During AfricaCom 2023, Vladimir Freinkman, VP of Protei, discussed the challenges faced by telecom operators in transitioning to 5G, emphasizing the critical issue of ensuring a return on investment. While 5G deployment for B2C markets poses challenges due to consumer reluctance to pay extra for faster services, the B2B segment, particularly in industries like mining and oil in Africa, shows promise. Protei aims to address these challenges by offering standard network elements that are compatible with each other, enabling operators to deploy in a multi-vendor environment. This approach encourages competition, ultimately making 5G elements more affordable for mobile operators.
At Protei, we are focusing on offering standard network elements that are compatible with each other. These elements can be deployed in a multi-vendor environment, allowing operators to choose components from different vendors. This approach encourages healthy competition and makes the prices and conditions for 5G elements more affordable for mobile operators.Vladimir Freinkman, Vice President of Protei