IoT Market

SA IoT Market 2023

This report provides an overview of the dynamic South African 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 2028  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
  • IoT adoption trends
  • Global IoT adoption trends
  • International connectivity trends
  • International and Regional IoT connectivity trends
  • Global IoT adoption trends: Use Cases in Agriculture
  • Global IoT adoption trends: Use Cases in Mining, Fleet Management, Smart Buildings and the Automotive Industry
  • Global IoT adoption trends: Use Cases in Smart Metering, Disaster Response and EWS
  • Global IoT adoption trends: Use Cases
  • Global IoT adoption trends in the home and Technology Matching
  • Growing urban population
  • Development of digital twin cities
  • Green economies and de-carbonisation
  • Skill shortages
  • Interoperability “Matters”
  • Mobile operator platforms
  • Open-source and proprietary platforms
Technology Advancements
  • Edge Computing
  • Functional Properties Required for Different IoT Use Cases
  • Private LTE/5G networks for IoT applications
  • LPWAN Technology Landscape (introduction)
  • The LPWAN IoT technology landscape
  • IoT technology landscape and focus on Licensed Cellular IoT
  • IoT Connections Forecast by Network Type
  • Global Connected Devices Forecasts
  • 2G and 3G
  • Wi-Fi for low power devices
  • Wi-SUN
  • LoRaWAN®
  • Community (LoRaWAN) networks: Helium
  • The rise of community networks: Helium in South Africa
  • Community networks: Helium – 5G
  • Community (LoRaWAN) networks: The Things Network
  • Hardware innovation
  • Passive sensing
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
  • Efficiency, assurance and agility
  • IoT technology ecosystems
  • Private IoT networks
  • Local players
  • Current and potential local IoT application in key verticals
  • Which verticals and use cases are growing in SA?
  • Vehicle telematics remains the top IoT contributor in SA
  • RT29 Smart Metering Tender
  • Agriculture
  • Creating smart buildings
  • New IoT systems
Local IoT Trends
  • Local IoT Challenges Overview
  • Lack of IoT understanding and the fear of job losses
  • IoT implementation approaches
  • Cybersecurity is a key concern in IoT ecosystems
  • IoT projects must overcome a ‘silo mentality’ to be effective
  • SA’s 2G and 3G sunsets
  • Migration of legacy GSM customers to LTE
  • Implementation costs
Local IoT Trends and Emerging Developments
  • Local IoT Trends and Emerging Developments Overview
  • Edge Computing
  • Interoperability
  • IoT as a useful enabler of Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) practices
  • Metros on their journey to becoming smart cities
IoT Market Sizing and Forecast
  • Local Market Sizing Methodology
  • Taxonomy
  • 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
  • Sigfox South Africa
  • RSAWeb
IOT Solution Integration Providers
  • Key IoT Business to Business Platforms
  • Altron
  • Altron Netstar
  • Informed Decisions
  • nxt
IoT Case Studies
  • Olarm bridges legacy alarm systems and IoT
  • Cape Agulhas Municipality’s transition towards a Smart City 2.0
  • Standard Bank launches digital insurance claims journey aimed at homeowners with Digicall Group & Sensor Networks
  • Halving costs with Electric SMART scooter solution for delivery operations
  • Vodacom’s wearable devices set to boost mineworker safety
  • eSUMS addresses rising utility expenditures as well as climate change
  • Toyota incorporates IoT into its online car services
Enterprise Survey 2024
  • Survey Methodology
  • IoT Use Cases Adopted
  • IoT Connectivity Types Employed
  • IoT Budgets, Providers and Platforms

Deliverables and format

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

Further information

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