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The Telecommunications Industry and Retail of Devices in South Africa 2021

  • ID: 5239793
  • Report
  • January 2021
  • Region: South Africa, Africa
  • 246 Pages
  • Who Owns Whom

FEATURED COMPANIES

  • 2C Telecoms (Pty) Ltd
  • Blue Label Telecoms Ltd
  • Datapro (Pty) Ltd
  • Huge Telecom (Pty) Ltd
  • Rain GTM (Pty) Ltd
  • Telemasters Holdingsc Ltd

The Telecommunications Industry and Retail of Devices

While data traffic has risen significantly, particularly during lockdown, prepaid subscriber numbers have fallen and some operators have reported a decline in service revenue. Experts in the sector believe a new bid for high frequency spectrum which is set to conclude by 31 March 2021 will bring down the cost of data and increase competition in the sector. Voice’s contribution to overall revenue is falling, with the decline being offset by growth in mobile data income. However, data prices are also slowly falling and the intensive-user market of wealthy and contract customers is increasingly mature. The majority of subscriber growth is in the lower-revenue prepaid segment.

Devices

The sale of devices, particularly smartphones, is a key aspect of mobile operators’ business strategy. While device sales earn significant revenue for the networks each year, many devices are heavily subsidised and much of their importance lies in the ability to drive growth in data traffic and demand. There are about 53 million active smartphones in South Africa and smartphone penetration continues to grow. Devices such as smart watches and fitness trackers are not yet very common, but ownership has increased noticeably. Large players have introduced relatively cheap smartphones or “smart” feature phones in an effort to drive smartphone uptake and increase the number of data-enabled devices on their networks.

Report Coverage

This report focuses on the South African telecommunications industry and the market for mobile devices with an emphasis on telephony, internet and mobile broadband, and the relevant supporting infrastructure. It includes comprehensive information on the state and size of the sector, its major players, and the latest available revenue, subscriber and market share statistics. There is information on regulatory issues, the performance of industry players and corporate actions and other developments. There are profiles of 55 companies including network providers Telkom, Vodacom and MTN, fibre companies such as Vox and Vumatel, and relatively new data companies such as Rain.

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FEATURED COMPANIES

  • 2C Telecoms (Pty) Ltd
  • Blue Label Telecoms Ltd
  • Datapro (Pty) Ltd
  • Huge Telecom (Pty) Ltd
  • Rain GTM (Pty) Ltd
  • Telemasters Holdingsc Ltd
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. Policy Uncertainty and Ineffective Regulatory Bodies
5.4. Labour
5.5. Environmental Concerns
5.6. Electricity Supply
5.7. Technology, Research and Development (R&D) and Innovation

