Telecom Industry in South Africa – Forecast, Opportunities & Trends 2013-2017

  • ID: 2621322
  • Report
  • Region: Africa, South Africa
  • 200 Pages
  • Taiyou Research
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FEATURED COMPANIES

  • AT&T Inc.
  • Bharti Airtel
  • Cell C
  • Deutsche Telekom AG
  • MTN Group
  • Neotel
  • MORE
The market for telecommunication in South Africa is fast expanding and is likely to continue at the same rate in the coming years ahead. It should come as no surprise that the country that invented touchtone dialing offers world-class telecommunications. Telecommunications is one of the fastest growing sectors of South Africa's economy, driven by rapid growth in mobile telephony and broadband connectivity. With a network that is 99.9% digital and includes the latest in fixed-line, wireless and satellite communication, the country has the most developed telecom network in Africa.

Noteworthy developments in South Africa's telecoms sector include the suspension of the much-awaited framework for the allocation of spectrum for mobile broadband services. The telecoms regulator, ICASA, took the decision in March 2012 to suspend the process pending the publication of the government's revised broadband policy, which could influence its policies on the use of available spectrum. In many countries, policies on new spectrum allocation are often designed to facilitate the extension of wireless broadband services to rural areas.

Telkom, Tata Communications, Vodacom and MTN are the top players in the market. The mobile landscape is dominated by multinational companies Vodacom and MTN, with the smaller Cell C coming in third position. In 2010, Telkom also entered the mobile market with its own offering, 8ta, which will run off MTN's network infrastructure until Telkom rolls out its own base stations. There are also two mobile virtual network operators (MVNOs), which are cell-phone companies that operate in partnership with an existing mobile company, whose infrastructure they also use.

The market remains structured around vertically-integrated incumbents (a number significantly owned by the state), and ineffectually regulated in several critical areas, partially as a result of structural conflicts of interest in the institutional arrangements of the state, particularly the Ministry of Communications – which has responsibility both for protecting and growing state assets in the sector and, paradoxically, for developing the competitive policy framework.

In this industry scenario, the report analyzes the South African telecom sector in its research report Telecom Industry in South Africa and covers the following:

- An analysis of the global telecom industry through an industry definition, industry statistics, industry value & volume analysis, industry segmentation, and a look at the competition in the global telecom industry. We also include an industry forecast for the years 2013-2017.

- An in-depth analysis of the major global telecom players such as AT&T Inc, Deutsche Telekom, and others. Each player is analyzed through a company overview, analysis of their businesses, a financial analysis and a SWOT analysis.

- Moving on to the analysis of the Telecom Industry in South Africa, we analyze the industry starting with an overview of the business conditions in South Africa for the telecom sector. We include an ARPU analysis of the South African telecom sector, along with an overview of the mobile services sector in South Africa, fixed line telecom sector in South Africa and an overview of broadband services in South Africa.

- An analysis of the mobile telecom sector in South Africa is carried out through the analysis of industry statistics, the growth in the market, ARPU analysis of this sector, the expansion and development of the mobile network in the country, the launch of 3G services in the country, the growing role of mobile content and VAS facilities in the market, and the statistics of the major players in the mobile services sector in South Africa. An outlook for the sector is also included.

- This report consists of a SWOT analysis on the telecom industry in South Africa.

- Fixed line telecom market in South Africa is analyzed through industry statistics, subscriber data, and an analysis of the major players and their market statistics.

- A SWOT analysis of the wireline telecom sector in South Africa is included.

- An analysis of the broadband market in South Africa looks at industry statistics, industry growth and development trends, the potential of WiMAX, and several other factors.

- Regulatory framework governing the telecom sector in South Africa is analyzed.

- Major industry vendors and players are analyzed through a company overview, analysis of their mobile services, analysis of their network, company strategy, company financials, a SWOT analysis, amongst others.

