A brighter future for SA's telecoms

Johannesburg, 13 Nov 2023
Matone Ditlhake, CEO, Corridor Africa.
Matone Ditlhake, CEO, Corridor Africa.

South Africa's telecommunications industry has undergone remarkable growth in recent years. It has witnessed a surge in the number of subscribers, alongside the introduction of cutting-edge technologies such as 5G and fibre-optic networks.

However, despite these advancements, a significant gap exists when it comes to customer satisfaction and loyalty. According to the South African Telecommunications Sentiment Index, as cited by PwC, only 65% of South African consumers are satisfied with their telecommunications providers. This underscores the urgency for a transformation that focuses on customer-centric approaches.

As customer demands become increasingly sophisticated and technology advances, the need for a comprehensive transformation within the industry has never been more apparent. Corridor Africa Technologies stands at the forefront of this change, working tirelessly to enhance customer experience, loyalty and retention.

According to Corridor Africa CEO Matone Ditlhake, customers now expect more from their telecommunications providers. "They demand seamless connectivity, competitive pricing and exceptional customer service. In today's connected world, customers also desire personalised experiences and innovative solutions that cater to their specific needs. The telecoms industry must adapt and address these changing customer expectations to remain competitive and relevant."

Corridor Africa Technologies recognises the need for a comprehensive transformation within the telecommunications industry; it is committed to enhancing customer experience, loyalty and retention. The company believes that success in this endeavour is achieved through a multi-faceted approach:

  • Customer-centric solutions: To enhance customer experience, telco providers need to invest in cutting-edge technologies and solutions that are designed to cater to the evolving needs of customers. This includes expanding network infrastructure to provide faster, more reliable connectivity.
  • Personalisation: One size does not fit all. There needs to be personalised offers and services for all customers, ensuring that they receive value for their money.
  • Proactive customer support: Telecoms companies need to improve customer service by being more accessible and responsive. This includes faster complaint resolution and proactive communication with customers.
  • Community engagement: Building a sense of community around a brand is essential. They need to engage with their customers on social media, creating forums for feedback and actively participating in community development initiatives.
  • Transparency and fair pricing: To enhance loyalty, telcos must provide clear and transparent pricing structures, ensuring that customers understand the value they receive.
  • Sustainability: Telco providers need to be committed to environmentally sustainable practices, reducing their carbon footprint and contributing to a greener South Africa.

"It is essential for the entire industry to come together; collaborative efforts with other telecommunications providers and regulatory bodies will be pivotal in creating a more customer-centric ecosystem. Our goal is not only to enhance customer experience and loyalty, but also to create an industry that fosters innovation and empowers all South Africans to thrive in the digital age," he concludes.

The telecommunications industry is at a crossroads. The need for a comprehensive transformation to enhance customer experience, loyalty and retention is undeniable. Corridor Africa Technologies, along with other industry stakeholders, is committed to leading this transformation to create a brighter, more connected future for all South Africans.


Corridor Africa Technologies

Corridor Africa Technologies (Pty) Ltd is a leading and innovative smart technology and solutions provider. We are driven by a sound commitment to digitalisation, ongoing innovation, excellence and open collaboration.

We deliver excellence in Smart Technologies across multiple disciplines in Digital Advisory, Telecoms Infrastructure Solutions and Smart Building Solutions. Corridor Africa Technologies is able to deliver complete end-to-end solutions through ample experience, sheer brilliance and strategic leverage.

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Matone Ditlhake
Chief Executive Officer
(+27) 12 880 2409