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Middle East - Fixed Broadband Market

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  • 281 Pages
  • November 2021
  • Region: Middle East
  • Paul Budde Communication Pty Ltd
  • ID: 4893930
Fibre-Based Broadband Growing in the Middle East

Middle Eastern countries expand fixed broadband infrastructure through national broadband plans

The Middle East presents a complex region for developing telecoms infrastructure. Many countries have financial resources from oil and gas to fund upgrades and expansions to networks, providing the region with one of the more sophisticated telecom sectors globally. Lacking such resources, Israel has instead relied on its technological prowess. Other countries, notably Iraq, Syria, and Yemen have been deeply affected by war and civil unrest, which have destroyed equipment and eroded the ability of telcos to offer reliable services. These conditions have also dissuaded investors from committing funds to these markets.


The various measures imposed during the pandemic to restrict travel, and to limit social mingling in environments such as workplaces and schools, have resulted in a dramatic growth in voice and data traffic. While telecom networks have largely coped with the additional traffic demands placed on them, these demands have also encouraged telcos and governments alike to step up their investment in fibre-based broadband, and in 5G.


State support is notable in long-term national broadband plans which have been put in place across the region, and which in general terms aim to create an overall knowledge-based transformation of economies, in turn benefitting societies and business processes.


Notable examples of such schemes include those in Saudi Arabia, the UAE, and Bahrain (all with Vision 2030 programs), which are promoting e-government, e-health, e-commerce, and e-banking systems. Oman is building fiber-based networks as part of a strategy to 2040, hoping to connect all premises to a gigabit network. It is matched by Qatar, which has one of the most mature fixed broadband markets in the Middle East, due to its extensive fixed broadband network (the QNBN) based on GigaNet fibre which already covers more than 90% of premises.


Supporting all of these developments are the numerous existing and planned submarine and terrestrial cables which criss-cross the region. The Middle East is particularly well placed to tap into cable systems running between the Far East and Europe, with numerous landing points in the Red Sea, the Persian Gulf, and the Gulf of Oman.


COVID-19 and its impact on the telecom sector
  • Economic considerations and responses
  • Subscribers
  • Infrastructure

Regional Middle East Market Comparison
  • Market characteristics
  • Market Leaders
  • Market Challengers
  • Market Emergents
  • TMI versus GDP
  • Mobile and mobile broadband penetration
  • Fixed and mobile broadband penetration

Regional overview
  • The Middle East and NBN plans
  • Submarine cables
  • Fixed broadband statistics
  • Satellite broadband

Bahrain
  • Market analysis
  • National telecom network
  • International infrastructure

Iran
  • Market analysis
  • Broadband statistics
  • Digital Subscriber Line (DSL) networks
  • Fibre-to-the-Premises (FttP) networks
  • Overview of the national telecom network
  • National Internet Network (NIN)
  • International infrastructure

Iraq
  • Market analysis
  • Fibre-to-the-Premises (FttP) networks
  • Other fixed broadband services
  • Overview of the national telecom network
  • Historical overview
  • International infrastructure

Israel
  • Market analysis
  • Broadband statistics
  • Digital Subscriber Line (DSL) networks
  • Fibre-to-the-Premises (FttP) networks
  • Other fixed broadband services
  • National telecom network
  • Submarine cable networks
  • Satellite networks

Jordan
  • Market analysis
  • Broadband statistics
  • Other fixed broadband services
  • National telecom network
  • International infrastructure

Kuwait
  • Introduction and statistical overview
  • Overview of the national telecom network
  • National networks
  • International infrastructure

Lebanon
  • Market analysis
  • Fixed broadband statistics
  • Fibre-to-the-Premises (FttP) networks
  • National telecom network
  • International infrastructure

Oman
  • Overview
  • Broadband statistics
  • Fibre-to-the-Premises networks
  • Other fixed broadband services
  • Overview of the national telecom network
  • National broadband strategy (NBS)
  • International infrastructure

Qatar
  • Market analysis
  • Broadband statistics
  • Digital Subscriber Line (DSL) networks
  • Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) networks
  • Wireless Broadband
  • Overview of the national telecom network
  • International infrastructure

Saudi Arabia
  • Market overview
  • Fixed-line broadband technologies
  • Integrated Telecom Company (ITC)
  • Overview of the national telecom network
  • International infrastructure (satellite, submarine)

