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Hype Cycle for ICT in Africa, 2019

Published: 15 July 2019

ID: G00369968

Analyst(s): Jeffrey Mann


This Hype Cycle for ICT in Africa provides insights for technology product managers into key opportunities for investment, growth and partnership, and technologies that African IT leaders 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
    • Open-Source Base Station
    • AI Healthcare Advisors
    • Energy Harvesting From Radio Waves
    • Data for Good
    • Ambient Radio Monitoring Sensor
  • At the Peak
    • E-Visits (Non-U.S.)
    • Low Earth Orbit Satellite Systems
    • Blockchain in CSPs
    • 5G
    • Edge Computing for CSPs
    • Energy Water Nexus
    • Smart City Framework
  • Sliding Into the Trough
    • Bimodal IT Operations
    • Internet of Things
    • Wi-SUN
    • Cloud Service Brokerage
    • Digital Wallet
  • Climbing the Slope
    • Remote Medical Monitoring
    • Public Cloud Storage
    • Disaster Recovery as a Service (DRaaS)
    • LTE-A
  • Entering the Plateau
    • Cloud Office
    • Student Retention CRM
    • 3D Printing Service Bureaus
  • Appendixes
    • Hype Cycle Phases, Benefit Ratings and Maturity Levels

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