Telecom opportunities in the Middle East and Africa

Telecom opportunities in the Middle East and Africa

Operators who haven't focused on the unique demands of consumers in the region can regain the trust of the more than 1 billion subscribers to mobile broadband there—who represent 19 percent of global telecom revenues—using a five-element strategy. Learn more in the video or read the article or full report.

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