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The Business Case for 5G Investments in Africa

The Business Case for 5G Investments in Africa
  • Publish Date:June 2021

  • Number of Pages:8

  • Report ID:6095191

  • Format:PDF

  • Publisher:IDC

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This IDC Market Perspective looks at the business case for 5G investments in Africa. It focuses on current 5G deployments across the continent and highlights the use cases expected to drive investments in 5G technology. The document concludes with recommendations for mobile network and internet service providers. "The mass market adoption of 5G is not likely until 5G-enabled mobile devices become more affordable. Mobile operators will consequently limit their network rollouts to supporting enterprise use cases. Due to current financial pressures, telcos will delay extensive 5G investments until they can generate substantial ROI from a mass of consumers." -- Oluwole Babatope, Senior Research Analyst, IDC West Africa

Table of contents

Executive Snapshot

New Market Developments and Dynamics

Drivers of 5G Investments

Network Performance Gains

IoT Support

Inhibitors to 5G Investments

Device Unaffordability

Continued Focus on 4G ROI

Limited Fiber Backhaul Capacity

Regulatory Positioning

5G Business Cases

Fixed Wireless Access



Advice for the Services Provider

Focus on Quality of Service

Strategically Drive Postpaid Subscriptions

Improve the Customer Experience

Partner with Innovative Vendors

Realize that Business Solutions will Drive Initial 5G Adoption

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