This report provides an overview of the IoT and Big Data markets leading off the major international trends influencing the future of these markets. It explores the latest technological advancements in IoT globally as well as local trends, drivers and challenges impacting IoT adoption in South Africa.

The report provides a sizing overview of the IoT market in South Africa with forecasts of IoT connections and revenue in each service layer by top-level category by 2025. Real-world use cases of IoT are also provided in various industries as well as competitor profiles of top local IoT companies.

The report also provides an overview of the Big Data vendor landscape including local case studies.


Table of Contents


Overview of IoT Market
  • Definition of IoT
  • The IoT value chain
International Trends
  • International IoT Trends Overview
  • IoT growth
  • ‘Legacy’ connectivity technologies
  • Ecosystems and platforms
  • Common use cases for the home and individual
  • Specific industry use cases
  • Municipal use cases
  • The relationship between IoT and Big Data
  • Industrial IoT implementation
Technology Advancements
  • LPWAN Technology Landscape (introduction)
  • The LPWAN IoT technology landscape
  • 3GPP – Current Specifications and Roadmap
  • Advanced IoT applications enabled by 5G
  • LoRaWAN®
  • Wi-Fi for low power devices
  • Wi-SUN
  • Matter
  • OpenHab
  • Tuya
  • The big 3 – popular home automation systems
  • Alternative home automation systems
  • Devices
Local Drivers, Challenges and Trends
  • Local IoT Drivers Overview
  • Covid-19
  • Vehicle telematics
  • Municipalities
  • New IoT systems
  • Smart Buildings
  • Common local IoT use cases
  • Agriculture
  • Local IoT Challenges Overview
  • Local IoT uptake
  • “Silo thinking is the death of IoT”*
  • Migration of legacy GSM customers to LTE
  • Specific interventions
  • Local IoT Trends and Emerging Developments Overview
  • Adoption of Edge Computing
  • Healthcare
  • Metros
IoT Market Sizing and Forecast
  • Local Market Sizing Methodology
  • Global Connected Devices Forecasts
  • IoT SA Market Sizing – Estimated Connections
  • IoT SA Market Sizing – Estimated Revenue
IoT Competitor Profiles – Wireless Operators
  • The IoT Wireless Coverage Landscape
  • Local IoT (LPWAN) Connectivity Players
  • Vodacom
  • MTN
  • SqwidNET
  • RSAWeb
  • Comsol
  • Key IoT Business to Business Platforms*
IOT Solution Integration Providers
  • Altron
  • EOH/iOCO
  • Informed Decisions
  • nxt
IoT Case Studies
  • Toyota
  • The Royal Swaziland Sugar Corporation
  • Using IoT to protect endangered rhinos
  • Mining operations
  • Space optimisation and cost savings
  • Networked Beer Tanks

Big Data

  • Overview of the Big Data Market
  • Definition of Big Data
  • The Big Data Reference Architecture
  • Big Data Value Chain
  • Big Data Analytics
  • Types of Big Data Analysis
  • Big Data and AI
Big Data Trends
  • Big Data international trends overview
  • Augmented data management, augmented analytics and continuous intelligence
  • Big-Data-as-a-Service (BDaaS)
  • Edge computing
  • Chief Data Officers (CDOs)
  • DataOps and MLOps
  • Governance, privacy, and ethics
  • Comparison Table: Worldwide Data Privacy Regulations
Big Data Vendor Landscape
  • Big Data Landscape – Infrastructure
  • Big Data Landscape – Analytics and Enterprise ML/AI
  • Big Data Landscape – Analytics and Machine Intelligence
  • Big Data Landscape – Enterprise Applications
  • Big Data Landscape – Industry
  • Big Data Landscape – Data Sources & API and Data Resources
  • Local Big Data management provider examples
  • Local Big Data Analytics provider examples
Big Data Case Studies
  • Discovery Vitality
  • Discovery Health
  • Absa
  • MTN
  • The Inter-university Institute for Data Intensive Astronomy
  • Get Smarter


Deliverables and format

  • Rich narrative PowerPoint descriptive document
  • Online presentation (in PowerPoint format)

Further information

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