SA Gated Communities and Multiple Play Market

The Multiple Play and Gated Communities report specifically looks at multiple play and gated communities in terms of fibre to the home and alternative ‘last mile’ technologies.

Study focus areas and objectives

The research, analysis and report provide a sharp focus on the following topics:

  • Multiple play technologies (fixed and wireless)
  • Gated communities and other multiple play offerings major players
  • Gated communities market size and five-year forecasts
  • Revenue models used
  • International and local multiple play trends, drivers and inhibitors
  • Regulatory issues affecting multiple play
  • New technologies and applications
  • Access models, and the more attractive alternatives and/or constraints they face as they do so.

Using the above data sets BMI-T will generate market forecasts for FTTP by application and customer group, taking various deployment and uptake scenarios into account.

Quantitative analysis and forecasts

A new, expanded market model has been constructed for this study, including forecasts of gated residential estate penetration and service uptake for five years (2013 to 2018). This model updates the model created for the 2010 study, and expands it by including a breakdown of service uptake by:

  • Low-end single play (voice or broadband)
  • Double play
  • Triple play with fixed line double play plus mobile voice and/or data
  • Triple play with video-capable connection other than fibre
  • Triple play with fibre
  • Quadruple play

The model is, in turn, informed by primary research conducted, which included industry interviews with a selection of key players in the market including backhaul providers, service providers, developers, project management companies and industry bodies. Secondary research was conducted into the local multiple play and FTTH market and covers local and international market trends, drivers and inhibitors, revenue models used, regulatory issues, market players and structure. 

Gated estate telecoms services deployment and uptake

  • Number of estates with services
  • Segmentation by large and small estates deploying fibre or other access technologies. 

Customer/service uptake 

  • Forecasts of single-play and multiple plays of different descriptions in households located in these estates, with blended ARPU assumptions.

Research team

The team for this research includes BMI-T Research Director Brian Neilson (market analysis and modelling) and research associate Samantha Perry (interviews and report writing).

Deliverables and format

The outcomes of the research and analysis is a narrative document with tables and charts. 

Clients are also entitled to a presentation/workshop in Johannesburg (may be combined with other topics at BMI-T’s discretion). 

Further information

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