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South Africa - Mobile Infrastructure, Operators and Broadband - Statistics and Analyses - Product Image

South Africa - Mobile Infrastructure, Operators and Broadband - Statistics and Analyses

  • ID: 1452996
  • Report
  • April 2019
  • Region: South Africa, Africa
  • 56 Pages
  • Paul Budde Communication Pty Ltd
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FEATURED COMPANIES

  • Cell C
  • MTN
  • Telkom (Heita, 8ta)
  • Virgin Mobile.
  • Vodacom
  • MORE
South Africa's mature mobile market has seen rapid growth since competition was introduced to the sector in the 1990s. SIM card penetration by the beginning of 2019 was about 169%, driven partly by the popularity of multiple card use as also by the take-up of mobile broadband services. Mobile internet accounts for about 95% of all internet connections, and with about 94% of the population able to access WiMAX/LTE services this sector will continue to see strong growth in coming years.

South Africa also promises to be one of the first countries in the region to launch 5G services, following ongoing investment from Rain, Vodacom and MTN. In addition, Helios Towers in March 2019 announced plans to build 1,000 towers in the country in preparation for 5G.

While the major mobile operators have become the country's leading broadband providers, they have also branched out into providing fixed services, fibre backbone networks, international fibre connectivity, mobile banking and mobile entertainment in a rapidly converging environment. The fixed-line incumbent Telkom has reacted to these market dynamics by launching its own mobile network. Several Mobile Virtual Network Operators (MVNOs) have entered the market, adding to the competitive mix.

Key Developments:

Telkom signs roaming and facilities leasing agreement with MTN;
Delayed spectrum auction rescheduled for 2019;
Telkom completes Massive MIMO technology trials, aims to decommission 2G infrastructure;
Comsol starts 5G fixed-wireless trials using spectrum in the 28MHz band;
Regulator sets MTRs through to October 2020;
Telkom re-farms 1.8GHz allocation for LTE services;
Cell C launches commercial LTE-A services;
Report update includes the regulators the regulators March 2018 report on the ICT sector, operator data to December 2018.

Companies mentioned in this report include:

Vodacom, MTN, Cell C, Telkom (Heita, 8ta), Virgin Mobile.
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FEATURED COMPANIES

  • Cell C
  • MTN
  • Telkom (Heita, 8ta)
  • Virgin Mobile.
  • Vodacom
  • MORE
1 Market analysis

2 Mobile statistics
2.1 General statistics
2.2 Mobile voice (VoLTE/Wi-Fi calling)
2.3 Mobile data
2.4 Mobile broadband
2.5 Forecasts mobile subscribers 2019; 2021; 2023

3 Regulatory issues
3.1 Spectrum
3.2 Mobile Termination Rates (MTRs)
3.3 Mobile Number Portability (MNP)
3.4 SIM card registration
3.5 Infrastructure sharing
3.6 Roaming

4 Mobile infrastructure
4.1 5G
4.2 4G (LTE)
4.3 3G
4.4 GSM
4.5 M2M networks
4.6 NB-IoT

5 Major mobile operators
5.1 Vodacom South Africa
5.2 MTN South Africa
5.3 Cell C
5.4 Telkom Mobile
5.5 Mobile Virtual Network Enablers (MVNEs)
5.6 Mobile Virtual Network Operators (MVNOs)

6 Mobile content and applications
6.1 m- music
6.2 CellBook
6.3 m-banking
6.4 m-gaming
6.5 m-health
6.6 Mobile advertising
6.7 Location-based services (LBS)
6.8 Manobi
6.9 Mobile social media

7 Related reports

List of Tables
Table 1 Mobile sector revenue 2015 2018
Table 2 Mobile revenue by sector 2015 2018
Table 3 Mobile prepaid revenue by type 2015 2018
Table 4 Historic - Mobile subscribers and penetration rate in South Africa 1999 2009
Table 5 Mobile subscribers and penetration rate in South Africa 2010 2019
Table 6 Mobile voice traffic 2015 2018
Table 7 SMS traffic 2013 2019
Table 8 Active mobile broadband subscribers 2010 2018
Table 9 Telkom mobile broadband subscribers by type 2015 2018
Table 10 Telkom mobile broadband revenue 2015 2018
Table 11 Telkom mobile data traffic 2015 2018
Table 12 Mobile data traffic 2015 2017
Table 13 Mobile data subscribers 2015 2018
Table 14 Forecast mobile subscribers in South Africa 2019; 2021; 2023
Table 15 Telkom LTE subscribers 2016 2018
Table 16 4G (WiMAX/LTE) population coverage 2012 2018
Table 17 3G population coverage 2015 2018
Table 18 M2M connections 2015 2018
Table 19 Vodacom South Africa mobile revenue 2010 2019
Table 20 Vodacom South Africa subscribers and market share 2002 - 2018
Table 21 Vodacom South Africa mobile data subscribers 2013 2018
Table 22 MTN South Africa subscribers and market share 2002 2018
Table 23 MTN South Africa financial data 2012 2018
Table 24 MTN South Africa mobile ARPU 2013 2018
Table 25 Cell C mobile subscribers 2013 2018
Table 26 Cell C mobile service revenue 2013 2018
Table 27 Cell C mobile data revenue 2017 2018
Table 28 Cell C financial data 2016 2017
Table 29 Telkom mobile subscribers 2009 2018
Table 30 Telkom prepaid and contract mobile subscribers 2015 2018
Table 31 Telkom mobile financial data 2014 - 2019
Table 32 Telkom mobile ARPU 2014 2019
Table 33 Telkom mobile data traffic 2017 2019

List of Charts
Chart 1 Mobile revenue by sector 2015 2018
Chart 2 Mobile prepaid revenue by type 2015 2018
Chart 3 Mobile subscribers and penetration rate in South Africa 2005 2019
Chart 4 Active mobile broadband subscribers 2010 2018
Chart 5 Vodacom South Africa mobile revenue 2010 2019
Chart 6 Telkom mobile ARPU 2014 2019
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  • Vodacom
  • MTN
  • Cell C
  • Telkom (Heita, 8ta)
  • Virgin Mobile.
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