LTE Industry in Middle East and Africa Assessed in New Report Published at MarketPublishers.com29 Nov 2011 • by Natalie Aster
A new research study “LTE in the Middle East and Africa: Contracts, Operator Reviews, Spectrum Strategies, Subscriptions, Pricing and Forecasts 2011 - 2015 Q’3 2011 Update” by Signals and Systems Telecom reveals that Middle Eastern LTE subscriptions are expected to reach 0.11 Million by the end of Q4’2011, accounting for a 1.7 % market share of 6.6 Million. Driven by three early deployments (STC, Zain, Mobily), Saudi Arabia will lead LTE subscriptions throughout the Middle East region with over 70,000 subscriptions by Q4’2011 and over 0.39 Million by Q4’2012, representing a YoY (Year-over-Year) growth of 457 %. Operators in Saudi Arabia are adopting a variety of pricing strategies such as free LTE trials and mixed 3G/HSPA/LTE bundled price plans to increase early consumer adoption.
In the neighboring Africa, region, early commercial launches in South Africa (Vodacom, MTN) are expected before Q2’2012, taking African LTE subscriptions to 0.35 Million by Q4’2012. Egyptian operators are expected to lead the African market in the coming years, with a projected market share of 40.4 % in 2015 with over 4.5 Million subscriptions. Nigeria and South Africa will also retain a considerable chuck of the market, with market shares of 29.3 % and 21.6 % respectively by 2015. By 2015, it is estimated that the Middle East will account for 7.49 Million LTE subscriptions, while Africa will account for 11.15 Million subscriptions, representing global market shares of 1.8 % and 2.7 % respectively. While the 2.6 GHz spectrum will lead the African market, the Middle Eastern market will primarily be dominated by the 1800 MHz FDD and 2.3 GHz TDD deployments. Re-farming of the sub-1 GHz spectrum will be critical LTE’s success in both the Middle East and Africa.
LTE in the Middle East and Africa: Contracts, Operator Reviews, Spectrum Strategies, Subscriptions, Pricing and Forecasts 2011 - 2015 Q’3 2011 Update
Published: November 2011
Price: US$ 800.00
The report provides a detailed assessment of the LTE industry in the Middle East and Africa regions, by assessing all four major commercial network launches, 26 pilot/trial LTE networks, over 30 operators, their associated pricing strategies for LTE, and the regional market share. Also covered is an in-depth review of regulatory activities, issues and frequency spectrum strategies, with consideration of over 14 spectrum bands for both the Middle East and Africa regions. The report further provides a detailed global and regional assessment of the LTE industry as of November 2011, encompassing global LTE deployments and subscriptions, frequency spectrum adoption trends, pricing strategies and market.
More information can be found in the report “LTE in the Middle East and Africa: Contracts, Operator Reviews, Spectrum Strategies, Subscriptions, Pricing and Forecasts 2011 - 2015 Q’3 2011 Update” by Signals and Systems Telecom.
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