2010 Middle Eastern Mobile Voice and Operators Market

Publication Overview

This Middle East market report covers the mobile telephony and mobile data markets in each of the following countries: Bahrain, Iran, Iraq, Israel, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Syria, Turkey, United Arab Emirates and Yemen.

Researcher:- Tine Lewis
Current publication date:- March 2010 (9th Edition)

Executive Summary

The Middle East mobile market is characterised by some very high penetration rates and continuing healthy subscriber growth rates in most countries. This is putting strain on ARPU rates, which are falling as subscriber numbers increase.

The six countries of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) all have penetration rates well in excess of 100%, with the UAE, Bahrain and Qatar nearer 200%. This is due to intense competition and to multi-SIM ownership as subscribers aim to maximise special offers and different deals. The large and transient expatriate populations in the Gulf countries are also a factor in encouraging competition, and thus growth and penetration rates - with a fluid population new operators stand a better chance of gaining market share. Inevitably there must also be a significant number of inactive prepaid SIM-cards.

Growth rates are also high in the less developed markets of Iraq, Iran and Lebanon. Amongst the lower growth countries, Turkey was hit hard by the Global Financial Crisis, leading to a recession and a fall in mobile penetration. Israel has also seen low growth rates, partly due to much a much lesser economic slowdown and partly to saturated markets and perhaps distraction due to considerable industry structural changes.

The region is home to some very large international players. Etisalat of the UAE and Zain of Kuwait have been particularly aggressive buyers of both new licences and existing operators in Africa, the Middle East and Asia. Qtel of Qatar, STC of Saudi Arabia and Batelco of Bahrain have also taken this route for growth.

In the more developed Gulf countries and Israel, operators are pinning their growth hopes on persuading their mobile subscribers to take up data and broadband services. Customers want the latest in high-end handsets and have the income to pay for them. 3G services in these countries are well established, together with HSPA. Outside the Gulf countries, Israel and Turkey, no operator has launched 3G or HSPA although Jordan issued a licence to Orange in August 2009.

Market highlights:

Iran

The Iranian market grew very strongly during 2008 and 2009 due to the continued affects of the competition from second operator MTN Irancell and the introduction of prepaid services. A question hangs over the market however after a troubled tender for a third licence in 2009, echoing the problems of the second mobile licence tender. The licence was first awarded to a consortium led by Etisalat of the UAE, with local company Tamin Telecom as its partner, and then withdrawn. It was then awarded to a consortium led by Zain of Kuwait but then again withdrawn. After various other rumours, the saga appeared to conclude in October 2009 with the news that Tamin Telecom had won back the licence in its own right and was looking for an experienced international telecommunications consultancy partner. Tamin plans to launch the third mobile operator by end-2010. In a further development, incumbent telco TCI, together with its mobile division, was privatised in late September 2009 with sale of a 50% plus one share stake to a consortium of three privately owned companies reported as being affiliated to the Iranian Revolutionary Guard.

Israel

The Israeli market has been stable for some time but the Israeli government is moving to create a wholesale market in all sectors of communications. Considerable merger and acquisition activity is taking place as the major fixed-line, mobile, Internet and pay TV players all aim to consolidate or improve positions across all sectors. 3G subscribers make up at least a third of the total and revenue from mobile data has grown steadily.

Kuwait

Kuwait has been the odd one out amongst the small, rich GCC countries, with mobile penetration rates on a par with those of very much poorer Jordan. Unlike in similar countries in the region, multiple SIM usage was not common. Major operators Zain and Wataniya enjoyed a very comfortable duopoly. All this is changing since the launch of the third operator and penetration rates are rising rapidly. The increased competition is causing ARPU rates to fall rapidly but from very high levels - Zain’s Kuwaiti ARPU is twice that of its subsidiary in Bahrain.

