Transformation of European Telecommunications, 2019

Transformation of European Telecommunications, 2019

European Telecoms Operators are Harnessing Emerging Technology to Solve Industry Challenges

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Pharmaceutical markets in Sub-Saharan Africa are experiencing rapid growth as governments and healthcare providers battle with their respective burdens of disease. The continent has one of the highest burdens of diseases, such as HIV, malaria, and tuberculosis, yet has limited healthcare resources and spending. There are great opportunities for growth in the pharmaceutical sector. While control and eradication of communicable diseases have been an ongoing priority areas for governments, non-communicable diseases have now become an area of concern for the continent. This is driven by various factors that are mentioned in this study.

In East Africa, the outlook of the healthcare environment is similar to that of the rest of Africa. The countries generally share similar climate conditions, language, and disease prevalence. While significant strides have been made in healthcare provision, funding, infrastructure development and technology, the pharmaceutical sector in the region as a whole in East Africa is still much smaller than that of other regions in Africa, even though it has a higher population. Significant investments by multinational companies are driving growth using different proven business models. The focus on universal healthcare, providing coverage for each citizen, particularly the poor and vulnerable, is a focal point for governments. With multiple participants in the region, including emerging leaders with high growth rates in the continent, pharmaceuticals in the region will now become more important than ever in the drive for better healthcare and the effort to meet millennium development goals. Some therapeutic areas in the countries under this study are now growing, giving an indication of future pharmaceutical opportunities.

Research Scope

The study covers the following pharmaceutical segments:

  • Cardiovascular
  • Oncology
  • Respiratory
  • Anti-infective
  • Central nervous system

Research Highlights

  • Market overview and projections for the pharmaceutical market (2016–2021)
  • Revenue forecast and breakdown by therapeutic area
  • Revenue forecast by country and therapeutic segment analysis
  • Key trends, key participants, participant strategies, competitive environment analysis, and growth opportunities
  • Strategic recommendations and future outlook of the pharmaceutical market

Key Issues Addressed

  • Is the East African pharmaceutical market growing? How long will it continue to grow and at what rate?
  • How is the East African pharmaceutical market structured and who are the key competitors in the market?
  • What are the drivers, restraints, and challenges of the East African pharmaceutical market?
  • What is the regulatory environment in the East African pharmaceutical market like, and what is its future impact?
  • Who are the main stakeholders in the East African pharmaceutical market?
  • What are the growth opportunities in the East African pharmaceutical market?

Table of Contents

Key Findings

Key Challenges

Services and Roles

Economic and Network Challenges

Utilisation of Modern Technology

Big Data Analytics

Network Slicing


Artificial Intelligence (AI)

Use Cases 1: Telefonica

Use Cases 2: Orange

Use Cases 3: Vodafone

Use Cases 4: Deutsche Telekom

Use Cases 5: Telenor

Growth Opportunity—Technological Solutions

Strategic Imperatives for Success and Growth

The Last Word—Takeaways

Legal Disclaimer

List of Acronyms

List of Exhibits

The Frost & Sullivan Story

Value Proposition: Future of Your Company & Career

Global Perspective

Industry Convergence

360º Research Perspective

Implementation Excellence

Our Blue Ocean Strategy

Before deregulation, the role of most European operators centered around the provision of voice-line telephony services. Modern telecommunications markets are much more complex and touch on a number of different segments across the ICT market. Today's telecommunications companies provide fixed and mobile broadband, content streaming services, fixed/mobile convergence and IoT network support - and much more besides. In addition, many operators are multinational companies with international business interests formed via joint ventures, mergers, acquisitions and/or network sharing agreements. Subscribers require connectivity on the go at an affordable price and service providers need to offer services which satisfy customer demand and increase customer retention. In some countries, operators face fierce competition and as a result many offer value-added services such as music, on-demand video and mobile gaming. As a result, these companies often report millions of subscribers signed up to a variety of different products and the management of these services with respect to quantity control, billing, data management and service configuration requires the application of complex digitized systems. Operators are looking to emerging technologies to manage and streamline their systems in order to increase efficiencies across their networks which will lead to reduced costs and improved customer experience. The types of emerging technologies vary, but some common solutions include big data analytics, network slicing, blockchain and artificial intelligence. Big Data analytics is the handling of massive data sets that are so large they cannot be managed using traditional data-processing applications. As with many companies in a variety of different verticals, telecoms companies recognize that the analysis of big data will give an insight into buying behaviour, market trends and preferences that will help them to make invaluable customer-led business decisions.Big data analytics can also be used to implement systems that will increase efficiency. For example, data on individual handsets can be used to integrate a customer/device identification system that will reduce communications fraud, and information on data usage can be used to design targeted tariffs with specific data allowances. Network slicing is a technology which will enable the support of a selection of different services using a common network infrastructure. It is a software solution that will allow for the creation and control of Mobile Virtual Networks positioned on top of a shared physical network. Individual slices can be tailored to meet individual needs and can be isolated in the event of a cyber-attack. Network slicing is viewed as an important emerging technology with the imminent launch of 5G services since they will enable the implementation of different 5G services on a single network. Blockchains are being integrated into the networks of some key telecommunications companies such as Telefonica and Deutsche Telecom. Their ability to create a secure, unalterable ledger has been used to create a record of identities with respect to customers, devices and other equipment.
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Author Adrian Drozd
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