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Private 5G Networks – an Africa solution by inq.

A talk by Andile Ngcaba
President of the Digital Council Africa, Digital Council Africa

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Listen while Andile Ngcaba unpacks the 5G sector in our continent. The last 25 years of Africa’s connectivity has been driven mainly by two industry forces (1) Internet Service Providers (ISPs) and (2) Mobile Network Operators (MNOs). ISPs have driven enterprise on one side while MNOs have driven consumers. There is an emerging paradigm as the world is embracing Edge Cloud on one side and 5G Private Networks on the other. African regulators must look at these emerging business models as a way to address Africa’s digital future. Almost all countries are now rolling out 5G Private Networks except those on the African continent. It is important to note that there is a role for both public 5G Networks and private 5G Networks.

Andile Ngcaba

He is also chairman, founder and majority shareholder of the investment group Convergence Partners. He is also the former Executive Chairman of Dimension Data Middle East and Africa, a subsidiary of the Dimension Data plc Group, which was recently acquired by Nippon Telegraph and Telephone Corporation (NTT)

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