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Region in Focus: Sub-Saharan Africa, Q3 2019

Data and fintech drive top-line performance

In this edition of Region in Focus, we analyse key market trends in Sub-Saharan Africa for the third quarter of 2019, and provide insights into recent technology, regulatory and competition developments. We also include analysis of five operators – Airtel, Maroc Telecom, MTN, Orange and Vodacom – based on recent results. Meanwhile, our topic deep dives highlight two key trends: data and fintech emerging as key growth drivers; and how OpenRAN is gaining traction, with potential implications for the network ecosystem in the region.

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