TELECOMS

The transition to eSIMs has arrived in Africa – digitalizing the customer experience and getting rid of multiple plastic SIMs

18 October 2019

eSIMs are beginning to arrive in Africa and it may not be long before they start to displace traditional plastic SIMs. It will probably start on high-end phones and other non phone devices like tablets and watches but eventually find it’s way into the market right across the price range. Russell Southwood talks to Mark Humphreys, Chief Marketing Officer, Workz about its recent entry into the continent with its GSMA certified eSIMs. Everyone’s familiar with plastic, analogue SIMs. You either have a pocket full of them or they live in the multiple handsets you carry round. Then came the micro…

BROADCAST

SES and AEB launch new satellite platform in Ethiopia with 33 channels, 12 of which are in HD – looking for hybrid business models

10 October 2019

The launch of the Ethiosat platform is another strong signal that the Ethiopian broadcast market is heading towards full liberalization. Russell Southwood spoke to Clint Brown, VP Sales and Market Development, SES Video Africa about whose on the Ethiosat platform and how it hopes things will develop. The launch of this new platform by SES in partnership with the Association of Ethiopian Broadcasters (AEB) and the Government’s Ethiopian Broadcasting Corporation (EBC) is part of a long established strategy to enter the African market:”No one size fits all so you have to find the most appropriate way to enter specific markets”.…

REPORTS

Sub-Saharan Africa's Broadcasting Landscape

Balancing Act is pleased to announce the publication of Sub-Saharan Africa’s Broadcasting Landscape and Nine Key Markets. The report is a joint publication with one of the continent’s leading providers of mobile-based research and insights GeoPoll.