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South Africa - Telecoms, Mobile and Broadband - Statistics and Analyses

  • ID: 4424895
  • Report
  • Region: Africa, South Africa
  • 78 Pages
  • Paul Budde Communication Pty Ltd
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South Africa’s Telecom Regulator Conducts Mobile Data Pricing Study

FEATURED COMPANIES

  • Broadband InfraCo
  • Dark Fibre Africa (DFA)
  • FibreCo
  • MWEB
  • SITA
  • Verizon Business
  • MORE

This report provides a comprehensive overview of trends and developments in South Africa’s telecommunications market. The report analyses the fixed-line, mobile and broadband sectors.

Subjects Include:

  • Market and industry analyses, trends and developments;
  • Facts, figures and statistics;
  • Industry and regulatory issues;
  • Infrastructure developments;
  • Major Players, Revenues, Subscribers, ARPU, MoU;
  • Mobile Voice and Data Markets;
  • Broadband (FttP, DSL, cable, wireless);
  • Mobile subscribers and ARPU;
  • Broadband and mobile market forecasts;
  • Government policies affecting the telecoms industry;
  • Market liberalisation and industry issues;
  • Telecoms operators - privatisation, IPOs, acquisitions, new licences;
  • Mobile technologies (GSM; 3G, HSPA, LTE, 5G).

South Africa’s telecom sector boasts one of the most advanced infrastructures on the continent. There is now considerable investment from Telkom, Liquid Telecom South Africa, Broadband InfraCo and municipal providers. Nevertheless, the poor historic availability and level of service of fixed-line networks encouraged the growth of the mobile sector for both voice and data services and this segment commands most investment and effort among telcos. Under a converging regulatory regime hundreds of alternative service providers have been able to enter the market to offer a range of services.

Other key regulatory matters aimed at shaping the market include the licensing of LTE spectrum. This was anticipated in late 2016 but in February the auction of spectrum in several bands was put on hold indefinitely. This has caused some difficulties for mobile network operators, which are desperately short of spectrum and which have had to rely on spectrum refarming and other measures to increase network capacity.

To create more competition, the government created Broadband InfraCo, a national infrastructure company to provide cheap backbone network capacity to service providers. In September 2017 the government considered a plan to merge Broadband Infraco with Sentech's satellite service to create a national broadband network managed by a single broadband provider.

The mature mobile market has seen rapid growth since competition was introduced to the sector in the 1990s. SIM card penetration by late 2017 was approaching 143%, 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.

Key Developments:

  • Neotel rebranded as Liquid Telecom South Africa;
  • Orange Group opens two PoPs in Cape Town and Johannesburg, providing additional wholesale internet connectivity;
  • Regulator to conduct mobile data pricing study, ready for March 2018;
  • Comsol announces 5G fixed-wireless trials using spectrum in the 28MHz band;
  • MTN trials LTE-LAA network providing data at over 400Mb/s;
  • Regulator pushes back LTE spectrum auction until further notice;
  • Vodacom and MTN trial LTE-Unlicensed services;
  • Regulator extends MTRs until September 2018;
  • Telkom FttC infrastructure passing close to two million premises;
  • MTN increases investment in fibre infrastructure by 170% in H1 2017;
  • Department of Telecommunications allocates ZAR1.4 billion to pursue broadband initiatives;
  • Report update includes the regulator’s March 2017 report on the ICT sector, operator data to March 2017.
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FEATURED COMPANIES

  • Broadband InfraCo
  • Dark Fibre Africa (DFA)
  • FibreCo
  • MWEB
  • SITA
  • Verizon Business
  • MORE

1. Key statistics
1.1 Country overview

2. Telecommunications market
2.1 Historical overview

3. Regulatory environment
3.1 Historical overview
3.2 Regulatory authority
3.3 Telecommunications Amendment Act
3.4 Regulation of Interception of Communications Act 2002
3.5 Electronic Communications Act and ICASA Amendment Act
3.6 Converged licensing regime
3.7 New Companies Act
3.8 Universal Service and Access Fund (USAF)
3.9 Interconnection
3.10 Telecom sector liberalisation
3.10.1 Overview
3.10.2 Privatisation of Telkom
3.10.3 Under-Serviced Area Licences (USALs)
3.10.4 Number Portability (NP)
3.10.5 Carrier pre-selection (CPS)
3.10.6 Local Loop Unbundling (LLU)

