South Africa Telecommunications Q1 2020
Mobile and wireline data services offer the best growth opportunities in the South African market. However, pricecompetition may also now intensify and operators therefore need to focus on the range and price of their services to retain anddeepen customer relationships in a market with limited opportunities for organic growth. We remain positive about the uptake of4G LTE services on the back of sustained operator investments coupled with the government’s planned auction of additional high-value spectrum in early 2019 (now delayed until probably early 2020) posing upside risks to our forecasts. In thewireline segment, operators have also sought to tap into consumers' growing demand for faster broadband speeds and convergedservices as well as the demand for end-to-end cloud-based communications and IT solutions by enterprises.
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