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Telecommunications and Retail of Devices in South Africa 2022

Stephen Timm | South Africa | 29 July 2022

Telecommunications and Retail of Devices in South Africa 2021

Stephen Timm | South Africa | 23 January 2021

Telecommunications and Retail of Devices in South Africa 2019

Duncan Bekker | South Africa | 29 April 2019

Telecommunications and Retail of Devices in South Africa 2017

Duncan Bekker | South Africa | 09 October 2017

Telecommunications and Retail of Devices in South Africa 2016

Duncan Bekker | South Africa | 23 June 2016

Telecommunications and Retail of Devices in South Africa 2014

Amand van der Westhuizen | South Africa | 31 July 2014

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Report Coverage

This report focuses on the South African telecommunications industry and the market for mobile devices. While the sector formally includes broadcasting and postal services, this report emphasises telephony, internet and mobile broadband, and the relevant supporting infrastructure. It includes comprehensive information on the state and size of the sector, revenue, subscriptions, capex, prices and developments including new spectrum allocation and corporate actions. There are profiles of 64 companies including major players such as Vodacom, MTN and Telkom, data-only network Rain, fibre companies such as Dark Fibre Africa, Vumatel and Afrihost, and retailers and device brands such as Cellucity, Nokia and Samsung.

Introduction

• Telecoms revenue is beginning to slow in South Africa and there is concern that poor economic growth could affect consumer spending, including on mobile devices and phones. \r\n
• Demand for data has also fallen back to pre-pandemic growth levels, which experts attribute to the return to office or hybrid work. \r\n
• As traditional voice and data revenue slows, telecoms companies are investing in services such as fintech in a bid to grow revenue. \r\n
• Operators continue to invest heavily in fibre and in the rollout of 5G mobile networks.

Strengths

• High levels of investment.
• South Africa is well positioned as the gateway to provide telecommunications services to the region.
• The telecommunications sector forms the backbone of modern business and economies.
• Well-established infrastructure base and very large national networks.

Weaknesses

• High barriers to entry, particularly licensing requirements and initial capital outlay.
• Increasing market maturity.
• Ineffective regulation and uncertain policy environment.
• Lack of radio frequency spectrum.
• Severe shortage of technical and service skills.
• Very high levels of concentration, particularly in mobile.

Opportunities

• Expansion of fibre networks and rapid consolidation in the fibre market.
• Hyperscale cloud companies such as Microsoft and Amazon (which can hold large amounts of data in the cloud) are driving data centre demand.
• Increasing internet penetration and growing demand for data.
• Increasing smartphone ownership; growing demand for low-cost smartphones.
• Migration to 5G networks.
• Mobile money and mobile financial services in Africa.
• Social media, video, and music streaming platforms.
• The conclusion of the spectrum auction in March 2022 provides operators with further capacity to roll out mobile services.
• The decline in fixed voice telephone lines is an opportunity for VoIP providers to service voice customers.
• The establishment of a wireless open access network may provide opportunities for small businesses to enter the market.

Threats

• Mobile operators complain that new mobile money taxes in other African countries could reduce customer uptake of the fintech services.
• Outright regulation of data prices and regulation of large companies deemed to hold uncompetitive market power.
• Poor economic growth following the onset of the pandemic.
• Structural shift from voice to data and declining data prices.
• Sustained outages in electricity supply.
• Vandalism and theft of mobile operators’ network infrastructure.

Outlook

• Amid slowing economic growth, the outlook remains uncertain. \r\n
• Telkom expects growth in its mobile business to continue to slow and fixed voice lines to continue to decline, while mobile revenue will moderate.\r\n
• Vodacom said inflation could impact customer affordability and weigh on economic growth.\r\n
• MTN said there was increased pressure in the prepaid business, particularly for lower-income customers affected by job losses. \r\n
• Telecoms operator profits are being squeezed by regulators determined to reduce calls and data costs. \r\n
• Research company BMIT expects high growth in fibre to the home and in mobile data, tempered by price reductions due to the new spectrum available, 5G expansion and government pressure. \r\n
• Voice revenue will remain flat due to lack of demand and high pricing.

