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Hype Cycle for ICT in Africa, 2017

Published: 18 July 2017

ID: G00314837

Analyst(s): Wm. L. Hahn , Mbula Schoen


This Hype Cycle for ICT in Africa provides insights into key opportunities for investment, growth and partnership, via technologies that local enterprises can leverage as a roadmap to transition successfully to the digital realm.

Table Of Contents


  • What You Need to Know
  • The Hype Cycle
  • The Priority Matrix
  • Off the Hype Cycle
  • On the Rise
    • Advanced Underserved Area Comms
    • Blockchain for CSPs
    • Open-Source Base Station
    • Open-Source Banking Systems
    • Energy Harvesting
  • At the Peak
    • E-Visits (Non-U.S.)
    • Edge Computing
    • Platform Business Models
    • Bimodal IT Operations
    • Initial Coin Offering
    • Internet of Things
    • Smart City Framework
  • Sliding Into the Trough
    • Virtual Care
    • Cloud Service Brokerage
    • Mobile Commerce
    • Wearables
    • Cloud Office
    • Hadoop Distributions
    • LTE-U
    • HetNets
    • Remote Medical Monitoring
    • Student Retention CRM
    • Mobile Hubs
  • Climbing the Slope
    • Apps
    • Public Cloud Storage
    • Social Media
    • Super Wi-Fi
    • IT PMO
    • LTE-A
    • Online Data Compression
    • Humanitarian Disaster Relief
    • Mobile Money
    • 3D Printing Service Bureaus
    • Cellular to Wi-Fi Authentication
  • Entering the Plateau
    • Direct CSP Billing
  • Appendixes

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