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Hype Cycle for ICT in Africa, 2018

Published: 25 July 2018

ID: G00338605

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


This Hype Cycle for ICT in Africa provides insights for technology product managers 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
    • Interpreting the Hype Cycle Graphics
  • The Priority Matrix
  • Off the Hype Cycle
  • On the Rise
    • Blockchain for CSPs
    • Energy Harvesting From Radio Waves
    • Advanced Underserved Area Comms
    • Open-Source Base Station
    • Open-Source Banking Systems
  • At the Peak
    • E-Visits (Non-U.S.)
    • Edge Computing for CSPs
    • Energy Water Nexus
    • Platform Business Models
    • Social Media Analytics
    • NB-IoT
    • Smart City Framework
    • Bimodal IT Operations
  • Sliding Into the Trough
    • Internet of Things
    • Wi-SUN
    • Wearables
    • Cloud Service Brokerage
    • LTE-U
  • Climbing the Slope
    • Cloud Office
    • HetNets
    • Remote Medical Monitoring
    • Public Cloud Storage
    • Disaster Recovery as a Service (DRaaS)
    • Student Retention CRM
    • Online Data Compression
    • LTE-A
    • Apps
  • Entering the Plateau
    • 3D Printing Service Bureaus
    • Mobile Money
  • Appendixes
    • Hype Cycle Phases, Benefit Ratings and Maturity Levels

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