and Events > The promise and peril of South Africa’s upcoming telco regulations Premeshin Naidoo Regional Head Sector: Global Clients SHARE 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 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.