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

  • ID: 4807989
  • Report
  • July 2019
  • Region: Middle East, Africa
  • 10 Pages
  • Analysys Mason Group
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"Mobile handset revenue remains the key driver of mobile revenue growth in the region, supported by improving 4G coverage and the introduction of 5G services."

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

This report provides:

  • a 5-year forecast of 118 mobile KPIs for the MENA region and for six key countries
  • an in-depth analysis of the trends, drivers and forecast assumptions for each type of mobile service, and for six key countries
  • an overview of operator strategies and country-specific topics, highlighting similarities and differences between countries
  • a summary of results, key implications and recommendations for mobile operators.

Data coverage

Mobile connections

  • Handset, mobile broadband, IoT
  • Prepaid, contract
  • 2G, 3G, 4G, 5G
  • Smartphone, non-smartphone

Mobile revenue

  • Service, retail
  • Prepaid, contract
  • Handset, mobile broadband, IoT
  • Handset voice, messaging, data

Mobile ARPU

  • SIMs, handset
  • Prepaid, contract
  • Handset voice, data

Voice traffic

  • Outgoing minutes, MoU
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Chapter Nos

6. Executive summary
7. Worldwide trends
8. Worldwide: mobile data will remain the key driver of telecoms mobile retail revenue growth
9. Regional trends
10. The fast adoption of mobile data services will help telecoms operators to maintain service revenue growth
11. Mobile services will account for most of the telecoms revenue in the region, driven by the growing demand for data and the fast migration from 3G to 4G
12. Population service penetration will remain flat because most of the mature markets have reached saturation point
13. Kuwait: mobile revenue growth will be limited by market saturation and the declining prices of data packages
14. Oman: a new mobile entrant will increase competition in the mobile market
15. Qatar: operators in the country aim to lead in 5G coverage in the region and will focus on the quality of service for data users
16. Saudi Arabia: mobile service revenue will be boosted by the launch of 5G technology and the adoption of service-based tariffs
17. UAE: mobile data revenue and the recent launch of 5G will help operators to grow their mobile revenue in the next 5 years
18. Forecast methodology and assumptions
19. Our forecast model is supported by sound market knowledge
20. Examples of forecast input drivers
21. About the authors

List of Figures
Figure 1: Telecoms and pay-TV retail revenue, by type, and total service revenue, Middle East and North Africa, 2014–2024
Figure 2: Mobile service revenue by location, Middle East and North Africa and worldwide, 2014–2024
Figure 3: Telecoms retail revenue by mobile service type, and mobile ARPU, 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: Mobile connections by type, Middle East and North Africa (million), 2014–2024
Figure 6: Mobile connections by generation, Middle East and North Africa (million), 2014–2024
Figure 7: Mobile ARPU by type, Middle East and North Africa (USD per month), 2014–2024
Figure 8: Contract share of mobile connections (excluding IoT), Middle East and North Africa, 2014–2024
Figure 9: Mobile data traffic per connection, Middle East and North Africa (MB per month), 2014–2024
Figure 10a: Mobile penetration by country, Middle East and North Africa, 2014–2024
Figure 10b: Mobile penetration by country, Middle East and North Africa,  2014–2024
Figure 11: Mobile ARPU, Kuwait (KWD per month), 2014–2024
Figure 12: Mobile connections by type, Kuwait (million), 2014–2024
Figure 13: Mobile ARPU, Oman (OMR per month), 2014–2024
Figure 14: Mobile connections by type, Oman (million), 2014–2024
Figure 15: Mobile ARPU, Qatar (QAR per month), 2014–2024
Figure 16: Mobile connections by type, Qatar (million), 2014–2024
Figure 17: Mobile ARPU, Saudi Arabia (SAR per month), 2014–2024
Figure 18: Mobile connections by type, Saudi Arabia (million), 2014–2024
Figure 19: Mobile ARPU, UAE (AED per month), 2014–2024
Figure 20: Mobile connections by type, UAE (million), 2014–2024

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