LTE and IoT Boom Poses Challenges in Africa, Middle East

Mobile service providers around the world continue to face an ever-growing number of new challenges in today’s fast-moving data-driven marketplace. New demands on bandwidth capacity, competition from apps and OTT players, and 4G expectations represent just a few of the most pressing concerns.

Yet one region in which these challenges are coming together to present a crucial opportunity is Africa and the Middle East. The region’s large population, along with surging mobile data use and lack of fixed-line Internet connectivity, represent a tremendous opportunity for mobile data services in the next few years.

Among the key considerations are investments in IPX capabilities and the security implications that come with the growing deployment of internet of things (IoT) technology.

To find out more, read my full blog post on this at Light Reading.

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Nour Al Atassi is a former Regional Vice President and Managing Director of the Middle East and Africa at Syniverse.

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