4. Fixed network operators
4.1 Telkom
4.2 Neotel

5. Telecommunications infrastructure
5.1 Overview of the national telecom network
5.2 National fibre infrastructure
5.2.1 Broadband InfraCo
5.2.2 Dark Fibre Africa
5.2.3 FibreCo
5.3 VoIP
5.4 International submarine cables
5.4.1 SAT-3/WASC/SAFE
5.4.2 SEACOM
5.4.3 EASSy
5.4.4 WACS
5.4.5 African Coast to Europe (ACE)
5.4.6 SAEx, WASACE
5.5 Satellite
5.6 Next Generation Networks (NGN)
5.7 Municipal networks
5.7.1 Knysna - Africa’s first municipal network
5.8 Data centres
5.9 Smart infrastructure
5.9.1 Smart cities

6. Broadband market
6.1 Introduction and statistical overview
6.1.1 Market analysis
6.1.2 Community access projects
6.1.3 Internet Service Providers Association (ISPA)
6.1.4 Internet Exchange Points (IXP)
6.1.5 Broadband statistics
6.1.6 Forecasts - broadband subscribers - 2018; 2020; 2022
6.2 Digital Subscriber Line (DSL) networks
6.2.1 Introduction
6.2.2 Wholesale
6.2.3 Fibre-to-the-Premises (FttP) networks
6.3 Other fixed broadband services
6.3.1 Broadband over Powerlines (BPL)
6.3.2 Fixed wireless

7. Digital economy
7.1 E-learning
7.2 E-government
7.3 E-health
7.4 E-banking

8. Mobile communications
8.1 Market analysis
8.2 Mobile statistics
8.2.1 General statistics
8.2.2 Mobile voice (VoLTE/Wi-Fi calling)
8.2.3 Mobile data
8.2.4 Mobile broadband
8.2.5 Forecasts - mobile subscribers - 2018; 2020; 2022
8.3 Regulatory issues
8.3.1 Spectrum
8.3.2 Mobile Termination Rates (MTRs)
8.3.3 Mobile Number Portability (MNP)
8.3.4 SIM card registration
8.3.5 Infrastructure sharing
8.3.6 Roaming
8.4 Mobile infrastructure
8.4.1 Digital networks
8.4.2 M2M networks
8.5 Major mobile operators
8.5.1 Vodacom South Africa
8.5.2 MTN South Africa
8.5.3 Cell C
8.5.4 Telkom Mobile
8.5.5 Mobile Virtual Network Enablers (MVNEs)
8.5.6 Mobile Virtual Network Operators (MVNOs)
8.6 Mobile content and applications
8.6.1 Mobile music
8.6.2 CellBook
8.6.3 m-banking
8.6.4 m-gaming
8.6.5 m-health
8.6.6 Mobile advertising
8.6.7 Location-based services (LBS)
8.6.8 Manobi
8.6.9 Mobile social media

