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Middle East: Mobile Network Operators & MVNOs, 2019 - Growth Opportunities Exist for Mobile Operators in the Middle East - ResearchAndMarkets.com


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The Middle East mobile market offers opportunities for growth due to its large populations and increasingly progressive outlook. However, there are vast differences between the various countries.

Some markets have significant mobile penetration and are looking towards mobile broadband for growth - while other markets face more challenging issues with infrastructure destruction and civil tension inhibiting current growth.

This report provides comprehensive insights and statistics into the mobile markets of the Middle East and includes the countries of Bahrain, Iran, Iraq, Israel, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Syria, Turkey, United Arab Emirates and Yemen.

The Middle East is earmarked as a region which will experience comparatively high mobile subscription growth in some of its markets over the next few years - compared to many of the more developed and saturated markets around the world. This is expected to be led by the largely populated countries of Turkey, Iran and Iraq which still have room for mobile subscription growth to occur.

5G is also firmly on the agenda for many markets in the Middle East, particularly in the GCC countries. Operators are busy deploying 5G technologies in anticipation of 5G and the introduction of devices, spectrum allocation and regulatory approval will eventually push these developments along faster.

The Middle East is benefitting from a number of pan-regional operators such as Etisalat, Vodafone and Orange which are bringing valuable expertise to the region and complement the local efforts of strong domestic players such as Batelco, Umniah, Turkcell and VIVA, just to name a few. 4G LTE is already heavily deployed in many markets and the operators are turning to increase mobile broadband usage in order to grow revenues.

In some Middle Eastern markets, however; there are unique challenges relating to civil unrest which has hindered mobile progress. The operators in countries like Yemen and Syria, for example, face more challenging issues relating to infrastructure destruction, security concerns, economic pressure and humanitarian crises.

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

This annual publication also incorporates the publisher's Middle East Telecoms Maturity Index' (TMI). This is an index (on a scale between 0% and 100%) which measures and ranks the relative maturity of the telecoms industries in 12 countries in the region (Syria and Yemen have been excluded from the index at this time).

The Index has been devised as a tool to compare the different markets easily and uniformly. Countries have been placed into Market Leaders, Market Challengers or Market Emergents categories according to their Market Index score. Countries are compared according to a number of parameters with a focus on fixed broadband and mobile broadband penetration.

GDP is also included in a number of charts both for illustrative purposes and as a gauge to help decipher market maturity. However, a number of countries low on the Index scale are noted for the considerable effort still required in terms of market investment, regulatory oversight and effective government-sponsored direction. Given the poor condition of the telecoms market in these countries, they have not been placed into either category.

Recent Developments:

  • Many mobile operators in the Middle East have formed partnerships in order to develop and progress 5G readiness.
  • Mobile finger-printing and bio-metric registration laws have impacted upon mobile subscriber growth and revenue in many Middle Eastern markets.
  • Mobile data is growing faster than voice in many Middle Eastern markets.
  • High taxes are of concern to some mobile operators in the Middle East.
  • The awarding of Universal licenses and easing of roaming regulations is assisting to create competition in some markets.
  • The adoption of smartphones is expected to increase.

Key Topics Covered

1. Regional mobile overview

  • Iraq
  • Turkey
  • Iran
  • Market considerations
  • Taxes
  • Universal licenses
  • Roaming
  • Smart phone adoption
  • Data revenue growth
  • 5G
  • Artificial Intelligence (AI)
  • Mobile digital security
  • Middle East country summary
  • Middle East major operators and subscribers
  • Major domestic mobile operators
  • Major international mobile operators
  • TMI Introduction and statistical overview
  • Market analysis
  • Middle East Telecom Maturity Index
  • 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

2. Bahrain

3. Iran

4. Iraq

5. Israel

6. Jordan

7. Kuwait

8. Lebanon

9. Oman

10. Qatar

11. Saudi Arabia

12. Syria

13. Turkey

14. United Arab Emirates

15. Yemen

Companies Mentioned

  • Alfa Telecom
  • Asiacell
  • Avea
  • Axiom Telecom
  • Batelco/Umniah
  • Cellcom
  • du
  • Etisalat
  • FRiENDi
  • GO Telecom/Etihad Atheeb
  • Golan Telecom
  • HOT Mobile
  • Integrated Telecom Company (ITC)/Bayn Consortium
  • Iraqi Telephone and Postal Company (ITPC)
  • Jordan Telecom Group/Orange
  • Kuwait Telecom Company (KTC)/Viva
  • Lebara KSA/Etihad Jawraa
  • Majan Telecom (Renna)
  • Mobile Communications Iran (MCI)
  • Mobile Telecommunications Co (MTC)/Zain
  • Mobile Telecommunications Company of Isfahan (MTCE)
  • Mobily/Ettihad Etisalat/Bayanat Al-Oula
  • MTC Touch
  • MTN Irancell
  • MTN Syria
  • OmanTel
  • Ooredoo Kuwait (previously National Mobile Telecommunication Co (NMT)/Wataniya Telecom)
  • Ooredoo Oman
  • Ooredoo Qatar
  • Orange (Partner)
  • Pelephone (Bezeq)
  • Rami Levy
  • Regional Telecom
  • Samatel
  • Saudi Telecom Company (STC)/Bravo
  • Syrian Telecommunication Establishment (STE)
  • Syriatel
  • Tamin Telecom (Rightel)
  • Telecommunication Company of Iran (TCI)
  • Telecommunication Kish Company (TKC)
  • Turkcell
  • Virgin Mobile Middle East & Africa (Virgin Mobile MEA)
  • VIVA
  • Viva Bahrain
  • Vodafone Qatar
  • Vodafone Turkey
  • Zain Bahrain
  • Zain Iraq
  • Zain Jordan
  • Zain KSA

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