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13 Feb 2014  |  Africa
Cloud Computing Set to Drive the Next Wave of Growth
The South African data centre market is fast maturing, and it is viewed by service providers as an exciting market with endless opportunities. Companies are seeking to transform from a capital expenditure model to operating expenditure model by reducing their total cost of ownership. The result has, therefore, been a more prominent move towards dat...
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12 Nov 2013  |  Africa
Quick Wins where High Electricity Tariffs can Negatively Affect Profit Margins
The research service highlights energy efficiency in the South African commercial sector, with a focus on large commercial businesses. The research service discusses the major drivers as well as major restraints the commercial sector faces when implementing energy efficiency projects. The study also outlines potential energy savings as well as curr...
03 Jul 2013  |  Africa
Increased Investment in Power Networks to Boost Economic Growth Potential
This study highlights targets and projects that are being planned and implemented by key power utilities in five Sub-Saharan African countries, namely, Ghana, Nigeria, Tanzania, Kenya and Zambia. The research service also discusses the key challenges faced by the industry in each country with respect to increasing capacity and electricity tariffs, ...
21 Mar 2013  |  Africa
CSPs to Drive the Hosted Contact Centre Market
The current move in South Africa towards cloud computing represents an opportunity that Communication Service Providers (CSPs) can take advantage of in order to grow and protect their revenue streams. While CSPs have, until presently, mostly concentrated on transmission services as cloud carriers, it is imperative that they change their role to clo...
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13 Feb 2013  |  Africa
Will the Market Continue to be Uncertain?
The high voltage transmission and distribution market in Southern Africa is fraught with uncertainty. In order for the region to grow, a stable supply of electricity is required. Generation capacity can only be increased if there is stable transmission and distribution infrastructure in place. This research service offers a comprehensive analysis o...
11 Feb 2013  |  Africa
Mining and Anticipated Oil and Gas Discoveries could Catalyse Industry and Economic Development
The energy sector in Namibia is dominated by liquid fuel usage, imported electricity and local wood fuel supplies. Namibia's economic growth potential lies in the development of its mines and the discovery of oil and gas. This research service gives a comprehensive analysis of the current energy situation in Namibia as well as the country's future ...
31 Jan 2013  |  Africa
The Coal and Gas Rush in Mozambique Will Increase the Electricity Demand in the Country
The Mozambican electricity demand is set to grow rapidly. This is due to large natural gas finds and the exportation of coal in 2012. Mozambique's GDP is expected to grow at close to 8.0 percent till 2017. Transmission and distribution infrastructure is the greatest restraint in the electricity industry and a new 'Transmission Backbone' is needed t...
07 Dec 2012  |  Africa
New Discoveries Spark Intensified Investment in Exploration Initiatives
Recent oil and gas discoveries in East Africa have promoted significant interest for investors in the region, driving growth in exploration initiatives. After exploration success in Uganda, the overall region has seen an influx of international players, including Total, Anadarko, Tullow, and China National Offshore Oil Corporation (CNOOC), in the m...
04 Dec 2012  |  Africa
Substantial Generation Capacity Growth and Diversification Planned to Meet Rising Demand
The research service investigates the development of the South African electricity market through the course of 2011. The study analyses changes in policy that are set to regulate the development of the market as a whole. Furthermore, future growth in generation technologies is analysed, and the potential relative impact the future generation mix d...
12 Nov 2012  |  Africa
Balancing Cost-reflective Tariffs and Government Intervention for Affordable Electricity Provision
The aim of this study is to track changes in electricity pricing in the selected African countries and quantify the expected changes over time. The selected countries are South Africa, Zimbabwe, Zambia, Namibia, Mozambique, the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), Tanzania, Kenya, Ghana, Nigeria and Egypt. The study provides a database with elec...