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Lebanon - Telecoms, Mobile and Broadband - Statistics and Analyses

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Lebanon - Telecoms, Mobile and Broadband - Statistics and Analyses
Published: October 6, 2021
BuddeComm
Content info: 84 Pages
Delivery time: 1-2 business days
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Lebanon's internet services under strain from lack of fuel

Lebanon's economic crisis has had a dire effect on the country's telecom services. Although some progress has been made with developing 5G, the poor economic conditions have contributed to an erratic electricity supply and a lack of fuel to maintain generators. This has meant that internet services to areas of the country are cut on a regular basis, frustrating all those who depend on stable connectivity, and stalling business growth.

Adding to the difficulties are the combined stresses of the pandemic and the political crisis. A caretaker cabinet in September 2021 made way for a new government though there is little confidence on the ground that sectarian-based political horse-trading will give way to responsible governing to improve the lot of the stressed populace.

BuddeComm notes that the outbreak of the pandemic continues to have a significant impact on production and supply chains all around the world. During this time, the telecoms sector to various degrees is likely to experience a downturn in mobile device and ICT equipment production, while it may also be difficult for network operators to source necessary equipment or manage workflows when maintaining and upgrading existing infrastructure.

Overall progress towards 5G may also be postponed or slowed down in some countries.

On the consumer side, spending on telecoms services and devices is likely to be impacted by large-scale job losses and the consequent restriction on disposable incomes. In contrast, there may be rising demand for reliable high-speed services from households, education institutions and healthcare services including tele-health. It is largely unknown what the long-term impacts will be as the crisis develops.

Key developments:

  • Tawasul Telecom adds a PoP in Lebanon as part of a wider program to extend its regional network infrastructure;
  • Limited 5G services are launched;
  • Ministry of Telecommunications takes over management of the MNOs Alfa and Touch Lebanon;
  • Telecoms progress in Lebanon steered by the government's 2020 Telecom Vision project;
  • Report update includes Telecom Maturity Index charts and analyses, recent market developments.

Companies covered in this report include:

Ogero Telecom, Touch, Zain, Alfa Telecom, Orascom.

Table of Contents

Table of Contents

Key statistics

Regional Middle East Market Comparison

  • TMI versus GDP
  • Market Leaders
  • Market Challengers
  • Market Emergents
  • Mobile and mobile broadband penetration
  • Fixed and mobile broadband penetration
  • Market characteristics

Country overview

Covid-19 and its impact on the telecom sector

  • Economic considerations and responses
  • Subscribers
  • Infrastructure

Telecommunications market

  • Historical overview
  • Market overview

Regulatory environment

  • Historical overview
  • Regulatory authority
  • Fixed-line developments
    • Telecom sector liberalisation
    • Privatisation
  • Mobile network developments
    • Mobile contracts
    • Spectrum
    • Interconnect

Mobile market

  • Market overview
  • Mobile statistics
  • Mobile infrastructure
    • 5G
    • 4G (LTE)
    • GSM, 3G
    • Mobile data
    • Mobile broadband
  • Major mobile operators
    • Touch
    • Alfa

Fixed broadband market

  • Market analysis
  • Fixed broadband statistics
  • Fibre-to-the-Premises (FttP) networks

Fixed network operator

  • Ogero Telecom

Telecommunications infrastructure

  • National telecom network
  • International infrastructure
    • Submarine cable networks
    • Satellite

Smart infrastructure

Appendix - Historic data

Glossary of abbreviations

Related reports

List of Tables

  • Table 1 - Top Level Country Statistics and Telco Authorities - Lebanon - 2021 (e)
  • Table 2 - Evolution of GDP and inflation in Lebanon - 2011 - 2021
  • Table 3 - Change in the number of mobile subscribers and penetration - 2011 - 2026
  • Table 4 - Change in mobile operator market share - 2009 - 2020
  • Table 5 - Change in the number of active mobile broadband subscribers - 2011 - 2026
  • Table 6 - Change in the number of Touch's mobile subscribers (million) - 2011 - 2020
  • Table 7 - Growth in the number of Alfa's mobile subscribers - 2009 - 2019
  • Table 8 - Change in the number of fixed broadband subscribers and penetration - 2011 - 2026
  • Table 9 - Change in the number of fixed lines in service and teledensity - 2011 - 2026
  • Table 10 - International internet bandwidth - 2010 - 2020
  • Table 11 - Historic - Lebanon - mobile subscribers and penetration rate - 1995 - 2010
  • Table 12 - Historical - Touch mobile subscribers (million) - 2005 - 2010
  • Table 13 - Historic - Lebanon - Fixed lines in service and teledensity - 2006 - 2010

List of Charts

  • Chart 1 - Map of Middle East's Telecoms Maturity Index
  • Chart 2 - Middle East - Telecoms Maturity Index by Country
  • Chart 3 - Middle East - Telecoms Maturity Index vs GDP per capita
  • Chart 4 - Middle East - mobile subscriber versus mobile broadband penetration
  • Chart 5 - Middle East - Fixed broadband penetration versus mobile broadband penetration
  • Chart 6 - Change in the number of mobile subscribers and penetration - 2011 - 2026
  • Chart 7 - Change in mobile operator market share - 2009 - 2020
  • Chart 8 - Change in the number of active mobile broadband subscribers - 2011 - 2026
  • Chart 9 - Change in the number of Touch's mobile subscribers - 2011 - 2020
  • Chart 10 - Change in the number of fixed broadband subscribers and penetration - 2011 - 2026
  • Chart 11 - Change in the number of fixed lines in service and teledensity - 2011 - 2026
  • Chart 12 - International internet bandwidth - 2010 - 2020

List of Exhibits

  • Exhibit 1 - Middle East - Country TMI rank and industry description
  • Exhibit 2 - Generalised Market Characteristics by Market Segment
  • Exhibit 3 - The evolution of fixed internet in Lebanon