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Middle East - Mobile Infrastructure and Mobile Broadband

  • ID: 4769765
  • Report
  • April 2019
  • Region: Middle East
  • 354 Pages
  • Paul Budde Communication Pty Ltd
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5G Mobile Infrastructure is a Key Focus in Parts of the Middle East

FEATURED COMPANIES

  • Alfa Telecom
  • du
  • Korek Telecom
  • OmanTel
  • Regional Telecom
  • Viva Bahrain
  • MORE

Many countries in the Middle East have substantial mobile infrastructure in place, particularly in the urban areas. It is encouraging to see that some governments and operators are now focusing on improving services in the rural areas. In Iran, for example, two of the major operators recently agreed to provide national roaming, with an aim to improve availability to services in rural areas.

Government support is imperative to the growth of telecommunications infrastructure and many countries in the Middle East have strong government backing. In Bahrain, for example, there are a number of developments underway which will improve both telecoms services and infrastructure and it is the Telecommunications Regulatory Authority (TRA) which is the primary driver behind many of these plans.

Several countries are at the forefront of 5G development at a global level. The UAE, Saudi Arabia and Qatar in particular are demonstrating significant progress towards 5G. The UAE for example, has the appropriate infrastructure in place to take advantage of 5G as it boasts one of the world’s highest mobile penetration rates, substantial 4G LTE infrastructure and is considered one of the leaders in the region. It has already allocated spectrum frequencies to Etisalat and Du for 5G deployment use.

This report provides valuable information, analyses and statistics on the mobile infrastructure and mobile broadband 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 unique report also includes the Telecoms Maturity Index (TMI) which measures and ranks the maturity of a country’s telecoms industry on a scale of 1 to 100 compared to other Middle Eastern countries. All countries are placed into one of three categories: ‘Market Leaders’, ‘Market Challengers’ and ‘Market Emergents’, according to their Market Index score.

The Telecoms Maturity Index (TMI) is used to fuel regional analysis, it provides a unique approach and allows a comprehensive country vs region comparison. This TMI measures and ranks the following 12 countries in the Middle East region including: Bahrain; Iran; Iraq; Israel; Jordan; Kuwait; Lebanon; Oman; Qatar; Saudi Arabia; Turkey and the United Arab Emirates.

Recent Developments:

  • All countries in the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) have extremely high mobile penetration.
  • Many governments and operators have realised that high-speed mobile infrastructure is the key to driving mobile broadband growth and revenues.
  • A number of recent investments in infrastructure have seen 4G LTE services flourish in many markets.
  • There are a few countries demonstrating leadership in terms of 5G development in the Middle East - and a number of other countries are also making strategic plans and partnerships in this regard.
  • While parts of the Middle East are having ongoing civil unrest issues which has stagnated telecoms developments (e.g. Syria, Yemen) - the more stabilised and progressive countries are moving forwards and making significant inroads in developing and progressing mobile infrastructure and mobile broadband services.
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FEATURED COMPANIES

  • Alfa Telecom
  • du
  • Korek Telecom
  • OmanTel
  • Regional Telecom
  • Viva Bahrain
  • MORE

1. Regional overview

  • Mobile broadband
  • 5G insights
  • TMI: Introduction and statistical overview
  • Market analysis
  • Middle East Telecom Maturity Index (TMI)
  • 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

  • Market overview
  • Market analysis
  • Recent developments
  • Regulatory environment
  • Regulatory authority
  • Overview
  • Telecom sector liberalisation in Bahrain
  • Interconnect
  • Access
  • Number portability
  • Privatisation
  • Mobile licenses
  • Subscriber registration
  • Roaming tariff reduction
  • Mobile Termination Rates (MTR)
  • Mobile market analysis
  • Mobile statistics
  • General statistics
  • Mobile voice
  • Prepaid
  • Mobile broadband statistics
  • Mobile infrastructure
  • Brief intro analogue networks
  • Digital networks
  • Mobile handsets

