South Africa ICT Outlook, 2018
This study provides a 2018 outlook for the South African information and communication technologies (ICT) market. The research scope includes telecommunications, broadcasting, data centres, cloud, IT services, business process management (BPM) services, Internet of Things (IoT), and Artificial Intelligence (AI). Market trends that are examined include regulations/mandates, macroeconomic trends, technological developments, partnerships, acquisitions, and general trends in the country.
The study explores growth opportunities that will be created by ICT service providers and identifies potential business models. It evaluates ICT service providers’ future focus on infrastructure, technologies, services, and business models, and includes a 2018 growth/market share analysis.
Analysis for 2017 and 2018 includes measurements for fixed-line, mobile, Internet/data, and broadband; 2017–2018 growth rates are provided. Insights about influential start-ups are discussed in detail.
Strategies, a competitive landscape, growth analysis, and future focus are discussed for telecommunications providers (e.g., Telkom, MTN, and Vodacom) and IT service providers (e.g., Dimension Data, IBM, and T-Systems) pertaining to 2017. The base year for the study is 2017, with 2018 as forecast period.
Key Issues Addressed
What are the top predictions and leading market trends that will drive the various sectors of the ICT market in 2018? What will be their impacts?
What is the role of technology startups and their impact? What are the key startups and which major industries will be disrupted by them?
What are the key growth opportunities and strategic imperatives for current and potential ICT market participants in 2018?
What is the total ICT market size in 2017? How is the market forecasted to grow in 2018?
What is the impact of the PESTLE (political, economic, social, technological, legal, and environmental) framework and trends on market growth?
What are the key emerging technologies that will disrupt the ICT industry in 2018? How will these technologies impact the ICT industry in 2018?
What are the potential business models and key Mega Trends that will transform the ICT market in 2018? What will be their impacts?
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