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Kuwait Telecom Operators Country Intelligence Report

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  • 41 Pages
  • April 2024
  • Region: Kuwait
  • GlobalData
  • ID: 5008751
'Kuwait Telecom Operators Country Intelligence Report,' a new report by the analyst, provides an executive-level overview of the telecommunications market in Kuwait today, with detailed forecasts of key indicators up to 2028. Published annually, the report provides detailed analysis of the near-term opportunities, competitive dynamics, and evolution of demand by service type and technology/platform across the fixed telephony, broadband, and mobile segments, as well as a review of key regulatory trends.

Total telecom service revenues in Kuwait will grow at a five-year CAGR of 2%, primarily supported by revenue contributions from mobile data and fixed broadband segments. Mobile data services revenue will grow at a CAGR of 6.3% over 2023-2028. This growth will be driven by increasing smartphone subscriptions, growing data consumption and growing adoption of higher ARPU yielding 5G services over the forecast period. Fixed broadband service revenue, meanwhile will increase at a CAGR of 2% driven by growing adoption of FTTH/B and fixed wireless access subscriptions, supported by ongoing network coverage expansion efforts by the government to improve fiber-optic connectivity across the country.

The Country Intelligence Report provides in-depth analysis of the following :

  • Demographic and macroeconomic context in Kuwait.
  • The regulatory environment and trends: a review of the regulatory setting and agenda for the next 18-24 months as well as relevant developments pertaining to government initiatives, national fiber project, and more.
  • Telecom services market outlook: analysis as well as historical figures and forecasts of service revenue from the fixed telephony, broadband, mobile voice, and mobile data markets.
  • The competitive landscape: an examination of the positioning of leading players in the telecom services market as well as subscription market shares across segments.
  • Company snapshots: analysis of the financial position of leading service providers in the telecommunications markets.
  • Underlying assumptions behind our published base-case forecasts, as well as potential market developments that would alter, either positively or negatively, our base-case outlook.


  • Total telecom service revenues in Kuwait will grow at a five-year CAGR of 3.3%, primarily supported by revenue contributions from mobile data and fixed broadband segments.
  • 5G subscriptions will increase at a robust CAGR of 32.9% over 2023-2028, supported by investments in 5G network expansion by operators.
  • The top two mobile operators, Ooredoo Kuwait and Zain Kuwait, accounted for 67.5% share of overall mobile subscriptions in 2023.

Reasons to Buy

  • This Country Intelligence Report offers a thorough, forward-looking analysis of Kuwait’s telecommunications markets, service providers and key opportunities in a concise format to help executives build proactive and profitable growth strategies.
  • Accompanying the analyst’s Forecast products, the report examines the assumptions and drivers behind ongoing and upcoming trends in Kuwait’s mobile communications, fixed telephony, broadband markets, including the evolution of service provider market shares.
  • With more than 20 charts and tables, the report is designed for an executive-level audience, boasting presentation quality.
  • The report provides an easily digestible market assessment for decision-makers built around in-depth information gathered from local market players, which enables executives to quickly get up to speed with the current and emerging trends in Kuwait’s telecommunications markets.
  • The broad perspective of the report coupled with comprehensive, actionable detail will help operators, equipment vendors and other telecom industry players succeed in the challenging telecommunications market in Kuwait.

Table of Contents

  • Market Highlights
  • Key takeaways
  • Country telecom market snapshot 2023-2028 (revenue and penetration)
  • Operating Environment
  • Economic outlook (population, GDP, CPI, and exchange rate)
  • Country risk index (GCRI) Q3 2023
  • Country risk analysis - Kuwait compared to the AME and the world
  • Regulatory highlights and developments
  • ESG highlights and developments
  • Telecom Services Market Outlook
  • Total telecom services revenue by category, 2022-2028
  • FX Impact on total telecom services revenue by category
  • Mobile Services
  • Mobile subscription penetration and subscription by device type
  • Mobile subscriptions by payment type and mobile subscriptions by technology generation, 2022-2028
  • Data usage & traffic
  • Mobile ARPU by payment type and service revenue by type
  • Fixed Services
  • Fixed service penetration and subscription
  • Voice telephony lines by technology and fixed broadband lines by technology
  • Fixed ARPU and service revenue by service type
  • Subscription Market Share by Service Area
  • Competitive Landscape & Company Snapshots
  • Product portfolios and positioning, service offerings by service provider, 2023
  • Company Snapshot: Zain
  • Company Snapshot: Ooredoo
  • Company Snapshot: STC
  • Appendix
  • Baseline forecast assumptions
  • Data tables
  • Glossary
  • Research methodology
  • Contact the Publisher

Companies Mentioned (Partial List)

A selection of companies mentioned in this report includes, but is not limited to:

  • Zain Kuwait
  • Ooredoo Kuwait
  • STC Kuwait
  • KEMS/Zajil
  • Bonline (Gulfnet)
  • Solutions by STC
  • Ministry of Communications
  • FASTtelco/Ooredoo