Consolidation and FTTP shake up the fixed broadband market in South Africa

March 06, 2015  | Subscribers Only

Julian Watson Julian Watson Principal Analyst, IoT
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A wave of consolidation and FTTP (fibre-to-the-premises) deployments will reshape South Africa’s broadband market.  FTTP deployments by wholesalers such as Vumatel give the opportunity for ISPs to bypass Telkom South Africa’s last-mile infrastructure, putting pressure on the incumbent.


  • Superfast deployments in South Africa are gaining traction.
  • Wholesale superfast offerings will drive retail competition.
  • M&A is reshaping the internet market.
  • The ambitions of MTN and Vodacom in the fixed broadband market pose a particular threat to Telkom South Africa.

In this report:

Details of internet access acquisitions in 2014 by Dark Fibre Africa, Internet Solutions, MTN and Vodacom.
FTTP/FTTB deployment plans and pricing approaches from MTN, Telkom South Africa, Vodacom and Vumatel.

  • Major telecoms acquisitions in South Africa in 2014
  • RGUs by operator: MTN, Telkom and Vodacom, Q3 2014


Number of pages: 6

Number of charts and tables: 2

Julian Watson

Principal Analyst, IoT

Julian Watson is a principal analyst at Omdia, on the IoT Connectivity and Platforms team.

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