Syria
  • Market analysis
  • Broadband statistics

Turkey
  • Market analysis
  • Broadband statistics
  • Hybrid Fibre Coax (HFC) networks
  • Digital Subscriber Line (DSL) networks
  • Fibre-to-the-Premises (FttP) networks
  • Overview of the national telecom network
  • International infrastructure

United Arab Emirates
  • Introduction and statistical overview
  • Fibre-to-the-Premises (FttP) networks
  • Digital Subscriber Line (DSL) networks
  • Other fixed broadband services
  • Overview of the national telecom network
  • International infrastructure

Yemen
  • Market overview
  • Broadband statistics
  • Digital Subscriber Line (DSL) networks
  • Overview of the national telecom network
  • International infrastructure

List of Tables
Table 1 Middle East fixed broadband subscribers by country (million) 2018-2021 (e)
Table 2 Middle East fixed broadband penetration by country 2018-2021 (e)
Table 3 Middle East countries broadband speeds vs movie download times - 2021
Table 4 Bahrain - Change in the number of fixed broadband subscribers 2011-2026
Table 5 Bahrain - Change in the market share of fixed broadband subscribers by operator 2019-2021
Table 6 Bahrain - Increase in fixed broadband traffic 2015-2021
Table 7 Bahrain - Change in the number of fixed broadband subscribers by platform 2011-2019
Table 8 Bahrain - Change in the number of fixed lines in service and teledensity 2011-2021
Table 9 Bahrain - Change in the number of fixed-line subscribers and penetration 2010-2021
Table 10 Bahrain - Change in the number of fixed wired and wireless subscribers 2010-2021
Table 11 Bahrain - Change in the fixed line market share of subscribers by operator 2019-2021
Table 12 Bahrain - Development of fixed line traffic 2014-2021
Table 13 Bahrain - Increase in international bandwidth 2011-2020
Table 14 Iran - Growth in the number of fixed broadband subscribers and penetration 2011-2026
Table 15 Iran - MTN Irancell's active internet subscribers 2017-2020
Table 16 Iran - Increase in the number of DSL subscribers 2011-2021
Table 17 Iran - Change in the number of fixed lines in service and teledensity 2011-2026
Table 18 Iran - Increase in international internet bandwidth 2011-2020
Table 19 Iraq - Internet users and penetration 2011-2018
Table 20 Iraq - Growth in the number of fixed broadband subscribers and penetration 2017-2026
Table 21 Iraq - Growth in fixed and mobile internet traffic (EB / month) 2017 - 2018
Table 22 Iraq - Change in the number of fixed lines in service and teledensity - 2011-2026
Table 23 Israel - Increase in internet user penetration 2009-2021
Table 24 Israel - Growth in the number of fixed broadband subscribers and penetration 2011-2026
Table 25 Israel - Change in the number of Bezeq's fixed broadband subscribers 2010-2021
Table 26 Israel - Growth in the number of Cellcom's fixed broadband subscribers 2015-2021
Table 27 Israel - Growth in the number of HOT Telecom's fixed broadband subscribers 2012-2021
Table 28 Israel - Change in Bezeq's annualised retail broadband ARPU 2010-2021
Table 29 Israel - Average bundled broadband speed per retail Bezeq customer 2009-2021
Table 30 Israel - Growth in the number of Partner's fixed broadband subscribers 2019-2021
Table 31 Israel - Change in the number of fixed broadband subscribers by platform 2011-2019
Table 32 Israel - Decline in the number of fixed lines in service and teledensity 2011-2026
Table 33 Jordan - Change in the number of DSL subscribers 2010-2020
Table 34 Jordan - Change in the number of fibre broadband subscribers 2010-2020
Table 35 Jordan - Growth in the number of fixed broadband subscribers and penetration 2011-2026
Table 36 Jordan - Fixed broadband traffic 2020
Table 37 Jordan - Fixed broadband market share by data rate 2019-2020
Table 38 Jordan - Growth in the number of Orange Jordan's fixed broadband subscribers 2010-2021
Table 39 Jordan - Change in the number of fixed lines in service and teledensity 2011-2020
Table 40 Jordan - Fixed lines subscribers by type 2020
Table 41 Jordan - Fixed-line traffic (million minutes) 2020
Table 42 Kuwait - Change in the number of fixed broadband connections by platform (thousand) 2015-2019
