Massive Investment Required To Drive Data Explosion In Africa: Funke Opeke, CEO, Main One
Ms Funke Opeke, the Chief Executive Officer of Main One, has urged global TMT investors to participate in the 'data explosion' happening across Africa. She joined other key players in Africa's data wholesale business at the International Telecoms Week summit in Chicago, USA.
During the panel session on “Achieving A Connected Continent: Leading The Data Explosion Across Africa.” and with panellist including representatives from Google, Facebook, WIOCC, Liquid Telecom, it was submitted that the burgeoning 'data explosion' will only be sustainable with further investments in the local networks to take access to consumers.
The panel also assessed the regulatory landscape for improving rapid broadband access and concluded that a lot of capacity development is required in this regard.