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Mobile Services in the Middle East and North Africa: Trends and Forecasts 2019-2024

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Mobile Services in the Middle East and North Africa: Trends and Forecasts 2019-2024
Published: July 31, 2019 Content info: 10 Slides
Description

"Mobile handset revenue remains the key driver of mobile revenue growth in the region, supported by improving 4G coverage and the introduction of 5G services."

This report examines the key trends and drivers, and provides telecoms market forecasts for mobile communication services the Middle East and North Africa (MENA). It includes worldwide context and commentary on six key countries: Iran, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates (UAE).

This report provides:

  • a 5-year forecast of 118 mobile KPIs for the MENA region and for six key countries
  • an in-depth analysis of the trends, drivers and forecast assumptions for each type of mobile service, and for six key countries
  • an overview of operator strategies and country-specific topics, highlighting similarities and differences between countries
  • a summary of results, key implications and recommendations for mobile operators.

Geographical coverage

Countries modelled individuallyDetailed country commentary
  • Algeria
  • Egypt
  • Iran
  • Iraq
  • Israel
  • Kuwait
  • Morocco
  • Oman
  • Qatar
  • Saudi Arabia
  • Tunisia
  • United Arab Emirates (UAE)
  • Iran
  • Kuwait
  • Oman
  • Qatar
  • Saudi Arabia
  • United Arab Emirates (UAE)

Data coverage

Mobile connections
  • Handset, mobile broadband, IoT
  • Prepaid, contract
  • 2G, 3G, 4G, 5G
  • Smartphone, non-smartphone
Mobile revenue
  • Service, retail
  • Prepaid, contract
  • Handset, mobile broadband, IoT
  • Handset voice, messaging, data
Mobile ARPU
  • SIMs, handset
  • Prepaid, contract
  • Handset voice, data
Voice traffic
  • Outgoing minutes, MoU
Table of Contents

Table of Contents

  • 5.Executive summary
  • 6.Executive summary
  • 7.Worldwide trends
  • 8.Worldwide: mobile data will remain the key driver of telecoms mobile retail revenue growth
  • 9.Regional trends
  • 10.The fast adoption of mobile data services will help telecoms operators to maintain service revenue growth
  • 11.Mobile services will account for most of the telecoms revenue in the region, driven by the growing demand for data and the fast migration from 3G to 4G
  • 12.Population service penetration will remain flat because most of the mature markets have reached saturation point
  • 13.Kuwait: mobile revenue growth will be limited by market saturation and the declining prices of data packages
  • 14.Oman: a new mobile entrant will increase competition in the mobile market
  • 15.Qatar: operators in the country aim to lead in 5G coverage in the region and will focus on the quality of service for data users
  • 16.Saudi Arabia: mobile service revenue will be boosted by the launch of 5G technology and the adoption of service-based tariffs
  • 17.UAE: mobile data revenue and the recent launch of 5G will help operators to grow their mobile revenue in the next 5 years
  • 18.Forecast methodology and assumptions
  • 19.Our forecast model is supported by sound market knowledge
  • 20.Examples of forecast input drivers
  • 21.About the authors and Analysys Mason
  • 22.About the authors
  • 23.Analysys Mason's consulting and research are uniquely positioned
  • 24.Research from Analysys Mason
  • 25.Consulting from Analysys Mason

List of figures

  • Figure 1: Telecoms and pay-TV retail revenue, by type, and total service revenue, Middle East and North Africa, 2014-2024
  • Figure 2: Mobile service revenue by location, Middle East and North Africa and worldwide, 2014-2024
  • Figure 3: Telecoms retail revenue by mobile service type, and mobile ARPU, Middle East and North Africa, 2014-2024
  • Figure 4: Telecoms retail revenue and growth rate by service type, Middle East and North Africa, 2014-2024
  • Figure 5: Mobile connections by type, Middle East and North Africa (million), 2014-2024
  • Figure 6: Mobile connections by generation, Middle East and North Africa (million), 2014-2024
  • Figure 7: Mobile ARPU by type, Middle East and North Africa (USD per month), 2014-2024
  • Figure 8: Contract share of mobile connections (excluding IoT), Middle East and North Africa, 2014-2024
  • Figure 9: Mobile data traffic per connection, Middle East and North Africa (MB per month), 2014-2024
  • Figure 10a: Mobile penetration by country, Middle East and North Africa, 2014-2024
  • Figure 10b: Mobile penetration by country, Middle East and North Africa, 2014-2024
  • Figure 11: Mobile ARPU, Kuwait (KWD per month), 2014-2024
  • Figure 12: Mobile connections by type, Kuwait (million), 2014-2024
  • Figure 13: Mobile ARPU, Oman (OMR per month), 2014-2024
  • Figure 14: Mobile connections by type, Oman (million), 2014-2024
  • Figure 15: Mobile ARPU, Qatar (QAR per month), 2014-2024
  • Figure 16: Mobile connections by type, Qatar (million), 2014-2024
  • Figure 17: Mobile ARPU, Saudi Arabia (SAR per month), 2014-2024
  • Figure 18: Mobile connections by type, Saudi Arabia (million), 2014-2024
  • Figure 19: Mobile ARPU, UAE (AED per month), 2014-2024
  • Figure 20: Mobile connections by type, UAE (million), 2014-2024
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