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Table of Contents

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1. INTRODUCTION 1
2. DESCRIPTION OF THE INDUSTRY 1
2.1. Industry Value Chain 3
2.2. Geographic Position 5
2.3. Size of the Industry 5
2.4. Key Success Factors and Pain Points 18
3. LOCAL 19
3.1. State of the Industry 19
3.2. Key Trends 28
3.3. Notable Players 34
3.4. Corporate Actions 36
3.5. Regulations 39
3.6. Enterprise Development and Social Economic Development 42
4. AFRICA 45
5. INTERNATIONAL 50
6. INFLUENCING FACTORS 53
6.1. COVID-19 53
6.2. Economic Environment 54
6.3. Labour 54
6.4. Environmental Issues 57
6.5. Technology, Research and Development (R&D) and Innovation 59
6.6. Electricity Supply 61
6.7. New Spectrum 61
6.8. Data Prices 63
7. COMPETITIVE ENVIRONMENT 65
7.1. Competition 65
7.2. Ownership Structure of the Industry 66
7.3. Barriers to Entry 67
8. SWOT ANALYSIS 68
9. OUTLOOK 69
10. INDUSTRY ASSOCIATIONS 69
11. REFERENCES 70
11.1. Publications 70
11.2. Websites 70
APPENDIX 1 - SUMMARY OF NOTABLE PLAYERS 72
Telecommunications 72
Devices 87
COMPANY PROFILES - TELECOMMUNICATIONS 91
A T C (Pty) Ltd 91
Afrihost SP (Pty) Ltd 93
Altron TMT (Pty) Ltd 95
ATC South Africa Services (Pty) Ltd 98
Bitco Telecoms (Pty) Ltd 99
Blue Label Telecoms Ltd 101
Bridging Technologies South Africa (Pty) Ltd 106
Broadband Infraco SOC Ltd 108
Business Connexion (Pty) Ltd 111
Celcom Group (Pty) Ltd 114
Cell C Ltd 117
Cybersmart (Pty) Ltd 121
Dark Fibre Africa (Pty) Ltd 123
Datapro (Pty) Ltd 125
Datatec Ltd 127
Dimension Data (Pty) Ltd 131
DNI-4PL Contracts (Pty) Ltd 133
Ekasi Fibre (Pty) Ltd 135
EOH Mthombo (Pty) Ltd 136
FibreCo Telecommunications (Pty) Ltd 140
Fibrepoynt (Pty) Ltd 142
FirstRand Bank Ltd 143
FoneWorx (Pty) Ltd 148
Frogfoot Networks (Pty) Ltd 150
Gateway Communications (Pty) Ltd 152
Huge Telecom (Pty) Ltd 154
Ignition Telecoms Investments (Pty) Ltd 157
IHS Towers South Africa (Pty) Ltd 160
Jasco Electronics Holdings Ltd 162
Liquid Telecommunications South Africa (Pty) Ltd 166
Metro Fibre Networx (Pty) Ltd 169
Mr Price Mobile (Pty) Ltd 171
MTN Group Ltd 172
MVN-X (Pty) Ltd 177
Nokia Solutions and Networks South Africa (Pty) Ltd 178
Nokia South Africa (Pty) Ltd 180
Rain GTM (Pty) Ltd 182
Reunert Ltd 184
Sabre Radio Networks (Pty) Ltd 189
SEACOM South Africa (Pty) Ltd 191
Sentech SOC Ltd 194
SGT Solutions (Pty) Ltd 197
Standard Bank of South Africa Ltd (The) 200
Swiftnet SOC Ltd 205
Telemasters Holdingsc Ltd 207
Telkom SA SOC Ltd 210
Teraco Data Environments (Pty) Ltd 214
Too Much WiFi (Pty) Ltd 217
Truteq Wireless (Pty) Ltd 218
Vodacom Group Ltd 220
Vox Telecommunications (Pty) Ltd 224
Vumatel (Pty) Ltd 227
COMPANY PROFILES - DEVICES 229
Cell C Ltd 229
Cellucity (Pty) Ltd 233
Core Computer Group (Pty) Ltd (The) 235
DNI-4PL Contracts (Pty) Ltd 237
FirstRand Bank Ltd 239
Hisense SA Sales Holdings (Pty) Ltd 244
Huawei Technologies Africa (Pty) Ltd 246
KNR Flatrock (Pty) Ltd 248
Lenovo (South Africa) (Pty) Ltd 250
LG Electronics S A (Pty) Ltd 252
MIA South Africa (Pty) Ltd 254
Microsoft (S A) (Pty) Ltd 255
Mr Price Mobile (Pty) Ltd 260
MTN Group Ltd 261
Samsung Electronics South Africa (Pty) Ltd 266
Standard Bank of South Africa Ltd (The) 268
Telkom SA SOC Ltd 273
Vodacom Group Ltd 277
ZA Online Store (Pty) Ltd 281
ZTE Corporation South Africa (Pty) Ltd 283

Report Coverage

This report focuses on the South African telecommunications industry and the market for mobile devices with an emphasis on telephony, internet and mobile broadband, and the relevant supporting infrastructure. It includes comprehensive information on the state and size of the sector, its major players, and the latest available revenue, subscriber and market share statistics. There is information on regulatory issues, the performance of industry players and corporate actions and other developments. There are profiles of 55 companies including network providers Telkom, Vodacom and MTN, fibre companies such as Vox and Vumatel, and relatively new data companies such as Rain.

Introduction

This report focuses on the South African telecommunications industry and the market for mobile devices. While the sector formally includes broadcasting and postal services, this report emphasises telephony, internet and mobile broadband, and the relevant supporting infrastructure. \r\n\r\nThe South African telecommunications sector generated R194.3bn in revenue in 2019 and created over 33,700 jobs. Due to the coronavirus pandemic global telecommunications revenue is expected to fall by 1.4% in 2020 year-on-year, to US$1.55-trillion and by 2.1% in the Europe, Middle East and Africa region. South Africa’s sector is likely to see a similar decline. \r\n\r\nWhile the demand for data in South Africa has grown under the coronavirus lockdown, mobile subscriptions and device ownership have declined. The rollout of fibre has also likely been affected, while service revenue growth has either declined or fallen to low single digits. However, mobile operators are set to take part in the long-awaited 4G and 5G spectrum auction which will be run from October 2020 to March 2021. Experts expect the bid will help bring down the cost of data.

Strengths

• High levels of investment.
• South Africa well positioned as the gateway to provide telecommunications services to the region.
• The telecommunications sector forms the backbone of modern business and economies.
• Well-established infrastructure base and very large national networks.

Weaknesses

• High barriers to entry, particularly licensing requirements and initial capital outlay.
• Increasing market maturity.
• Ineffective regulation and uncertain policy environment.
• Lack of radio frequency spectrum.
• Severe shortage of technical and service skills.
• Very high levels of concentration, particularly in mobile.

Opportunities

• Expansion of fibre networks and rapid consolidation in the fibre market.
• Hyperscale cloud companies such as Microsoft and Amazon are driving data centre demand.
• In-demand 4G and 5G spectrum bid which will be concluded by 31 March 2021.
• Increasing internet penetration and growing demand for data.
• Increasing smartphone ownership; growing demand for low-cost smartphones.
• Migration to 5G networks.
• Mobile money and mobile financial services in Africa.
• Social media, video, and music streaming platforms.
• The establishment of a wireless open access network may provide opportunities for hundreds of small and businesses to enter the market.

Threats

• National Integrated ICT Policy and the wireless open access network.
• Outright regulation of data prices and regulation of large companies deemed to hold uncompetitive market power.
• Poor economic growth, with the outlook having worsened with the pandemic.
• Structural shift from voice to data and declining data prices.
• Sustained outages in electricity supply.
• Vandalism and theft of mobile operators’ network infrastructure.
• Wholesale leasing of network infrastructure at cost may undermine future investment.

Outlook

Despite South Africa being in recession, the telecommunications sector continues to thrive, says World Wide Worx managing director Arthur Goldstuck. Wayne McCurrie, a portfolio manager at FNB Wealth & Investments, says while the sector has been one of the beneficiaries of the lockdown as demand for data increased, it is no longer a “hugely profitable” one, as the increase in demand for data has been mostly offset by reductions in data prices. Nevertheless he says it remains a good business with regular monthly recurring revenue. Experts say the high demand spectrum bid, which will be finalised by 31 March 2020, is expected to drive competition and lower the cost of data, and facilitate the adoption of 5G. However the cost to roll out 5G may initially make it expensive for customers who are early adopters of the technology.

