The Telecommunications Industry and Retail of Devices in South Africa 2017

  • ID: 4412641
  • Report
  • Region: Africa, South Africa
  • 253 pages
  • Who Owns Whom
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FEATURED COMPANIES

  • 2C Telecoms (Pty) Ltd
  • Bitco Telecoms (Pty) Ltd
  • Cybersmart (Pty) Ltd
  • Foneworx (Pty) Ltd
  • MTN Group Ltd
  • Smart Village (Pty) Ltd
  • MORE
The Telecommunications Industry and the Retail of Devices:

Excluding broadcasting and postal services, the telecommunications industry was worth R148.8bn in 2016, with its value increasing by 1% year-on-year. The sector contributed 2.7% to GDP and employed 26,669 people, according to the Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (ICASA).

Changing Consumer Spend:

There is a clear shift towards mobile over fixed-line connectivity, as well as internet over voice services. Mobile data revenue increased significantly, more than 25% year-on-year, while mobile voice revenue declined by 5.9% in 2016. In 2010 mobile spend on voice accounted for 77% of total mobile revenue, with data at just 8%. As of 2017, data now accounts for between 40% and 43% of mobile service revenue, and voice has fallen below 50%. All of the large mobile operators have identified data and mobile broadband as the key growth area of their businesses and have invested heavily in infrastructure to increase the coverage and speed of their networks. Local investment reached R28.1bn in 2016, from R24bn in 2015. Of this total, 68% was invested in mobile communications services and network expansion, 18% in fixed broadband services and network, and just 1% was spent on fixed-line telephone and voice infrastructure.

Report Coverage:

The detailed report on the South African Telecommunications sector examines the key trends and developments in the sector over the last year and the market for mobile devices. Also discussed are the regulatory challenges facing the sector, particularly the revised plan for South Africa's broadband strategy, SA Connect, as well as the publication of the National Integrated ICT Policy. Profiles for 77 companies are provided. These include the three dominant companies in the mobile arena, Vodacom, MTN and Cell C, as well as smaller firms such as FNB Connect and me&you which act as mobile virtual network operators (MVNOs). Also profiled are wholesalers and retailers of mobile devices including the largest non-network retailer of phones, PEP Stores, which sold more than 7 million handsets during 2016.
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FEATURED COMPANIES

  • 2C Telecoms (Pty) Ltd
  • Bitco Telecoms (Pty) Ltd
  • Cybersmart (Pty) Ltd
  • Foneworx (Pty) Ltd
  • MTN Group Ltd
  • Smart Village (Pty) Ltd
  • MORE
1. Introduction

2. Description of the Industry
2.1. Industry Value Chain
2.2. Geographic Position

3. Size of the Industry

4. State of the Industry
4.1. Local
4.1.1. Corporate Actions
4.1.2. Regulations
4.1.3. Enterprise Development and Social Economic Development
4.2. Continental
4.3. International

5. Influencing Factors
5.1. Economic Environment
5.2. Lack of Spectrum
5.3. Unbundling the Local Loop
5.4. Ineffective Governance and Regulatory Bodies
5.5. Labour
5.6. Environmental Concerns
5.7. Technology, Research and Development (R&D) and Innovation

6. Competition
6.1. Barriers to Entry

7. Swot Analysis

8. Outlook

1. Industry Associations

2. References
2.1. Publications
2.2. Websites

Company Profiles- Cellular & Fixed Lines Telephony
Bitco Telecoms (PTY) Ltd
Cell C (PTY) Ltd
Liquid Telecommunications South Africa (PTY) Ltd
Mrp Mobile (PTY) Ltd
Mtn Group Ltd
Telkom Sa Soc Ltd
Virgin Mobile South Africa (PTY) Ltd
Vodacom Group Ltd

Company Profiles- Infastructure & Related Services, Including Hardware, Networking & Convergence Technology
Afrihost (PTY) Ltd
Alcatel-Lucent South Africa (PTY) Ltd
Altron Tmt (PTY) Ltd
Atio Corporation (PTY) Ltd
Bitco Telecoms (PTY) Ltd
Blue Label Telecoms Ltd
Business Connexion (PTY) Ltd
Celcom Group (PTY) Ltd
Cybersmart (PTY) Ltd
Dark Fibre Africa (PTY) Ltd
Datapro (PTY) Ltd
Datatec Ltd
Dimension Data (PTY) Ltd
Eoh Mthombo (PTY) Ltd
Fibreco Telecommunications (PTY) Ltd
Foneworx (PTY) Ltd
Gateway Communications (PTY) Ltd
Huge Telecom (PTY) Ltd
Huntley Media Services (PTY) Ltd
Ignition Telecoms Investments (PTY) Ltd
Jasco Electronics Holdings Ltd
Liquid Telecommunications South Africa (PTY) Ltd
Nashua Communications (PTY) Ltd
Nokia Solutions and Networks South Africa (PTY) Ltd
Plessey (PTY) Ltd
Rain (PTY) Ltd
Reunert Ltd
Saab Grintek Technologies (PTY) Ltd
Sabre Radio Networks (PTY) Ltd
Sentech Soc Ltd
Strike Media (PTY) Ltd
Telemasters Holdings Ltd
Tellumat (PTY) Ltd
Teraco Data Environments (PTY) Ltd
Tribal Zone Telecommunications (PTY) Ltd
Truteq Wireless (PTY) Ltd
Vox Telecommunications (PTY) Ltd
Vumatel (PTY) Ltd
Wispa (PTY) Ltd
Worldtel Broadband (PTY) Ltd

