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Extending basic infrastructure in developing countries is vital for achieving the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals, but macroeconomic headwinds are a key concern.
Investments in data centre and fibre optic infrastructure will help power the continent’s tech sector.
The market is primed for further growth, despite some scepticism over managers’ ability to secure quality assets at a discount.
The continent presents untapped opportunities for investors seeking to contribute to the Sustainable Development Goals, despite the challenges of the pandemic.
The long-term outlook for telecom towers looked promising before covid-19 but the virus pushed demand to an unprecedented peak.
Dedicated data centre funds gloss over whether the sector is real estate or infrastructure and LPs are committing plenty of capital.
Private equity investment has helped power a connectivity revolution in Africa.
The success of FTTH depends on a favourable regulatory environment but some investors are not convinced it justifies the risks.
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Transmission mega-projects in Africa are gaining attention but regulatory reforms are needed to entice investors.
EVs charge towards new opportunities, despite inherent risks.

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