The report analysis of the Telecom Industry in South Africa is a comprehensive statistical and analytical study of this highly competitive industry.
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FEATURED COMPANIES

  • AT&T Inc.
  • Bharti Airtel
  • Cell C
  • Deutsche Telekom AG
  • MTN Group
  • Neotel
  • MORE
1. Executive Summary

2. Global Telecom Industry
2.1 Industry Definition
2.2 Industry Statistics
2.3 Industry Value & Volume Analysis
2.4 Industry Segmentation
2.5 Competition in the Industry
2.6 Industry Forecast

3. Major Global Telecom Players
3.1 AT&T Inc.
3.1.1 Company Overview
3.1.2 Business Analysis
3.1.3 Financial Analysis
3.1.4 SWOT Analysis
3.2 Deutsche Telekom AG
3.2.1 Company Overview
3.2.2 Business Analysis
3.2.3 Financial Analysis
3.2.4 SWOT Analysis
3.3 Verizon Communications
3.3.1 Company Overview
3.3.2 Business Analysis
3.3.3 Financial Analysis
3.3.4 SWOT Analysis
3.4 Nippon Telegraph and Telephone (NTT)
3.4.1 Company Overview
3.4.2 Business Analysis
3.4.3 Financial Analysis

4. Telecom Industry in South Africa
4.1 South Africa Telecom Sector: Average Revenue per User (ARPU) Analysis
4.2 Mobile Services in South Africa
4.3 Fixed Line Telecom in South Africa
4.4 Broadband Services in South Africa
4.5 Competition in the Industry

5. SWOT Analysis: Telecom Industry in South Africa
5.1 Strengths
5.2 Weaknesses
5.3 Opportunities
5.4 Threats

6. Mobile Sector in South Africa
6.1 Industry Statistics
6.2 Growth in Mobile Sector
6.3 Analysis of Subscriber Mix
6.4 Average Revenue per User & Subscriber Statistics in Mobile Sector
6.5 Development of Mobile Network
6.6 Development of 3G
6.7 Development of HSDPA & HSUPA Services
6.8 Development of 4G Services
6.9 Mobile Content & Value-Added Services (VAS)
6.10 Growing Potential of M-Commerce
6.11 Presence of Major Players in the Mobile Sector & their Market Statistics
6.12 Sector Outlook

7. Fixed Line Telecom Market in South Africa
7.1 Industry Statistics
7.2 Competition in the Sector
7.3 Development of the Fiber Optic Network

8. Internet Market in South Africa
8.1 Industry Statistics
8.2 Development in the Broadband Segment
8.3 Issues Facing the Sector
8.4 Development of Mobile Broadband Services
8.5 Potential of WiMAX
8.6 Growth in Corporate Data Services
8.7 Development of the SEACOM Cable System

9. Telecom Industry in South Africa: Regulatory Framework
9.1 Major Regulatory Agencies
9.2 Industry Regulations & Role of Market Liberalization
9.3 Industry Regulatory Developments

10. Major Industry Vendors & Market Trends

11. Major Industry Players
11.1 Cell C
11.1.1 Company Overview
11.1.2 Analysis of Mobile Services
11.1.3 Company Strategy
11.1.4 Corporate Ownership
11.1.5 Financial Analysis
11.1.6 SWOT Analysis
11.2 Telkom
11.2.1 Company Overview
11.2.2 Business Analysis
11.2.3 Analysis of Fixed Network Services
11.2.4 Company Strategy
11.2.5 Financial Analysis
11.2.6 SWOT Analysis
11.3 MTN Group
11.3.1 Company Overview
11.3.2 Business Analysis
11.3.3 Analysis of Broadband Services
11.3.4 Analysis of Mobile Services
11.3.5 Company Strategy
11.3.6 Corporate Ownership
11.3.7 Financial Analysis
11.3.8 SWOT Analysis
11.4 Vodacom
11.4.1 Company Overview
11.4.2 Business Analysis
11.4.3 Analysis of Other Services
11.4.4 Company Strategy
11.4.5 Financial Analysis
11.4.6 SWOT Analysis
11.5 Neotel
11.5.1 Company Overview
11.5.2 Analysis of Network Services
11.5.3 Company Strategy
11.5.4 Financial Analysis
11.5.5 SWOT Analysis
11.6 Tata Communications
11.6.1 Company Overview
11.6.2 Business Analysis
11.6.3 Financial Analysis
11.6.4 SWOT Analysis
11.7 Bharti Airtel

