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The Fixed Services in the Middle East and North Africa: Trends and Forecasts 2019-2024

  • ID: 4807983
  • Report
  • Region: Africa, MENA, Middle East, North Africa
  • 12 Pages
  • Analysys Mason Group
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"Fixed broadband revenue in the Middle East and North Africa will increase at a CAGR of 4.6% during the forecast period, driven by the fast adoption of NGA-based services and limited competition in the fixed segment."

This report examines the key trends and drivers, and provides telecoms market forecasts for fixed communication services in the Middle East and North Africa. It includes worldwide context and commentary on six key countries: Egypt, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates (UAE).

This report provides:

  • a 5-year forecast of 44 fixed KPIs for the MENA region as a whole and for six key countries
  • an in-depth analysis of the trends, drivers and forecast assumptions for each type of fixed service, and for key countries
  • an overview of operator strategies and country-specific topics, which highlights similarities and differences between countries
  • a summary of results, key implications and recommendations for fixed operators.

Data coverage

Fixed connections

  • Voice, broadband, IPTV, dial-up
  • Narrowband voice, VoBB
  • DSL, FTTP/B, cable, BFWA, other

Fixed revenue

  • Service revenue, retail revenue
  • Voice, broadband, IPTV, dial-up, BNS
  • DSL, FTTP/B, cable, BFWA, other

Fixed voice traffic

  • Outgoing minutes, MoU

Who Should Read this Report

  • Market intelligence, strategy and project managers at fixed operators in the Middle East and North Africa.
  • Regulatory bodies in the Middle East and North Africa.
  • Financial institutions that directly invest in the telecoms sector in the region, or advise others that do so.
  • Press and media bodies that need a foundation of knowledge of the Middle East and North Africa fixed telecoms market.
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Chapter Nos.

1. Executive summary
2. Worldwide trends
3. Worldwide: monetising high-speed internet will be needed to achieve telecoms retail revenue growth
4. Regional trends
5. MENA: the fast adoption of fixed broadband and mobile data services will help the region’s telecoms operators to maintain service revenue growth
6. The increase in household broadband penetration will be boosted by NGA network roll-outs and a growing demand for fixed data connectivity
7. Broadband penetration will increase in all countries in MENA, but the gap between the most and least penetrated countries will widen
8. Increasing competitiveness will lead to a decline in ASPU, but the demand  for higher-speed services and bundling will lead to fixed broadband  revenue growth
9. Broadband penetration will continue to increase across the region and VDSL will become the predominant access technology by 2024
10. Country-level trends
11. Egypt: the increase in fixed broadband revenue will be the main  contributor to telecoms revenue growth during the forecast period
12. Kuwait: fixed market revenue growth will be driven by the expanding fibre- optic network footprint and encouraging service take-up
13. Oman: operators will increasingly focus on monetising their NGA  investments and driving service take-up as network penetration increases
14. Qatar: the demand for high-speed connectivity will drive fixed broadband revenue growth
15. Saudi Arabia: telecoms revenue will grow due to improving economic indicators and investment in fixed infrastructure
16. UAE: telecoms revenue will increase, driven mainly by the demand for high-speed broadband connections
17. Forecast methodology and assumptions
18. Forecast model is supported by sound market knowledge
19. Examples of forecast input drivers
20. About the authors

List of figures
Figure 1: Telecoms and pay-TV retail revenue, by type, and total service revenue, the Middle East and North Africa, 2014–2024
Figure 2: Fixed service revenue by location, Middle East and North Africa and worldwide, 2014–2024
Figure 3: Telecoms retail revenue by service type, fixed voice and fixed broadband ASPU, Middle East and North Africa, 2014–2024
Figure 4: Telecoms retail revenue and growth rate by service type, Middle East and North Africa, 2014–2024
Figure 5: Fixed connections by type, Middle East and North Africa (million), 2014–2024
Figure 6: Broadband connections by technology, Middle East and North Africa(million), 2014–2024
Figure 7: Fixed retail revenue by service, Middle East and North Africa (USD billion), 2014–2024
Figure 8: NGA broadband household penetration and NGA share of broadband connections, Middle East and North Africa, 2014–2024
Figure 9: Fixed Internet traffic per broadband connection, Middle East and North Africa (GB per month), 2014–2024
Figure 10a: Fixed broadband household penetration by country, Middle East and North Africa, 2014–2024
Figure 10b: Fixed broadband household penetration by country, Middle East and North Africa, 2014–2024
Figure 11a: Fixed broadband access ASPU by country, Middle East and North Africa, 2014–2024
Figure 11b: Fixed broadband access ASPU by country, Middle East and North Africa, 2014–2024
Figure 12: Broadband connections by technology, Egypt (million), 2014–2024
Figure 13: Fixed connections by type, Egypt (million), 2014–2024
Figure 14: Broadband connections by technology, Kuwait (thousand), 2014–2024
Figure 15: Fixed connections by type, Kuwait (thousand), 2014–2024
Figure 16: Broadband connections by technology, Oman (thousand), 2014–2024
Figure 17: Fixed connections by type, Oman (thousand), 2013–2023
Figure 18: Broadband connections by technology, Qatar (thousand), 2014–2024
Figure 19: Fixed connections by type, Qatar (thousand), 2014–2024
Figure 20: Broadband connections by technology, Saudi Arabia (million), 2014–2024
Figure 21: Fixed connections by type, Saudi Arabia (million), 2014–2024
Figure 22: Broadband connections by technology, UAE (million), 2014–2024
Figure 23: Fixed connections by type, UAE (million), 2014–2024

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  • Egypt
  • Kuwait
  • Oman
  • Qatar
  • Saudi Arabia
  • United Arab Emirates (UAE)
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