Jan 31, 2013 Comments Off
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
If you require a more detailed discussion around the predictions, contact the Deloitte South Africa Technology, Media and Telecommunications leader, Mark Casey, at firstname.lastname@example.org. More information and resources is also available on the Deloitte South Africa TMT website
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