Lebanon

The mobile market in Lebanon has been transformed by the regulatory reforms of April 2009, reducing tariffs and improving products. Lebanon has two government-owned networks operated by private companies in return for a management fee, with all revenue going to the government. The government controls all tariffs. This led to a stagnant market and subscriber levels below those of much-poorer Syria but the lifting of constraints has had a startling affect with annual growth levels of over 60%. The privatisation of the networks has been imminent for many years.

Qatar

Competition finally came to the Qatari mobile market in July 2009 with the launch of services by Vodafone. Vodafone has had mixed success in the Middle East to date, with poor results in Turkey but faring much better in Egypt. Qtel has responded competitively, claiming growth rates over 40%. As Vodafone also acquired a market share well over 10% in its first six months, growth rates in the already highly penetrated market have been astonishing.

Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabia is the only market where the region’s three largest operators – Etisalat of the UAE, Zain of Kuwait and STC on its home turf – go head to head. In addition, Qtel, also an aspirant to join the international big league of players, owns a smaller iDEN operator. Competition in the market is very fierce and growth high.

Mobile subscribers, annual change and penetration rates in the Middle East – June 2009

Country

Mobile subscribers (million)

Annual change

Mobile penetration

Bahrain

1.4

12%

177%

Iran

56.2

39%

76%

Iraq

20.1

37%

65%

Israel

9.2

3%

128%

Jordan

5.6

12%

88%

Kuwait

3.7

25%

107%

Lebanon

2

57%

52%

Oman

3.5

18%

126%

Qatar

1.9

32%

165%

Saudi Arabia

32.8

30%

130%

Syria

7.5

9%

37%

Turkey

63.7

0%

91%

UAE

10.2

17%

210%

Yemen

7.3

31%

31%

(Source: BuddeComm based on Global Mobile data) 

Data in this report is the latest available at the time of preparation and may not be for the current year.