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Table of Contents

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PAGE
1. INTRODUCTION 1
2. DESCRIPTION OF THE INDUSTRY 1
2.1. Industry Value Chain 3
2.2. Geographic Position 5
3. SIZE OF THE INDUSTRY 5
4. STATE OF THE INDUSTRY 12
4.1. Local 12
4.1.1. Corporate Actions 41
4.1.2. Regulations 43
4.1.3. Enterprise Development and Social Economic Development 46
4.2. Continental 48
4.3. International 51
5. INFLUENCING FACTORS 54
5.1. Economic Environment 54
5.2. Lack of Spectrum 55
5.3. Policy Uncertainty and Ineffective Regulatory Bodies 57
5.4. Labour 58
5.5. Environmental Concerns 60
5.6. Electricity Supply 61
5.7. Technology, Research and Development (R&D) and Innovation 62
6. COMPETITION 64
6.1. Barriers to Entry 66
7. SWOT ANALYSIS 66
8. OUTLOOK 67
9. INDUSTRY ASSOCIATIONS 68
10. REFERENCES 68
10.1. Publications 68
10.2. Websites 69
APPENDIX 1 – SUMMARY OF NOTABLE PLAYERS 70
Telecommunications 70
Wholesale and Retail of Devices 79
COMPANY PROFILES – TELECOMMUNICATIONS 82
A T C (PTY) LTD 82
AFRIHOST SP (PTY) LTD 84
ALTRON TMT (PTY) LTD 86
BITCO TELECOMS (PTY) LTD 89
BLUE LABEL TELECOMS LTD 91
BROADBAND INFRACO SOC LTD 96
BUSINESS CONNEXION (PTY) LTD 99
CELCOM GROUP (PTY) LTD 102
CELL C LTD 104
CYBERSMART (PTY) LTD 108
DARK FIBRE AFRICA (PTY) LTD 110
DATAPRO (PTY) LTD 112
DATATEC LTD 114
DIMENSION DATA (PTY) LTD 117
DNI-4PL CONTRACTS (PTY) LTD 120
EOH MTHOMBO (PTY) LTD 122
FIBRECO TELECOMMUNICATIONS (PTY) LTD 126
FONEWORX (PTY) LTD 128
GATEWAY COMMUNICATIONS (PTY) LTD 131
HUGE TELECOM (PTY) LTD 133
IGNITION TELECOMS INVESTMENTS (PTY) LTD 136
JASCO ELECTRONICS HOLDINGS LTD 139
LIQUID TELECOMMUNICATIONS SOUTH AFRICA (PTY) LTD 143
LUNGISA - VRG TELECOMMUNICATIONS AND PROJECTS (PTY) LTD 145
METRO FIBRE NETWORX (PTY) LTD 147
MRP MOBILE (PTY) LTD 149
MTN GROUP LTD 150
NOKIA SOLUTIONS AND NETWORKS SOUTH AFRICA (PTY) LTD 154
NOKIA SOUTH AFRICA (PTY) LTD 156
RAIN GTM (PTY) LTD 158
REUNERT LTD 160
SABRE RADIO NETWORKS (PTY) LTD 165
SENTECH SOC LTD 167
SGT SOLUTIONS (PTY) LTD 170
STRIKE MEDIA (PTY) LTD 173
TELEMASTERS HOLDINGSC LTD 175
TELKOM SA SOC LTD 178
TELLUMAT (PTY) LTD 182
TERACO DATA ENVIRONMENTS (PTY) LTD 185
TRIBAL ZONE TELECOMMUNICATIONS (PTY) LTD 187
TRUTEQ WIRELESS (PTY) LTD 188
VIRGIN MOBILE SOUTH AFRICA (PTY) LTD 190
VODACOM GROUP LTD 192
VOX TELECOMMUNICATIONS (PTY) LTD 196
VUMATEL (PTY) LTD 199
COMPANY PROFILES – RETAIL AND WHOLESALE OF DEVICES 200
2C TELECOMS (PTY) LTD 200
CELL C LTD 202
CORE COMPUTER GROUP (PTY) LTD (THE) 206
HISENSE SA SALES HOLDINGS (PTY) LTD 208
HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES AFRICA (PTY) LTD 210
KNR FLATROCK (PTY) LTD 212
LENOVO (SOUTH AFRICA) (PTY) LTD 214
LG ELECTRONICS S A (PTY) LTD 216
MICROSOFT (S A) (PTY) LTD 218
MRP MOBILE (PTY) LTD 223
MTN GROUP LTD 224
SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS SOUTH AFRICA (PTY) LTD 228
TELKOM SA SOC LTD 230
VIRGIN MOBILE SOUTH AFRICA (PTY) LTD 234
VODACOM GROUP LTD 236
ZTE CORPORATION SOUTH AFRICA (PTY) LTD 240

Report Coverage

This report focuses on the South African telecommunications industry and the market for mobile devices. While the sector formally includes broadcasting and postal services, this report emphasises telephony, internet and mobile broadband, and the relevant supporting infrastructure. It examines investment, turnover and market share of major players, both local and international, and the influence of various factors including economic activity, lack of spectrum, high data prices, environmental concerns, electricity supply and competition. There are comprehensive profiles of 56 companies including Telkom, which dominates fixed-line telephony, and Vodacom and MTN, which dominate the mobile space. Other profiled companies include Cell C and Virgin Mobile, and fibre companies such as Vumatel, Vox and Dark Fibre.

Introduction

This report focuses on the South African telecommunications industry and the market for mobile devices. While the sector formally includes broadcasting and postal services, this report emphasises telephony, internet and mobile broadband, and the relevant supporting infrastructure. The South African telecommunications sector was worth R187bn in 2018 and created over 37,000 jobs. Mobile subscriptions, device ownership, and internet penetration in South Africa is growing and the majority of service revenue growth is due to double-digit increases in the value of data. South Africa’s fibre-to-the-premises and data centre markets are expanding rapidly while the mobile operators are hopeful that long-awaited 4G spectrum is to be released soon.

Strengths

• High levels of investment.
• South Africa well positioned as the gateway to provide telecommunications services to the region.
• The telecommunications sector forms the backbone of modern business and economies.
• Well-established infrastructure base and very large national networks.

Weaknesses

• High barriers to entry, particularly licensing requirements and initial capital outlay.
• Increasing market maturity.
• Ineffective regulation and uncertain policy environment.
• Lack of radio frequency spectrum.
• Severe shortage of technical and service skills.
• Very high levels of concentration, particularly in mobile.

