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The importance of contingency planning

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The importance of contingency planning

"I began my first day at Liquid Telecom very skeptical about how a Political Science undergrad major turned banking professional turned beauty brand manager would add value to a telecommunications company. By the end of week one, I was amazed by the possibilities that existed in this company and how much I was enjoying my work.

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Attending AfricaCom

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Attending AfricaCom

"Traditional telcos in Africa and around the world are seeing revenues from their voice business decrease as more of their customers turn to data. This presents the need to adjust their business models to meet customer demand while maintaining a profitable business, and one such way is by focusing on additional services like digital media. There are also increasing opportunities in fintech, as services like Safaricom’s M-Pesa continue to grow in popularity, and reach people who have been left unbanked by traditional banking models. Cryptocurrencies are also gaining more interest as some traditional currencies have proven volatile in recent years. One of the coolest topics was around the wide range of applications in the space of Internet of Things (IoT), especially in the discussion on smart cities (buildings, transport, home, health, education, agriculture)."

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Joburg and Harare with Econet

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Joburg and Harare with Econet

"I arrived in Zimbabwe on June 18th. I lived and worked in the country 5 years ago and I had been looking forward to coming back. In the office, I'm currently working on the broadband/data side of the business, with a team in charge of introducing new products and services. It's a very active, busy and dynamic place. All of my colleagues have been amazing. They ask for my ideas and feedback and it's great to see that contributions I make are welcomed and appreciated. I'm also involved with a young professionals program where cross functional teams of young Econet leaders are working on new and innovative ideas."

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