12. Glossary

13. Research Methodology

List of Figures

Figure 1: Value of the Global Telecom Industry (in USD Billion), 2007-2011
Figure 2: Volume of the Global Telecom Industry (in Million Subscribers), 2007-2011
Figure 3: Global Telecom Industry Segmentation (%)
Figure 4: Global Telecom Industry Forecast (in USD Billion), 2013-2016
Figure 5: ARPU Trends in South Africa Telecom Industry, 2010-2017
Figure 6: Non-Voice Revenues of Airtel Africa as Percentage of Total Mobile Revenues, 2011-2012
Figure 7: Trends in Fixed Line Sector in South Africa, 2010-2017
Figure 8: Trends in Broadband Sector in South Africa, 2010-2017
Figure 9: Subscriber Trends in South Africa Mobile Market, 2010-2017
Figure 10: Mobile Penetration in South Africa versus Sub Saharan Africa Region, 2010-2017
Figure 11: Telecom Industry Performance Indicators, South Africa versus Sub Saharan African Region, 2012
Figure 12: Growth of the Mobile Sector in South Africa, 2010-2012
Figure 13: Total Percentage of Postpaid Subscribers in South Africa Mobile Sector as of Q1 2013
Figure 14: ARPU Analysis of Major Mobile Players in South Africa (in ZAR), 2010-2012
Figure 15: Market Share Analysis of Major Players in South Africa Mobile Sector, 2010-2012

List of Tables

Table 1: Value of the Global Telecom Industry (in USD Billion), 2007-2011
Table 2: Volume of the Global Telecom Industry (in Million Subscribers), 2007-2011
Table 3: Global Telecom Industry Forecast (in USD Billion), 2013-2016
Table 4: Average Revenue per User (ARPU) in South Africa Telecom Sector, 2010-2017
Table 5: Fixed Line Sector in South Africa, Industry Statistics, 2010-2017
Table 6: Broadband Sector in South Africa, Industry Statistics, 2010-2017
Table 7: Major Players in South Africa Telecom Industry
Table 8: Revenues of Major Players in South Africa Telecom Industry
Table 9: Mobile Sector in South Africa Compared with the Region, 2012
Table 10: Mobile Subscribers in South Africa (in '000), 2011-2012
Table 11: Major Mobile Contracts in Recent Years
Table 12: Total Subscribers of MTN & Vodacom, 2010-2012
Table 13: Subscriber Statistics of Vodacom, 2010-2012
Table 14: Subscriber Statistics of MTN, 2010-2012
Table 15: Subscriber Statistics of 8ta, 2010-2012
Table 16: Subscriber Statistics of Cell C, 2010-2012
Table 17: South Africa Mobile Industry Subscription Data, 2010-2017
Table 18: Access Lines in South Africa Fixed Telecom Sector (in '000), 2010-2012
Table 19: Performance Indicators of Fixed Line Telecom Sector in South Africa, 2007-2012
Table 20: Major Contract Wins in Fixed Line
Table 21: Internet Users of Telkom, 2010-2012
Table 22: Major South Africa Telecom Industry Trends
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- AT&T Inc.

- Bharti Airtel

- Cell C

- Deutsche Telekom AG

- MTN Group

- Neotel

- Nippon Telegraph and Telephone (NTT)

- Tata Communications

- Telkom

- Verizon Communications

- Vodacom
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