South Africa: Network Investment, FTTx Deployment and Regulatory Initiatives to Drive Competition and Growth

South Africa: Network Investment, FTTx Deployment and Regulatory Initiatives to Drive Competition and Growth
Octobre 2015
Afrique du Sud
Type de Produit
Country profile
Description du rapport

In 2015, South Africa will generate estimated telecom revenue of $12.2bn. Over the next five years, Pyramid Research expects total market revenue in South Africa to decrease at a CAGR of -1.5% in dollar terms to reach $11.3bn in 2020. Currency exchange rate volatility will adversely impact revenue growth over the forecast period. Nevertheless, we believe South Africa still has much potential for growth following planned investment in LTE network coverage and expected undersea cables. By 2020, we expect voice services to contribute 14 percentage points less to overall revenue. Data will emerge as the fastest-growing segment, its share of total revenue going from 30.6% in 2015 to 42.0% in 2020. The proliferation of smartphones over the past few years has strongly contributed to boosting data revenue.

Key Findings

- In 2015 South Africa will generate estimated revenue of US$12.2bn, 4.8% less than the previous year in dollar terms. Mobile is the dominant segment, generating $9.0bn in 201

Table des matières

Executive summary

Market and competitor overview

Regional context

Economic, demographic and political context

Regulatory environment

Demand profile

Service evolution

Competitive landscape

Major market players

Segment analysis

Mobile services

Fixed services


Identifying opportunities

Overall market opportunities

Description de l'éditeur

About Pyramid Research

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