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This is an update of the South African telecoms market, covering mobile, fixed broadband, operator initiatives, consumer market trends, and regulation. It includes subscriptions and revenue forecasts for mobile and fixed broadband.


  • The South African telecoms market is essentially driven by initiatives related to data connectivity. 3G coverage exceeded 90% in 1Q15, and MNOs are shaping their 4G strategies. Monthly mobile ARPU has declined by 18% year-on-year to $7.80 as voice revenues decline.

Features and Benefits

  • Assesses the current state of South Africa’s mobile broadband (3G/4G) market.
  • Evaluate examples of operator best practice in South Africa.
  • Learn from the latest findings of Ovum’s consumer and enterprise research programs.

Key questions answered

  • How important is price segmentation in South Africa’s telecoms market?
  • What are South African operators' device strategies?
  • What is the next broadband frontier in South Africa?

Table of contents


  • Introduction
  • Download 1: South Africa Update, July 2015


  • Further reading
  • Author

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