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The Telecommunications Market in Southern Africa—Key Fixed and Mobile Market Indicators 

  • February 2016
  • 119 pages
  • Frost & Sullivan
Report ID: 3691058

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The Telecommunications Market in Southern Africa—Key Fixed and Mobile Market Indicators : Mergers and Acquisitions Likely to Transform the Telecommunications Landscape

This research service provides an analysis of the Southern African telecommunications market. The areas of focus are fixed-line, mobile, and Internet communications with special interest in broadband communications. Technologies include fibre, satellite, WiMAX, Wi-Fi, 3G, ADSL, and CDMA. Each of the 12 Southern African countries is analyzed on country and regional levels. The research highlights key mobile network operators and fixed-line operators in each country and their strategies to compete in the telecommunications market. In addition, strategic insights on trending areas such as mobile money, mInsurance, and mCommerce services are included. A brief look into the market’s future and an analysis of its current landscape are provided.

Key Findings

The most developed countries by telecommunications penetration rates in Southern Africa are South Africa at %, Botswana at %, and Mauritius at %.

- Mauritius continues to retain the highest ICT development index (IDI) rank ( out of countries) and the highest networked readiness index (NRI) rank ( out of countries) in the Southern African region.

- The launch of Internet exchange points (IXPs) in Namibia and Swaziland to efficiently manage Internet traffic and converged licensing policies that are pushing telecommunications service providers to offer Internet services are among the key trends shaping the Internet services market in Southern Africa.

- In the broadband services market, broadband providers are making significant investments in fibre technology. Broadband service providers are adopting this technology for the benefits it provides in terms of scalability, flexibility, and reliability.

- The South African telecommunications market is characterised by an array of mergers and acquisitions. The key strategic alliances are the Vodacom-Neotel and TelkomBusiness Connexion (BCX) acquisitions.
Vodacom launched commercial voice-over-Wi-Fi (VoWiFi) calls for the first time in South Africa. As a result, Vodacom’s subscribers will be able to make calls over the Wi-Fi network, similar to most other voice carriers, with no data usage costs incurred.

- Telecommunications service providers are engaging in strategic alliances with fibre network infrastructure providers to offer FTTH services to their subscribers. For instance, MTN South Africa acquired MultiChoice’s Smart Village in order to accelerate its FTTH strategy and strengthen its presence in the enterprise space.

- Telecommunications providers are acquiring ISPs across the region in the belief that this move will strengthen their present broadband and Internet services markets. For instance, Vox Telecom acquired Frogfoot Networks in South Africa; Telekom Networks Malawi (TNM) acquired Burco in Malawi; and CEC Liquid Telecom acquired Realtime Technology Alliance in Zambia.

- The integration of the telecommunications, banking, eCommerce, and insurance industries is redefining the business models of telecommunications providers in the region.

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