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South Africa: IoT market report 2019

Karim Yaici Senior Analyst, Research

"We expect that the tracking sector will be the largest IoT sector in South Africa in 2027 in terms of the number of connections, followed by smart buildings and automotive."

South Africa has the highest number of cellular M2M connections in Africa thanks to the early introduction of the technology. The IoT ecosystem is maturing due to the strong co-operation between MNOs and ICT players. The tracking, smart buildings and automotive sectors will continue to drive the demand for IoT services, and agriculture, health, smart cities and utilities offer good prospects. However, the cost and complexity of rolling out and integrating an IoT solution, combined with the slow economic growth that is putting pressure on IT spending, will act as barriers to mass adoption.

This country report provides an overview of the IoT market in South Africa, including data on connections and revenue and an analysis of the strategies of major players.

This report provides:

  • an overview of the IoT market, associated regulations and country plans
  • historical data and forecasts for the number of cellular and LPWA IoT connections and revenue by sector
  • key milestones and market dynamics
  • profiles of Altron, Comsol Networks, IoT.nxt, MTN, SqwidNET, Telkom (including BCX) and Vodacom.