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


  • Overall, South Africa remains a growth market by both global and African standards and has fair prospects for further development, given the high demand for connectivity. In 2015, mobile service revenues dropped by 9% in USD but increased by 7% in local currency (ZAR), boosted by the data segment. Annual voice revenues declined by 5% and data revenues grew by 32%.

Features and Benefits

  • Assess the current state of the South Africa's broadband market.
  • Learn from the latest findings of Ovum’s telecoms and media research programs.

Key questions answered

  • What strategy do South African operators implement to grow new revenue streams?
  • What is driving data/broadband usage in South Africa?

Table of contents


  • Introduction
  • Download 1: South Africa Update, June 2016

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