Table 43 Kuwait - Increase in the number of internet users and penetration 2011-2020
Table 44 Kuwait - Increase in the number of fixed broadband subscribers and penetration 2011-2026
Table 45 Kuwait - Change in the number of fixed broadband connections by access speed 2015-2020
Table 46 Kuwait - Development of fixed and mobile traffic (PB) 2015-2020
Table 47 Kuwait - Change in the number of fixed lines in service and teledensity 2011-2026
Table 48 Kuwait - Increase in international internet bandwidth 2009-2020
Table 49 Lebanon - Change in the number of fixed broadband subscribers and penetration 2011-2026
Table 50 Lebanon - Change in the number of fixed lines in service and teledensity 2011-2026
Table 51 Lebanon - International internet bandwidth 2010-2020
Table 52 Oman - Growth in the number of fixed broadband subscribers 2011-2026
Table 53 Oman - Change in the number of fixed and fixed wireless broadband subscribers 2019-2020
Table 54 Oman - Development of fixed broadband ARPU 2017-2021
Table 55 Oman - Change in the proportion of fixed broadband subscriptions by data rate 2019-2020
Table 56 Oman - Change in the proportion of fixed broadband subscriptions by platform 2019-2020
Table 57 Oman - Increase in fixed broadband traffic 2010-2020
Table 58 Oman - Change in the proportion of fibre broadband subscriptions by platform 2017-2020
Table 59 Oman - Change in the number of fixed lines in service and teledensity 2011-2026
Table 60 Oman - Change in the number of VoIP subscriptions 2016-2020
Table 61 Oman - Development of domestic fixed-line voice traffic 2019-2020
Table 62 Oman - Change in fixed telephony revenue 2019-2020
Table 63 Oman - Change in fixed telephony ARPU 2017-2021
Table 64 Oman - Increase in international internet bandwidth 2013-2020
Table 65 Qatar - Increase in internet penetration 2011-2020
Table 66 Qatar - Growth in the number of fixed broadband subscribers and penetration 2011-2026
Table 67 Qatar - Change in household PC penetration 2009-2021
Table 68 Qatar - Increase in international internet bandwidth 2010-2020
Table 69 Qatar - Change in the number of fixed broadband subscribers by technology 2012-2020
Table 70 Qatar - Change in the market share of sixed broadband connections by speed 2015-2020
Table 71 Qatar - Change in the number of fixed lines in service and teledensity 2011-2026
Table 72 Saudi Arabia - Growth in the number of internet users 2015-2021
Table 73 Saudi Arabia - Growth in the number of fixed broadband subscribers and penetration 2011-2026
Table 74 Saudi Arabia - Change in the number of fixed broadband subscriptions by platform (thousand) 2010-2019
Table 75 Saudi Arabia - Change in the number of fixed-lines in service and teledensity 2011-2026
Table 76 Saudi Arabia - International internet bandwidth 2010-2020
Table 77 Syria - Growth in internet user penetration 2010-2018
Table 78 Syria - Change in the number of fixed broadband subscribers and penetration 2011-2026
Table 79 Syria - Change in the number of fixed broadband subscribers by technology 2011-2018
Table 80 Syria - Change in the number of fixed broadband subscribers by speed 2012-2020
Table 81 Turkey - Growth in the number of fixed broadband subscribers and penetration 2011-2026
Table 82 Turkey - Average monthly data usage per Turk Telekom broadband subscriber 2010-2021
Table 83 Turkey - Change in Turk Telecom broadband ARPU 2009-2021
Table 84 Turkey - Change in Turkcell's fibre broadband ARPU 2016-2021
Table 85 Turkey - Growth in the number of cable broadband subscribers 2010-2021
Table 86 Turkey - Growth in the number of DSL subscriptions 2010-2021
Table 87 Turkey - Growth in the number of fibre broadband subscribers 2010-2021
Table 88 Turkey - Increase in fibre cable length (km) 2011-2021
Table 89 Turkey - Increase in the number of Superonline's fibre broadband subscribers (million) 2013-2021
Table 90 Turkey - Change in the number of fixed lines in service and teledensity 2011-2026
Table 91 Turkey - Change in the number of public payphones 2009-2020
Table 92 Turkey - Increase in international internet bandwidth 2010-2020
Table 93 UAE - Internet penetration 2011-2020
