How to Get Reliable Service From Reliable Businesses in South Africa
Posted On August 4, 2021
South Africa’s mobile phone market is estimated to be worth $13.6 billion and it is estimated that in 2019, there will be 4.7 million mobile subscribers.
According to mobile data provider Seo Services, mobile penetration is expected to reach an all-time high of over 65% in 2019 and mobile operators will need to ensure that their customers are connected to the most up-to-date data plans to meet demand.
It has been said that the smartphone industry is facing a severe mobile penetration crisis, with many customers either unable to make use of the mobile network due to the lack of data or simply unable to afford the high data fees.
As a result, the average mobile user is spending up to 3.2GB of data on the smartphone every month, which is a huge burden on mobile operators, which have to take care of their customers, but the cost of maintaining the network has also risen due to higher charges.
In the latest quarter, South Africa had the lowest average monthly usage rate in the world at just 1.5GB per user, compared to countries such as Australia and Canada, which were among the top 10 countries in terms of average monthly data usage, according to the report.
While the average monthly bill for South Africans was 1,919 South African rand ($1,845), the average annual bill was 1.8 million South African Rand ($1.9 million).
In 2018, mobile data usage was down 4% compared to the previous year, but this decline was offset by a slight rise in data usage by the mobile operators in 2018, which accounted for nearly 75% of total mobile data consumption in South African cities, according the report by Seo Service.
South Africa has the second highest average monthly monthly usage of the countries surveyed, with 4.4GB of usage per user per month, followed by South Korea with 3.6GB and Japan with 3GB, according Seo.
Data usage for South African mobile subscribers is currently around 25GB per month.