Elia Tsouros , Executive –Business Development Verizon Business SAThis is an age of collaborations and convergence of media technologies-commoditisation of core communications, increase market maturity but still more restrictions and legal uncertainty. However, security breaches curtail ‘social engineering’ and makes it difficult for greater deregulation. Evolving business and revenue models in response to complex and ever dynamic marketplace requires “operators to create new channels to the market”.

In Africa there will be an estimated 147 million users by 2007. Even though some operate within remote areas sometimes network problems, a vision towards “digital cities”remain foreseeable.