Opportunities

• Expansion of FTTx networks and rapid consolidation in the fibre market.
• Hyperscale cloud companies such as Microsoft and Amazon driving data centre demand.
• In-demand 4G spectrum scheduled to be allocated soon.
• Increasing internet penetration and growing demand for data from all segments of the market.
• Increasing smartphone ownership; growing demand for low-cost smartphones.
• Migration to 5G networks.
• Mobile money and mobile financial services in Africa.
• Social media, video, and music streaming platforms.
• The establishment of a wholesale open-access network may provide opportunities for hundreds of small and micro enterprises to enter the market.

Threats

• Continued failure to release in-demand spectrum.
• Continued poor economic growth.
• National Integrated ICT Policy and the potential establishment of a wholesale open access network.
• Outright regulation of data prices and regulation of large companies deemed to hold uncompetitive market power.
• Structural shift from voice to data and declining data prices.
• Sustained outages in electricity supply.
• Wholesale leasing of network infrastructure at cost may undermine future investment.

Outlook

Despite a stagnant economy, the majority of telecommunications operators have produced positive results and grown their subscriber bases. Led by innovative data offerings and new value-added service platforms, mobile networks are increasing traffic to deliver double-digit growth in their data revenues. Vodacom CEO Shameel Joosub expects data demand to rise, driven by the uptake of smartphones, digital services, mobile financial technology, cloud computing, and the Internet of Things. The operators plan to invest in their infrastructure and develop new service offerings to capitalise on the data boom and also to leverage their existing network assets through leasing agreements. Analysts such as Wayne McCurrie, of FNB Wealth and Investments, have nevertheless warned that South Africa’s mobile operators are facing real challenges. The market is shifting from voice to data, but data prices are falling in proportion to traffic growth, and there is extensive regulatory pressure to cut costs further. McCurrie suggests that, combined with a sluggish local economy, these disruptions may see mobile operators perform below market expectations for some time.\r\n\r\nIcasa intends to allocate in-demand 4G spectrum in early 2019, a move that the operators have long identified as key to ensuring sustainable growth in the sector. With the release of spectrum, Vodacom and MTN expect their margins to improve even as data prices fall, allowing for increased network capital expenditure to further improve network quality, speed, and coverage. While the Electronic Communications Act Amendment Bill has been withdrawn, regulators have not commented on whether South Africa’s proposed wholesale open-access network is still to be implemented. Proposals regarding the national network and mandatory at-cost leasing of current infrastructure have been identified by MTN as a major threat to ongoing investment in the sector. While there remains some policy uncertainty, Joosub suggests that the fundamental future development will be Icasa’s successful release of spectrum.

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Table of Contents

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PAGE
1. INTRODUCTION 1
2. DESCRIPTION OF THE INDUSTRY 1
2.1. Industry Value Chain 2
2.2. Geographic Position 5
3. SIZE OF THE INDUSTRY 5
4. STATE OF THE INDUSTRY 10
4.1. Local 10
4.1.1. Corporate Actions 35
4.1.2. Regulations 36
4.1.3. Enterprise Development and Social Economic Development 37
4.2. Continental 39
4.3. International 42
5. INFLUENCING FACTORS 44
5.1. Economic Environment 44
5.2. Lack of Spectrum 45
5.3. Policy Uncertainty and Ineffective Regulatory Bodies 45
5.4. Labour 46
5.5. Environmental Concerns 48
5.6. Electricity Supply 49
5.7. Technology, Research and Development (R&D) and Innovation 49
6. COMPETITION 51
6.1. Barriers to Entry 53
7. SWOT ANALYSIS 53
8. OUTLOOK 54
9. INDUSTRY ASSOCIATIONS 55
10. REFERENCES 56
10.1. Publications 56
10.2. Websites 56
APPENDIX 1 – SUMMARY OF NOTABLE PLAYERS 58
Telecommunications 58
Devices 68
COMPANY PROFILES – TELECOMMUNICATIONS 72
A T C (PTY) LTD 72
ABERDARE CABLES (PTY) LTD 74
AFRIHOST SP (PTY) LTD 77
ALCATEL-LUCENT SOUTH AFRICA (PTY) LTD 79
ALTRON TMT (PTY) LTD 81
ATIO CORPORATION (PTY) LTD 83
BITCO TELECOMS (PTY) LTD 86
BLUE LABEL TELECOMS LTD 88
BROADBAND INFRACO SOC LTD 93
BUSINESS CONNEXION (PTY) LTD 96
CELCOM GROUP (PTY) LTD 99
CELL C LTD 102
CYBERSMART (PTY) LTD 106
DARK FIBRE AFRICA (PTY) LTD 108
DATAPRO (PTY) LTD 111
DATATEC LTD 113
DIMENSION DATA (PTY) LTD 117
EOH MTHOMBO (PTY) LTD 120
FIBRECO TELECOMMUNICATIONS (PTY) LTD 124
FONEWORX (PTY) LTD 126
GATEWAY COMMUNICATIONS (PTY) LTD 129
HUGE TELECOM (PTY) LTD 131
IGNITION TELECOMS INVESTMENTS (PTY) LTD 134
JASCO ELECTRONICS HOLDINGS LTD 137
LIQUID TELECOMMUNICATIONS SOUTH AFRICA (PTY) LTD 141
LUNGISA - VRG TELECOMMUNICATIONS AND PROJECTS (PTY) LTD 143
METRO FIBRE NETWORX (PTY) LTD 145
MRP MOBILE (PTY) LTD 147
MTN GROUP LTD 148
NOKIA SOLUTIONS AND NETWORKS SOUTH AFRICA (PTY) LTD 152
RAIN B2B (PTY) LTD 154
REUNERT LTD 156
SABRE RADIO NETWORKS (PTY) LTD 161
SENTECH SOC LTD 163
SGT SOLUTIONS (PTY) LTD 166
STRIKE MEDIA (PTY) LTD 169
TELEMASTERS HOLDINGSC LTD 171
TELKOM SA SOC LTD 174
TELLUMAT (PTY) LTD 179
TERACO DATA ENVIRONMENTS (PTY) LTD 182
TRIBAL ZONE TELECOMMUNICATIONS (PTY) LTD 184
TRUTEQ WIRELESS (PTY) LTD 186
VIRGIN MOBILE SOUTH AFRICA (PTY) LTD 188
VODACOM GROUP LTD 190
VOX TELECOMMUNICATIONS (PTY) LTD 194
VUMATEL (PTY) LTD 197
COMPANY PROFILES – WHOLESALERS AND RETAILERS OF DEVICES 199
2C TELECOMS (PTY) LTD 199
CELL C LTD 201
CORE COMPUTER GROUP (PTY) LTD (THE) 205
HISENSE SA SALES HOLDINGS (PTY) LTD 207
HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES AFRICA (PTY) LTD 209
KNR FLATROCK (PTY) LTD 211
LENOVO (SOUTH AFRICA) (PTY) LTD 213
LG ELECTRONICS SA (PTY) LTD 215
MICROSOFT (S A) (PTY) LTD 217
MRP MOBILE (PTY) LTD 222
MTN GROUP LTD 223
SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS SOUTH AFRICA (PTY) LTD 227
TELKOM SA SOC LTD 229
VIRGIN MOBILE SOUTH AFRICA (PTY) LTD 234
VODACOM GROUP LTD 236
ZTE CORPORATION SOUTH AFRICA (PTY) LTD 240

