Thursday, 19 September 2019

African insight - Cultivating Investment in Africa's telecoms sector

By Chris Kelly, Total Telecom
Monday 05 March 18

Orange is established in a swathe of countries across the continent of Africa. I met with Bruno Mettling, director general for Orange Middle East and Africa, to discuss the challenges facing network operators in Africa and the opportunities that exist for growth and investment

With a booming population of over 500 million people, spread across almost every conceivable landscape, from arid desert to verdant rainforest and sprawling savannah's, Africa is arguably the world's most diverse continent. It is also the poorest, home to 19 of the 23 poorest countries in the world. Digitalisation of the continent's telecoms infrastructure has the potential to revolutionise the lives of more than half a billion people, but there are sizable challenges to be overcome, particularly at regulatory and governmental level. Orange is among African telecoms' most significant players, with a huge presence across the continent. Total Telecom met with Orange's director general, Bruno Mettling, o find out how the French network operator is helping to reshape and redefine Africa's telecoms landscape.   Changing traditional outlooks One of the key problems facing network operators and telcos in Africa is the difficulty in convincing international institutions of the necessity in investing in digital technology to revolutionise development across the continent…

With a booming population of over 500 million people, spread across almost every conceivable landscape, from arid desert to verdant rainforest and sprawling savannah's, Africa is arguably the world's most diverse continent. It is also the poorest, home to 19 of the 23 poorest countries in the world. Digitalisation of the continent's telecoms infrastructure has the potential to revolutionise the lives of more than half a billion people, but there are sizable challenges to be overcome, particularly at regulatory and governmental level. Orange is among African telecoms' most significant players, with a huge presence across the continent. Total Telecom met with Orange's director general, Bruno Mettling, o find out how the French network operator is helping to reshape and redefine Africa's telecoms landscape.   Changing traditional outlooks One of the key problems facing network operators and telcos in Africa is the difficulty in convincing international institutions of the necessity in investing in digital technology to revolutionise development across the continent…

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