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South Africa telecom sector boasts the continent’s most advanced networks in terms of technology deployed and services provided. In a virtually saturated voice market, three mobile networks – Vodacom, MTN and Cell C– are competing for market share in the mobile service market. 3G/HSPA mobile broadband services now rival available DSL fixed-line offerings in terms of both speed and price, and have consequently taken the upper hand in terms of subscriber numbers. With its relatively well developed and diverse infrastructure, South Africa is also taking a regional lead role in the convergence of telecommunication and information technologies with the media and entertainment sector, promising reductions in telecommunication costs and better availability of information and services. The mobile service market in South Africa was valued US$ XXXX Billion in 2011 and is expected to be US$ XXXX Billion by 2015. In South Africa, the total number of mobile subscriber was XXXX Million in 2011 and is expected to increase to XXXX Million by 2015.
South African Mobile Market Company Analysis
The South African mobile telecommunications market is characterized by three mobile network operators (Vodacom, MTN and Cell C) as well as a fourth mobile ‘virtual’ network operator (Virgin). Vodacom is the leading mobile service operator in South Africa. It generated revenue of US$ XXXX Billion in 2011 and is likely to be the leader in South African mobile Service market by 2015. Vodacom also has the largest mobile subscriber base in South Africa with XXXX Million Subscribers in 2011. In South African mobile service market MTN and Cell C are holding the second and third position with over US$ XXXX Billion and US$ XXXX Billion revenue in 2011 respectively. In terms of subscribers also MTN and Cell C are holding the second and Third spot respectively.
The mobile data market in South Africa is predicted to be a significant revenue contributor for mobile telecommunication operators, such as MTN, over the next five years. The reduction in interconnection fees is likely to have adverse impact on the revenue of the South African mobile operators. The two dominant mobile operators Vodacom and MTN are raking in billions of US Dollar each year through interconnect charges; so lower rates may significantly influence their revenue and profits.
South African Mobile Market Analysis
In South Africa Mobile service market voice is the major source of revenue. In 2011, the South African mobile voice service market was worth US$ XXXX Billion and it is projected to increase to US$ XXXX Billion by 2015. However in the coming years the growth rate of voice service is likely to reduce slightly as the demand for data service are growing in South Africa. The mobile data service market in South Africa was valued US$ XXXX Billion in 2011 and it is projected to reach US$ XXXX Billion by 2015.
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