South Africa Telecommunications Q2 2019
We have not made significant changes to our forecasts in the Q219 update, as the market continues to perform in linewith our expectations. Mobile and wireline data services continue to offer the best growth opportunities in the market.However, increased price competition means that operators must focus on more innovative services to retain customers in amarket with limited opportunities for organic growth. We remain positive about the uptake of 4G and LTE services on the back ofsustained operator investments, with the government’s planned auction of additional high-value spectrum in early 2019 posingupside risks to our forecasts. The government also plans to preserve a portion of spectrum for a wholesale open accessnetwork; however, its success will hinge on the state and regulator’s management of the service.
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