Report Coverage

The detailed report on the South African Telecommunications sector examines the key trends and developments in the sector over the last year and the market for mobile devices. Also discussed are the regulatory challenges facing the sector, particularly the revised plan for South Africa\'s broadband strategy, SA Connect, as well as the publication of the National Integrated ICT Policy. Profiles for 77 companies are provided. These include the three dominant companies in the mobile arena, Vodacom, MTN and Cell C, as well as smaller firms such as FNB Connect and me&you which act as mobile virtual network operators (MVNOs). Also profiled are wholesalers and retailers of mobile devices including the largest non-network retailer of phones, PEP Stores, which sold more than 7 million handsets during 2016.

Introduction

This report examines the South African telecommunications industry and the market for mobile devices, with a particular focus on key trends and events over the past year. While the total sector formally includes broadcasting and postal services, this report emphasises telephony, internet and broadband, and the relevant supporting infrastructure. Telecommunications services were worth R148bn in 2016 and provided employment for 27,000 people. The industry is growing, driven by increasing mobile telephony penetration, fibre roll-out and surging demand for data and low-cost smartphones. Demand is forecast to continue to grow in future but many in the sector have expressed concerns about consistently high data prices, ineffective regulation and threatening policy decisions.

Strengths

• High levels of investment in capital expansion and network upgrade.
• Local players well-positioned in the regional market for mobile, fibre, and data centre.
• Shifting structure of the market, particularly for fixed-line, is increasing competition.
• Well-established core infrastructure with basic mobile coverage of more than 99%.

Weaknesses

• High barriers to entry.
• High data prices.
• Ineffective regulation and delays in policy formation and implementation.
• Lack of access to 4G/LTE spectrum.
• Relatively mature market with slowing subscriber growth, particularly in the post-paid segment.

Opportunities

• Fibre, both as a network operator and an internet service provider.
• Increasing demand for smart devices, particularly affordable handsets.
• Increasing internet penetration and increasing demand for data.
• SA Connect roll-out.
• The proposed state WOAN may allow numerous new firms to provide mobile services.

Threats

• Continued depressed economic conditions.
• Continuing delays in regulation, legislation and implementation of digital TV migration and SA Connect.
• Continuing lack of access to spectrum.
• National Integrated ICT Policy and proposed WOAN set to radically change the structure of the market with unpredictable consequences.

Outlook

Despite slow economic growth, the industry continues to be buoyed by increasing internet penetration, smartphone usage and data demand. Vodacom CEO Shameel Joosub believes the trend in data is set to continue and is driving the heavy investment in infrastructure across all large operators. In the fixed-line segment, the fibre market is set to grow very rapidly, reaching 360,000 active connections over the next 12 to 18 months, according to Vox Telecoms. Increasing competition has already resulted in price cuts in the voice and fixed-line broadband arenas, while regulator inquiries and consumer pressure could do the same for data. \r\n\r\nThe major event in the industry\'s future is however the proposed creation of a state-controlled wholesale open-access network (WOAN), resulting in a very significant shift in overall market structure. According to analysts at the Free Market Foundation, the proposed WOAN has “potentially disastrous consequences for the telecommunications sector”, reducing incentives for infrastructure investment, undermining business confidence and resulting in less competition and worse service. The Department, on the other hand, emphasises the opportunities represented by the WOAN, lowering barriers to entry and releasing spectrum for the roll-out of an equitable-access network.