Table of Contents

  • 1. Bahrain
    • 1.1 Overview of the mobile market in Bahrain
      • 1.1.1 Mobile statistics
    • 1.2 Regulatory issues
      • 1.2.1 Second mobile licence
      • 1.2.2 Third mobile licence
      • 1.2.3 Prepaid subscriber registration
    • 1.3 Mobile technologies
      • 1.3.1 Analogue
      • 1.3.2 Digital
      • 1.3.3 Third Generation (3G)
    • 1.4 Major mobile operators
      • 1.4.1 Batelco
      • 1.4.2 Zain Bahrain (formerly MTC Vodafone)
    • 1.5 Mobile voice services
      • 1.5.1 Prepaid
  • 2. Iran
    • 2.1 Overview of the mobile market in Iran
      • 2.1.1 Mobile statistics
    • 2.2 Mobile subscriber forecasts
      • 2.2.1 Scenario 1 – higher growth
      • 2.2.2 Scenario 2 – lower growth
    • 2.3 Regulatory issues
      • 2.3.1 Third GSM licence
      • 2.3.2 Second GSM licence
    • 2.4 Mobile technologies
      • 2.4.1 Local handset manufacture
    • 2.5 Major mobile operators
      • 2.5.1 Mobile Communications Iran (MCI)
      • 2.5.2 MTN Irancell
      • 2.5.3 Taliya/Rafsanjan Industrial Complex Islamic Cooperative Company (RIC)
      • 2.5.4 Mobile Telecommunications Company of Isfahan (MTCE)
      • 2.5.5 Telecommunications Kish Company (TKC)
    • 2.6 Mobile voice services
      • 2.6.1 Prepaid
      • 2.6.2 Satellite mobile
  • 3. Iraq
    • 3.1 Overview of the mobile market in Iraq
      • 3.1.1 Mobile statistics
      • 3.1.2 Average revenue per user (ARPU)
    • 3.2 Mobile subscriber forecasts
      • 3.2.1 Scenario 1 – higher growth
      • 3.2.2 Scenario 2 – lower growth
    • 3.3 Regulatory issues
      • 3.3.1 Temporary mobile licences
      • 3.3.2 Permanent licences
      • 3.3.3 Penalty fines and debts
    • 3.4 Mobile technologies
    • 3.5 Major mobile operators
      • 3.5.1 Asiacell Communications
      • 3.5.2 Zain Iraq (formerly MTC Atheer)
      • 3.5.3 Korek Telecom
      • 3.5.4 Orascom Telecom Iraq Corporation/Iraqna
      • 3.5.5 Sanatel
    • 3.6 Mobile voice services
      • 3.6.1 Prepaid
      • 3.6.2 Satellite mobile
  • 4. Israel
    • 4.1 Overview of the mobile market in Israel
      • 4.1.1 Mobile statistics
    • 4.2 Regulatory issues
      • 4.2.1 Award of 3G mobile licences
      • 4.2.2 Connection charges
      • 4.2.3 Mobile Number Portability
      • 4.2.4 Mobile Virtual Network Operators (MVNOs)
    • 4.3 Mobile technologies
      • 4.3.1 Analogue
      • 4.3.2 Digital
      • 4.3.3 integrated Digital Enhanced Network (iDEN)
      • 4.3.4 3G
      • 4.3.5 High-Speed Packet Access (HSPA)
    • 4.4 Major mobile operators
      • 4.4.1 Pelephone Communications Ltd
      • 4.4.2 Cellcom
      • 4.4.3 Partner Communications Company Ltd (Orange)
      • 4.4.4 MIRS Communications Ltd
    • 4.5 Mobile voice services
      • 4.5.1 Prepaid
  • 5. Jordan
    • 5.1 Overview of the mobile market in Jordan
      • 5.1.1 Mobile statistics
    • 5.2 Mobile subscriber forecasts
      • 5.2.1 Scenario 1 – higher growth
      • 5.2.2 Scenario 2 – lower growth
    • 5.3 Regulatory issues
      • 5.3.1 Third GSM licence
      • 5.3.2 MVNOs
      • 5.3.3 3G licence
      • 5.3.4 SIM card registration
    • 5.4 Mobile technologies
      • 5.4.1 GSM
      • 5.4.2 Integrated Digital Enhanced Network (iDEN)
      • 5.4.3 3G
    • 5.5 Major mobile operators
      • 5.5.1 Jordan Mobile Telephone Services / Zain Jordan
      • 5.5.2 Orange
