A world without mobile technology is impossible to envisage. A world without constantly evolving mobile technology and mobile offerings has also become the norm. Mobile providers have to stay one step ahead of businesses and consumers in order to ensure their market relevance. No sooner do we say, “I wish I could do this on my phone” and it appears!
The mobile landscape in South Africa is set to see some changes in coming times. FNB has recently made the news with regards to speculation around the banking giant joining forces with Cell C to offer highly competitive mobile products to its customers.
French based operator, Orange Horizons has also indicated its interest in becoming a virtual mobile operator in South Africa. Through selected Nashua Mobile outlets and online and physical customers will be able to obtain SIM cards from Orange, currently for use in France and Botswana.
This is part of the company’s long-term strategy to become a significant virtual mobile operator on the South African landscape. Also of interest is that Telkom Mobile has launched its MultiSIM service. This offers all pre-paid customers the ability to share services e.g. data, SMS bundles, voice minutes, and spend limit among up to 5 SIM cards.
Mobile Service Providers account for a significantly large portion of the telecommunications markets around the world. South Africa has witnessed extensive growth in this industry with almost half of the population in possession of a mobile phone. Mobile technology is part of the way that we live and do business and we rely heavily on it. It’s no surprise that the mobile industry is one of the fastest growing, innovative and competitive in the world.