Saturday, April 16, 2011

Africa - As mobile voice revenues decline, operators are looking to growth in data revenues

[computerworld] Mobile operators in Africa are now focusing on data and other value added services as voice revenue, formally a cash cow and declines. This has seen several mobile operators acquire stakes in Internet Service Providers (ISPs) as they anticipate to reap from services such as fiber to the home, triple play services and opportunities in the TV segment. Value added services have had mixed reactions depending on each operators strategy, with some blamed for endless products with no value. These were the outcomes of the 2 day East Africa Com conference held at the Kenyatta International Conference Centre between 5th and 6th of April 2011. Organized by Informa, the conference drew various mobile and fixed telecom industry players from the continent and beyond.

Price wars hit voice, VAS & Data new frontiers

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