      • 5.5.3 XPress Telecommunications
      • 5.5.4 Umniah
      • 5.5.5 MVNOs
    • 5.6 Mobile voice services
      • 5.6.1 Prepaid
      • 5.6.2 Satellite mobile
  • 6. Kuwait
    • 6.1 Overview of the mobile market in Kuwait
      • 6.1.1 Mobile statistics
    • 6.2 Mobile subscriber forecasts
      • 6.2.1 Scenario 1 – higher growth
      • 6.2.2 Scenario 1 – lower growth
    • 6.3 Regulatory issues
      • 6.3.1 Third mobile operator
    • 6.4 Mobile technologies
      • 6.4.1 Analogue
      • 6.4.2 Digital
      • 6.4.3 3G
      • 6.4.4 HSPA
    • 6.5 Major mobile operators
      • 6.5.1 Mobile Telecommunications Co (MTC) / Zain
      • 6.5.2 National Mobile Telecommunication Co (NMT)/Wataniya Telecom
      • 6.5.3 Kuwait Telecom Company (KTC)/Viva
    • 6.6 Mobile voice services
      • 6.6.1 Prepaid
      • 6.6.2 Satellite mobile
  • 7. Lebanon
    • 7.1 Overview of the mobile market in Lebanon
      • 7.1.1 Distribution system problems
      • 7.1.2 Mobile statistics
    • 7.2 Mobile subscriber forecasts
      • 7.2.1 Scenario 1 – higher growth
      • 7.2.2 Scenario 2 – lower growth
    • 7.3 Regulatory issues
      • 7.3.1 Overview
      • 7.3.2 Lebanon’s current mobile contracts
      • 7.3.3 2007 sale plans
      • 7.3.4 2004 management contracts
      • 7.3.5 Background – original BOT contracts
    • 7.4 Mobile technologies
      • 7.4.1 GSM
      • 7.4.2 3G
    • 7.5 Major mobile operators
      • 7.5.1 MTC Touch/Zain
      • 7.5.2 Alfa Telecom
    • 7.6 Mobile voice services
      • 7.6.1 Prepaid
      • 7.6.2 Satellite mobile
  • 8. Oman
    • 8.1 Overview of the mobile market in Oman
      • 8.1.1 Mobile statistics
    • 8.2 Regulatory issues
      • 8.2.1 Second mobile licence
      • 8.2.2 Reseller/MVNO licences
    • 8.3 Mobile technologies
      • 8.3.1 Analogue
      • 8.3.2 Digital
      • 8.3.3 Third generation (3G)
    • 8.4 Major mobile operators
      • 8.4.1 Oman Mobile Telecommunications (OMTC)
      • 8.4.2 -Nawras Telecom (Omani-Qatari Telecommunications Company)
    • 8.5 MVNO operators
      • 8.5.1 Connect Arabia/FRiENDi Teleco/Halafoni
      • 8.5.2 Majan Telecom/Renna
    • 8.6 Mobile voice services
      • 8.6.1 Prepaid
      • 8.6.2 Satellite mobile
  • 9. Qatar
    • 9.1 Overview of the mobile market in Qatar
      • 9.1.1 Mobile statistics
    • 9.2 Regulatory issues
      • 9.2.1 Second mobile licence
    • 9.3 Mobile technologies
      • 9.3.1 Analogue
      • 9.3.2 Digital
      • 9.3.3 Third generation (3G) mobile
      • 9.3.4 HSPA
    • 9.4 Major mobile operators
      • 9.4.1 Qtel
      • 9.4.2 Vodafone Qatar
    • 9.5 Mobile voice services
      • 9.5.1 Prepaid
      • 9.5.2 Satellite mobile
  • 10. Saudi Arabia
    • 10.1 Overview of the mobile market in Saudi Arabia
      • 10.1.1 Mobile statistics
    • 10.2 Regulatory issues
      • 10.2.1 Award of second GSM mobile licence
      • 10.2.2 iDEN contract awarded
      • 10.2.3 Award of Third Generation (3G) licences
      • 10.2.4 Award of third mobile licence
      • 10.2.5 SPAM controls
    • 10.3 Mobile technologies
      • 10.3.1 Analogue
      • 10.3.2 Digital
      • 10.3.3 3G
    • 10.4 Major mobile operators
      • 10.4.1 Saudi Telecom Company (STC)/Al Jawal
      • 10.4.2 Ettihad Etisalat (Mobily)
      • 10.4.3 Public Telecommunications Company (Bravo)
      • 10.4.4 Zain Saudi Arabia
    • 10.5 Mobile voice services
