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Middle East and North Africa Consumer Mobile Broadband Subscription 2011-2015 Forecast and 2010 Analysis

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This IDC study analyzes the market for consumer mobile broadband services that connect large-screen mobile devices to cellular networks in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA). It provides analysis of the recent developments in terms of the number of mobile broadband subscription in the MENA region and explains why MENA is a strong growth region for mobile broadband services and also the challenges that MENA operators face.

"The use of mobile broadband by consumers has grown rapidly in recent years in the MENA region. A divide exists between GCC countries, with higher penetration rates, and non-GCC countries, which offer significant potential as mobile broadband markets but have so far recorded minimal penetration rates. Country market structures and demographic trends across the region are favorable to the growth of mobile broadband in the region. Nevertheless, operators will have to contend with challenges, such as the deployment of fiber-based broadband networks in many GCC countries and ongoing pressures on pricing. The key will be for mobile operators to stress the value proposition of mobile broadband and to hone their strategies to capitalize on the significant growth that will occur in these markets over time." - Research Analyst Hasan Sandila, Communications, IDC Middle East, Africa, and Turkey

Table of Contents


IDC Opinion


In This Study


  • Methodology

  • Executive Summary

Situation Overview

  • Development of Mobile Broadband in the MENA Region

    • Mobile Broadband in GCC Countries

    • Mobile Broadband Development in Other MENA Countries

Future Outlook

  • Future Development of Mobile Broadband in MENA Region

    • Mobile Broadband in GCC Countries - Future Outlook

    • Mobile Broadband in Other MENA Countries - Future Outlook

  • Consumer Mobile Broadband in the MENA Region - Drivers and Challenges

    • Drivers

      • Underdeveloped Fixed-Line Infrastructures in MENA

      • LTE Adoption and Improving Mobile Networks

      • MENA Demographics

        • Age Structure of Populations

        • Urban/Rural Population Structure

        • Non-National Residents in MENA Countries

      • Summary

    • Challenges

      • Fiber-Based Broadband

      • Pricing

      • Operators' Efforts to Enhance Fixed Infrastructures

    Operator Strategy Overview

  • Forecast and Assumptions

Essential Guidance

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  • Related Research

  • Synopsis

Table: Selected LTE Developments in MENA

Table: Top 3 Assumptions for the MENA Mobile Broadband Market, 2011-2015


Table: Key Forecast Assumptions for the MENA Mobile Broadband Market, 2011-2015


Table: MENA Consumer Mobile Broadband Connections Forecast by Country (in '000), 2007-2015


Table: MENA Consumer Mobile Broadband Penetration Forecast by Country (in % of population), 2007-2015


Figure: Consumer Mobile Broadband in MENA, 2007-2011


Figure: Consumer Fixed Broadband in MENA, 2007-2011


Figure: Consumer Broadband Growth Rates in MENA, 2008-2011


Figure: GCC Fixed vs. Mobile Broadband Penetration Rates, 2010


Figure: Other MENA Fixed vs. Mobile Broadband Penetration Rates, 2010


Figure: Consumer Mobile Broadband Penetration Rates by GCC Country, 2007-2015


Figure: Consumer Mobile Broadband Penetration Rates in Other MENA Countries, 2007-2015


Figure: Fixed Telephone Penetration Rate by Country, 2011


Figure: Fixed Broadband vs. Mobile Phone Penetration Rates


Figure: GCC Virtuous Circle


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