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1. INTRODUCTION 1
2. DESCRIPTION OF THE INDUSTRY 1
2.1. Industry Value Chain 2
2.2. Geographic Position 5
3. SIZE OF THE INDUSTRY 5
4. STATE OF THE INDUSTRY 25
4.1. Local 25
4.1.1. Corporate Actions 44
4.1.2. Regulations 46
4.1.3. Enterprise Development and Social Economic Development 48
4.2. Continental 49
4.3. International 51
5. INFLUENCING FACTORS 52
5.1. Economic Environment 52
5.2. Lack of Spectrum 53
5.3. Unbundling the Local Loop 54
5.4. Ineffective Governance and Regulatory Bodies 54
5.5. Labour 55
5.6. Environmental Concerns 57
5.7. Technology, Research and Development (R&D) and Innovation 58
6. COMPETITION 60
6.1. Barriers to Entry 61
7. SWOT ANALYSIS 62
8. OUTLOOK 62
1. INDUSTRY ASSOCIATIONS 63
2. REFERENCES 63
2.1. Publications 63
2.2. Websites 64
COMPANY PROFILES - CELLULAR & FIXED LINES TELEPHONY 65
BITCO TELECOMS (PTY) LTD 65
CELL C (PTY) LTD 67
LIQUID TELECOMMUNICATIONS SOUTH AFRICA (PTY) LTD 71
MRP MOBILE (PTY) LTD 73
MTN GROUP LTD 74
TELKOM SA SOC LTD 78
VIRGIN MOBILE SOUTH AFRICA (PTY) LTD 82
VODACOM GROUP LTD 84
COMPANY PROFILES - INFASTRUCTURE & RELATED SERVICES, INCLUDING HARDWARE, NETWORKING & CONVERGENCE TECHNOLOGY 88
AFRIHOST (PTY) LTD 88
ALCATEL-LUCENT SOUTH AFRICA (PTY) LTD 90
ALTRON TMT (PTY) LTD 93
ATIO CORPORATION (PTY) LTD 95
BITCO TELECOMS (PTY) LTD 98
BLUE LABEL TELECOMS LTD 100
BUSINESS CONNEXION (PTY) LTD 104
CELCOM GROUP (PTY) LTD 108
CYBERSMART (PTY) LTD 110
DARK FIBRE AFRICA (PTY) LTD 112
DATAPRO (PTY) LTD 115
DATATEC LTD 117
DIMENSION DATA (PTY) LTD 120
EOH MTHOMBO (PTY) LTD 123
FIBRECO TELECOMMUNICATIONS (PTY) LTD 126
FONEWORX (PTY) LTD 128
GATEWAY COMMUNICATIONS (PTY) LTD 130
HUGE TELECOM (PTY) LTD 132
HUNTLEY MEDIA SERVICES (PTY) LTD 134
IGNITION TELECOMS INVESTMENTS (PTY) LTD 136
JASCO ELECTRONICS HOLDINGS LTD 138
LIQUID TELECOMMUNICATIONS SOUTH AFRICA (PTY) LTD 142
NASHUA COMMUNICATIONS (PTY) LTD 144
NOKIA SOLUTIONS AND NETWORKS SOUTH AFRICA (PTY) LTD 146
PLESSEY (PTY) LTD 148
RAIN (PTY) LTD 150
REUNERT LTD 152
SAAB GRINTEK TECHNOLOGIES (PTY) LTD 157
SABRE RADIO NETWORKS (PTY) LTD 160
SENTECH SOC LTD 162
STRIKE MEDIA (PTY) LTD 165
TELEMASTERS HOLDINGS LTD 167
TELLUMAT (PTY) LTD 169
TERACO DATA ENVIRONMENTS (PTY) LTD 172
TRIBAL ZONE TELECOMMUNICATIONS (PTY) LTD 174
TRUTEQ WIRELESS (PTY) LTD 176
VOX TELECOMMUNICATIONS (PTY) LTD 178
VUMATEL (PTY) LTD 181
WISPA (PTY) LTD 183
WORLDTEL BROADBAND (PTY) LTD 185
COMPANY PROFILES - CABLING AND RELATED INFRASTRUCTURE 186
A T C (PTY) LTD 186
ABERDARE CABLES (PTY) LTD 188
LUNGISA-VRG TELECOMMUNICATIONS AND PROJECTS (PTY) LTD 191
METRO FIBRE NETWORX (PTY) LTD 193
REUNERT LTD 195
SMART VILLAGE (PTY) LTD 200
COMPANY PROFILES - UNDERSEA CABLING 202
BROADBAND INFRACO SOC LTD 202
LIQUID TELECOMMUNICATIONS SOUTH AFRICA (PTY) LTD 205
TELKOM SA SOC LTD 207
COMPANY PROFILES – WHOLESALE AND RETAIL OF DEVICES 211
2C TELECOMS (PTY) LTD 211
CELL C (PTY) LTD 213
CORE COMPUTER GROUP (PTY) LTD (THE) 217
HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES AFRICA (PTY) LTD 219
KNR FLATROCK (PTY) LTD 221
LENOVO (SOUTH AFRICA) (PTY) LTD 223
LG ELECTRONICS SA (PTY) LTD 225
MICROSOFT (S A) (PTY) LTD 227
MRP MOBILE (PTY) LTD 230
MTN GROUP LTD 231
SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS SOUTH AFRICA (PTY) LTD 235
TELKOM SA SOC LTD 237
VIRGIN MOBILE SOUTH AFRICA (PTY) LTD 241
VODACOM GROUP LTD 243
ZTE CORPORATION SOUTH AFRICA (PTY) LTD 247

Report Coverage

The detailed report on South Africa’s competitive Telecommunications sector describes the current market, examines the latest regulatory and corporate developments and discusses factors influencing the success of the sector. The report profiles 72 players in four sub-sectors: Cellular and Fixed-Line Telephony; Infrastructure & Related Services, including Hardware, Networking & Convergence Technology; Cabling and Related Infrastructure; Undersea Cabling; and the Retail of Smartphones and Tablets.

Introduction

This report focuses on the South African telecommunications industry as well as the retailing of mobile devices. Although telecommunications formally includes a vast array of sub-sectors, including radio and television, this report emphasises telephony, internet and broadband, and the infrastructure that supports them. With a 2.1% contribution to GDP, telecommunication services were worth R176bn in 2015 and the sector employs some 103,300 people. Telecommunications is one of the fastest growing sectors in South Africa, driven by huge growth in mobile telephony penetration and usage. Total demand is only set to increase in the future but the industry is plagued by concerns regarding the availability of access to radio spectrum required to meet this demand.

Strengths

• Government has stated its commitment to growing the sector.
• High levels of investment in infrastructure expansion and upgrading.
• Increasing competition between mobile players driving down prices.
• Local players are well positioned in the regional market.
• Well-established core infrastructure, with over 99% basic mobile coverage.

Weaknesses

• High barriers to entry.
• High prices and low performance relative to the rest of the world.
• Highly mature market entails slow subscriber growth in the future.
• Ineffective regulation development and enforcement.

Opportunities

• Increasing demand for data and internet services.
• Increasing demand for smart devices, particularly at low cost.
• The future release of in-demand spectrum and the unbundling of the local loop.
• Value-added services such as mobile finance and content delivery.

Threats

• Continuing lack of access to spectrum required for the roll-out of mobile broadband.
• Worsening economic performance, driving down consumer spend and increasing the value of debt.

Outlook

Fixed-line and mobile connectivity has become a vital aspect of the modern economy and demand for telecommunications services is only set to grow in the future. The local industry has solid fundamentals, with overall revenue, subscriber numbers and device penetration steadily increasing. According to Karel Pienaar, former CEO of MTN, this trend is set to slow as the sector matures and mobile penetration soars past 150%. However, maturity will bring increased demand for broadband and mobile data. According to Ericsson\'s 2015 Mobility report, demand for high speed internet is expected to grow 200% by 2021 with MTN forecasting local data demand to increase over 30% annually in coming years. Industry players have identified growth in data demand and revenue as the key strategic focus for the telecommunications sector. Heavy investment in infrastructure entails that the local industry is well suited to meet this demand. However, Vodacom CEO, Shameel Joosub, believes that while the industry is ready to take advantage of the opportunities presented by increasing demand for telecommunications services, solving the problems related to spectrum is vital to “fulfil the growing demands of the population.”

