|[March 06, 2017]
Middle East Mobile Network Operators and MVNOS 2017-2018: Mobile Network Operators in the Middle East Rise to the Challenges - Research and Markets
Research and Markets has announced the addition of the "Middle
East - Mobile Network Operators and MVNOS" report to their
The Middle East mobile market offers some opportunities for growth due
to its large populations and increasingly progressive outlook. However,
there are vast differences between the various countries.
Some markets have significant mobile penetration and are looking towards
mobile broadband for growth - while other markets face more challenging
issues with infrastructure destruction and civil tension inhibiting
current growth. This report provides comprehensive insights and
statistics into the mobile markets of the Middle East and includes the
countries of Bahrain, Iran, Iraq, Israel, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Oman,
Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Syria, Turkey, United Arab Emirates and Yemen.
Many Middle Eastern mobile operators are facing increased challenges in
the mobile sector, due primarily to regulatory reforms, liberalisation,
Over-The-Top providers, economic and civil conditions, the lifting of
sanctions (Iran) and mobile market saturation.
Competition in particular has gown in many markets. Saudi Arabia, which
has the largest ICT market in the Middle East, has seen mobile market
competition increase significantly with the introduction of MVNOs; along
with a reduction in Mobile Termination Rates (MTRS).
- While the number of post-paid subscribers in Bahrain is lower than
pre-paid - this market segment actually contributes around 52% to
overall retail mobile market revenues;
- MCI holds the majority market share in Iran's mobile market with 57%;
- In January 2017, it was reported that Electra Consumer Products from
Israel had agreed to acquire Golan Telecom.
- Lebanon's Alfa, in conjunction with Nokia (News - Alert), recently launched the first
LTE-A network in Lebanon.
- In 2016 Etisalat reported an annual revenue increase of 2.0% which was
attributed to rising data usage in the UAE as well as an increase in
revenues derived from the enterprise sector.
- Mobile data services are becoming an increasingly important source of
new revenue in Iraq given the maturing mobile voice market.
- The well-established mobile sector in Kuwait sees the large operators
moving towards offering more value-added services as well as conducting
technology and network upgrades.
- Ooredoo Qatar aims to have the first stage of its 5G network deployed
- The two major mobile operators in Oman (Oman Mobile, Ooredoo Oman) are
investing huge amounts in expanding and improving upon mobile networks
in order to keep up with the growing demand for data.
- In early 2017 reports were surfacing that a third mobile operator
would enter the Syrian mobile market based on a consortium from Iran.
- Operators in Saudi Arabia are turning their attention towards new
service offering such as M2M and cloud related services.
For more information about this report visit http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/cjfpvk/middle_east
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