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Middle East - Mobile Infrastructure and Mobile Broadband

July 2020 | 341 pages | ID: ME7F57BA44CEN
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The Middle East - Mobile Infrastructure and Mobile Broadband report includes all BuddeComm research data and analysis on this country. Covering trends and developments in telecommunications, mobile, internet, broadband, infrastructure and regulation.

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

The Middle East relies heavily on mobile infrastructure during 2020

Mobile infrastructure in the Middle East has by far the highest population coverage compared to fixed broadband and the region is highly dependent on mobile services. In times of crisis, the ability to remain connected becomes even more essential to society and the economy in general.

This reliance on telecommunications infrastructure and services has been highlighted throughout the world during the COVID-19 outbreak, including in the Middle East where many countries have required citizens to shelter-at-home. This has placed increased demand on telecoms infrastructure with people working and studying remotely. The operators have experienced a surge in demand for bandwidth and this, in turn, has led to a renewed push to either upgrade 4G networks or fast-track 5G developments.

In order to roll-out new networks efficiently and in a cost effective manner, BuddeComm observes that many operators in the Middle East are beginning to utilise the benefits of infrastructure sharing. Mobile tower sharing, for example, has become a viable strategy in countries like Saudi Arabia and Oman.

This BuddeComm report provides valuable information, analyses, statistics and insights into the mobile infrastructure in markets of the Middle East, including the countries of Bahrain, Iran, Iraq, Israel, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Syria, Turkey, United Arab Emirates and Yemen.

Recent developments:
  • Investing in 4G LTE networks is a key area of focus in the Middle East.
  • Many existing 4G networks are being upgraded in both preparation for 5G and to also meet the demands created by the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • By 2025 the market share of connections to smart phones will reach almost 75% across the larger MENA region, according to the GSMA.
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.
1 IMPACT OF COVID-19

2 REGIONAL MARKET COMPARISON

2.1 Introduction
2.2 Infrastructure sharing
2.3 Mobile broadband infrastructure coverage
2.4 Mobile and mobile broadband penetration
2.5 Mobile subscriber statistics

3 COUNTRIES LEADING 5G DEVELOPMENTS

3.1 United Arab Emirates
3.2 Qatar
3.3 Saudi Arabia

4 BAHRAIN

4.1 Historical overview
4.2 Market analysis
4.3 Regulatory environment
4.4 Mobile market analysis
4.5 Mobile handsets

5 IRAN

5.1 Market analysis
5.2 Regulatory environment
5.3 Mobile market analysis
5.4 Mobile content and applications
5.5 Mobile handsets

6 IRAQ

6.1 Historical overview
6.2 Market overview
6.3 Regulatory environment
6.4 Historical mobile overview

7 ISRAEL

7.1 Overview
7.2 Market analysis
7.3 Regulatory environment
7.4 Mobile market analysis

8 JORDAN

8.1 Market overview
8.2 Market analysis
8.3 Regulatory environment
8.4 Mobile market analysis

9 KUWAIT

9.1 Market analysis
9.2 Competitive environment
9.3 Regulatory environment
9.4 Mobile market analysis
9.5 Mobile content and applications
9.6 Mobile handsets

10 LEBANON

10.1 Regulatory environment
10.2 Mobile market overview
10.3 Mobile handsets

11 OMAN

11.1 Market overview
11.2 Market analysis
11.3 Regulatory environment
11.4 Mobile market analysis
11.5 Mobile handsets

12 QATAR

12.1 Historical overview
12.2 Market analysis
12.3 Regulatory environment
12.4 Mobile market overview
12.5 Mobile content and applications
12.6 Mobile handsets

13 SAUDI ARABIA

13.1 Market overview
13.2 Market analysis
13.3 Regulatory environment
13.4 Mobile market overview
13.5 Mobile content and applications

14 SYRIA

14.1 Historical overview
14.2 Market analysis
14.3 Market challenges
14.4 Emergency Telecommunications Cluster (ETC)
14.5 Regulatory environment
14.6 Mobile market analysis

15 TURKEY

15.1 Market history
15.2 Market analysis
15.3 Regulatory environment
15.4 Mobile market analysis

16 UNITED ARAB EMIRATES

16.1 Historical overview
16.2 Market analysis
16.3 Regulatory environment
16.4 Mobile market overview and analysis
16.5 Mobile content and applications
16.6 Mobile handsets

17 YEMEN

17.1 Historical overview
17.2 Market overview
17.3 Key industry considerations
17.4 Regulatory environment
17.5 Mobile market overview

