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TECH SUPPLIER Jul 2019 - Market Perspective - Doc # META45348519

Status of Wholesale Infrastructure in Sub-Saharan Africa

By: Oluwole BabatopeSenior Research Analyst, Telecoms & Networking, Africa, Sabelo DlaminiSenior Research and Consulting Manager

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This IDC Market Perspective presents the status of wholesale telecom infrastructure across several markets in Sub-Saharan Africa. It looks at current and planned deployments, highlights bottlenecks to fixed infrastructure development, and concludes with recommendations for stakeholders in the connectivity ecosystem.

"Sub-Saharan Africa offers growth opportunities for telecommunications and IT services such as mobile telephony, video streaming, and cloud applications. As such, the importance of abundant wholesale infrastructure that supports these services cannot be overstated. However, despite the available opportunities, several challenges threaten fixed infrastructure deployments. Collaborative efforts between industry players and government institutions in the connectivity ecosystem are required to ensure an upward trajectory is maintained vis-à-vis ICT adoption." — Senior Research and Consulting Manager Sabelo Dlamini, IDC South Africa


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