This report provides an overview of the dynamic South Africa IoT Market. It explores the latest trends and relevant 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 forecast of IoT connections and revenues 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 across the value chain.

Table of Contents

Overview of IoT Market

  • Definition of IoT
  • The IoT value chain

International Trends

  • International IoT Trends Overview
  • IoT growth
  • International connectivity trends
  • IoT adoption trends
  • Smart city technologies
  • Green economies and de-carbonisation
  • Skill shortages
  • Interoperability “Matters”
  • Open source and proprietary platforms

Technology Advancements

  • 2G and 3G
  • 4G/5G
  • Advanced IoT applications enabled by 5G
  • Private LTE/5G networks for IoT applications
  • LPWAN Technology Landscape Introduction
  • The LPWAN IoT technology landscape
  • Wi-Fi for low power devices
  • Wi-SUN
  • LoRaWAN
  • The rise of community (LoRaWAN) networks
  • Helium “The People’s Network”
  • The rise of community networks: Helium (continued)
  • The rise of community (LoRaWAN) networks
  • The Things Network
  • The rise of community (LoRaWAN) networks
  • 3GPP – Current Specifications and Roadmap
  • Devices
  • Wi-Fi sensing
  • Edge Computing
  • Edge Computing for IoT

Local IoT Drivers

  • Efficiency, assurance and agility
  • IoT technology ecosystems
  • Private IoT networks
  • IoT in key verticals
  • Vehicle telematics
  • Agriculture
  • Creating smart buildings
  • Industrial Control Systems

Local IoT Challenges

  • Local IoT Challenges Overview
  • Lack of IoT understanding
  • Budget
  • Cybersecurity
  • Migration of legacy GSM customers to LTE
  • SA’s 2G and 3G
  • Implementation costs
  • Silo mentality

Local IoT Trends

  • Local IoT Trends and Emerging Developments Overview
  • Adoption of Edge Computing
  • The rise of community networks
  • Interoperability
  • Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) practices
  • Smart cities

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

IOT Solution Integration Providers

  • Key IoT Business to Business Platforms
  • Altron
  • Informed Decisions
  • nxt

IoT Case Studies

  • Cape Agulhas Municipality
  • Standard Bank
  • Vodacom
  • LTM Holdings
  • Toyota

Deliverables and format

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

Further information

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