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Sub Saharan Africa Network Convergence Market

  • Publication Date:December 2010
  • Publisher:Frost & Sullivan
  • Product Type: Report
  • Pages:94

Sub Saharan Africa Network Convergence Market

This research service presents an analysis of the network convergence market in selected countries in the sub Saharan African region. The study covers the convergence of fixed and mobile network platforms as well convergence of voice, broadband and IPTV services to form dual-play, triple-play and quadruple-play services. It highlights key opportunities arising from convergence and presents recommendations of the optimal paths for the migration of legacy ATM networks to converged IP based platforms. The study presents a forecast of the convergence market and key Market Engineering measurements such as the CAGR of dual-play subscribers.

This Frost & Sullivan research service titled Sub Saharan Africa Network Convergence Market provides an overview of the convergence roadmap for fixed and mobile CSPs and market opportunities arising from converged networks and services. It identifies key market drivers and restraints as well as industry challenges, provides an overview of convergence adoption trends and quantifies the current and future growth of subscribers of converged services. It also examines the role of key vendors in providing network convergence solutions and provides strategic recommendations for the adoption of convergence.

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Market Overview

Network Convergence Creates New Revenue Opportunities for CSPs

Convergence presents opportunities for overcoming declining revenues of voice only services and promoting usage of broadband data services, where the focus is currently on investments. Convergence turns networks into customer-centric services-oriented platforms that promote subscriber retention and revenue growth. Declining voice revenues due to price differentiation are pushing investments into broadband data services. This will promote convergence.

“The demand for converged services will grow in all market segments and will be driven by increasing broadband penetration,” notes the analyst of this research. “CSPs are investing in broadband data services to create new revenue sources to overcome declining voice ARPUs.” Broadband will support new services like TV and Web services that will be effectively marketed as converged products rather than individual services. These products will foster CSP competitiveness based on service differentiation.

CSPs should Prepare Networks to Meet Subscriber Demand for Rich Multimedia Services

Lack of concrete business models to support the adoption of convergence is likely to decline the migration to converged network platforms. CSPs in the region depend on mobile voice revenues and prefer to introduce independent services that will not influence income from voice. ”The lack of proven successful converged networks and services business models for the sub Saharan Africa market means that independent service offerings are preferred by CSPs,” remarks the analyst. “Broadband data services are being introduced as separate subscriptions from voice; the same trend is expected for video services like mobile TV.” The motivation to migrate to IMS service control platforms for converged IP networks is hindered by the lack of business models that will ensure continued offering of niche services. This is true especially for circuit switched voice and SMS.

Gradual adoption of convergence will enable operators to seamlessly offer niche services and benefit from offering of new services bundled in enriched products to gain a competitive advantage in the market. CSPs need to take advantage of convergence to prepare their networks for subscriber demand for rich multimedia services that will overtake the demand for current niche products for both business and consumer segments. “They should ensure that investments in network infrastructure go towards build capacity for subscriber and service management, and data transport,” concludes the analyst. “This will position the networks appropriately for evolution to next generation networks (NGN).”

Market Sectors

Expert Frost & Sullivan analysts thoroughly examine the following end-user segments in this research:

  • Consumer
  • Business


Technology

The following technologies are covered in this research:

  • IMS
  • LTE
  • WiMax
  • ADSL
  • FTTB

1. Executive Summary

2. Research Aim and Objectives

3. Research Scope

4. Research Definitions

5. Research Methodology

6. Overview of Convergence
   6.1 Levels of Convergence
   6.2 Convergence of Networks
   6.3 Convergence of Services
   6.4 Convergence Adoption Timeline
   6.5 Convergence Technology Solutions
   6.6 Convergence Technology Enablers –Broadband Platforms
   6.7 Convergence Technology Enablers –Service Bundling
   6.8 Convergence Technology Enablers –Unified Subscriber
   6.9 Data Management

7. Industry challenges and Market Forces
   7.1 Industry Challenges
   7.2 Market Drivers
   7.3 Market Restraints

8. Market Size and Technology Deployments
   8.1 Market Size
   8.2 Key Market Trends
   8.3 Industry Best practice

9. Market Engineering Analysis
   9.1 Market Engineering Measurements

10. Market Forecasts
   10.1 Subscriber Growth Forecasts

11. Analysis of Operator Strategies
   11.1 Technology Selection and Deployment Strategies
   11.2 Product Positioning and Differentiation Strategies
   11.3 CAPEX and OPEX Management Strategies

12. Profiles of Selected Vendors and Operators
   12.1 Ericsson
   12.2 Huawei Technologies Co. Ltd.
   12.3 Nokia Siemens Networks (NSN)
   12.4 Telkom SA Limited
   12.5 Vodacom (Pty) Limited
   12.6 Mobile Telephone Networks (MTN)
   12.7 Telkom Kenya –Orange
   12.8 Cote D’Ivoire Telecom (CIT)

13. Growth Opportunities and Strategic Recommendations
   13.1 Growth Opportunities
   13.2 Strategic Recommendations

14. Conclusions

15. About Frost & Sullivan

List of Figures     
Network Convergence Market: Impact of Top Five Industry Challenges (Sub Saharan Africa), 2010-2016
Network Convergence Market: Market Drivers Ranked in Order of Impact (Sub Saharan Africa), 2010-2016
Network Convergence Market: Restraints Ranked in Order of Impact (Sub Saharan Africa), 2010-2016

LOC
Network Convergence Market: Service Convergence (Sub Saharan Africa), 2009
Network Convergence Market: Market Drivers (Sub Saharan Africa), 2010-2016
Network Convergence Market: Market Restraints (Sub Saharan Africa), 2010-2016
Network Convergence Market: Technology and Services Roadmap (Sub Saharan Africa), 2002-2016
Network Convergence Market: Data Subscribers and Growth Rate (Sub Saharan Africa), 2007-2009
Network Convergence Market: Growth Opportunities (Sub Saharan Africa), 2009
Network Convergence Market: Geographical Scope (Sub Saharan Africa), 2009
Network Convergence Market: Services and Technology Scope (Sub Saharan Africa), 2009
Network Convergence Market: Levels of Convergence (Sub Saharan Africa), 2009
Network Convergence Market: Technologies and Services (Sub Saharan Africa), 2009
Network Convergence Market: Approaches to Service and Network Convergence (Sub Saharan Africa), 2009
Network Convergence Market: Convergence Roadmap (Sub Saharan Africa), 2002-2016
Network Convergence Market: Convergence Solutions (Sub Saharan Africa), 2009
Network Convergence Market: Data Subscribers and Growth Rate (Sub Saharan Africa), 2007-2009
Network Convergence Market: Subscribers and Subscriber Growth Rate (Sub Saharan Africa), 2006-2009
Network Convergence Market: Penetration of Dual-play Subscribers (Sub Saharan Africa), 2005-2009
Network Convergence Market: Adoption Roadmap (Sub Saharan Africa), 2010-2016
Network Convergence Market: Market Engineering Measurements (Sub Saharan Africa), 2009
Network Convergence Market: Subscriber Growth Forecasts per Service Category (Sub Saharan Africa), 2005-2016
Network Convergence Market: Growth Opportunities (Sub Saharan Africa), 2010-2014
Network Convergence Market: Strategic Recommendations (Sub Saharan Africa), 2010-2016

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