Last updated: 6 Jan 2009 Update History
Report Status: Archived
Report Pages: 143
Analyst: Stephen McNamara
This report provides a comprehensive overview of the trends and developments in the telecommunications markets of three African countries: The continent’s leading market,
· Key statistics;
· Market and industry overviews;
· Regulatory environment and structural reform;
· Major players (fixed, mobile and broadband);
· Infrastructure development;
· Mobile voice and data markets;
· Average Revenue per User (ARPU) trends;
· Internet, including broadband development;
· Convergence (voice/data, fixed/wireless/mobile).
Researcher:- Peter Lange
Current publication date:- December 2008 (7th Edition)
Next publication date: - December 2009
SA’s Internet and broadband market is finally taking off after years of stagnation due to an expensive operating environment created by Telkom’s dominance in the fixed-line and bandwidth market. The arrival of new international submarine fibre optic cables to the country’s shores in 2009 will bring down the cost of international bandwidth dramatically. With mobile market penetration at around 100%,
This, in combination with sweeping liberalisation measures initiated four years earlier, legalising – among other things – the use of VoIP, is beginning to change
The telecoms sector in
· Mobile market reaches 100% penetration in South Africa, mobile data revenue growing at around 45% per annum;
· South African SNO Neotel exceeds 2008 revenue target;
· Third fixed-line licence and fourth mobile licence expected in
· Telkom SA exits Vodacom, launches own 3G network;
· More 3G/HSPA mobile broadband users than ADSL subscribers in
· South African mobile operators launch fibre backbone networks;
· 3G/HSDPA services launched in Lesotho;
· Fixed-line, mobile and Internet/broadband market forecasts to 2010 and 2015 for Swaziland.
Telkom ADSL wholesale services – 2007 - 2008
(Source: BuddeComm based on company data)
Data in this report is the latest available at the time of preparation and may not be for the current year.
The following notes provide some background to our scenario forecasting methodology:
· This report includes what we term scenario forecasts. By describing long-range scenarios we identify a band within which we expect market growth to occur. The associated text describes what we see as the most likely growth trend within this band.
· The projections shown in the tables in this report are based on our own historical information, as well as on telecommunication sector statistics from official and non-official, national and international sources. We assume a possible deviation of 15-20% around this data.
· All statistics for GDP, revenue, etc are shown in US$, in order to maintain consistency within and between markets. At the same time we acknowledge that this can introduce some irregularities.
For those needing high level strategic information and objective analysis on this region, this report is essential reading and gives further information on:
· Government policies affecting the telecoms industry;
· Market liberalisation;
· Telecoms operators – privatisation, acquisitions, new licences and competition;
· Internet and broadband development and growth;
· The fast growing mobile markets of the region;
· Average Revenue per User (ARPU) statistics;
· Mobile application and content developments.
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