New Market Reporton the South Africa Telecommunications Industry

From: Fast Market Research, Inc.
Published: Tue Nov 03 2015

In 2015, South Africa will generate estimated telecom revenue of $12.2bn. Over the next five years, Pyramid Research expects total market revenue in South Africa to decrease at a CAGR of -1.5% in dollar terms to reach $11.3bn in 2020. Currency exchange rate volatility will adversely impact revenue growth over the forecast period. Nevertheless, we believe South Africa still has much potential for growth following planned investment in LTE network coverage and expected undersea cables. By 2020, we expect voice services to contribute 14 percentage points less to overall revenue. Data will emerge as the fastest-growing segment, its share of total revenue going from 30.6% in 2015 to 42.0% in 2020. The proliferation of smartphones over the past few years has strongly contributed to boosting data revenue.

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Key Findings

* In 2015 South Africa will generate estimated revenue of US$12.2bn, 4.8% less than the previous year in dollar terms. Mobile is the dominant segment, generating $9.0bn in 2015. However, we expect mobile voice revenue will decrease at a CAGR of -6.6% in dollar terms over the next five years due to competition and MTR cuts.
* Pyramid Research expects to see overall service revenue decline at a -1.5% CAGR from 2015 to 2020. Gradual rand depreciation will affect revenue growth prospects over the forecast period. In local currency, we expect overall service revenue to grow at a compound rate of 2.1% over the next five years. The fixed/mobile revenue split will remain stable over the forecast period.
* Over the next five years, operators should seize opportunities in multiplay offers and IPTV services. Vendors have an opportunity to support operators in the expansion of network coverage over the near term.

"South Africa: Network Investment, FTTx Deployment and Regulatory Initiatives to Drive Competition and Growth" provides an executive-level overview of the telecommunications market in South Africa today, with detailed forecasts of key indicators up to 2020. It delivers deep quantitative and qualitative insight into the telecom market of South Africa, analyzing key trends, evaluating near-term opportunities and assessing risk factors, based on proprietary data from Pyramid Research's databases.

It provides in-depth analysis of the following:

* South Africa in a regional context; a comparative review of market size and trends with that of other countries in the region.
* Economic, demographic and political context in South Africa.
* The regulatory environment and trends; a review of the regulatory setting and agenda for the next 18-24 months as well as relevant developments pertaining to spectrum licensing, national broadband plans and more.
* A demand profile; analysis as well as forecasts and historical figures of service revenue from fixed telephony, broadband, mobile voice, data and pay-TV markets.

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