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United Arab Emirates - Telecoms, Mobile and Broadband - Statistics and Analyses

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United Arab Emirates - Telecoms, Mobile and Broadband - Statistics and Analyses
Published: March 24, 2022
BuddeComm
Delivery time: 1-2 business days
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UAE’s focus on 5G and fibre helping transition to a knowledge economy

The UAE has one of the fastest median download speeds on 5G networks in the world, and also among the highest fixed broadband speedsates. This is the result of focussed investment in infrastructure in recent years, with an emphasis on fibre as opposed to upgraded copper networks, as well as on 5G. Indeed, the UAE has the second highest 5G take-up globally, behind only China.

This progress is part of a long-term strategy to wean the UAE’s economy away from its dependence on oil, and to be supported more by digital services. To this end, the government has encouraged foreign investment by several means, including the ongoing development of the futuristic Masdar City, and by enabling higher foreign ownership of the two principal telcos Etisalat and du. The rapprochement seen in the October 2020 Abraham Accords Agreement signed between the UAE and Israel will also encourage cross border commerce and telecom traffic, and encourage investment in technology firms and digital services.

TABLE OF CONTENTS

1 Key statistics

2 Country overview

3 Covid-19 and its impact on the telecom sector

  • 3.1 Economic considerations and responses
  • 3.2 Subscribers
  • 3.3 Infrastructure

4 Telecommunications market

  • 4.1 Historical overview
  • 4.2 Market analysis
  • 4.3 Abraham Accords Peace Agreement

5 Regulatory environment

  • 5.1 Historic overview
  • 5.2 Regulatory authority
  • 5.3 Royalty payments
  • 5.4 Censorship
  • 5.5 VoIP
  • 5.6 Fixed line developments
  • 5.7 Mobile market developments

6 Mobile market

  • 6.1 Market analysis
  • 6.2 Mobile statistics
  • 6.3 Mobile infrastructure
  • 6.4 Mobile broadband
  • 6.5 Major mobile operators
  • 6.6 Mobile content and applications

7 Fixed broadband market

  • 7.1 Introduction and statistical overview
  • 7.2 Fibre-to-the-Premises (FttP) networks
  • 7.3 Digital Subscriber Line (DSL) networks
  • 7.4 Other fixed broadband services

8 Fixed network operators

  • 8.1 Emirates Telecommunications Corporation (Etisalat)
  • 8.2 Emirates Integrated Telecommunications Company/du
  • 8.3 Yahsat

9 Telecommunications infrastructure

  • 9.1 Overview of the national telecom network
  • 9.2 International infrastructure
  • 9.3 Smart infrastructure

