target audience: TECH SUPPLIER  Publication date: Jul 2023 - Document type: Market Perspective - Doc  Document number: # META51010923

5G Trends and Monetization Opportunities in Sub-Saharan Africa, 2023


  • Mervin Miemoukanda Loading
  • Jonathan Tullett Loading
  • Keoikantse Marungwana


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This IDC Market Perspective provides an overview of the latest 5G developments in the Sub-Saharan Africa region, with a key focus on technology-driven 5G market opportunities. The document looks at the recent activities of key operators and ecosystem players in the 5G market. It also provides insights into key 5G monetization trends and opportunities in the rapidly developing telecommunications landscape.

"The promise of 5G has now passed the 'hype' phase of intrigue and excitement as consumers and enterprises have grown used to high-speed broadband networks. In fact, consumers and enterprises are now looking for specific and compelling 5G value propositions beyond just speed and unlimited data. For example, enterprises want to explore industry-specific use cases that are coupled with 5G infrastructure, including private networks and network-as-a-service offerings. Operators and systems integrators with industry-specific insights will need to partner with innovative telecom OEMs to package compelling 5G solution and service offerings and capitalize on the 5G enterprise opportunity." — Keoikantse Marungwana, senior research manager, telecommunications and IoT, IDC Sub-Saharan Africa


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