      • 10.5.1 Prepaid
      • 10.5.2 Satellite mobile
  • 11. Syria
    • 11.1 Overview of the mobile market in Syria
      • 11.1.1 Mobile statistics
    • 11.2 Mobile subscriber forecasts
      • 11.2.1 Scenario 1 – higher growth
      • 11.2.2 Scenario 2 – lower growth
    • 11.3 Regulatory issues
      • 11.3.1 Third mobile licence
      • 11.3.2 Current BOT contracts
    • 11.4 Mobile technologies
      • 11.4.1 3G
    • 11.5 Major mobile operators
      • 11.5.1 Syriatel
      • 11.5.2 MTN Syria
    • 11.6 Mobile voice services
      • 11.6.1 Prepaid
      • 11.6.2 Satellite mobile
  • 12. Turkey
    • 12.1 Overview of the mobile market in Turkey
      • 12.1.1 Mobile statistics
    • 12.2 Mobile subscriber forecasts
      • 12.2.1 Scenario 1 – higher growth
      • 12.2.2 Scenario 2 – lower growth
    • 12.3 Regulatory issues
      • 12.3.1 Third Generation (3G) licences
      • 12.3.2 Third and fourth GSM licences
      • 12.3.3 Significant market power (SMP)
      • 12.3.4 Mobile Number Portability (MNP)
      • 12.3.5 Telsim privatisation
    • 12.4 Mobile technologies
      • 12.4.1 Analogue
      • 12.4.2 Digital
      • 12.4.3 3G
    • 12.5 Major mobile operators
      • 12.5.1 Turkcell
      • 12.5.2 Vodafone (Telsim)
      • 12.5.3 Avea
    • 12.6 Mobile voice services
      • 12.6.1 Prepaid
      • 12.6.2 Satellite mobile
  • 13. United Arab Emirates
    • 13.1 Overview of the mobile market in United Arab Emirates
      • 13.1.1 Mobile statistics
    • 13.2 Regulatory issues
      • 13.2.1 Overview
      • 13.2.2 Number portability
    • 13.3 Mobile technologies
      • 13.3.1 Analogue and digital
      • 13.3.2 Third generation mobile
    • 13.4 Major mobile operators
      • 13.4.1 Etisalat
      • 13.4.2 Emirates Integrated Telecommunications Company / du
    • 13.5 Mobile voice services
      • 13.5.1 Prepaid
      • 13.5.2 Satellite mobile
  • 14. Yemen
    • 14.1 Overview of the mobile market in Yemen
      • 14.1.1 Mobile statistics
    • 14.2 Mobile subscriber forecasts
      • 14.2.1 Scenario 1 – higher growth
      • 14.2.2 Scenario 2 – lower growth
    • 14.3 Regulatory issues
      • 14.3.1 GSM licences awarded
      • 14.3.2 Third GSM licence
    • 14.4 Major mobile operators
      • 14.4.1 TeleYemen/Yemen Mobile
      • 14.4.2 SabaFon
      • 14.4.3 MTN Yemen
      • 14.4.4 HiTS Unitel
    • 14.5 Mobile voice services
      • 14.5.1 Prepaid
      • 14.5.2 Satellite mobile
  • 15. Glossary of Abbreviations
  • Table 1 – Mobile subscribers and penetration rate in Bahrain - 1995 - 2011
  • Table 2 – Mobile operators, subscribers and annual change in Bahrain – September 2009
  • Table 3 - Mobile operators’ market share in Bahrain – 2004 - 2009
  • Table 4 – Mobile monthly ARPU in Bahrain – 2007 - 2008
  • Table 5 – Zain Bahrain: Revenue, ARPU - 2005 - 2009
  • Table 6 – Prepaid mobile subscribers in Bahrain - 1999 - 2008
  • Table 7 – Zain Bahrain prepaid subscribers - 2004 - 2009
  • Table 8 – Mobile subscribers and penetration rate in Iran - 1995 - 2011
  • Table 9 – Mobile operators, subscribers and annual change in Iran – June 2009
  • Table 10 – Major mobile operators market shares in Iran – 2006 - 2009
  • Table 11 – Forecast mobile subscribers in Iran – higher growth scenario – 2013; 2018
  • Table 12 – Forecast mobile subscribers in Iran – lower growth scenario – 2013; 2018