6. Competition
6.1. Barriers to Entry

7. SWOT Analysis

8. Outlook

9. Industry Associations

10. References
10.1. Publications
10.2. Websites
  • Appendix – Summary of Notable Players
  • Telecommunications
  • Wholesale and Retail of Devices
  • Company Profiles – Telecommunications
  • A T C (Pty) Ltd
  • Afrihost Sp (Pty) Ltd
  • Altron Tmt (Pty) Ltd
  • Bitco Telecoms (Pty) Ltd
  • Blue Label Telecoms Ltd
  • Broadband Infraco Soc Ltd
  • Business Connexion (Pty) Ltd
  • Celcom Group (Pty) Ltd
  • Cell C Ltd
  • Cybersmart (Pty) Ltd
  • Dark Fibre Africa (Pty) Ltd
  • Datapro (Pty) Ltd
  • Datatec Ltd
  • Dimension Data (Pty) Ltd
  • Dni-4Pl Contracts (Pty) Ltd
  • Eoh Mthombo (Pty) Ltd
  • Fibreco Telecommunications (Pty) Ltd
  • Foneworx (Pty) Ltd
  • Gateway Communications (Pty) Ltd
  • Huge Telecom (Pty) Ltd
  • Ignition Telecoms Investments (Pty) Ltd
  • Jasco Electronics Holdings Ltd
  • Liquid Telecommunications South Africa (Pty) Ltd
  • Lungisa - Vrg Telecommunications and Projects (Pty) Ltd
  • Metro Fibre Networx (Pty) Ltd
  • Mrp Mobile (Pty) Ltd
  • Mtn Group Ltd
  • Nokia Solutions and Networks South Africa (Pty) Ltd
  • Nokia South Africa (Pty) Ltd
  • Rain Gtm (Pty) Ltd
  • Reunert Ltd
  • Sabre Radio Networks (Pty) Ltd
  • Sentech Soc Ltd
  • Sgt Solutions (Pty) Ltd
  • Strike Media (Pty) Ltd
  • Telemasters Holdingsc Ltd
  • Telkom Sa Soc Ltd
  • Tellumat (Pty) Ltd
  • Teraco Data Environments (Pty) Ltd
  • Tribal Zone Telecommunications (Pty) Ltd
  • Truteq Wireless (Pty) Ltd
  • Virgin Mobile South Africa (Pty) Ltd
  • Vodacom Group Ltd
  • Vox Telecommunications (Pty) Ltd
  • Vumatel (Pty) Ltd
  • Company Profiles – Retail and Wholesale of Devices
  • 2C Telecoms (Pty) Ltd
  • Cell C Ltd
  • Core Computer Group (Pty) Ltd (The)
  • Hisense Sa Sales Holdings (Pty) Ltd
  • Huawei Technologies Africa (Pty) Ltd
  • Knr Flatrock (Pty) Ltd
  • Lenovo (South Africa) (Pty) Ltd
  • Lg Electronics S a (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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  • 2C Telecoms (Pty) Ltd
  • A T C (Pty) Ltd
  • Afrihost SP (Pty) Ltd
  • Altron TMT (Pty) Ltd
  • Bitco Telecoms (Pty) Ltd
  • Blue Label Telecoms Ltd
  • Broadband Infraco SOC Ltd
  • Business Connexion (Pty) Ltd
  • Celcom Group (Pty) Ltd
  • Cell C Ltd
  • Core Computer Group (Pty) Ltd (The)
  • Cybersmart (Pty) Ltd
  • Dark Fibre Africa (Pty) Ltd
  • Datapro (Pty) Ltd
  • Datatec Ltd
  • Dimension Data (Pty) Ltd
  • DNI-4PL Contracts (Pty) Ltd
  • EOH Mthombo (Pty) Ltd
  • FibreCo Telecommunications (Pty) Ltd
  • FoneWorx (Pty) Ltd
  • Gateway Communications (Pty) Ltd
  • Hisense SA Sales Holdings (Pty) Ltd
  • Huawei Technologies Africa (Pty) Ltd
  • Huge Telecom (Pty) Ltd
  • Ignition Telecoms Investments (Pty) Ltd
  • Jasco Electronics Holdings Ltd
  • KNR Flatrock (Pty) Ltd
  • Lenovo (South Africa) (Pty) Ltd
  • LG Electronics S A (Pty) Ltd
  • Liquid Telecommunications South Africa (Pty) Ltd
  • Lungisa - VRG Telecommunications and Projects (Pty) Ltd
  • Metro Fibre Networx (Pty) Ltd
  • Microsoft (S A) (Pty) Ltd
  • MRP Mobile (Pty) Ltd
  • MTN Group Ltd
  • Nokia Solutions and Networks South Africa (Pty) Ltd
  • Nokia South Africa (Pty) Ltd
  • Rain GTM (Pty) Ltd
  • Reunert Ltd
  • Sabre Radio Networks (Pty) Ltd
  • Samsung Electronics South Africa (Pty) Ltd
  • Sentech SOC Ltd
  • SGT Solutions (Pty) Ltd
  • Strike Media (Pty) Ltd
  • Telemasters Holdingsc Ltd
  • Telkom SA SOC Ltd
  • Tellumat (Pty) Ltd
  • Teraco Data Environments (Pty) Ltd
  • Tribal Zone Telecommunications (Pty) Ltd
  • Truteq Wireless (Pty) Ltd
  • Virgin Mobile South Africa (Pty) Ltd
  • Vodacom Group Ltd
  • Vox Telecommunications (Pty) Ltd
  • Vumatel (Pty) Ltd
  • ZTE Corporation South Africa (Pty) Ltd
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