This report looks at the developments in the cellular M2M market, providing in-depth country, regional and application-level forecasts underpinned by an in-depth analysis of some of the key drivers and challenges that the market faces. This is of particular importance given the variance in forecasts available.
The South African ICT market is dynamic, strategic and growing fast. It is one of the key markets in the Africa and the Middle East (AME) region because of its size and wealth and because it is the home of several important regional telecom players. Its low fixed broadband adoption is a major contributor to the dynamism of the mobile data segment, while the increase in bandwidth afforded by new international connections such as WACS (West African Cable System), which came online in May 2012, is enabling lower data pricing and higher bandwidth.