3. Iran

  • Market analysis
  • Alleged sanction violations
  • Regulatory environment
  • Historic overview
  • Sixth five year plan 2016 -2021
  • Regulatory authority
  • WiMAX licences
  • Number Portability (NP)
  • Roaming
  • Mobile market analysis
  • MVNOs
  • Mobile statistics
  • General statistics
  • Mobile broadband statistics
  • Mobile regulatory issues
  • Second mobile licence - MTN Irancell
  • Third Mobile licence - Tamin Telecom (Rightel)
  • Mobile infrastructure
  • 5G
  • 4G LTE
  • GSM, 3G
  • Mobile content and applications
  • Messaging services
  • M-banking (payments/loans)
  • Mobile handsets

4. Iraq

  • Historical overview
  • Market overview
  • Regulatory environment
  • Historic overview
  • Regulatory authority
  • Telecom sector liberalisation in Iraq
  • Mobile historical overview
  • Mobile market analysis
  • Mobile statistics
  • Mobile broadband statistics
  • Regulatory issues
  • Temporary mobile licences awarded in 2003
  • Permanent licences awarded in 2007
  • Fourth mobile licence
  • Mobile infrastructure
  • 3G
  • 4G LTE
  • 5G
  • Satellite mobile
  • Mobile content and applications
  • m-banking and m-payments

5. Israel

  • Overview
  • Market analysis
  • Key recent developments
  • Regulatory environment
  • Historic overview
  • Regulatory authority
  • Privatisation of Bezeq
  • Telecom sector liberalisation in Israel
  • Number Portability (NP)
  • Net Neutrality
  • Wholesale
  • Mobile market analysis
  • Mobile statistics
  • General statistics
  • Mobile broadband statistics
  • Mobile infrastructure
  • Brief intro analogue networks
  • Digital networks
  • Mobile regulatory issues
  • Connection charges
  • Licensing
  • LTE Spectrum
  • Roaming
  • MTRs
  • Early termination fee reduction
  • MNP
  • Network sharing
  • Mobile handsets

6. Jordan

  • Market overview
  • Market analysis
  • Key recent developments
  • Regulatory environment
  • Historic overview
  • Regulatory authority
  • Telecom sector liberalisation
  • Privatisation
  • Interconnect
  • Access
  • Carrier PreSelection (CPS)
  • Taxes
  • Mobile regulatory issues
  • Mobile market analysis
  • Mobile statistics
  • General statistics
  • SMS and MMS - historical
  • OTT messaging services
  • Mobile broadband statistics
  • Mobile infrastructure
  • Digital networks
  • IoT and M2M networks
  • Mobile handsets

7. Kuwait

  • Market analysis
  • Recent developments
  • Regulatory environment
  • Historic overview
  • Regulatory authority
  • Privatisation
  • Infrastructure sharing
  • Interconnect
  • Mobile market analysis
  • Mobile statistics
  • General statistics
  • Mobile broadband
  • Mobile infrastructure
  • 5G
  • 4G (LTE)
  • GSM, 3G
  • Other infrastructure developments
  • Mobile voice/VoLTE
  • Mobile regulatory issues
  • Third mobile operator
  • Mobile Number Portability (MNP)
  • Roaming tariff reduction
  • Spectrum reframing for LTE
  • Mobile tower management
  • Mobile content and applications
  • m-banking (payments/loans)
  • OTT messaging services
  • Mobile handsets

8. Lebanon

  • Historical overview
  • Market analysis
  • Regulatory environment
  • Background
  • Regulatory authority
  • Telecom sector liberalisation in Lebanon
  • Privatisation
  • Mobile regulatory issues
  • Mobile market analysis
  • Mobile statistics
  • Mobile data
  • OTT messaging services
  • M2M
  • Mobile broadband statistics
  • Mobile infrastructure
  • GSM, 3G
  • 4G LTE
  • 5G
  • Mobile handsets

