Embracing Hybrid Networks to Serve Africa’s Digital Economy
Sanjeev Verma, CEO of Squire Technologies talks about embracing hybrid networks to help serve Africa’s digital economy
Fueled by a young tech savvy population Africa is the fastest growing continent on the planet and the focus of increased attention from foreign investors. As the only place with a birth rate certain to stay above replacement for a generation the continent is set to have a growing amount of young people as consumers and workers, a point not missed by its telecoms sector which has gained a reputation as a 21st century African success story.
While there’s a great deal of optimism in the region, infrastructure remains a challenge for telecom operators looking at opportunities for revenue growth. With mobile penetration at 44% the focus is on connecting the remaining 600 million+ people without mobile connections. However, in a region that covers such a vast geographic area, this challenge is no mean feat, and demands that network operators are smart in their technology choices if they’re to see a timely return on their investments…
Sigla brings a homogenous layer to the management and operation of multi-generation networks, freeing operators from the burden of managing multiple core networks, and reducing network complexity and operating costs.