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Middle East ICT Market Outlook, 2021 - Innovative Business Models Spur Growth

  • ID: 5333041
  • Report
  • May 2021
  • Region: Middle East
  • 80 Pages
  • Frost & Sullivan
Future Growth Potential of the ICT Market Enhanced by Digital Transformation, 5G, and AI

This research service analyzes the Middle East ICT market. It provides key highlights for 2020 as well as a future outlook till 2025.


By industry, the market is segmented into telecommunications and information technology (IT). Major market drivers and restraints are discussed, along with important technology traits. The report also covers the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the market. Revenue is provided for the base year (2020), as well as the forecast period, which runs through 2025.


The ICT market in the Middle East, after recovery from the pandemic, is expected to witness growth over the forecast period, mainly driven by the government’s digital transformation initiatives and enterprises’ acceptance of disruptive technologies, such as the Internet of Things (IoT) and artificial intelligence (AI). In addition, operators are focused on the development of an enterprise-centric or application-specific service portfolio to monetize 5G network investments, whereas cloud computing and data centers, AI, cybersecurity, and virtual conversational platforms are important trends in the IT ecosystem. The research also provides insights on global Mega Trends, including virtual reality, blockchain, industrial robots, 3D printing, and augmented reality (AR).


With the emphasis on reducing dependency on the oil industry, several Middle Eastern countries are formulating strategies to boost the contribution of the ICT market to the GDP. Governments and enterprises have embraced various disruptive technologies as part of their digital transformation initiatives to drive market growth. The proliferation of 5G services and their significance across several enterprise applications and industry verticals will promote market expansion over the forecast period.


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1. Strategic Imperatives


  • Why Is It Increasingly Difficult to Grow?
  • The Strategic Imperative 8™
  • The Impact of the Top Strategic Imperatives on ICT Industry
  • Strategic Imperatives for Success and Growth
  • Growth Opportunities Fuel the Growth Pipeline Engine™
  • Sector Growth Expectations

2. Executive Summary


  • Middle East ICT Industry Key Findings
  • Middle East ICT Market Key Highlights, 2020
  • Key Technology Trends in Middle East ICT Market, 2020
  • Global Mega Technology Trends in the ICT Market, 2020

3. ICT Market Outlook 2021 for Middle East


  • ICT Market Outlook for Middle East, 2021
  • Revenue Forecast
  • Percent Revenue Forecast by Industry
  • Revenue Forecast by Industry and Industry Sub-Segments
  • Revenue Forecast by Country

4. Key Macroeconomic Factor Impacting the Industry in 2020 - COVID-19 Pandemic


  • COVID-19 Impact on World GDP Growth
  • Global Growth Scenario Analysis - Assumptions
  • World GDP Growth Under Differing Scenarios
  • COVID-19 Impact on Key Regions
  • Recovery Scenarios - Shape of the Recovery Curve
  • 2008-2020 Global Historic GDP Growth
  • Top 5 2021 Global Economic Predictions
  • 2021 Growth Opportunities - Top 3 Opportunities by Region
  • 2021 Regional Trends - GDP Growth, Risks, and Policy Direction
  • Government Response to COVID-19 in the GCC Countries
  • COVID-19 Industry Mortality Matrix for the GCC countries
  • Industries in the GCC Experiencing Growth Despite the COVID-19 Pandemic

5. How is the COVID-19 Pandemic Impacting the ICT Industry in the GCC?


  • Impact on Revenue of the ICT Industry
  • Challenges Faced by the ICT Industry in the GCC due to COVID-19
  • Growth Opportunities Critical for Future Success in the Light of COVID-19
  • Disruptive Technologies in the COVID-19 Pandemic
  • Companies’ Responses to Challenges
  • COVID-19 Pandemic Strategies - Respond, Recover, and Thrive

6. Key Technology Trends to Watch, ICT Market in Middle East


  • Key Technology Trends, 2020 to 2025
  • 5G
  • Artificial Intelligence (AI)
  • Cybersecurity, Compliance, and Regulations
  • eSports and Gaming
  • Industry and Technology Convergence

7. Growth Opportunities


  • Key Growth Opportunities - 5G
  • Key Growth Opportunities - IoT
  • Key Growth Opportunities - AI
  • Key Growth Opportunities - Cybersecurity
  • Key Growth Opportunities - Gaming & eSports
  • Growth Drivers for the ICT Industry in Middle East
  • Growth Driver Analysis for Middle East ICT Market
  • Growth Restraints for the ICT Industry
  • Growth Restraint Analysis for Middle East ICT Market
  • Key Challenges of the IT Supplier Ecosystem

8. Next Wave of Growth in Middle East - Key Contributing Countries


  • Growth Opportunities in Iraq
  • Growth Opportunities in Oman
  • Growth Opportunities in Egypt
  • Growth Opportunities in Israel
  • Growth Opportunities in Qatar

9. Key Conclusions


  • Next Steps
  • Your Next Steps

10. List of Exhibits


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