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What 5G means for Africa

In the November issue of African Business “Going viral inside Africa’s telecoms revolution” Kenechi Okeleke, Director of Social and Regional research at GSMA Intelligence, outlines the impact of 5G on the African continent.

The 5G era in Africa formally began in 2020, following the temporary assignment of spectrum by the South African government, triggering the launch of commercial 5G mobile and fixed wireless access (FWA) services by two of the continent’s biggest mobile service providers; Vodacom and MTN.

Despite high expectations for the benefits that 5G will bring to the continent, key challenges remain to be tackled to unlock the power of 5G connectivity, such as allocating more spectrum at affordable prices.

Access GSMA Intelligence’s Opinion Piece on Page 18.

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Industry reaction: Apple makes splash with launch of 5G iPhones

In this article by Mobile News, Peter Jarich, Head of GSMA Intelligence, reacts to the launch of the iPhone 12, and the importance of the new smartphone’s 5G compatibility, from a mobile operator perspective. Findings from our “Operators in Focus” survey series and operator research show that 5G compatibility is the number-one feature for 37% … Continue reading “Industry reaction: Apple makes splash with launch of 5G iPhones”

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“Operators need to up their game in the IoT market”

In this article by Telecom TV  Sylwia Kechiche (@SylwiaBo) shares insights from our IoT revenue: state of the market 2020 report and comments on the opportunity for operators to capture growth from the IoT market. According to our Enterprise in Focus research, less than 10% of enterprises see mobile operators as their primary choice of … Continue reading ““Operators need to up their game in the IoT market””

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GSMA Intelligence forecasts slight, short-term IoT market disruption

“According to GSMA Intelligence, the market for IoT products will suffer a 4% drop this year, recovering to the previous forecasted numbers by 2025.” This article by IoT Times leverages the findings from our latest IoT connections forecast update and revised predictions on the impact of Covid-19 on IoT deployments. Full report and updated IoT … Continue reading “GSMA Intelligence forecasts slight, short-term IoT market disruption”

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