South Africa A Leading Telecom Service Market in AME Region
Ken Research has announced recent publication titled” SOUTH AFRICA: 4G EXPANSION AND FIBER DEPLOYMENT CREATES OPPORTUNITIES FOR MULTIPLAY OFFERINGS”, offers insights on trends, performances and opportunities in the telecom industry of South Africa. South Africa’s telecom sector is one of the continent’s most advanced networks in terms of technology deployment and services providers. The total number of mobile subscribers has increased at an increasing rate in South Africa. The mobile market is witnessing a shift from traditional voice and SMS to data is expected to drive future growth, particularly in 4G long-term evolution (LTE) services, which are slated to expand significantly in the next several years.
The major players of the South African telecom industry are- MTN, Vodacom, Telkom, CellC. The growth in telecom sector has been primarily driven by the mobile sector. The total number of mobile subscribers has been increasing consistently, with Vodacom having the largest share in the market, of more than 43%.
South Africa has a vibrant mobile market that has seen rapid uptake since competition was introduced to the sector in the 1990s. The network operators – Vodacom, MTN, Cell C and Telkom SA – are increasingly forced to find innovative ways of distinguishing themselves from the competition in order to gain and retain customers. This implies network operators will have to become creative in retaining existing customers and driving revenue growth.
It is estimated that South Africa will remain one of the largest telecom service revenue markets in the AME region in 2016, generating estimated revenue of USD 9.2 billion. However telecom services revenue in South Africa to decline at a CAGR of -2.4% in USD during 2016-2021.
Key Topics Covered in the Report:
- Brief profile of telecom industry in South Africa.
- Major players in telecom industry.
- Sector demand analysis of- Fixed-Line access, broadband.
- Key trends in competition and performance between telecom companies.
- Government regulations
- Key oppurtunities and forecasts.