News Update - Telecoms and ICT in Africa - Issue No 1048 on 19 March 2021

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Survey looks at the state of transition to digital playbook by MNOs in Africa and Middle East – lack of clear roadmaps and progress

19 March 2021

A survey of MNOs in Africa and the Middle East (which includes North Africa) carried out by Upstream Technologies – although a self-interested party as a vendor – sheds an interesting light on the distance between the rhetoric about digital transformation and the actual implementation of digital playbooks in the MNOs. Russell Southwood runs the number and looks at how fast things are happening on the continent. 82% of companies talked to said that Covid-19 would “significantly expedite our digital transformation journey. However only 27% had developed a business case or roadmap for a digital strategy. Just over half (55%)…