Tuesday, October 3, 2017
2:00 p.m Cape Town / 1:00 p.m London / 8:00 a.m New York
The pace of 4G deployment has accelerated in Africa, with most countries now boasting at least two 4G networks. As penetration increases, 4G is fundamentally altering the African broadband landscape, driving changes in pricing models and ushering in a new breed of players. As more African operators struggle with finding the optimal balance of affordable pricing and service profitability, and as traffic volumes continue to explode, this webinar will take stock of 4G developments in the region.
Key topics to be explored include:
- An overview and a status report of African 4G network deployments;
- An assessment of 4G spectrum license values and how they compare with historical 2G and 3G processes;
- Where 4G fits in overall smartphone adoption levels and projected outlook;
- The evolution of African mobile traffic patterns;
- An assessment of 4G pricing models and implications for the profitability outlook of mobile operators.
Ray Le Maistre, International Group Editor, Light Reading
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Ray Le Maistre joined Light Reading in 2002, having previously held senior editorial roles at Total Telecom, Communications Week International, Communications International and Computer Weekly. He was appointed Editor-in-Chief of Light Reading in March 2013. Ray has written extensively about the broadband technology and services sector for the past 15 years, and has tracked the evolution of fixed and wireless networks from ISDN/DSL and GSM to FTTx, 4G+ and Carrier WiFi. He has also been at the forefront of Light Readingís coverage of the service provider IT sector, which in recent years has heralded the emergence of SDN and NFV into the marketís vocabulary and which is now embracing open source developments.
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Guy Zibi, Managing Director, Xalam Analytics
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Guy Zibi is Founder and Managing Director with Xalam Analytics, a boutique Research and Data Analytics firm focused on digital infrastructure and services markets in Africa and Middle East (AME), and part of the Light Reading Research Network. Guy has more than a decade-long experience in researching and analyzing the business of technology around the world, and is recognized as a foremost expert in the economics of technology in the African market. He was previously Co-Founder AfricaNext Investment Research, an Africa-focused telecom equity research firm, and a Global Consulting Director with Pyramid Research.
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