BMI-TechKnowledge telecoms expertise centre is the leading telecoms-focused advisory service in South Africa, with over 20 years of experience in the field, and is in the forefront of new developments in the market.
Through both our in-house resources and our extensive network of analysts and consultants spread across the African region and the globe, we advise and assist a diverse range of clients, including the leading mobile and fixed line telecoms operators in the region, regulators and government agencies, investors and infrastructure providers.
We advise top-management in these organisations on key strategic issues and assist in tactical implementation at all levels. Through our in-house research capabilities, the Telecoms Unit conducts a large amount of customised and syndicated research, collaborates to derive global benchmarks, and advises and assists our clients accordingly.
This report looks at the South African consumer cellphone market in terms of cellphone usage, global trends and a local market overview. This report also looks at a number of specific cellular activities (e.g. Mobile Banking, Instant Messaging) and how those activities are likely to increase in the future.
This report looks at the South African handset and smartphone market in South Africa in terms of penetration and buying factors, as well as attitudes towards manufacturers and operating systems. Forecasts are made for smartphone penetration, as well as penetration by handset technology (HSDPA, WIFI, etc.).
This report looks at consumer internet usage in South Africa, in terms of how consumers are accessing the internet, what they are using the internet for, as well as their perceptions about ISPs in South Africa. This report also examines a number of specific internet activities (e.g. Internet Banking, Social Networking) and how those activities are likely to increase in the future.
Telecommunication and IT companies need to establish themselves in leadership positions and growth opportunities sectors in order to stay ahead of their market sector. The main focus of this research is on telecommunication spend and usage of the corporate, midmarket and SME markets in South Africa.
The focus of this report is on South Africa's retail internet services market, covering both access and non-access segments of this market. On the access side, the different technologies that are currently deployed in SA are outlined in terms of their market shares and relevant revenues, while the non-access element of the report covers the market sizes and revenues of value-added activities such as hosting, voice and other services offered by ISPs. A helicopter view of the wholesale internet and transmission markets is also covered.
This report provides a quantitative analysis and forecast of the South African fixed line and mobile voice services markets as a whole, and a more detailed focus on the largest segments, namely, fixed line and mobile access subscribers and revenues segmented by customer group (private/residential/informal, SME and corporate). Also analysed in detail is the alternative voice services market which includes VoIP, traditional least cost routing (LCR) through cell-routers, and hybrid VoIP/LCR markets. All the segments are informed by BMI-T user surveys as well as interviews with service providers.