Middle East Telecoms, Mobile and Broadband Market Analysis, Trends and Industry Key Players – MTC, Ooredoo Kuwait, KTC, NMT, KTC, ITPC, Ooredoo Oman | 2019-2024
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Scope of the Report:
Many countries in the Middle East have substantial mobile infrastructure in place, particularly in the urban areas. It is encouraging to see that some governments and operators are now focusing on improving services in the rural areas. In Iran, for example, two of the major operators recently agreed to provide national roaming, with an aim to improve availability to services in rural areas.
Government support is imperative to the growth of telecommunications infrastructure and many countries in the Middle East have strong government backing. In Bahrain, for example, there are a number of developments underway which will improve both telecoms services and infrastructure and it is the Telecommunications Regulatory Authority (TRA) which is the primary driver behind many of these plans.
Several countries are at the forefront of 5G development at a global level. The UAE, Saudi Arabia and Qatar in particular are demonstrating significant progress towards 5G. The UAE for example, has the appropriate infrastructure in place to take advantage of 5G as it boasts one of the world’s highest mobile penetration rates, substantial 4G LTE infrastructure and is considered one of the leaders in the region. It has already allocated spectrum frequencies to Etisalat and Du for 5G deployment use.
The Telecoms Maturity Index (TMI) is used to fuel regional analysis, it provides a unique approach and allows a comprehensive country vs region comparison. This TMI measures and ranks the following 12 countries in the Middle East region including: Bahrain; Iran; Iraq; Israel; Jordan; Kuwait; Lebanon; Oman; Qatar; Saudi Arabia; Turkey and the United Arab Emirates.
All countries in the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) have extremely high mobile penetration.
Many governments and operators have realised that high-speed mobile infrastructure is the key to driving mobile broadband growth and revenues.
A number of recent investments in infrastructure have seen 4G LTE services flourish in many markets.
There are a few countries demonstrating leadership in terms of 5G development in the Middle East – and a number of other countries are also making strategic plans and partnerships in this regard.
While parts of the Middle East are having ongoing civil unrest issues which has stagnated telecoms developments (e.g. Syria, Yemen) – the more stabilised and progressive countries are moving forwards and making significant inroads in developing and progressing mobile infrastructure and mobile broadband services.
Companies mentioned in this report include:
Mobile Telecommunications Co (MTC) / Zain, Ooredoo Kuwait (previously National Mobile Telecommunication Co (NMT) / Wataniya Telecom), Kuwait Telecom Company (KTC) / Viva, Batelco, Zain Bahrain, Viva Bahrain, Telecommunication Company of Iran (TCI), Mobile Communications Iran (MCI), MTN Irancell, Tamin Telecom (Rightel), Mobile Telecommunications Company of Isfahan (MTCE), Telecommunication Kish Company (TKC), Iraqi Telephone and Postal Company (ITPC), Asiacell, Zain Iraq, Korek Telecom, Regional Telecom, Cellcom, Orange (Partner), Pelephone (Bezeq), HOT Mobile, Golan Telecom, Rami Levy, Jordan Telecom Group/Orange, Zain Jordan, Batelco/Umniah, Saudi Telecom Company (STC)/Bravo, Integrated Telecom Company (ITC)/Bayn Consortium, GO Telecom/Etihad Atheeb, Mobily/Ettihad Etisalat/Bayanat Al-Oula, Zain KSA, Lebara KSA/Etihad Jawraa, Virgin Mobile Middle East & Africa (Virgin Mobile MEA), Axiom Telecom, VIVA, Etisalat, du, Jordan Telecom Group/Orange, Zain Jordan, Batelco/Umniah, MTC Touch, Alfa Telecom, Ooredoo Qatar, Vodafone Qatar, OmanTel, Ooredoo Oman, FRiENDi, Majan Telecom (Renna), Samatel, Syrian Telecommunication Establishment (STE), MTN Syria, Syriatel, Turkcell, Vodafone Turkey, Avea.
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Major Key Points in Table of Content:
Regional overview Mobile broadband 5G insights TMI: Introduction and statistical overview Market analysis Middle East Telecom Maturity Index (TMI) TMI versus GDP Market Leaders Market Challengers Market Emergents Mobile and mobile broadband penetration Fixed and mobile broadband penetration GCC countries fixed and mobile broadband penetration Market characteristics Bahrain Market overview Market analysis Recent developments Regulatory environment Regulatory authority Overview Telecom sector liberalisation in Bahrain Interconnect Access Number portability Privatisation Mobile licenses Subscriber registration Roaming tariff reduction Mobile Termination Rates (MTR) Mobile market analysis Mobile statistics General statistics Mobile voice Prepaid Mobile broadband statistics Mobile infrastructure Brief intro analogue networks Digital networks Mobile handsets Iran Market analysis Alleged sanction violations Regulatory environment Historic overview Sixth five year plan 2016 -2021 Regulatory authority WiMAX licences Number Portability (NP) Roaming Mobile market analysis MVNOs Mobile statistics General statistics Mobile broadband statistics Mobile regulatory issues Second mobile licence – MTN Irancell Third Mobile licence – Tamin Telecom (Rightel) Mobile infrastructure 5G 4G LTE GSM, 3G Mobile content and applications Messaging services M-banking (payments/loans) Mobile handsets Iraq Historical overview Market overview
Table 1 – Middle East – mobile subscriptions and annual growth – 2014 – 2019
Table 2 – Middle East – mobile subscriptions by country – 2014 – 2019
Table 3 – Middle East – 3G and 4G – mobile infrastructure and population coverage – 2014 – 2017
Table 4 – Bahrain – Telecom sector revenue – 2006 – 2016
Table 5 – Bahrain – Telecom sector revenue breakdown – 2013 – 2016
Table 6 – Bahrain – Accepted cumulative mobile number portability requests – 2011 – 1H 2017
Table 7 – Historic – Bahrain – mobile subscribers and penetration rate – 1995 – 2004
Table 8 – Bahrain – mobile subscribers and penetration rate – 2005 – 2019
Table 9 – Bahrain – total prepaid mobile subscribers – 1999 – Q3 2018
Table 10 – Bahrain – Retail mobile market revenue – 2012 – 2017
Table 11 – Bahrain – Mobile ARPS – 2012 – 2017
Table 12 – Bahrain – Mobile subscribers with active mobile broadband subscriptions – 2013 – Q1 2018
Table 13 – Bahrain – Global – frequency bands under consideration for 5G deployment
Table 14 – Iran – historic mobile subscribers and penetration – 1995 – 2006
Table 15 – Iran – mobile subscribers and penetration – 2007 – 2019
Table 16 – Iran – mobile broadband subscriptions and penetration – 2013 – 2020
Table 17 – Iraq – Mobile subscribers and penetration rate – 2002 – 2019
Table 18 – Iraq – Active mobile broadband subscriptions – 2014 – 2019
Table 19 – Israel – Major mobile operators’ monthly mobile ARPU – 2013 – 2018
Table 20 – Israel – Historic – Mobile subscribers and penetration rate – 1995 – 2004
Table 21 – Israel – mobile subscribers and penetration rate – 2005 – 2023
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