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George Kalebaila

Director: Telecoms & IoT at IDC South Africa


Mr. George Kalebaila is a Director at IDC (International Data Corps), with responsibility for telecommunications and Internet of Things (IoT) in Africa. He has over 15 years of experience in the Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) telecommunications sector. He has advised senior management and executives in major Telecoms operators across sub-Saharan Africa. He is regularly featured in the press to comment on major industry developments.

Prior to joining IDC he was a manager in the Strategy practice at Accenture, where he worked with various operators in South Africa and Nigeria and focused on the areas of cost reduction, business models, entry strategies, and business transformation. He also previously worked as a senior consultant at Ericsson SSA, where he was responsible for operational efficiency and strategy consulting. Further back, he worked in mobile network planning & optimization, network performance management, IP & Transport Network Design, network integration  and other technical roles for various vendors and Telecoms operators in Southern Africa.

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