While South Africa continued to struggle with the same old problems in its tech and telecoms sector, 2015 was also an exciting year.
This past year saw both great wins and significant failures in South Africa’s technology and telecommunications sectors.
Most significant is that after all these years, precious spectrum which could be used for the roll-out of Long Term Evolution (LTE) services still lies unused.
Some good news in 2015 was seeing the effect of community-driven fibre-to-the-home projects being rolled out in more affluent suburbs across South Africa.
While this doesn’t compensate for the lost opportunity of the unassigned LTE spectrum, it did take out some of the sting.
Listed below are some of the biggest victories and failures of 2015 in South African tech and telecoms.