Wholesale Telecoms Report

SA Wholesale Telecoms Report 2023

BMIT’s Wholesale Telecoms Report provides an incisive analysis of key wholesale telecoms service categories, leading off the major international trends influencing the future of these markets. It explores the evolving wholesale services landscape and the competitive and regulatory environments in South Africa.  The report provides market sizing for South Africa, with competitor market share estimates, in 12 service categories, with revenue forecasts from 2022 to 2027.   Competitor profiles are provided for the 13 largest market players.

Table of Contents

Overview of Market
  • Summary of Key Market Trends
  • The overall wholesale telecoms market
International Trends
  • International Trends Overview
  • Developed countries
  • Public funding
  • Open access networks
  • High-speed broadband to rural areas
  • FTTH penetration
  • Global rankings
  • Tower ownership
  • Network sharing options
  • Network resourcing sharing
  • 5G deployment
  • NaaSCo
  • Internet Exchange Points
  • Edge computing
  • Early investment patterns and service categories
Government, Policy and the Regulatory Environment
  • Government, Policy and the Regulatory Environment Overview
  • Rapid deployment and sharing of infrastructure facilities
  • Competition Commission
  • The ECA Draft Amendment Bill
  • The ECA Draft Amendment Bill (cont.)
  • SDIC
  • SA Connect Phase 2
  • Revised SA Connect Phase 2 funding and implementation plans
  • BBI Community/Household targets
  • Other recent statements of intent
  • Significant spectrum for IMT (LTE and 5G)
  • Spectrum licensing plans
  • Additional sub-1 GHz spectrum
  • IMT700 and IMT800
  • Mid-band spectrum
  • Additional IMT spectrum
  • MT-2020 (5G) developments at WRC-19
  • IMT 2020 and IMT 2030 discussions
Local Trends
  • Local Trends Overview
  • Various initiatives to narrow the digital divide
  • the broadband connectivity challenge, to ‘move down the pyramid’
  • Strong disparities in broadband coverage
  • Fixed Wireless Access (FWA) coverage (i.e fixed-LTE and fixed-5G)
  • 4G and 5G Coverage
  • Further expansion of 5G
  • International connectivity
  • National fibre connectivity service dynamics
  • Demand for carrier-neutral data centres,
  • NAPAfrica
  • INX-ZA
  • Open Access fibre operators
  • The second ‘land grab’
  • Local operator infrastructure assets
  • Wholesale active network services
  • Local MVNO market
  • MVNO shift focus
Market Sizing and Forecasts
  • Wholesale Telecoms Services Market Model – Taxonomy
  • Wholesale Telecoms Services Market Model – Methodology
  • Wholesale Telecoms Services Market Overview
  • Competitor Revenue Overview
  • Fixed Access Connectivity
    Fixed Access Competitor Revenue
  • Mobile Facilities
    Mobile Facilities Competitor Revenue
  • Mobile Backhaul, Metro, National and International Transmission
    Transmission Competitor Revenue
  • Telco Colocation, Cross-connection & Hubbing
  • Telco Colo, Cross-connection & Hubbing Competitor Revenue
Competitor Profiles
  • DFA
  • Vuma
  • Openserve
  • Telkom Mobile, Swiftnet & Gyro
  • Vodacom South Africa
  • MTN South Africa
  • rain
  • Liquid Intelligent Technologies SA
  • Africa Data Centres (ADC)
  • Teraco Data Environments
  • Broadband Infraco
  • Sentech
  • Seacom

Deliverables and format

  • PDF PowerPoint format and Excel workbook
  • Clients are also entitled to a virtual presentation/workshop (which may be combined with other topics at BMI-T’s discretion).

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Further information

For further information and details on how to subscribe to this research, please contact Anita Mathews at 011 540 8000 | 082 466 2317 | anita@bmit.africa