ICT data for South Africa

ICT data for South Africa

The CTO is committed to providing as much relevant and up-to-date information about the ICT sector in Member Countries as possible. A summary of ICT information for South Africa is provided below (link for a .pdf document containing a much fuller set of information).

Government Institutions
Principal Government Institution Department of Communications

Minister: Mr Yunus Carrim
Regulator Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (ICASA)
Other agencies
Latest indicators
Mobile broadband subscriptions per 100 inhabitants 10.52 (2009)
Fixed (wired) broadband subscriptions per 100 inhabitants 2.18 (2012)
Estimated Internet Users per 100 inhabitants 41.00 (2012)
Fixed telephone subscriptions 4,031,000 (2012)
Fixed telephone subscriptions per 100 inhabitants 7.94 (2012)
Mobile cellular telephone subscriptions 68,394,000 (2012)
Mobile cellular telephone subscriptions per 100 inhabitants 134.80 (2012)
Mobile Operators
8ta (rMVNO, using MTN) GSM, GPRS, EDG, UMTS, HSDPA, HSUPA
Cell C GSM, GPRS, EDGE, HSPA+ (Planned)
MTN GSM, GPRS, EDGE, UMTS, HSDPA, HSUPA, HSPA+
Red Bull Mobile (rMVNO, using Cell C) Nil
Telkom HSDPA, HSUPA
Virgin Mobile (MVNO, uses Cell C GSM, GPRS, EDGE, HSPA+ (Planned)
Vodacom GSM, GPRS, EDGE, UMTS, HSDPA, HSUPA, LTE, WiMAX, HSPA+
Useful publications

Further Information:

Should you wish to further information or updates on this page, please contact;
Fargani Tambeayuk, Programme Officer
44 (0) 208 600 3800
44 (0) 208 600 3819