Table 94 UAE - Growth in the number of fixed broadband subscribers and penetration 2011-2026
Table 95 UAE - Growth in international internet bandwidth 2011-2020
Table 96 UAE - Growth in the number of fibre broadband subscribers 2012-2021
Table 97 UAE - Fibre broadband market share by operator 2015-2018
Table 98 UAE - Decline in the number of DSL subscriptions 2011-2021
Table 99 UAE - Increase in the number of Etisalat's fixed broadband subscribers 2010-2021
Table 100 UAE - Change in the number of Etisalat's bundle subscribers by type 2016-2021
Table 101 UAE - Growth in the number of fixed lines in service and teledensity 2011-2026
Table 102 Yemen - Proportion of households with internet accesses, and penetration 2010-2017
Table 103 Yemen - Change in the number of fixed broadband subscribers and penetration 2011-2026
Table 104 Yemen - International Internet bandwidth 2011-2017
Table 105 Yemen - Change in the number of fixed lines in service and teledensity 2011-2021
List of Charts
Chart 1 Map of Telecom Maturity Index global ranking among countries in the Middle East
Chart 2 Middle East Telecoms Maturity Index by country
Chart 3 Middle East - Telecoms Maturity Index vs GDP per capita
Chart 4 Middle East mobile subscriber versus mobile broadband penetration
Chart 5 Middle East Fixed broadband penetration versus mobile broadband penetration
Chart 6 Middle East fixed broadband subscribers by select country (million) 2018-2021 (e)
Chart 7 Middle East countries broadband speed vs movie download times 2021
Chart 8 Bahrain - Change in the number of fixed broadband subscribers 2011-2026
Chart 9 Bahrain - Change in the market share of fixed broadband subscribers by operator 2019-2021
Chart 10 Bahrain - Increase in fixed broadband traffic 2015-2021
Chart 11 Bahrain - Change in the number of fixed broadband subscribers by platform 2011-2019
Chart 12 Bahrain - Change in the number of fixed lines in service and teledensity 2011-2021
Chart 13 Bahrain - Change in the number of fixed-line subscribers and penetration 2010-2021
Chart 14 Bahrain - Change in the number of fixed wired and wireless subscribers 2010-2021
Chart 15 Bahrain - Change in the fixed line market share of subscribers by operator 2019-2021
Chart 16 Iran - Growth in the number of fixed broadband subscribers and penetration 2011-2026
Chart 17 Iran - MTN Irancell's active internet subscribers 2017-2020
Chart 18 Iran - Increase in the number of DSL subscribers 2011-2021
Chart 19 Iran - Change in the number of fixed lines in service and teledensity 2011-2026
Chart 20 Iran - Increase in international internet bandwidth 2011-2020
Chart 21 Iraq - Internet users and penetration 2011-2018
Chart 22 Iraq - Growth in the number of fixed broadband subscribers and penetration 2017-2026
Chart 23 Iraq - Change in the number of fixed lines in service and teledensity - 2011-2026
Chart 24 Growth in the number of fixed broadband subscribers and penetration 2011-2026
Chart 25 Israel - Change in the number of Bezeq's fixed broadband subscribers 2010-2021
Chart 26 Israel - Growth in the number of Cellcom's fixed broadband subscribers 2015-2021
Chart 27 Israel - Growth in the number of HOT Telecom's fixed broadband subscribers 2012-2021
Chart 28 Israel - Change in Bezeq's annualised retail broadband ARPU 2010-2021
Chart 29 Israel - Growth in the number of Partner's fixed broadband subscribers 2019-2021
Chart 30 Israel - Change in the number of fixed broadband subscribers by platform 2011-2019
Chart 31 Israel - Decline in the number of fixed lines in service and teledensity 2011-2026
Chart 32 Jordan - Change in the number of DSL subscribers 2010-2020
Chart 33 Jordan - Change in the number of fibre broadband subscribers 2010-2020
Chart 34 Jordan - Growth in the number of fixed broadband subscribers and penetration 2011-2026
Chart 35 Jordan - Fixed broadband market share by data rate 2019-2020
Chart 36 Jordan - Growth in the number of Orange Jordan's fixed broadband subscribers 2010-2021
Chart 37 Jordan - Change in the number of fixed lines in service and teledensity 2011-2020
Chart 38 Jordan - Fixed lines subscribers by type 2020
