skip to main content
Close Icon We use cookies to improve your website experience.  To learn about our use of cookies and how you can manage your cookie settings, please see our Cookie Policy.  By continuing to use the website, you consent to our use of cookies.
Global Search Configuration

Introduction

Most industry watchers would not think of Africa as a region of potentially large cloud services opportunities. None of the global cloud service providers (AWS, Azure, Google, and SoftLayer) has a data center in Africa, and all of them service their African customers from Europe.

Highlights

  • Vodacom in particular has built up its SAP practice, helping large African MNCs move related SAP workloads into the cloud, and has become the center of excellence globally for its parent company, Vodafone.
  • With eight cloud-enabled data centers on the continent, Vodafone, through its operating companies, partners, and affiliates, is the only service provider with a significant regional presence in Africa. It has customers leveraging its assets across the continent.
  • Vodafone also has strong network presence in Africa, which has helped mitigate some of the network latency challenges.

Features and Benefits

  • Discusses the steps and factors needed to be successful in cloud services in Africa.
  • Evaluates Vodacom's success in cloud services in Africa.

Key questions answered

  • What are the drivers of cloud services in Africa?
  • What are the factors holding back cloud services in Africa that service providers should be aware of?

Table of contents

Ovum view

  • Summary
  • Vodafone leads in Africa
  • The cloud challenge and opportunity in Africa
  • Risk without reward for new entries into Africa

Appendix

  • Further reading
  • Author

Recommended Articles

;

Have any questions? Speak to a Specialist

Europe, Middle East & Africa team: +44 7771 980316


Asia-Pacific team: +61 (0)3 960 16700

US team: +1 212-652-5335

Email us at ClientServices@ovum.com

You can also contact your named/allocated Client Services Executive using their direct dial.
PR enquiries - Email us at pr@ovum.com

Contact marketing - 
marketingdepartment@ovum.com

Already an Ovum client? Login to the Knowledge Center now