Mobile Phones in South Africa – Market Summary, Competitive Analysis and Forecast to 2025

Mobile Phones in South Africa industry profile provides top-line qualitative and quantitative summary information including: market size (value 2016-20, and forecast to 2025). The profile also contains descriptions of the leading players including key financial metrics and analysis of competitive pressures within the market.

Key Highlights

– The Mobile Phones market includes mobile phone service revenues and average minutes of use (MOU). Market values are made up of total mobile revenues containing revenues from mobile service providers and other members of the mobile service value-chain for the provision of mobile telephony services, excluding revenues from the sale of devices. Market volumes are made up of two segments: prepaid and postpaid, which consist of prepaid average monthly MOU and postpaid average monthly MOU. Minutes of use are made up from the average of voice minutes used in mobile subscriptions, including both incoming and outgoing calls, but not including M2M/IoT voice services.

– The South African mobile phones market had total revenues of $5.6bn in 2020, representing a compound annual rate of change (CARC) of -4.8% between 2016 and 2020.

– Market consumption volume increased with a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 3.7% between 2016 and 2020, to reach a total of 679.4 Average MOU in 2020.

– Post-paid had the highest volume in the South African mobile phones market in 2020, with a total of 570.6 Average MOU, equivalent to 84% of the market's overall volume.

Scope

– Save time carrying out entry-level research by identifying the size, growth, major segments, and leading players in the mobile phones market in South Africa

– Use the Five Forces analysis to determine the competitive intensity and therefore attractiveness of the mobile phones market in South Africa

– Leading company profiles reveal details of key mobile phones market players’ global operations and financial performance

– Add weight to presentations and pitches by understanding the future growth prospects of the South Africa mobile phones market with five year forecasts

Reasons to buy

- What was the size of the South Africa mobile phones market by value in 2020?

- What will be the size of the South Africa mobile phones market in 2025?

- What factors are affecting the strength of competition in the South Africa mobile phones market?

- How has the market performed over the last five years?

- What are the main segments that make up South Africa's mobile phones market?

Companies mentioned

Vodacom Group Limited

MTN Group Limited

Telkom SA SOC Limited

Table of Contents

Table of Contents

1 Executive Summary

1.1. Market value

1.2. Market value forecast

1.3. Market volume

1.4. Market volume forecast

1.5. Geography segmentation

1.6. Market rivalry

1.7. Competitive Landscape

2 Market Overview

2.1. Market definition

2.2. Market analysis

3 Market Data

3.1. Market value

3.2. Market volume

4 Market Segmentation

4.1. Geography segmentation

5 Market Outlook

5.1. Market value forecast

5.2. Market volume forecast

6 Five Forces Analysis

6.1. Summary

6.2. Buyer power

6.3. Supplier power

6.4. New entrants

6.5. Threat of substitutes

6.6. Degree of rivalry

7 Competitive Landscape

7.1. Who are the leading players?

7.2. What strategies do leading players follow?

8 Company Profiles

8.1. Vodacom Group Limited

8.2. MTN Group Limited

8.3. Telkom SA SOC Limited

9 Macroeconomic Indicators

9.1. Country data

10 Appendix

10.1. Methodology

10.2. Industry associations

10.3. Related MarketLine research

10.4. About MarketLine

List of Tables

List of Tables

Table 1: South Africa mobile phones market value: $ billion, 2016-20

Table 2: South Africa mobile phones market volume: Average MOU, 2016-20

Table 3: South Africa mobile phones market geography segmentation: $ billion, 2020

Table 4: South Africa mobile phones market value forecast: $ billion, 2020-25

Table 5: South Africa mobile phones market volume forecast: Average MOU, 2020-25

Table 6: Vodacom Group Limited: key facts

Table 7: Vodacom Group Limited: Annual Financial Ratios

Table 8: Vodacom Group Limited: Key Employees

Table 9: MTN Group Limited: key facts

Table 10: MTN Group Limited: Annual Financial Ratios

Table 11: MTN Group Limited: Key Employees

Table 12: MTN Group Limited: Key Employees Continued

Table 13: Telkom SA SOC Limited: key facts

Table 14: Telkom SA SOC Limited: Annual Financial Ratios

Table 15: Telkom SA SOC Limited: Key Employees

Table 16: South Africa size of population (million), 2016-20

Table 17: South Africa gdp (constant 2005 prices, $ billion), 2016-20

Table 18: South Africa gdp (current prices, $ billion), 2016-20

Table 19: South Africa inflation, 2016-20

Table 20: South Africa consumer price index (absolute), 2016-20

Table 21: South Africa exchange rate, 2016-20

List of Figures

List of Figures

Figure 1: South Africa mobile phones market value: $ billion, 2016-20

Figure 2: South Africa mobile phones market volume: Average MOU, 2016-20

Figure 3: South Africa mobile phones market geography segmentation: % share, by value, 2020

Figure 4: South Africa mobile phones market value forecast: $ billion, 2020-25

Figure 5: South Africa mobile phones market volume forecast: Average MOU, 2020-25

Figure 6: Forces driving competition in the mobile phones market in South Africa, 2020

Figure 7: Drivers of buyer power in the mobile phones market in South Africa, 2020

Figure 8: Drivers of supplier power in the mobile phones market in South Africa, 2020

Figure 9: Factors influencing the likelihood of new entrants in the mobile phones market in South Africa, 2020

Figure 10: Factors influencing the threat of substitutes in the mobile phones market in South Africa, 2020

Figure 11: Drivers of degree of rivalry in the mobile phones market in South Africa, 2020

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