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1. INTRODUCTION 1
2. DESCRIPTION OF THE INDUSTRY 1
2.1. Industry Value Chain 2
2.2. Geographic Position 3
3. SIZE OF THE INDUSTRY 4
4. STATE OF THE INDUSTRY 21
4.1. Local 21
4.1.1. Corporate Actions 44
4.1.2. Regulations 45
4.1.3. Enterprise Development and Social Economic Development 47
4.2. Continental 48
4.3. International 50
5. INFLUENCING FACTORS 51
5.1. Economic Environment 51
5.2. Escalating Need for Spectrum and LLU 52
5.3. Ineffective Government and Regulatory Bodies 53
5.4. Labour 54
5.5. Environmental Concerns 56
5.6. Technology, Research and Development (R&D) and Innovation 57
6. COMPETITION 59
6.1. Barriers to Entry 60
7. SWOT ANALYSIS 61
8. OUTLOOK 62
9. INDUSTRY ASSOCIATIONS 62
10. REFERENCES 63
10.1. Publications 63
10.2. Websites 64
COMPANY PROFILES - CELLULAR & FIXED LINES TELEPHONY 66
Cell C (Pty) Ltd 66
MRP Mobile (Pty) Ltd 70
MTN Group Ltd 71
Neotel (Pty) Ltd 75
Telkom SA SOC Ltd 78
Virgin Mobile South Africa (Pty) Ltd 84
Vodacom Group Ltd 86
COMPANY PROFILES - INFASTRUCTURE & RELATED SERVICES, INCLUDING HARDWARE, NETWORKING & CONVERGENCE TECHNOLOGY 90
Afrihost (Pty) Ltd 90
Alcatel-Lucent South Africa (Pty) Ltd 92
Altech Alcom Radio Distributors (Pty) Ltd 95
Altron TMT Holdings (Pty) Ltd 97
Blue Label Telecoms Ltd 100
Business Connexion (Pty) Ltd 105
Celcom Group (Pty) Ltd 110
CIS Engineering (Pty) Ltd 112
Conduct Telecommunications (Pty) Ltd 114
Cybersmart (Pty) Ltd 116
Dark Fibre Africa (Pty) Ltd 118
Datapro (Pty) Ltd 121
Datatec Ltd 123
Dimension Data (Pty) Ltd 127
EOH Managed Services PS (Pty) Ltd 130
EOH Mthombo (Pty) Ltd 132
FibreCo Telecommunications (Pty) Ltd 135
Foneworx (Pty) Ltd 137
Gateway Communications (Pty) Ltd 140
Huge Telecom (Pty) Ltd 142
iBurst (Pty) Ltd 144
Ignition Telecoms Investments (Pty) Ltd 146
Jasco Electronics Holdings Ltd 148
Lungisa-VRG Telecommunications and Projects (Pty) Ltd 152
MWEB Connect (Pty) Ltd 154
Nashua Communications (Pty) Ltd 157
Nokia Solutions And Networks South Africa (Pty) Ltd 159
Orange Horizons South Africa (Pty) Ltd 161
Plessey (Pty) Ltd 163
Posix Systems (Pty) Ltd 165
Reunert Ltd 167
SAAB Grintek Technologies (Pty) Ltd 171
Sabre Radio Networks (Pty) Ltd 174
Sentech SOC Ltd 176
Smart Village (Pty) Ltd 179
Strike Media (Pty) Ltd 181
Telemasters Holdings Ltd 183
Tellumat (Pty) Ltd 185
Tribal Zone Telecommunications (Pty) Ltd 189
Truteq Wireless (Pty) Ltd 191
Vox Telecommunications (Pty) Ltd 193
Wispa (Pty) Ltd 196
COMPANY PROFILES - CABLING AND RELATED INFRASTRUCTURE 198
Aberdare Cables (Pty) Ltd 198
ATC (Pty) Ltd 201
ATIO Corporation (Pty) Ltd 203
Neotel (Pty) Ltd 206
Reunert Ltd 209
COMPANY PROFILES - UNDERSEA CABLING 213
Broadband Infraco SOC Ltd 213
Neotel (Pty) Ltd 216
South Atlantic Express Submarine Cable (Pty) Ltd 219
Telkom SA SOC Ltd 220
COMPANY PROFILES - RETAIL OF SMARTPHONES AND TABLETS 226
2C Telecoms (Pty) Ltd 226
Blackberry Mobile South Africa (Pty) Ltd 228
Core Computer Group (Pty) Ltd (The) 230
Huawei Technologies Africa (Pty) Ltd 232
KNR Flatrock (Pty) Ltd 234
Lenovo (South Africa) (Pty) Ltd 236
LG Electronics SA (Pty) Ltd 238
Microsoft (S A) (Pty) Ltd 240
Samsung Electronics South Africa (Pty) Ltd 243
ZTE Corporation South Africa (Pty) Ltd 245

Introduction

This report focuses on the telecommunications industry, including the retail of mobile devices. This fast growing industry, with an estimated value of R281bn in 2011, is driven by increasing demand for mobile broadband resulting from increased smartphone uptake, social networking and relatively high mobile voice and fixed-line broadband tariffs. Demand for high speed internet drives the roll-out of 4G/LTE networks by mobile operators. Large potential for growth exists in the provision of broadband as South Africa’s fixed broadband penetration is only 2.2%, while mobile broadband penetration stands at 26%.

Strengths

• Improving connectivity and bandwidth capacity due to\ncurrent and proposed sub-marine fibre-optic cables.
• In general, the industry has a well-established\ninfrastructure in urban areas.
• Increased competition and decreasing costs in some\nsectors such as broadband and prepaid mobile telephony.

Weaknesses

• Regulatory uncertainty and problems.
• Relatively high pricing in most areas, despite recent decreases.
• The roll-out of South Africa’s broadband residential and\nrural infrastructure is far behind global fixed telecommunications infrastructure standards.

Opportunities

• Increasing demand for data because of the increase in\nsmartphone use.
• Increasing demand for mobile broadband and\napplications, especially in rural areas.
• Lack of fixed line networks in Africa and the rise of\ndisposable income create a significant growth\nopportunity in the mobile sub-sector.
• Social media and mobile banking provide opportunities\nfor mobile penetration in rural and peri-urban areas.

Threats

• Delays in completing fixed-line unbundling.
• Further delays in the allocation of spectrum by ICASA, which will limit the ability of mobile operators to roll out new networks.
• ICASA’s continuing problems regarding the effective regulation of the industry.
• The industry is negatively influenced by the national skills shortage.

