Saudi Arabia (country regulation overview)

Date: December 22, 2010
Pages: 25
Price:
US$ 1,500.00
Publisher: Ovum
Report type: Brief Review
Delivery: E-mail Delivery (PDF)
ID: S9585440021EN
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Saudi Arabia (country regulation overview)
Introduction

This report offers an extensive overview of the regulatory obligations at the retail and wholesale level for fixed and mobile. It also provides an overview of the national regulatory authority, key legislation and regulations, national broadband strategies, spectrum policy, and universal service.

Features and benefits
  • This overview provides clients with a detailed understanding of the regulatory environment in the country.
  • We offer details of the relevant markets regulated and the players designated as dominant in these markets.
Highlights

Despite being the largest telecoms market in the Middle East, Saudi Arabia has a lower broadband penetration rate than the UAE, Qatar, and Bahrain. The report highlights the regulator's efforts to accelerate growth in the broadband services market.

Your key questions answered
  • What are current regulation and telecoms policies in Saudi Arabia?
  • What are the details of the current remedies imposed at the retail and wholesale level for fixed and mobile services in Saudi Arabia?
SUMMARY

In a nutshell
Ovum view

OVERVIEW

Fixed market overview
  Internet
  VoIP
  IPTV
  Multi-play: dual, triple, and quadruple players
Mobile market overview
National regulatory authority
Key legislation and regulation
  Acts
  Decrees
  National broadband plans
Current status of market analysis

SPECTRUM

Spectrum policy
Wireless licensing
  3G licenses
  MVNOs

RETAIL REGULATION

Services subject to regulation
  The retail market

WHOLESALE FIXED REGULATION

Services subject to regulation
  Number portability
Voice interconnection
  Cost model for RIO
Wholesale access
Wholesale broadband services
  ADSL
  Local loop unbundling
  Interconnection at international cable landing points
  Leasing of dark fiber

WHOLESALE MOBILE REGULATION

Services subject to regulation
  National roaming
  Mobile number portability
Mobile termination charges

COMPETITION CASES

Current cases

UNIVERSAL SERVICE

Universal service obligation

MARKETS SUSCEPTIBLE TO REGULATION

List of regulated markets

APPENDIX

Methodology
Author
Ovum Regulatory & Policy Consulting
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