Mobile Phones in South Africa

SKU ID : ML-14248467 | Publishing Date : 07-May-2019 | No. of pages : 40

Mobile Phones in South Africa


Mobile Phones in South Africa industry profile provides top-line qualitative and quantitative summary information including: market size (value and volume 2014-18, and forecast to 2023). 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 $8.3bn in 2018, representing a compound annual rate of change (CARC) of -0.1% between 2014 and 2018.
- Market consumption volumes declined with a CARC of -2% between 2014 and 2018, to reach a total of 234.3 average MOU in 2018.
- Consumers tend to buy second-hand or used mobile phones from online retailers as a cheap alternative, while other consumers tend to keep their mobile phones for more than five years due to them not being that different from the newest models, decreasing market growth overall.


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

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