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Lebanon - Telecoms, Mobile and Broadband - Statistics and Analyses - Product Image

Lebanon - Telecoms, Mobile and Broadband - Statistics and Analyses

  • ID: 1236648
  • Report
  • April 2020
  • Region: Lebanon
  • 67 Pages
  • Paul Budde Communication Pty Ltd
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  • Alfa Telecom (Orascom).
  • Ogero Telecom
  • Touch (Zain)
  • MORE
Prior to the Coronavirus (Covid-19) crisis that has swept the world, Lebanon was progressing well with its 5G plans. In September 2019, the major player Touch (owned by Zain), announced it had launched Lebanon's first mobile site which offered low latency and speeds of 1.4 Gb/ps.

Lebanon had also improved its fixed infrastructure in recent years, driven by the telecoms ministry. Plans were introduced which saw new landlines and fibre-optic networks installed as well as faster DSL services.

In 2020 there is mounting demand for both fixed and mobile services in Lebanon. This has increased in response to the influx of employees and students being encouraged to work-from-home in order to combat the spread of Coronavirus (Covid-19).

The publisher notes that the outbreak of the Coronavirus in 2020 is having a significant impact on production and supply chains all around the world. During this time, the telecoms sector to various degrees is likely to experience a downturn in mobile device and ICT equipment production, while it may also be difficult for network operators to source necessary equipment or manage workflows when maintaining and upgrading existing infrastructure. Overall progress towards 5G may also be postponed or slowed down in some countries.

On the consumer side, spending on telecoms services and devices is likely to be impacted by large-scale job losses and the consequent restriction on disposable incomes. In contrast, there may be rising demand for reliable high-speed services from households, education institutions and healthcare services including tele-health. It is largely unknown what the long-term impacts will be as the crisis develops.

Key Developments:

The pricing of telecom services has been raised as an issue in Lebanon in recent years and this has been exasperated by the Covid-19 outbreak.

In 2018 the first successful 5G trial was conducted in Lebanon and in 2019 the first live mobile 5G site was launched.

Telecoms progress in Lebanon has been recently steered by the 2020 Telecom Vision project managed by the Ministry of Telecommunications (MoT).

Companies covered in this report include:

Ogero Telecom, Touch (Zain), Alfa Telecom (Orascom).
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  • Alfa Telecom (Orascom).
  • Ogero Telecom
  • Touch (Zain)
  • MORE
1 Key statistics
1.1 Country overview

2 Covid-19 and its impact on the telecoms sector
2.1 Global implications
2.2 Economic considerations and responses
2.3 Impact on Lebanon

3 Regional Middle East market comparison
3.1 Introduction
3.2 Mobile and mobile broadband penetration
3.3 Fixed and mobile broadband penetration
3.4 Historical overview
3.5 Market overview

4 Regulatory environment
4.1 Background
4.2 Regulatory authority
4.3 Telecom sector liberalisation in Lebanon
4.4 Privatisation
4.5 Mobile regulatory issues

5 Mobile communications
5.1 Market overview
5.2 Mobile statistics
5.3 Mobile data
5.4 Mobile broadband statistics
5.5 Mobile infrastructure
5.6 Major mobile operators
5.7 Mobile handsets

6 Fixed broadband market
6.1 Market analysis
6.2 Fixed broadband statistics
6.3 Fibre-to-the-Premises (FttP) networks
6.4 Other fixed broadband services

7 Fixed network operator
7.1 Ogero Telecom

8 Telecommunications infrastructure
8.1 National telecom network
8.2 International infrastructure

9 Smart infrastructure

10 Appendix Historic data

11 Glossary of abbreviations

12 Related reports

List of Tables
Table 1 Top Level Country statistics and Telco Authorities Lebanon 2020
Table 2 - Evolution of GDP and inflation in Lebanon 2014 2019
Table 3 Lebanon - mobile subscribers and penetration 2010 2020
Table 4 Lebanon - mobile operators' market share 2009 2019
Table 5 Lebanon - active mobile broadband subscriptions 2011 2020
Table 6 Touch mobile subscribers 2009 2019
Table 7 Alfa mobile subscribers 2009 2019
Table 8 Lebanon - fixed broadband subscribers and penetration 2010 2020
Table 9 Lebanon - fixed lines in service and teledensity - 2010 2020
Table 10 Historic Lebanon - mobile subscribers and penetration rate - 1995 2009
Table 11 Historical - Touch mobile subscribers 2005 - 2008
Table 12 Historic - Lebanon - Fixed lines in service and teledensity - 2006 2009

List of Charts
Chart 1 Middle East mobile subscriber and mobile broadband penetration
Chart 2 Middle East fixed and mobile broadband subscriber penetration

List of Exhibits
Exhibit 1 Lebanon's Telecom Vision 2020
Exhibit 2 The evolution of fixed internet/broadband in Lebanon
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  • Ogero Telecom
  • Touch (Zain)
  • Alfa Telecom (Orascom).
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