10 Appendix Historic Data

11 Glossary of abbreviations

12 Related reports

  • Table 1 Top Level Country Statistics and Telco Authorities United Arab Emirates 2021 (e)
  • Table 2 GDP and inflation in the UAE 2012 2022
  • Table 3 Change in UAE's telecom revenue by service (AED billion) 2012 2019
  • Table 4 Growth in the number of mobile number portings 2014 2019
  • Table 5 Growth in the number of mobile subscribers and penetration 2012 2027
  • Table 6 Change in the number and proportion of prepaid mobile subscribers 2012 2021
  • Table 7 Growth in the number of mobile broadband subscribers and penetration 2012 2027
  • Table 8 Change in the market share of mobile subscribers by operator 2012 2021
  • Table 9 Etisalat (UAE) mobile revenue and blended ARPU 2016 2021
  • Table 10 Change in the number of Etisalat's domestic mobile subscribers 2012 2021
  • Table 11 Change in the number of Etisalat's domestic mobile subscribers by type (million) 2012 2021
  • Table 12 Development of du's mobile revenue 2012 2021
  • Table 13 Change in the number of du's mobile subscribers 2012 2021
  • Table 14 du mobile subscribers by type (million) 2020 2021
  • Table 15 Development of du's mobile ARPU 2012 2021
  • Table 16 Internet penetration in the UAE 2012 2020
  • Table 17 Growth in the number of fixed broadband subscribers and penetration 2012 2027
  • Table 18 Growth in international internet bandwidth 2012 2020
  • Table 19 Growth in the number of fibre broadband subscribers 2012 2021
  • Table 20 UAE - Fibre broadband market share by operator 2015 2018
  • Table 21 Decline in the number of DSL subscriptions 2012 2021
  • Table 22 Increase in the number of Etisalat's fixed broadband subscribers 2012 2021
  • Table 23 Change in the number of Etisalat's bundle subscribers by type 2016 2021
  • Table 24 Etisalat group revenue and net profit (AED billion) 2012 2021
  • Table 25 Development of Etisalat's domestic financial data (AED billion) 2012 2021
  • Table 26 Decline in the number of Etisalat's fixed line subscribers 2018 2021
  • Table 27 Development of du's revenue by sector (AED billion) 2012 2021
  • Table 28 Development of du's financial data (AED billion) 2012 2021
  • Table 29 Growth in the number of fixed lines in service and teledensity 2012 2027
  • Table 30 Historic - UAE - fixed lines in service and teledensity 1995 2011
  • Table 31 Historic - UAE - internet users and penetration 1998 2011
  • Table 32 Historic - UAE - fixed broadband subscribers and penetration 2001 2011
  • Table 33 Historic - UAE - domestic and international voice revenue (AED billion) 2008 2015
  • Table 34 Historic - UAE - international telephone revenues (AED million) 2008 2015
  • Table 35 Historic - UAE - monthly fixed-line ARPU and MOU 2007 2015
  • Table 36 Historic - UAE - mobile revenue and ARPU 2008 2015
  • Table 37 Historic - UAE - mobile subscribers and penetration rate - 1995 - 2011
  • Table 38 Historic - UAE - prepaid vs postpaid revenue (AED billion) 2008 2015
  • Table 39 Historic - UAE - prepaid subscribers 2005 2011
  • Table 40 Historic - UAE - SMS and MMS sent (million messages) 2007 2015
  • Table 41 Historic - Etisalat group revenue and net profit (AED billion) 2005 2011
  • Table 42 Historic - du mobile minutes of use (MOU) 2010 2014
  • Table 43 Historic - du mobile revenue 2008 2011
  • Table 44 Historic - Decline in the number of DSL subscriptions 2008 2011
  • Table 45 Historic - Development of du's revenue by sector (AED billion) 2008 2011
  • Table 46 Historic - Etisalat group revenue and net profit (AED billion) 2009 2011
  • Table 47 Historic - Change in UAE's telecom revenue by service (AED billion) 2008 2011
  • Chart 7 Change in UAE's telecom revenue by service 2012 2019
  • Chart 8 Growth in the number of mobile number portings 2014 2019
  • Chart 9 Growth in the number of mobile subscribers and penetration 2012 2027
  • Chart 10 Change in the number and proportion of prepaid mobile subscribers 2012 2021
  • Chart 11 Growth in the number of mobile broadband subscribers and penetration 2012 2027
  • Chart 12 Change in the market share of mobile subscribers by operator 2012 2021
  • Chart 13 Change in the number of Etisalat's domestic mobile subscribers 2012 2021
  • Chart 14 Change in the number of Etisalat's domestic mobile subscribers by type 2012 2021
  • Chart 15 Development of du's mobile revenue 2012 2021
  • Chart 16 Change in the number of du's mobile subscribers 2012 2021
  • Chart 17 Development of du's mobile ARPU 2012 2021
  • Chart 18 Growth in the number of fixed broadband subscribers and penetration 2012 2027
  • Chart 19 Growth in the number of fibre broadband subscribers 2012 2021
  • Chart 20 Decline in the number of DSL subscriptions 2012 2021
  • Chart 21 Increase in the number of Etisalat's fixed broadband subscribers 2012 2021
  • Chart 22 Change in the number of Etisalat's bundle subscribers by type 2016 2021
  • Chart 23 Etisalat group revenue and net profit 2012 2021
  • Chart 24 Development of Etisalat's domestic financial data 2012 2021
  • Chart 25 Decline in the number of Etisalat's fixed line subscribers 2018 2021
  • Chart 26 Development of du's revenue by sector 2012 2021
  • Chart 27 Development of du's financial data 2012 2021
  • Chart 28 Growth in the number of fixed lines in service and teledensity 2012 2027
  • Exhibit 5 UAE submarine cable networks