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Saudi Arabia - Telecoms, Mobile and Broadband - Statistics and Analyses

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  • 150 Pages
  • March 2022
  • Region: Saudi Arabia
  • Paul Budde Communication Pty Ltd
  • ID: 4116404

Fingerprinting Law Impacts Upon Mobile Subscriber Growth in Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabia sees 5G reach over half the population

Saudi Arabia's Saudi Vision 2030 program has several ambitions over the next decade, centered on creating a digital transformation in many areas of the economy, as well as services including government, health, and education.

Central to the scheme is fibre broadband and mobile data based on 5G. By mid-2021 fibre services were available to more than 3.5 million premises across the country. The success of the sector has been reflected in the decline in the number of DSL connections.

The reach of 5G networks has also been significant, with about half of the population able to access services. The three MNOs Zain KSA, Mobily, and STC cover most of the major cities with 5G. By June 2021, STC had built more than 4,000 5G towers covering 47 cities. In the next stage of its 5G rollout, the company intended to deploy an additional 2,500 towers to reach 71 new cities and towns.

 

Table of Contents

  1. Key statisticsCountry overview
    Covid-19 and its impact on the telecom sector
    1. Economic considerations and responses
    2. Subscribers
    3. Infrastructure
  2. Telecommunications market
    1. Market overview
    2. Market analysis
  3. Regulatory environment
    1. Historic overview
    2. Regulatory authority
    3. Telecom sector liberalisation
    4. Fixed-line developments
    5. Mobile network developments
  4. Mobile market
    1. Mobile statistics
    2. Mobile infrastructure
    3. Major mobile operators
    4. Mobile content and applications
  5. Fixed-line broadband market
    1. Market overview
    2. Fixed-line broadband technologies
    3. Integrated Telecom Company (ITC)
  6. Fixed network operators
    1. Saudi Telecom Company (stc)
  7. Telecommunications infrastructure
    1. Overview of the national telecom network
    2. International infrastructure (satellite, submarine)
    3. Smart infrastructure
  8. Appendix Historic dataGlossary of abbreviationsRelated Reports
    List of Tables
    • Table 1 Top-level country statistics and regulatory authorities Saudi Arabia 2021 (e)
    • Table 2 Saudi Arabia - GDP and inflation 2012 2022
    • Table 3 Development of mobile, fixed-line, and total telecom revenue (SAR billion) 2012 2020
    • Table 4 Change in fixed and mobile voice and SMS traffic 2012 2018
    • Table 5 Change in the number of mobile numbers ported 2012 2019
    • Table 6 Growth in the number of mobile subscribers and penetration 2012 2027
    • Table 7 Change in the number of prepaid and contract subscribers (million) 2012 2019
    • Table 8 Change in the market share of mobile subscribers by operator 2012 2018
    • Table 9 Change in the number of prepaid mobile subscribers 2012 2019
    • Table 10 Growth in the number of active mobile broadband subscribers and penetration 2012 2027
    • Table 11 Change in the number of mobile broadband subscriptions by type (million) 2015 2019
    • Table 12 Change in the number of Mobily's mobile subscribers 2006 2017
    • Table 13 Development of Mobily's financial data (SAR billion) 2012 2021
    • Table 14 Development of Zain KSA's financial data ($ million) 2012 2021
    • Table 15 Development of Zain KSA's mobile ARPU 2012 2021
    • Table 16 Change in the number of Zain KSA's mobile subscribers 2012 2021
    • Table 17 Growth in the number of Zain's base stations 2012 2020
    • Table 18 Growth in the number of internet users 2015 2022
    • Table 19 Growth in the number of fixed broadband subscribers and penetration 2012 2027
    • Table 20 Change in the number of fixed broadband subscriptions by platform (million) 2012 2019
    • Table 21 Development of stc Group's financial data (SAR billion) 2012 2021
    • Table 22 Development of stc Group's operating profit and net profit (SAR billion) 2012 2021
    • Table 23 Change in the number of fixed-lines in service and teledensity 2012 2027
    • Table 24 International internet bandwidth 2012 2020
    • Table 25 Historic - Saudi Arabia - fixed lines in service 1996 2011
    • Table 26 Historic - Saudi Arabia - mobile, fixed-line and total telecoms revenue of service providers (SAR billion) 2001 2011
    • Table 27 Historic - mobile subscribers and penetration rate 1996 2011
    • Table 28 Historic - Mobily revenue 2006 2011
    • Table 29 Historic - stc Group revenue and net profit (SAR billion) 2005 2011
    • Table 30 Historic - Saudi Arabia - prepaid subscribers 2002 2011
    • Table 31 Historic - Saudi Arabia - major mobile operators' market share 2005 2011
    • Table 32 Historic - Saudi Arabia - fixed broadband subscribers 2009 2011
    • Table 33 Historic - Development of Zain KSA's financial data ($ million) 2009 2011
    • Table 34 Historic - Change in the number of Zain KSA's mobile subscribers 2009 2011
    • Table 35 Historic - Development of stc Group's operating profit and net profit (SAR billion) 2009 2011
    List of Charts
    • Chart 7 Development of mobile, fixed-line, and total telecom revenue 2012 2020
    • Chart 8 Change in fixed and mobile voice and SMS traffic 2012 2018
    • Chart 9 Change in the number of mobile numbers ported 2012 2019
    • Chart 10 Growth in the number of mobile subscribers and penetration 2012 2027
    • Chart 11 Change in the number of prepaid and contract subscribers 2012 2019
    • Chart 12 Change in the market share of mobile subscribers by operator 2012 2018
    • Chart 13 Change in the number of prepaid mobile subscribers 2012 2019
    • Chart 14 Growth in the number of active mobile broadband subscribers and penetration 2012 2027
    • Chart 15 Change in the number of mobile broadband subscriptions by type 2015 2019
    • Chart 16 Development of Mobily's financial data 2012 2021
    • Chart 17 Development of Zain KSA's financial data 2012 2021
    • Chart 18 Change in the number of Zain KSA's mobile subscribers 2012 2021
    • Chart 19 Growth in the number of internet users 2015 2022
    • Chart 20 Growth in the number of fixed broadband subscribers and penetration 2012 2027
    • Chart 21 Change in the number of fixed broadband subscriptions by platform 2012 2019
    • Chart 22 Development of stc Group's financial data 2012 2021
    • Chart 23 Development of stc Group's operating profit and net profit 2012 2021
    • Chart 24 Change in the number of fixed-lines in service and teledensity 2012 2027
    • Chart 25 International internet bandwidth 2012 2020
    List of Exhibits
    • Exhibit 5 Submarine cables in-service in Saudi Arabia
    • Exhibit 6 2Africa landing stations

Executive Summary

The Saudi Arabia - Telecoms, Mobile and Broadband - Statistics and Analyses report includes all relevant research data and analysis. Covering trends and developments in telecommunications, mobile, internet, broadband, infrastructure and regulation.