List of Tables
Table 1 - Country statistics - 2017 (e)
Table 2 - Fixed-line network statistics - 2017 (e)
Table 3 - Internet provider statistics - 2017
Table 4 - Internet and broadband statistics - 2017 (e)
Table 5 - Mobile statistics - 2017 (e)
Table 6 - National telecommunications authorities
Table 7 - Telecom sector investment - 2015
Table 8 - Telecom sector investment - 2015
Table 9 - Fixed revenue by sector - 2015 - 2016
Table 10 - Telecom sector revenue by service - 2015 - 2016
Table 11 - Telecom and broadcasting revenue - 2015 - 2016
Table 12 - Fixed and mobile telephony access by household - 2014 - 2015
Table 13 - Telkom principal shareholders - 2017
Table 16 - Fixed lines in service and teledensity in South Africa - 2000 - 2018
Table 17 - VoIP subscriptions - 2015 - 2016
Table 18 - International internet bandwidth - 2000 - 2016
Table 19 - National Broadband Policy penetration targets to 2030
Table 20 - Average internet access speed - 2010 - 2015
Table 21 - Internet revenue - 2015 - 2016
Table 22 - Internet revenue by sector - 2015 - 2016
Table 23 - Historic - Internet users and penetration rate in South Africa - 1999 - 2009
Table 24 - Internet users and penetration rate in South Africa - 2010 - 2022
Table 25 - Fixed-line broadband subscribers and penetration in South Africa - 2002 - 2018
Table 26 - Forecast fixed broadband subscribers in South Africa - 2018; 2020; 2022
Table 27 - Telkom South Africa broadband subscribers - 2003 - 2017
Table 28 - Telkom fixed data traffic - 2014 - 2016
Table 29 - Telkom South Africa fibre broadband subscribers - 2016 - 2017
Table 30 - Fibre broadband subscribers - 2013 - 2017
Table 31 - Telkom South Africa WiMAX subscribers - 2008 - 2014
Table 32 - Mobile sector revenue - 2015 - 2016
Table 33 - Mobile revenue by sector - 2015 - 2016
Table 34 - Historic - Mobile subscribers and penetration rate in South Africa - 1999 - 2009
Table 35 - Mobile subscribers and penetration rate in South Africa - 2010 - 2018
Table 36 - Active mobile broadband subscribers - 2010 - 2018
Table 37 - Telkom mobile broadband subscribers by type - 2015 - 2017
Table 38 - Telkom mobile broadband revenue - 2015 - 2017
Table 39 - Telkom mobile data traffic - 2015 - 2017
Table 40 - Forecast mobile subscribers in South Africa - 2018; 2020; 2022
Table 41 - Mobile numbers ported - 2014 - 2015
Table 42 - 4G (WiMAX/LTE) population coverage - 2012 - 2017
Table 43 - Vodacom South Africa M2M connections - 2011 - 2015
Table 44 - Vodacom South Africa mobile revenue - 2010 - 2017
Table 45 - Vodacom South Africa subscribers and market share - 2002 - 2016
Table 46 - Vodacom South Africa mobile data subscribers - 2013 - 2017
Table 47 - MTN South Africa subscribers and market share - 2002 - 2017
Table 48 - MTN South Africa financial data - 2012 - 2017
Table 49 - MTN South Africa mobile ARPU - 2013 - 2017
Table 50 - Cell C registered mobile subscribers - 2013 - 2016
Table 51 - Telkom mobile subscribers - 2009 - 2017
Table 52 - Telkom prepaid and contract mobile subscribers - 2014 - 2017
Table 53 - Telkom mobile financial data - 2014 - 2017
Table 54 - Telkom mobile ARPU - 2014 - 2017

List of Charts
Chart 1 - Fixed lines in service and teledensity in South Africa - 2005 - 2018
Chart 2 - Internet users and penetration rate in South Africa - 2005 - 2022
Chart 3 - Mobile subscribers and penetration rate in South Africa - 2005 - 2018
Chart 4 - Vodacom South Africa mobile revenue - 2010 - 2017

List of Exhibits
Exhibit 1 - Large ISPA members

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  • Atlantic Internet Services
  • Broadband InfraCo
  • Business Connexion
  • Cell C
  • Dark Fibre Africa (DFA)
  • eFive
  • Eskom
  • FibreCo
  • iBurst (Rain, WBS, Blue Label)
  • Internet Solutions
  • Liquid Telecom South Africa (Neotel)
  • MTN
  • MWEB
  • SEACOM
  • Sentech
  • SITA
  • Telkom
  • Transtel
  • Verizon Business
  • Virgin Mobile
  • Vodacom
  • Vox Telecom (DataPro)
  • WASACE
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