Africa Telecoms Outlook 2013: Seizing new revenue opportunities

Published: November 2012

Benefit from a series of calls for action on opportunities in the telecoms industry ranging from service innovation to network transformation and from cloud enablement to next-generation network rollout.
Nick Jotischky, Principal Analyst, Informa Telecoms & Media

This report tests the view of the Africa telecoms market through a survey commissioned in August and September 2012. It asks where the new revenue opportunities are for 2013 and beyond.

Informa analysts covering Africa give their views on how the pent-up demand for connectivity in the African continent will provide clear opportunities for telcos, content providers, device manufacturers, system integrators and the entire, ever-enlarging telecoms value chain.


    This report seeks to uncover the maturation of the African telecoms market and to highlight the ongoing evolution in technology, consumer demand and customer segmentation, and what this means for new revenue potential. The next five years will be framed by the emergence of low-cost devices, enriched content and an increasingly mobile enterprise market, providing significant opportunities to many serving the African telecoms market.

    The creation of content, especially that derived from the Internet, will be a huge drive for the telecoms industry aided by the emergence of the greater availability of low-cost smartphones. But at the same time, there will be a shift in telco focus away from serving the individual towards providing ICT solutions to businesses and government. In many instances, these solutions will draw on technology and M2M communications and will require partnerships with IT providers and system integrators.

    In addition to our survey results and analysis, this report includes the presentations of four of our analysts from the Africa Industry Outlook event:

  • Service and business model innovation strategies for telecoms operators

  • Mobile broadband deployment opportunities: Ensuring data services reach the unconnected

  • Segmenting Africa‚Äôs enterprise opportunity

  • Why should operators embrace a CEM strategy?

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    New Report format - designed for sharing - This research is available from our online store as an electronic format, featuring a series of PDF and PPT files, each designed to provide you with business critical intelligence which is easy to share with your colleagues.

Contributing Analysts

Nicholas Jotischky, Principal Analyst, MEA, Informa Telecoms & Media

Mark Newman, Chief Research Officer, Operator Strategies, Informa Telecoms & Media

Camille Mendler, Principal Analyst, Enterprise Verticals, Informa Telecoms & Media

Matthew Reed, Principal Analyst, MEA, Informa Telecoms & Media

Dimitris Mavrakis, Principal Analyst, Networks, Informa Telecoms & Media

Julio Puschel, Principal Analyst, Operator Strategies, Informa Telecoms & Media

Thecla Mbongue, Senior Analyst, MEA, Informa Telecoms & Media

Danson Njue, Research Analyst, MEA, Informa Telecoms & Media

Kalyan Medapati, Senior Analyst, MEA, Informa Telecoms & Media

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