Telco Transformations Series

Series Highlights

The process of converting or modifying a telecommunications network operator’s network elements, end-user services and business-processes of the service provider to achieve the competitive advantages offered by the newer technologies is known as Transformation. This transformation is enabled by Internet Protocol (IP)-based technology. The Ossidian Telco Transformations Series comprises five eLearning modules providing a comprehensive introduction to the transformation of telcos into digital businesses including the adoption of customer centric practices that characterize a digital business such as speed and responsiveness to market trends, cross organization synergism and data centricity. The Telco Transformations Series outlines the market trends and virtualisation technologies that create both opportunities and threats to telcos and highlights examples of successful applications of digital transformation across the World with an emphasis on Africa.

Course Contents

Introduction to Telco Transformations

  • The Telco landscape in Sub-Saharan Africa
  • Consolidation in saturated markets in Europe and North America
  • SMAC, Big Data and IoT driving innovation worldwide
  • Digital transformation
  • Toolkit for Telco Transformations

Introduction to Virtualization

  • Virtualization
  • Network Function Virtualization
  • Storage Area Networks
  • Server virtualization
  • Mobile virtualization

Enterprise ICT/Cloud Opportunities and Threats

  • Opportunities for Telcos within Enterprise ICT/Cloud
  • Threats from Enterprise
  • ICT/Cloud Disruptors
  • Opportunities for Telcos in Sub Saharan Africa
  • Enterprise ICT/Cloud Computing in Sub Saharan Africa

LTE, Convergence and Network Sharing

  • Long Term Evolution
  • Convergence
  • Network Sharing
  • Regulation in SSA

A Digital Portfolio of Services and Solutions

  • The Internet of Things (IoT) in SSA
  • mHealth, mAgriculture, Disaster Response in SAA
  • Mobile Money in SSA
  • Big Telco SWOT Analysis
  • Big Data/Analytics
  • An evolving portfolio of services delivering SaaS solutions