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Middle East and North Africa Fixed Services Trends and Forecasts 2017-2022 - Based on 2Q 2017 Data -
[March 29, 2018]

Middle East and North Africa Fixed Services Trends and Forecasts 2017-2022 - Based on 2Q 2017 Data -

The "Fixed Services in the Middle East and North Africa: Trends and Forecasts 2017-2022 Based on 2Q 2017 Data" report has been added to's offering.

Favourable demographic trends, coupled with continued investment in fixed infrastructure, will underpin robust growth in fixed broadband services in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA). Total fixed revenue growth will gradually slow down over the forecast period, however, due to the accelerating decline in fixed voice service revenue.

This report provides:

  • A 5-year forecast of 44 fixed KPIs for the MENA region as a whole and for six key countries
  • An in-depth analysis of the trends, drivers and forecast assumptions for each type of fixed service, and for key countries
  • An overview of operator strategies and country-specific topics, which highlights similarities and differences between countries
  • A summary of results, key implications and recommendations for fixed operators.

Data coverage

Fixed connections

  • Voice, broadband, IPTV (News - Alert), dial-up
  • Narrowband voice, VoBB
  • DSL, FTTP/B, cable, BFWA, other

Fixed revenue

  • Service revenue, retail revenue
  • Voice, broadband, IPTV, dial-up, BNS
  • DSL, FTTP/B, cable, BFWA, other

Fixed voice traffic

  • Outgoing minutes, MoU

Who Should Read this Report

  • Market intelligence, strategy and project managers at fixed operators in the Middle East and North Africa.
  • Regulatory bodies in the Middle East and North Africa.
  • Financial institutions that directly invest in the telecoms sector in the region, or advise others that do so.
  • Press and media bodies that need a foundation of knowledge of the Middle East and North Africa fixed telecoms market.

Key Topics Covered:

Executive summary

  • The telecoms service market in MENA will grow to USD72.1 billion in 2022, amidst increased competition and challenging operating conditions

Worldwide trends

  • Worldwide: fixed revenue growth will stagnate during the forecast period due to market saturation

Regional trends

  • The total revenue increase will continue, but growth will slow over the forecast period
  • Fixed: broadband market penetration will grow in most countries driven by demand and new infrastructure investments
  • Fixed: broadband penetration will grow in all modelled countries, supported by competition and national broadband plans
  • Fixed: speed upgrades and increased penetration of fibre services will help to maintain broadband a high average revenue per line
  • Fixed: the broadband market will grow steadily, while voice revenue will decline due to reduced usage and mobile competition

Country-level trends

  • Iran: investment in fixed broadband infrastructure will underpin revenue growth
  • Kuwait: the fixed market is in need of liberalisation to support infrastructure investment and improve broadband penetration
  • Oman: fibre connections will grow strongly during the forecast period thanks to an ambitious national broadband plan
  • Qatar: bundled offerings will help to drive further demand for fixed voice and broadband services
  • Saudi Arabia: the number of fixed voice and broadband connections will increase during the forecast period
  • UAE: fixed broadband connections will grow at a stable pace, underpinned by investment in infrastructure

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