TECH SUPPLIER May 2022 - Market Perspective - Doc # META49030722

A Comparative View of 4G, FTTx, and 5G Plans in South Africa

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Keoikantse Marungwana
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Mervin Miemoukanda
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Melih Murat
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Krishna Chinta
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Abstract

This IDC Market Perspective presents a comparative view of South African telecom operators’ data-only tariff plans and the UAE's position in relation to those offerings in other 5G-live countries — Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) states. IDC has calculated the median values of the monthly plan prices, gigabyte prices, and data usage limits for 4G, 5G, and fiber to the "x" (FTTx) data plans. The report compares these South African plans with the combined median values of plans across the region. Each country included in this research is covered in a separate study.

This IDC Market Perspective presents a comparative view of South African telecom operators’ data-only tariff plans and the UAE's position in relation to those offerings in other 5G-live countries — Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) states. IDC has calculated the median values of the monthly plan prices, gigabyte prices, and data usage limits for 4G, 5G, and fiber to the "x" (FTTx) data plans. The report compares these South African plans with the combined median values of plans across the region. Each country included in this research is covered in a separate study.

"With the new arsenal of spectrum assets across the mobile operator space, the new technology developments such as Open RAN, the investments in fiber and wireless networks, and the multi-technology network rollout strategies, South Africa's broadband coverage should expand dramatically. Service providers are now obliged to introduce new service innovations, advanced use cases, and value propositions to consumers and business customers alike." — Senior Research and Consulting Manager Keoikantse Marungwana, IDC


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