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Middle East and North Africa Fixed Services Trends and Forecasts 2017-2022 -
[July 20, 2018]

Middle East and North Africa Fixed Services Trends and Forecasts 2017-2022 -

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

Demand for reliable, high-speed broadband services from residential and business customers is growing in the Middle East and North Africa and is supported by the continuing development of underlying infrastructure.

We estimate that fixed broadband and IPTV (News - Alert) revenue will grow by USD2.8 billion in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) by 2022, driven mainly by increasing demand for high-speed Internet connectivity. In this report, we examine key trends and drivers and provide comprehensive fixed telecoms market forecasts for the MENA region and for 12 individually modelled countries.

This report provides:

  • A 5-year forecast of 44 fixed KPIs for the MENA region and for 12 key countries
  • An in-depth analysis of the trends, drivers and forecast assumptions for each type of fixed service, and for six key countries: Iran, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia and UAE
  • 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.

Fixed connections

  • Voice, broadband, IPTV, dial-up
  • Narrowband voice, VoBB
  • DSL, FTTP/B, cable, BWA, other

Fixed revenue

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

Fixed voice traffic

  • Outgoing minutes, MoU

Key Topics Covered:

  1. Executive summary
  2. The telecoms service market in MENA will grow to USD73 billion in 2022, as competition increases against a backdrop of weaker economic outlook
  3. Telecoms retail revenue will increase by USD3.7 billion over 2016-2022, primarily driven by mobile handset data and fixed broadband services
  4. In most countries, the fixed market holds greater potential for growth than mobile, where revenue will be either similar to or lower than in 2016
  5. Key trends, drivers and assumptions for the mobile and fixed markets
  6. Key implications and recommendations for telecoms operators
  7. Regional forecasts and cross-country comparison
  8. Geographical coverage: We model twelve telecoms markets, which will account for 88% of telecoms service revenue in MENA in 2022
  9. Market context: The twelve modelled countries account for 83.3% of total population and 89.3% of telecoms service revenue in MENA in 2016
  10. Revenue and ARPU: Mobile and fixed data services will drive revenue growth in the region, but mobile voice revenue will continue to dominate
  11. Mobile penetration: Maturing markets and enforced SIM registration policies have led to a slow down in numbers of new mobile connections
  12. Mobile connections: 42% of all connections will be 3G by 2022, while LTE (News - Alert) will account for nearly 31% of connections (excluding M2M)
  13. Smartphones and LTE: The 4G/5G user base in the region will reach 174.4 million in 2022, with growing opportunities for data monetisation
  14. Mobile ARPU: Growth in data and migration to postpaid connections will help to reduce the rate of decline of ARPU
  15. Data and revenue by generation: 4G connectivity and digital services will help to offset a slowdown in the growth of legacy services revenue
  16. Fixed services: Broadband market will grow in most countries, driven by upgrades to access technology and new infrastructure investments
  17. Fixed broadband: Household penetration will grow in all markets, driven by market competition and supported by national broadband plans
  18. Key drivers at a glance for each Middle East and North Africa market

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