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South Africa mobile phone market analysisSouth Africa has a vibrant mobile phone market that has experienced rapid uptake since competition was introduced to the sector in the 1990s. With market penetration around 100% in 2010, the network operators - Vodacom, MTN, Cell C and Telkom SA - are increasingly forced to find innovative ways of distinguishing themselves from the competition in order to gain and retain customers. 2010 is also the first year that South Africa started to try LTE mobile technology, which is also referred to as 4G. Given South Africa’s high income inequality levels, the majority of South Africans simply cannot afford fixed line internet access and therefore rely heavily on web-enabled mobile devices to perform basic online operations. As a result, mobile phones continue to play significant role in keeping South Africans connected to the internet.
Mobile phone users (Market size)The total number of mobile subscribers in South Africa increased sharply, from 34% in 2002 to 89% in 2015. Due to the improved manufacturing technology and the market needs, low price smartphones are available in South Africa and affluent class change their feature phone to smartphone. Now the smartphone penetration is up to 34%, that means a third of South Africans now own a smartphone. As more and more smartphone vendors realize the big market cake in Africa, the number of smartphone users is undoubtedly increased in the future. Below figure indicates a trend of smartphone users that will be rapidly grew from 2015 to 2019, with almost 19.2 million smartphone users in 2019.
And according to an IDC report forecast, since 2015, Africa smartphone market will keep increasing with two-digits.
The smartphone market of South Africa is healthy with a promising outlook, so many smartphone makers would like to take a share of the spoils, not just the top international brands, but also the local manufacturers. Nokia South Africa continued to lead feature phones in 2015 with a volume share of 42%, followed by Samsung Electronics SA and LG Electronics SA with respective volume shares of 19% and 11%. Nokia continues to benefit from its relatively affordable pricing, remaining particularly appealing to value conscious consumers.
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