  • Table 13 – MTN Irancell – Subscribers, revenue, ARPU and MOU – 2006 - 2009
  • Table 14 – Mobile subscribers and penetration rate in Iraq - 2003 - 2011
  • Table 15 – Mobile operators, subscribers and annual change in Iraq – September 2009
  • Table 16 – Mobile operator market shares in Iraq – 2004 - 2009
  • Table 17 – Major mobile operators ARPU in Iraq - 2004 - 2009
  • Table 18 – Forecast mobile penetration in Iraq – higher growth scenario – 2013; 2018
  • Table 19 – Forecast mobile penetration in Iraq – lower growth scenario – 2013; 2018
  • Table 20 – Asiacell Revenue and subscribers – 2006 - 2009
  • Table 21 – Zain Iraq – revenue, net income and subscribers - 2006 - 2009
  • Table 22 - Zain Iraq – prepaid subscribers - 2006 - 2009
  • Table 23 – Mobile subscribers and penetration rate in Israel – 1995 - 2011
  • Table 24 – Mobile operators, subscribers and annual change in Israel – September 2009
  • Table 25 – Mobile operators’ subscribers, 3G subscribers and market share in Israel – Sep 2009
  • Table 26 – Mobile operators – MOU and ARPU in Israel – Q3 2009
  • Table 27 – Pelephone: revenue, profit, monthly MOU and monthly ARPU – 2003 - 2009
  • Table 28 – Cellcom – revenue, profit, monthly MOU, churn, and monthly ARPU – 2005 - 2009
  • Table 29 – Partner Communications – revenue, profit, monthly MOU, churn, monthly ARPU – 2002 - 2009
  • Table 30 – Partner – prepaid, postpaid and business subscribers – 2004 - 2008
  • Table 31 – Mobile subscribers and penetration rate in Jordan – 1995 - 2011
  • Table 32 – Mobile operators, subscribers and annual change in Jordan – September 2009
  • Table 33 – Mobile operators’ market share in Jordan – 2004 - 2009
  • Table 34 – Forecast mobile subscribers in Jordan – higher growth scenario – 2013; 2018
  • Table 35 – Forecast mobile subscribers in Jordan – lower growth scenario – 2013; 2018
  • Table 36 – Zain Jordan – ARPU, Revenue, EBITDA and CAPEX – 2005 - 2009
  • Table 37 – Orange prepaid and postpaid subscribers – 2002 - 2008
  • Table 38 – Zain Jordan prepaid and postpaid subscribers – 2005 - 2009
  • Table 39 – Mobile subscribers and penetration rates in Kuwait - 1994 - 2011
  • Table 40 – Mobile operators, subscribers and annual change in Kuwait – March 2009
  • Table 41 – Mobile operators’ subscribers and market share in Kuwait – 2005 - 2009
  • Table 42 – Forecast mobile subscribers in Kuwait – higher growth scenario – 2013; 2018
  • Table 43 – Forecast mobile subscriber in Kuwait – lower growth scenario – 2013; 2018
  • Table 44 - 3G subscribers as a percentage of total subscribers in Kuwait – 2007 - 2009
  • Table 45 – Zain Group subscribers, revenue and profit - 2002 - 2009
  • Table 46 – Zain Kuwait revenue and ARPU – 2005 - 2009
  • Table 47 – Wataniya Group subscribers, revenue and profit - 2005 - 2009
  • Table 48 – Wataniya Kuwait subscribers and revenue - 2006 - 2009
  • Table 49 – Wataniya Kuwait monthly pre and postpaid ARPU – 2005 - 2009
  • Table 50 – Zain pre and postpaid subscribers – 2005 - 2009
  • Table 51 – Wataniya pre and postpaid subscribers – 2005 - 2009
  • Table 52 – Mobile subscribers and penetration rate in Lebanon - 1995 - 2011
  • Table 53 – Mobile operators, subscribers and annual change in Lebanon – September 2009
  • Table 54 – Forecast mobile subscribers in Lebanon – higher growth scenario – 2013; 2018