18 GLOSSARY OF ABBREVIATIONS

19 RELATED REPORTS

LIST OF TABLES

Table 1 Middle East 3G and 4G - mobile infrastructure and population coverage 2014 - 2018
Table 2 Middle East - mobile subscriptions and annual growth 2014 - 2020
Table 3 Middle East - mobile subscriptions by country 2014 - 2020
Table 4 Bahrain current operators and services - 2019
Table 5 Bahrain - telecom sector revenue 2006 2018
Table 6 Bahrain - telecom sector revenue breakdown 2013 2018
Table 7 Bahrain - mobile sector ARPU 2013 2018
Table 8 Bahrain - mobile number accepted portability requests 2017 Q1 2019
Table 9 Bahrain - mobile subscribers and penetration rate - 2009 2024
Table 10 Bahrain - total prepaid mobile subscribers - 2009 Q1 2019
Table 11 Bahrain - retail mobile market revenue 2012 2018
Table 12 Bahrain - mobile ARPS 2012 2018
Table 13 Bahrain - mobile subscribers with active mobile broadband subscriptions 2010 2024
Table 14 Iran - mobile subscribers and penetration 2010 2020
Table 15 - Iran - mobile broadband subscriptions and penetration 2013 2020
Table 16 Iraq - mobile subscribers and penetration rate 2009 2019
Table 17 Iraq - active mobile broadband subscriptions 2014 2019
Table 18 Israel - major mobile operators' monthly mobile ARPU 2013 2020
Table 19 Israel - mobile subscribers and penetration rate 2009 2024
Table 20 Israel - major mobile operators' market share by subscribers 2010 2017
Table 21 Israel - active mobile broadband subscriptions 2009 2024
Table 22 4G LTE adoption- 2016; 1H 2018
Table 23 - Jordan - mobile subscribers and penetration 2010 2024
Table 24 Jordan - active mobile broadband subscriptions 2010 2024
Table 25 Kuwait mobile operator market share 2018; 2019
Table 26 Kuwait - mobile subscribers and penetration 2009 2024
Table 27 Kuwait - mobile operators' market share 2005 2018
Table 28 Kuwait - mobile operators, subscribers and annual change 2018
Table 29 - Kuwait - mobile broadband subscriptions 2014 2024
Table 30 Kuwait population coverage of mobile technologies 2016 - 2018
Table 31 Lebanon - mobile subscribers and penetration 2010 2020
Table 32 Lebanon - mobile operators' market share 2009 2019
Table 33 Lebanon - active mobile broadband subscriptions 2011 2020
Table 34 Growth of M2M mobile subscriptions 2018 Q1 2019
Table 35 Oman - mobile subscribers and penetration 2009 2024
Table 36 Oman - mobile sector total ARPU 2009 Q1 2019
Table 37 Oman - operators mobile market share by subscribers 2012 Q1 2019
Table 38 Oman total prepaid and post-paid subscribers 2009 1H 2019
Table 39 Oman SMS messages 2010 Q1 2019
Table 40 Oman MMS messages 2010 Q1 2019
Table 41 Active mobile broadband subscriptions 2009 2024
Table 42 Qatar telecoms revenue 2014 2018
Table 43 - Qatar - mobile subscribers and penetration 2009 2024
Table 44 - Qatar Major mobile operators' market share 2009 2018
Table 45 Qatar - Active mobile broadband subscriptions 2009 2024
Table 46 Saudi Arabia mobile, fixed-line and total telecoms revenue of service providers 2010 2016
Table 47 Saudi Arabia - mobile subscribers and penetration 2009 2024
Table 48 Saudi Arabia - major mobile operators' market share 2005 2018
Table 49 Saudi Arabia prepaid subscribers 2002 Q3 2018
Table 50 Saudi Arabia active mobile broadband subscriptions and penetration 2010 2024
Table 51 Middle East 3G and 4G - mobile infrastructure and population coverage 2014 - 2018
Table 52 Syria - mobile subscribers and penetration rate 2010 - 2020
Table 53 Syria - mobile broadband subscribers and penetration 2009 2018
Table 54 Turkey - mobile subscribers and penetration rate 2010 2024
Table 55 Turkey - ratio of prepaid to postpaid subscribers 2009 2019
Table 56 Turkey - active mobile broadband subscriptions 2010 2024
Table 57 UAE telecommunications revenue by service 2008 2018
Table 58 UAE - mobile subscribers and penetration 2009 2024
Table 59 UAE prepaid subscribers 2009 2019
Table 60 - UAE mobile broadband subscribers and penetration 2010 - 2024
Table 61 Yemen - mobile subscriptions and penetration based on ITU 2010 2017
Table 62 Yemen - mobile subscriptions and penetration based on company data 2018 -2019
Table 63 Yemen - active mobile broadband subscriptions 2011 - 2017
Chart 1 Middle East mobile subscriber and mobile broadband penetration - 2018
Chart 2 Mobile subscriptions forecast to rise in Bahrain 2009 2024
Chart 3 Bahrain mobile broadband subscriber growth 2009 2024
Chart 4 Major mobile operators monthly mobile ARPU decline 2013 - 2018
Chart 5 Israel mobile subscriber growth and penetration 2009 2024
Chart 6 Israel mobile broadband growth 2009 2024
Chart 7 Jordan's mobile subscribers have declined in recent years 2009 2024
Chart 8 Oman mobile subscriber growth 2009 2024
Chart 9 Oman growth in active mobile broadband subscriptions 2009 2024
Chart 10 mobile subscriber growth in Qatar 2009 2024
Chart 11 Mobile broadband subscriber growth in Qatar 2009 2024
Chart 12 Saudi Arabia mobile subscriptions and penetration 2009 2024
Chart 13 Saudi Arabia major mobile operators market share - 2018
Chart 14 Saudi Arabia mobile subscribers and penetration 2009 2024
Chart 15 Turkey mobile subscriptions and growth 2009 2024
Chart 16 Growth of mobile subscriptions in the UAE 2009 2024
Chart 17 Mobile broadband growth in the UAE 2009 2024
Exhibit 1 Privatisation of TCI
Exhibit 2 Kuwait Projects Company (KIPCO)
Exhibit 3 Telecom Services Providers in Oman Q2 2019
Exhibit 4 Commercial 5G networks launched in 2018


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