9. Oman

  • Market Overview
  • Market analysis
  • Recent developments
  • Regulatory environment
  • Historic overview
  • Revision of the telecommunication regulatory law - 2011-2015
  • Regulatory authority
  • Telecom sector liberalisation in Oman
  • Privatisation
  • Interconnect
  • Access
  • Universal Service Obligation (USO)
  • Royalty fees
  • Competition issues
  • Market competitiveness report
  • Mobile market analysis
  • Mobile statistics
  • General statistics
  • Mobile voice
  • Mobile data
  • Mobile broadband statistics
  • Mobile regulatory issues
  • Second mobile licence
  • Third mobile licence
  • Reseller/MVNO licences
  • Roaming
  • MNP
  • Spectrum allocation
  • Mobile infrastructure
  • 5G
  • 4G LTE, LTE-A
  • GSM, 3G
  • M2M
  • Mobile handsets

10. Qatar

  • Historical overview
  • Market analysis
  • Key recent developments
  • Regulatory environment
  • Historic overview
  • Regulatory authority
  • Telecom sector liberalisation in Qatar
  • Privatisation
  • Interconnect
  • Access
  • Wholesale transmission
  • Mobile market analysis
  • Mobile statistics
  • General statistics
  • Mobile broadband statistics
  • Mobile regulatory issues
  • New executive powers
  • Second mobile licence
  • Mobile virtual network operator (MVNO)
  • Roaming tariff reduction
  • NP
  • Spectrum
  • Mobile infrastructure
  • 5G
  • 4G LTE
  • GSM, 3G
  • Satellite mobile
  • Mobile content and applications
  • M-commerce
  • Mobile messaging
  • Mobile handsets

11. Saudi Arabia

  • Market overview
  • Market analysis
  • Universal Licenses
  • Saudi Arabia’s Vision 2030
  • Regulatory environment
  • Historic overview
  • Regulatory authority
  • Telecom sector liberalisation
  • Data service provider licences
  • Fixed-line licences
  • New satellite broadband license
  • Interconnect and access
  • Number Portability (NP)
  • Universal service
  • Mobile market overview
  • Mobile market analysis
  • Mobile statistics
  • General statistics
  • Mobile voice
  • Mobile data
  • Mobile broadband statistics
  • Mobile regulatory issues
  • Award of second GSM mobile licence
  • iDEN contract awarded
  • Award of Third Generation (3G) licences
  • Award of third mobile licence
  • Mobile license extensions 2016
  • Roaming
  • MTRs
  • Mobile Virtual Network Operators (MVNOs)
  • Fingerprinting law
  • Mobile infrastructure
  • GSM, 3G
  • LTE, LTE-A
  • Satellite mobile
  • 5G
  • Mobile content and applications
  • M-banking and m-payments

12. Syria

  • Historical overview
  • Market analysis
  • Market challenges
  • Emergency Telecommunications Cluster (ETC)
  • Regulatory environment
  • Historic overview
  • Regulatory authority
  • Telecom sector liberalisation in Syria
  • Interconnect
  • Market analysis
  • Mobile statistics
  • Mobile voice
  • Prepaid
  • Mobile broadband statistics
  • Regulatory issues
  • Third mobile licence
  • Current BOT contracts/Long term free hold licenses
  • Mobile infrastructure
  • 4G LTE
  • 3G
  • GSM
  • Satellite mobile
  • Mobile content and applications
  • m-payments

13. Turkey

  • Market history
  • Market analysis
  • Recent developments
  • Regulatory environment
  • Historic overview
  • Recent developments
  • Regulatory authority
  • Telecom sector liberalisation in Turkey
  • Privatisation
  • Interconnect
  • Access
  • Number Portability (NP)
  • Universal services
  • Tax levies
  • Mobile market analysis
  • Mobile statistics
  • General statistics
  • Mobile voice
  • SMS and MMS
  • Mobile broadband statistics
  • Mobile regulatory issues
  • Overview (recent general laws and regulations)
  • Third Generation (3G) licences
  • Third and fourth GSM licences
  • Significant market power (SMP)
  • MTRs
  • Mobile Number Portability (MNP)
  • Telsim privatisation
  • Mobile infrastructure
  • 5G
  • 4G, LTE
  • Mobile content and applications
  • Mobile apps
  • Mobile payments