Outlook

Demand for broadband by individual and business subscribers, as the ‘fourth utility’, will account for a large part of the expected growth in the local telecommunications industry. By 2017 mobile penetration is expected to reach 171% total mobile connections, while the number of individual subscribers will increase by 79%. According to Cisco’s Visual Networking Index Global Mobile Data Traffic Forecast Update 2013-2018, mobile data traffic with a compound annual growth of 53% will grow twice as fast as fixed line internet traffic. The report also forecasts that South Africans will consume more than 2 billion GB of data annually by 2018, eight times more than that used in 2013. An estimated 60% of devices will be smartphones and 78% of data traffic will carry video. Social networking portals will continue to drive data usage and 4G/LTE networks will support 13.8% of all South African mobile connections, up from 1.1% in 2013. Industry players expect more partnerships between bigger players and smaller specialist players so that innovative new products and OTT offerings can be offered to consumers.

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1. INTRODUCTION 1
2. DESCRIPTION OF THE INDUSTRY 1
2.1. Industry Supply Chain 1
3. SIZE OF INDUSTRY 2
4. STATE OF THE INDUSTRY 11
4.1. Local 11
4.1.1. Corporate Actions 17
4.1.2. Regulations 18
4.1.3. Black Economic Empowerment 20
4.2. Continental and Middle East 21
4.3. International 23
5. INFLUENCING FACTORS 24
5.1. Economic Environment 24
5.2. Delay in Local Loop Unbundling (LLU) 24
5.3. Escalating Need for Spectrum 24
5.4. Mobile Termination Regulation 25
5.5. Ineffectiveness of Government and state agencies 25
5.6. Labour 25
5.6.1. Skill Shortages 25
5.6.2. Training Initiatives 26
5.7. Environmental Concerns 26
6. COMPETITION 27
6.1. Barriers to Entry 28
6.2. Technology, Research and Development (R&D) and Innovation 28
7. SWOT ANALYSIS 29
8. OUTLOOK 30
9. INDUSTRY ASSOCIATIONS 30
10. REFERENCES 31
10.1. Publications 31
10.2. Websites 31
ORGANOGRAM 75200a 33
Cellular and fixed line Telephony 33
COMPANY PROFILES 34
CELL C (PTY) LTD 34
MRP MOBILE (PTY) LTD 37
MTN GROUP LTD 38
NEOTEL (PTY) LTD 42
TELKOM SA SOC LTD 44
VIRGIN MOBILE SOUTH AFRICA (PTY) LTD 49
VODACOM GROUP LTD 51
ORGANOGRAM 75200b 54
Infrastructure & Related Services, Incl Hardware, Networking & Convergence 54
COMPANY PROFILES 58
AFRIHOST (PTY) LTD 58
ALCATEL-LUCENT SOUTH AFRICA (PTY) LTD 60
ALLIED TECHNOLOGIES LTD 62
ALTECH ALCOM RADIO DISTRIBUTORS (PTY) LTD 65
ARGENTO TRADING 125 CC 67
BLUE LABEL TELECOMS LTD 68
BROLAZ SOUTH AFRICA (PTY) LTD 72
BUSINESS CONNEXION (PTY) LTD 74
CELCOM GROUP (PTY) LTD 78
CIS ENGINEERING (PTY) LTD 80
CONDUCT TELECOMMUNICATIONS (PTY) LTD 81
CYBERSMART LTD 82
DARK FIBRE AFRICA (PTY) LTD 83
DATAPRO (PTY) LTD 85
DATATEC LTD 87
DIMENSION DATA (PTY) LTD 91
EOH MANAGED SERVICES PS (PTY) LTD 93
EOH MTHOMBO (PTY) LTD 94
FIBRECO TELECOMMUNICATIONS (PTY) LTD 96
FONEWORX (PTY) LTD 97
GATEWAY COMMUNICATIONS (PTY) LTD 99
HUGE TELECOM (PTY) LTD 100
IBURST (PTY) LTD 102
IGNITION TELECOMS INVESTMENTS (PTY) LTD 103
JASCO ELECTRONICS HOLDINGS LTD 105
LUNGISA-VRG TELECOMMUNICATIONS & PROJECTS (PTY) LTD 108
MWEB CONNECT (PTY) LTD 110
NASHUA COMMUNICATIONS (PTY) LTD 112
NOKIA SOLUTIONS & NETWORKS SOUTH AFRICA (PTY) LTD 113
ONLINE INNOVATIONS (PTY) LTD 115
ORANGE HORIZONS SOUTH AFRICA (PTY) LTD 116
PLESSEY (PTY) LTD 117
POSIX SYSTEMS (PTY) LTD 119
REUNERT LTD 120
SAAB GRINTEK TECHNOLOGIES (PTY) LTD 123
SABRE RADIO NETWORKS (PTY) LTD 125
SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS SOUTH AFRICA (PTY) LTD 126
SENTECH SOC LTD 128
SMART VILLAGE (PTY) LTD 130
TELEMASTERS HOLDINGS LTD 132
TELLUMAT (PTY) LTD 133
TRUTEQ WIRELESS (PTY) LTD 135
VOX TELECOMMUNICATIONS (PTY) LTD 136
WISPA (PTY) LTD 138
ORGANOGRAM 75200c 139
Cabling and Related Infrastructure 139
COMPANY PROFILES 140
ABERDARE CABLES (PTY) LTD 140
ATC (PTY) LTD 143
ATIO CORPORATION (PTY) LTD 145
NEOTEL (PTY) LTD 147
REUNERT LTD 149
ORGANOGRAM 75200d 152
Undersea Cabling 152
COMPANY PROFILES 153
BROADBAND INFRACO SOC LTD 153
NEOTEL (PTY) LTD 155
TELKOM SA SOC LTD 157
ORGANOGRAM 62399a 162
Retail of Cellular Phones and Digital Equipment 162
COMPANY PROFILES 163
2C TELECOMS (PTY) LTD 163
BLACKBERRY MOBILE SOUTH AFRICA (PTY) LTD 164
CORE COMPUTER GROUP (PTY) LTD (THE) 165
HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES AFRICA (PTY) LTD 166
LENOVO (SOUTH AFRICA) (PTY) LTD 168
LG ELECTRONICS SA (PTY) LTD 169
MICROSOFT (SA) (PTY) LTD 170
SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS SOUTH AFRICA (PTY) LTD 172
ZTE CORPORATION SOUTH AFRICA (PTY) LTD 174