TELECOMMUNICATIONS, MEDIA AND TECHNOLOGY INSIGHTS Absa Insights Series Absa | Corporate and Investment Banking > Absa insights series > Telecommunications, Media and Technology Insights Our foresight assists your business’s sustainable growth potential We have created a platform for our sector experts to provide data driven insights that will help your business adapt and thrive in an ever-changing world. SECTOR EXPERTISE Matching Foresight with Sustainable Possibilities In the next part of our insights series, we’re discussing Telecommunications, Media and Technology – and how they can unlock limitless possibilities in Africa. Traditionally the provider of voice, data connectivity and mobile payments solutions, the telecommunication sector, is now using technology to build an entire ecosystem around the individual consumer. As a finance partner to a number of emerging businesses in Africa, we need to understand how we not only improve access to finance, but give them the right tools to facilitate their upward growth in the market. Through the Absa Insights Series, we help our clients unlock their full growth potential through sustainable opportunities and solutions, ensuring a future for them, our planet and for generations to come. Contact us Prasanna Nana, Head: Telecommunications, Media and Technology gives a view of how the Telecommunications sector is impacting the agriculture and healthcare sector. Telecommunications, Media and Technology Sector Insights Unlocking your business's potential with insight and sustainable solutions. TELECOMS INSIGHTS How telecommunication companies are using technology in agriculture and healthcare in Africa Connected phones can save lives and secure food. 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Read more Latest Podcasts Episode 03 Arthur Goldstuck Founder and Chief Executive Officer, World Wide Worx Absa Group Telecoms Insights Here's how telecommunications companies are helping farmers yield results Telecommunications companies are at the forefront of agriculture technology... So, why are South African farmers not embracing it? Play the episode Episode 02 Prasanna Nana Head: Telecommunications, Media and Technology Absa Group Telecoms Insights Smart farming: How the IoT tracks the health of livestock and crops with an app What does the Internet of Things mean for farming? Real-time data can now help farmers make real-time decisions about their farms. Play the episode Episode 01 Jacques de Vos Chief Executive Officer: Mezzanine Absa Group Telecoms Insights How the Internet of Things (IoT) is connecting rural farmers to the world The power of digital is giving farmers an increase in productivity and access to formal value chains to generate higher returns. Play the episode Load More × We help you achieve your sector growth ambitions Our highly experienced teams of sector specialists have an in-depth understanding of the industry within which you operate. They offer sector-specific knowledge, skills and experience to help you take the lead in your industry. Learn more Experience Absa Insights 2021 All sectors Absa insights series View all HospitalityThere’s no denying that the travel and Tourism industry was one of the hardest hit due to the various travel restrictions that were imposed, amongst other challenges. Read more Resources and Energy InsightsA report by the International Energy Agency (IEA) shows that Africa will be the most populated region in the world by 2040, surpassing China and India. While this increase in population presents challenges for the continent, there are exciting opportunities unfolding in the resource and energy sector. Read more Healthcare InsightsThe ability to roll out credible, sustainable and high-volume Covid-19 vaccination programs will likely be the single biggest driver of economic recovery in Africa over the next 24 months. Economies that fail to execute on this will be left behind as global trading resumes. Africa is a net importer of goods and services, therefore with the closing of borders and a vaccination rate of < 2% of Africa’s 1.2 billion population, it will leave the continent well behind the rest of the world. The cost will be devastating. We therefore need to increase our efforts in the most collaborative way. Read more Telecommunications, Media and Technology InsightsIn the next part of our insights series, we’re discussing Telecommunications, Media and Technology – and how they can unlock limitless possibilities in Africa. Traditionally the provider of voice, data connectivity and mobile payments solutions, the telecommunication sector, is now using technology to build an entire ecosystem around the individual consumer. Read more Enterprise and Supplier Development InsightsIn the next part of the Absa Insights series we discuss Enterprise and Supplier Development across Africa. Small and medium-sized businesses are likely to lead the economic recovery on the African continent, but until they can secure a genuine foothold in corporate value chains, the sector is likely to be dominated by a handful of players who had early-mover advantage and access to finance. Read more Consumer Insight SeriesAs the playing field for consumer products and services is constantly shifting, we extract practical business insights so you can respond effortlessly at every step of your growth journey. 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