Ericsson (Telefonaktiebolaget L. M. Ericsson) is a Swedish multinational technology company that provides and operates telecommunications networks, television and video systems, and related services. In 2012, it was the world's second largest provider of wireless network equipment (after the Chinese Telecom Giant Huawei), with a market share of 38%. One of Sweden's largest companies, it provides telecommunications and IP networking equipment including mobile broadband, cable TV, IPTV and video systems, and has an extensive services operation.
Neotel (Pty) Ltd., previously SNO Telecommunications, is the second national operator (SNO) for fixed line telecommunication services in South Africa. It was unveiled on 31 August 2006 in Kyalami in northern Johannesburg. Neotel is South Africa's first direct telecommunications competitor to the current telecommunications parastatal, Telkom.
Telkom Group Ltd. is a wireline and wireless telecommunications provider in South Africa, and operating in more than 38 countries throughout the African continent. Telkom is a semi-privatised, 39% state-owned company.