14. United Arab Emirates

  • Historical overview
  • Market analysis
  • Key recent developments
  • Regulatory environment
  • Historic overview
  • Regulatory authority
  • Draft bill for new authority
  • Telecom sector liberalisation
  • Interconnect and access
  • Fibre access
  • Number Portability (NP)
  • Royalty payments
  • Censorship
  • Roaming tariff reduction
  • Mobile market analysis
  • Mobile statistics
  • Mobile voice
  • Prepaid
  • Mobile data
  • SMS and MMS
  • OTT messaging services
  • Mobile broadband statistics
  • Mobile infrastructure
  • Brief intro analogue networks
  • Digital networks
  • Mobile content and applications
  • M-commerce
  • M-payments
  • Mobile handsets

15. Yemen

  • Historical overview
  • Market analysis
  • Key industry considerations
  • Regulatory environment
  • Regulatory authority
  • Telecom sector liberalisation
  • Privatisation
  • Internet governance
  • Mobile market analysis
  • Mobile statistics
  • Mobile broadband statistics
  • Mobile regulatory issues
  • GSM licences awarded
  • Third GSM licence
  • Mobile infrastructure

List of Tables
Table 1 - Middle East - mobile subscriptions and annual growth - 2014 - 2019
Table 2 - Middle East - mobile subscriptions by country - 2014 - 2019
Table 3 - Middle East - 3G and 4G - mobile infrastructure and population coverage - 2014 - 2017
Table 4 - Bahrain - Telecom sector revenue - 2006 - 2016
Table 5 - Bahrain - Telecom sector revenue breakdown - 2013 - 2016
Table 6 - Bahrain - Accepted cumulative mobile number portability requests - 2011 - 1H 2017
Table 7 - Historic - Bahrain - mobile subscribers and penetration rate - 1995 - 2004
Table 8 - Bahrain - mobile subscribers and penetration rate - 2005 - 2019
Table 9 - Bahrain - total prepaid mobile subscribers - 1999 - Q3 2018
Table 10 - Bahrain - Retail mobile market revenue - 2012 - 2017
Table 11 - Bahrain - Mobile ARPS - 2012 - 2017
Table 12 - Bahrain - Mobile subscribers with active mobile broadband subscriptions - 2013 - Q1 2018
Table 13 - Bahrain - Global - frequency bands under consideration for 5G deployment
Table 14 - Iran - historic mobile subscribers and penetration - 1995 - 2006
Table 15 - Iran - mobile subscribers and penetration - 2007 - 2019
Table 16 - Iran - mobile broadband subscriptions and penetration - 2013 - 2020
Table 17 - Iraq - Mobile subscribers and penetration rate - 2002 - 2019
Table 18 - Iraq - Active mobile broadband subscriptions - 2014 - 2019
Table 19 - Israel - Major mobile operators’ monthly mobile ARPU - 2013 - 2018
Table 20 - Israel - Historic - Mobile subscribers and penetration rate - 1995 - 2004
Table 21 - Israel - mobile subscribers and penetration rate - 2005 - 2023
Table 22 - Israel - Active mobile broadband subscriptions - 2010 - 2018
Table 23 - Israel - 4G LTE adoption- 2016; 1H 2018
Table 24 - Jordan - Historical - Mobile Termination Rates - 2010 - 2014
Table 25 - Jordan - Historic - Mobile subscribers and penetration rate - 1995 - 2004
Table 26 - Jordan - mobile subscribers and penetration - 2005 - 2019
Table 27 - Jordan - active mobile broadband subscriptions - 2010 - 2019
Table 28 - Historic - Kuwait - mobile subscribers and penetration rate - 1995 - 2004
Table 29 - Kuwait - mobile subscribers and penetration - 2013 - 2019
Table 30 - Kuwait - mobile broadband subscriptions - 2014 - 2019
Table 31 - Lebanon - Historic - Mobile subscribers and penetration rate - 1995 - 2004
Table 32 - Lebanon - mobile subscribers and penetration - 2005 - 2019
Table 33 - Lebanon - active mobile broadband subscriptions - 2011 - 2019
Table 34 -Oman - Historic mobile subscribers and penetration rate - 1995 - 2004
Table 35 - Oman - mobile subscribers and penetration - 2005 - 2019
Table 36 - Oman - mobile sector total ARPU - 2005 - 2018