Chart 39 Jordan - Fixed-line traffic 2020
Chart 40 Kuwait - subscribers by broadband technologies 2015-2019
Chart 41 Kuwait - Increase in the number of internet users and penetration 2011-2020
Chart 42 Kuwait - Increase in the number of fixed broadband subscribers and penetration 2011-2026
Chart 43 Kuwait - Change in the number of fixed broadband connections by access speed 2015-2020
Chart 44 Kuwait - Development of fixed and mobile traffic 2015-2020
Chart 45 Kuwait - Change in the number of fixed lines in service and teledensity 2011-2026
Chart 46 Kuwait - Increase in international internet bandwidth 2009-2020
Chart 47 Lebanon - Change in the number of fixed broadband subscribers and penetration 2011-2026
Chart 48 Lebanon - Change in the number of fixed lines in service and teledensity 2011-2026
Chart 49 Lebanon - International internet bandwidth 2010-2020
Chart 50 Oman - Growth in the number of fixed broadband subscribers 2011-2026
Chart 51 Oman - Change in the number of fixed lines in service and teledensity 2011-2026
Chart 52 Qatar - Growth in the number of fixed broadband subscribers and penetration 2011-2026
Chart 53 Qatar - Change in the number of fixed broadband subscribers by technology 2012-2020
Chart 54 Qatar - Change in the market share of sixed broadband connections by speed 2015-2020
Chart 55 Qatar - Change in the number of fixed lines in service and teledensity 2011-2026
Chart 56 Saudi Arabia - Growth in the number of internet users 2015-2021
Chart 57 Saudi Arabia - Growth in the number of fixed broadband subscribers and penetration 2011-2026
Chart 58 Saudi Arabia - Change in the number of fixed broadband subscriptions by platform (thousand) 2010-2019
Chart 59 Saudi Arabia - Change in the number of fixed-lines in service and teledensity 2011-2026
Chart 60 Saudi Arabia - International internet bandwidth 2010-2020
Chart 61 Syria - Change in the number of fixed broadband subscribers and penetration 2011-2026
Chart 62 Syria - Change in the number of fixed broadband subscribers by technology 2011-2018
Chart 63 Syria - Change in the number of fixed broadband subscribers by speed 2012-2020
Chart 64 Turkey - Growth in the number of fixed broadband subscribers and penetration 2011-2026
Chart 65 Turkey - Change in Turk Telecom broadband ARPU 2009-2021
Chart 66 Turkey - Change in Turkcell's fibre broadband ARPU 2016-2021
Chart 67 Turkey - Growth in the number of cable broadband subscribers 2010-2021
Chart 68 Turkey - Growth in the number of DSL subscriptions 2010-2021
Chart 69 Turkey - Growth in the number of fibre broadband subscribers 2010-2021
Chart 70 Turkey - Increase in fibre cable length (km) 2011-2021
Chart 71 Turkey - Increase in the number of Superonline's fibre broadband subscribers (million) 2013-2021
Chart 72 Turkey - Change in the number of fixed lines in service and teledensity 2011-2026
Chart 73 Turkey - Increase in international internet bandwidth 2010-2020
Chart 74 UAE - Growth in the number of fixed lines in service and teledensity 2011-2026
Chart 75 UAE - Growth in the number of fibre broadband subscribers 2012-2021
Chart 76 UAE - Decline in the number of DSL subscriptions 2011-2021
Chart 77 UAE - Increase in the number of Etisalat's fixed broadband subscribers 2010-2021
Chart 78 UAE - Change in the number of Etisalat's bundle subscribers by type 2016-2021
Chart 79 UAE - Growth in the number of fixed lines in service and teledensity 2011-2026
Chart 80 Yemen - Change in the number of fixed broadband subscribers and penetration 2011-2026
Chart 81 Yemen - Change in the number of fixed lines in service and teledensity 2011-2021
List of Exhibits
Exhibit 1 Generalised Market Characteristics by Market Segment
Exhibit 2 Middle East Market leaders and market developments
Exhibit 3 Middle East Market challengers and market developments
Exhibit 4 Middle East Market emergents and market developments
Exhibit 5 2Africa submarine cable
Exhibit 6 2Africa landing stations
Exhibit 7 The evolution of fixed internet in Lebanon
Exhibit 8 Saudi Arabia - Submarine cables in-service in Saudi Arabia
Exhibit 9 UAE submarine cable networks

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