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TMT Predictions 2013 South Africa


Deloitte South Africa launched its TMT Predictions for 2013 this week. With a success rate of over 82% in 2012, Deloitte’s TMT Predictions have become one of the Technology, Media and Telecommunication industry’s most eagerly awaited research publications. Some of the local predictions which Deloitte highlighted at the launch event included:

Enhancing the organisation through Enterprise Social Networks (ESNs)

Deloitte SA predicts that organisations will either take on the deployment of ESN’s within their own environments for that matter improving the engagement mechanics in existing networks. Incorporating ESN’s into the existing work flow and business processes is crucial to the success of the network. In 2013, continued emergence and enhancement of Enterprise Social Networks (ESNs) in organisations both locally and internationally will occur leveraging off the phenomenon of consumers social networks.

All-you-can-app builds momentum

With South Africa’s active smartphone base breaking through the 10 million mark during 2012, more and more mobile subscribers are engaging with mobile applications.
Leading into 2013, the high proliferation of mobile device access compared to that of desktop and laptops in South Africa, cost effective access to certain applications and mobile internet will come to the fore in 2013. The key however remains successful partnerships between mobile operators, content owners, and platform providers in order to structure appropriate commercial and technically feasible arrangements to enable consumers to benefit from All-You-Can-App.

All-you-can-eat returns to mobile pricing

Mobile operators across South Africa have begun launching their next generation high speed mobile data networks, commonly called “LTE” or Long Term Evolution networks. This is an exciting time especially for mobile broadband subscribers who have been craving high speed internet that is now reaching similar speeds to what is seen in the developed world. As LTE uptake increases and gains momentum during 2013 and beyond, we predict that more “all-you-can-eat” mobile packages in particular for high speed, high consumption users, will become available in the market.
All-you-can-eat mobile pricing is not new to mobile subscribers in South Africa in particular with the mobile network operator’s partnerships with handset vendors to provide customers with fixed access internet1.We are going to see this accelerate into 2013 with more compelling packages being offered to subscribers across mobile network operators and service providers.

Download the global and local predictions

Download the Global TMT Predictions 2013

Download the South African TMT Prediction 2013

If you require a more detailed discussion around the predictions, contact the Deloitte South Africa Technology, Media and Telecommunications leader, Mark Casey, at More information and resources is also available on the Deloitte South Africa TMT website

Do you have any comments? Do you have any questions? Do you require additional information? Would you like to speak to one of our TMT specialists? We would love to hear from you.

Deloitte TMT Predictions 2012 Infographic

What are the Deloitte TMT Predictions?

What started in 2001 with ten predictions about mobile telephony has evolved and grown into one of the Technology, Media & Telecommunication industry’s most anticipated research publications, covering all three industries individually. Launched in 46 countries, translated into almost 10 languages, downloaded and viewed by tens of thousands of people around the world, the Predictions have a significant medium and long term impact for organisations in the industry.

Forecasting on topics like Social Gaming, Tablets, Mobile, Online Ads and 3D printing, the 2012 TMT Predictions highlight immediate trends, future possibilities and industry changes within these fast paced and ever-changing environments.

Download the Predictions here

Deloitte also presents its first ever South African hosted 2012 TMT Predictions seminar with global research director of Technology, Media & Telecommunications, Paul Lee. Over and above producing the Deloitte Global Mobile Consumer Survey, Paul has written five books, including Convergence Conversations and Digital Dilemmas. A TMT Predictions eventis to be held on Tuesday 31 January 2012 at The Michelangelo Hotel in Sandton, and will provide practical insight into the very real challenges facing the industry. The discussion will no doubt include discussions on the broad and often complex area of TMT and key issues all businesses should be aware of. This will be followed by an interactive dialogue with a panel of experts , clarifying important business considerations that the Deloitte TMT Predictions raise. Follow the conversation on Tuesday on Twitter. The official hashtag is #TMTPredictions or follow @DeloitteSA.

Deloitte 2012 TMT Infographic

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