- Significant capex was carried out in the 2017-2022 period, focused on expanding the broadband infrastructure and increasing access to high-speed internet, with positive impact on individuals’ lives and economic development.
- Despite meaningful capex having been carried out, a gap still exists in network coverage throughout the country and quality of provided services.
- National authorities have defined investment strategies to achieve greater digitalisation of the economy to improve connectivity.
- ARC highlights strategies such as consolidation, network optimisation, convergence and partnerships that the main telecom players can implement and continue investing in the capex needs without significant impact on their creditworthiness.
Significant Capital Expenditure (Capex) in the Telecommunications Sector - South Africa
30 Jun 2023