Company Profiles- Cabling and Related Infrastructure
A T C (PTY) Ltd
Aberdare Cables (PTY) Ltd
Lungisa-Vrg Telecommunications and Projects (PTY) Ltd
Metro Fibre Networx (PTY) Ltd
Reunert Ltd
Smart Village (PTY) Ltd

Company Profiles- Undersea Cabling
Broadband Infraco Soc Ltd
Liquid Telecommunications South Africa (PTY) Ltd
Telkom Sa Soc Ltd

Company Profiles - Wholesale and Retail of Devices
2C Telecoms (PTY) Ltd
Cell C (PTY) Ltd
Core Computer Group (PTY) Ltd (The)
Huawei Technologies Africa (PTY) Ltd
Knr Flatrock (PTY) Ltd
Lenovo (South Africa) (PTY) Ltd
Lg Electronics Sa (PTY) Ltd
Microsoft (S A) (PTY) Ltd
Mrp Mobile (PTY) Ltd
Mtn Group Ltd
Samsung Electronics South Africa (PTY) Ltd
Telkom Sa Soc Ltd
Virgin Mobile South Africa (PTY) Ltd
Vodacom Group Ltd
Zte Corporation South Africa (PTY) Ltd
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  • Vodacom Group Ltd
  • Telkom SA SOC Ltd
  • Cell C (Pty) Ltd
  • MTN Group Ltd
  • Virgin Mobile South Africa (Pty) Ltd
  • Liquid Telecommunications South Africa (Pty) Ltd
  • MRP Mobile (Pty) Ltd
  • Bitco Telecoms (Pty) Ltd
  • SAAB Grintek Technologies (Pty) Ltd
  • Datatec Ltd
  • Jasco Electronics Holdings Ltd
  • Plessey (Pty) Ltd
  • Tellumat (Pty) Ltd
  • Alcatel-Lucent South Africa (Pty) Ltd
  • Sentech SOC Ltd
  • Rain (Pty) Ltd
  • Huge Telecom (Pty) Ltd
  • Foneworx (Pty) Ltd
  • Dark Fibre Africa (Pty) Ltd
  • Huntley Media Services (Pty) Ltd
  • Blue Label Telecoms Ltd
  • Business Connexion (Pty) Ltd
  • Dimension Data (Pty) Ltd
  • Nokia Solutions and Networks South Africa (Pty) Ltd
  • Truteq Wireless (Pty) Ltd
  • EOH Mthombo (Pty) Ltd
  • Datapro (Pty) Ltd
  • Afrihost (Pty) Ltd
  • Cybersmart (Pty) Ltd
  • Reunert Ltd
  • Nashua Communications (Pty) Ltd
  • Telemasters Holdings Ltd
  • Celcom Group (Pty) Ltd
  • Wispa (Pty) Ltd
  • Sabre Radio Networks (Pty) Ltd
  • FibreCo Telecommunications (Pty) Ltd
  • Vox Telecommunications (Pty) Ltd
  • Gateway Communications (Pty) Ltd
  • Ignition Telecoms Investments (Pty) Ltd
  • Tribal Zone Telecommunications (Pty) Ltd
  • Strike Media (Pty) Ltd
  • Altron TMT (Pty) Ltd
  • Vumatel (Pty) Ltd
  • Teraco Data Environments (Pty) Ltd
  • WorldTel Broadband (Pty) Ltd
  • ATIO Corporation (Pty) Ltd
  • Aberdare Cables (Pty) Ltd
  • A T C (Pty) Ltd
  • Smart Village (Pty) Ltd
  • Metro Fibre Networx (Pty) Ltd
  • Lungisa-VRG Telecommunications and Projects (Pty) Ltd
  • Broadband Infraco SOC Ltd
  • Core Computer Group (Pty) Ltd (The)
  • Microsoft (S A) (Pty) Ltd
  • Huawei Technologies Africa (Pty) Ltd
  • Lenovo (South Africa) (Pty) Ltd
  • LG Electronics SA (Pty) Ltd
  • Samsung Electronics South Africa (Pty) Ltd
  • ZTE Corporation South Africa (Pty) Ltd
  • 2C Telecoms (Pty) Ltd
  • KNR Flatrock (Pty) Ltd
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