As voice revenues are declining, how can data services be monetised to increase ARPU?
Can revenues from new services surpass the costs of deploying and upgrading networks?
Competition and partnerships between industry stakeholders: are we nearer a better understanding on how to share revenues and investment between telcos, OTT players and content providers?
Which services, segments and business models will create more revenues for the industry in the years to come?
Telkom South Africa
Managing the trend of increasing data usage with flat revenue
Reducing costs on all parts of the network, from international bandwidth to the end-user
Planning for cost efficency measures in the short, medium and long term
Examining new satellite technologies and their impact on African markets
How will evolving satellite services evolve will this affect access to reliable and affordable communications?
How will operators be able to use satellite technologies as part of their cost management strategies
Developing a free-to-air broadcast market in Africa
Building a DTH neighbourhood in Africa via satellite
Delivering pan-African coverage and connectivity to local and foreign businesses
Complementing existing technologies for that last mile connectivity Connecting the 700 million people in Africa and supporting the continent in meeting the ITU’s digital migration of June 2015.
Examining the digital music ecosystem in Africa: who does what?
Who controls the relation with the consumer for music products: broadcasters, telcos, OTT players, labels, other?
What can be done to overcome the challenges of Africa’s music market: technical/network issues, piracy etc.
International and national distribution: how to organise and regulate it?
The role of collecting societies in Africa
Building a portfolio of music content covering a wide range of genres
Working with local and international partners to deliver the services
What operators must consider when launching music services: content technology platform, discovery , analytics and recommendation tools, storefront management, business and marketing expertise
How is the role of labels evolving in Africa’s music market?
Adapting a global strategy to local markets: how to adapt to different market conditions?
Discovering & promoting new talent in Africa
New tools & partnerships to develop the opportunities in Africa’s digital music market
How much (if at all) are African customers prepared to pay for music?
What music products are most likely to generate revenues: streaming, downloads, ringback tones
How can revenues be shared equitably among the various stakeholders?
Payment methods: what will work & is scalable?
Examining other revenue streams: live events, merchandising etc.
Unpacking the PESTEL of African Music - Understanding the environmental factors affecting digital music in Africa
Defining key issues to address in Africa to avert key risks and take advantage of key opportunities presented by the Digital Music Space in Africa
Play2Legal - Changing African Youth Attitude Towards Digital Music.Proposed Key strategy, definition and critical analysis
How to thrive in a world that is transforming faster than ever
New and expanding opportunities that exist throughout the horizontal computing ecosystem
Examining a wide range of exciting mobile devices from entry to high-end designs
Examining the state of the telecoms market in Africa: penetration, revenues, services
Key market trends affecting operators’ strategies
Growth forecasts and previsions for the coming years
Informa Telecoms & Media
Utilize your assets to power data analytics for effective business decisions that satisfy your customers
Enrich the customer experience with contextualized and personalized messages
Provide security that is convenient and dependable
Improve your brand image and revenue through innovative loyalty and marketing programs
Assessing the efficiency of the Service Assurance process
Accurate and efficient network event correlation to accelerate the whole Service Assurance process
Examining the different forms of event correlation
Case Study: results of the application of topology correlation at MTN
Basic principles of DC power generation on telecoms business.
Pros and cons compared with traditional solutions
MeccAlte’s approach: the status of industrialization
Mercurio, a flexible multi-tasking platform adaptable to the your power needs in a plug and play configuration
The current Mobile Money scene – how Africa is leading the world in innovative services
Analysis of the drivers and opportunities to be seized across the African Mobile Money market
How are down the road have we come towards full financial inclusion in Africa?
Identifying the remaining barriers across the different regions of the continent
What role does the operator play in the different regions?
The advantages for operators of developing a mobile money service and what is the business case for doing so?
Fighting off competition and standing out from the crowd
What are the challenges mobile operators face in offering mobile money services?
Is mobile money a money spinner?
Is this an added service or cannibalisation of the traditional banking models?
Do financial institutions need to be wary of the new mobile money players?
Can a financial institution survive without offering towards mobile services?
The needs of the market – why set up a mobile money platform in the region?
Financial institutions lead the way in the market here – why?
The difficulties and how the challenges are being overcome
How the platform stands today
The future of mobile money deployment across the region
Are network interoperability challenges a question of infrastructure or regulation?
What role do national regulators play in the development of mobile money services across the continent?
What are the standard SLAs and are they sufficient to guarantee quality customer services?
LTE Driving Force in Africa
Innovation shaping the future
Showcasing best practice
What are the barriers to investment in Africa?
The role of government bodies in encouraging start-ups
Learning from Silicon Valley investors: can the model be replicated in Africa?
Examining the different models of iHubs in Africa: similarities and differences
How to make the iHubs’ impact on innovation sustainable?
How to build strong partnerships between the iHubs and local stakeholders: governments, communities, businesses etc.
Lessons learnt from existing hubs and recommendations for the future success of the iHub model
What has been the experience of various hubs in Africa?
How has the hub model been adapted to different cultures and market conditions?
What are the next steps to grow the hubs’ role in their markets?
Jokko Labs, Senegal