Table 37 - Oman - total prepaid and post-paid subscribers - 2005 - 2018
Table 38 - Oman - SMS messages - 2010 - 2018
Table 39 - Oman - MMS messages - 2010 - 2018
Table 40 - Oman - Active mobile broadband subscriptions - 2008 - 2019
Table 41 - Qatar - historic - mobile subscribers and penetration rate - 1995 - 2004
Table 42 - Qatar - mobile subscribers and penetration - 2005 - 2019
Table 43 - Qatar - mobile subscription and penetration forecast - 2020 - 2024
Table 44 - Qatar - Active mobile broadband subscriptions - 2008 - 2019
Table 45 - Qatar - Key Performance Indicators for 5G Market Potential - Existing mobile infrastructure coverage and active mobile broadband penetration - 2014 - 2017
Table 46 - Saudi Arabia - mobile, fixed-line and total telecoms revenue of service providers - 2001 - 2016
Table 47 - Saudi Arabia - Fixed telephone teledensity and mobile subscriber penetration - 2012 - 2019
Table 48 - Saudi Arabia - Historic - Mobile subscribers and penetration rate - 1995 - 2014
Table 49 - Saudi Arabia - mobile subscribers and penetration - 2015 - 2019
Table 50 - Saudi Arabia - prepaid subscribers - 2002 - Q3 2018
Table 51 - Saudi Arabia - mobile broadband subscriptions - technologies and penetration - 2010 - 2019
Table 52 - Syria - mobile subscribers and penetration rate - 1999 - 2019
Table 53 - Syria - mobile broadband subscribers and penetration - 2005 - 2019
Table 54 - Historic - Turkey - mobile subscribers and penetration rate - 1995 - 2004
Table 55 - Turkey - mobile subscribers and penetration rate - 2005 - 2019
Table 56 - Turkey - historical - breakdown of mobile revenue - 2008 - Q1 2016
Table 57 - Turkey - ratio of prepaid to postpaid subscribers - 2000 - Q1 2018
Table 58 - Turkey - active mobile broadband subscriptions - 2009 - 2019
Table 59 - Turkey - 2G; 3G; 4G subscribers - 2009 - Q3 2017
Table 60 - UAE - telecommunications revenue - 2007 - 2016
Table 61 - UAE - Historic - Mobile subscribers and penetration rate - 1995 - 2007
Table 62 - UAE - mobile subscribers and penetration - 2005 - 2019
Table 63 - UAE - historical - mobile revenue and ARPU - 2008 - 2015
Table 64 - UAE - historical - prepaid vs postpaid revenue - 2008 - 2015
Table 65 - UAE - prepaid subscribers - 2005 - 2018
Table 66 - UAE - historical - SMS and MMS sent - 2007 - 2015
Table 67 - UAE - mobile broadband subscribers and penetration - 2010 - 2019
Table 68 - UAE - handset manufacturers’ market share - 2013; 2015; 2017
Table 69 - Yemen - mobile subscriptions and penetration - 2013 - 2019
Table 70 - Yemen - active mobile broadband subscriptions - 2011 - 2017

List of Charts
Chart 1 - Middle East - Telecoms Maturity Index (TMI)
Chart 2 - Middle East - Telecoms Maturity Index vs GDP per Capita - 2018
Chart 3 - Middle East - mobile subscriber versus mobile broadband penetration - 2018
Chart 4 - Middle East - Fixed broadband penetration versus mobile broadband penetration
Chart 5 - GCC countries - fixed vs mobile broadband penetration
Chart 6 - Bahrain - Pre-paid subscribers - 2008 - Q3 2018
Chart 7 - Israel - Major mobile operators - monthly mobile ARPU decline - 2013 - 2018
Chart 8 - Yemen - Mobile subscriber penetration versus mobile broadband penetration - 2013 - 2017

List of Exhibits
Exhibit 1 - Middle East - Country by country - TMI rank and industry description
Exhibit 2 - Generalised Market Characteristics by Market Segment
Exhibit 3 - Key global developments towards 5G standardisation
Exhibit 4 - Iran - Privatisation of TCI
Exhibit 5 - Lebanon’s Telecom Vision 2020

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  • 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
  • Korek Telecom
  • 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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