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Frost & Sullivan: High Demand for Data Services Propels Broadband Market in Southern Africa

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Frost & Sullivan: High Demand for DataFrost & Sullivan: High Demand for Data Services Propels Broadband Market in Southern Africa PR Newswire CAPE TOWN, South Africa, Nov. 12, 2013 Communication infrastructure development in new areas is widening market potential The growing demand for data services triggered by the proliferation of virtual socialisation tools; introduction of smartphones with innovative, value-added services; and customer demand for converged voice and data services is driving the broadband market in Southern Africa. Increased mobility will further spur the market as end users look to gain access to high-speed mobile, data, and voice services at all times. New analysis from Frost & Sullivan (http://www.ipcommunications.frost.com), Southern African Broadband Market Analysis, finds that in 2012, Mozambique and Namibia earned revenues of $78.3 million and $51.1 million; respectively, and are expected to reach $146.5 million and $78.8 million in 2017. The reduction in prices as a result of intense competition between mobile and fixed operators is fuelling the uptake of broadband services in Southern Africa. "In Mozambique, the entrance of a third mobile operator, Movitel, is spurring the market by targeting rural areas and low-income groups with lower prices than its competitors," said Frost & Sullivan Information & Communication Technologies Industry Analyst Naila Govan-Vassen.
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Frost & Sullivan: High Demand for Data Services Propels Broadband Market in Southern Africa

PR Newswire

Communication infrastructure development in new areas is widening market potential

The growing demand for data services triggered by the proliferation of virtual socialisation tools; introduction of smartphones with innovative, value-added services; and customer demand for converged voice and data services is driving the broadband market in Southern Africa. Increased mobility will further spur the market as end users look to gain access to high-speed mobile, data, and voice services at all times.