  • Table 55 – Forecast mobile subscribers in Lebanon – lower growth scenario – 2013; 2018
  • Table 56 – Zain prepaid and postpaid subscribers – 2005 - 2009
  • Table 57 – Mobile subscribers and penetration rate in Oman - 1994 - 2011
  • Table 58 – Mobile operators, subscribers and annual change in Oman - September 2009
  • Table 59 – Subscribers and market share by mobile operator in Oman – 2005 - 2009
  • Table 60 – Mobile sector total revenues and ARPU in Oman – 2005 - 2009
  • Table 61 – Omantel mobile ARPU – 2002 - 2003; 2005 - 2008
  • Table 62 – Nawras pre and postpaid ARPU and annual revenue – 2007 - 2009
  • Table 63 – Total prepaid and postpaid subscribers in Oman – 2005 - 2009
  • Table 64 – Nawras prepaid and postpaid subscribers – 2007 - 2009
  • Table 65 – Mobile subscribers and penetration rate in Qatar - 1995 - 2011
  • Table 66 – Mobile operators, subscribers and annual change in Qatar - September 2009
  • Table 67 – Qtel mobile postpaid and prepaid revenue and ARPU – 2007 - 2009
  • Table 68 – Qtel prepaid subscribers - 2000 - 2009
  • Table 69 – Mobile ARPU in Saudi Arabia - 2002; 2004 - 2007
  • Table 70 – Mobile subscribers and penetration in Saudi Arabia - 1995 - 2011
  • Table 71 – Mobile operators, subscribers and annual change in Saudi Arabia – September 2009
  • Table 72 – Major mobile operators’ market shares in Saudi Arabia – 2008 - 2009
  • Table 73 – Mobily revenue and profit – 2006 - 2009
  • Table 74 – Bravo revenue, profit, subscribers and ARPU – 2007 - 2009
  • Table 75 – Zain revenue, profit, subscribers and ARPU – 2008 - 2009
  • Table 76 – Prepaid subscribers in Saudi Arabia – 2002 - 2009
  • Table 77 – Zain prepaid subscribers – 2008 - 2009
  • Table 78 – Mobile subscribers and penetration rate in Syria – 1999 - 2011
  • Table 79 – Mobile operators, subscribers and annual change in Syria – March 2009
  • Table 80 – Forecast mobile subscribers in Syria – higher growth scenario – 2013; 2018
  • Table 81 – Forecast mobile subscribers in Syria – lower growth scenario – 2013; 2018
  • Table 82 – MTN Syria: outgoing MOU – 2006 – 2008; ARPU – 2003 - 2009
  • Table 83 – MTN market share of pre and postpaid subscribers – 2007 - 2008
  • Table 84 – Mobile subscribers and penetration rate in Turkey - 1995 - 2011
  • Table 85 – Mobile operators, subscribers and annual change – September 2009
  • Table 86 – Mobile subscribers by operator in Turkey – 2007 - 2009
  • Table 87 – Mobile operators’ market share in Turkey – 2007 - 2009
  • Table 88 – Forecast mobile subscribers in Turkey – higher growth scenario – 2013; 2018
  • Table 89 – Forecast mobile subscribers in Turkey – lower growth scenario – 2013; 2018
  • Table 90 – Turkcell group financial data – 2005 - 2009
  • Table 91 – Turkcell Turkey average monthly ARPU – pre and postpaid – 2001 - 2009
  • Table 92 – Turkcell Turkey average monthly MOU and churn – 2001 - 2009
  • Table 93 – Vodafone pre and postpaid ARPU – 2006 - 2009
  • Table 94 – Vodafone revenue – 2007 - 2008
  • Table 95 – Avea revenue and EBITDA – 2007 - 2009
  • Table 96 – Avea prepaid, postpaid and blended ARPU and blended MOU – 2007 - 2009
  • Table 97 – Ratio of prepaid to postpaid subscribers in Turkey – 2000 - 2009
  • Table 98 – Turkcell prepaid subscribers – 2001 - 2009
  • Table 99 – Vodafone prepaid subscribers – 2006 - 2009
  • Table 100 – Avea prepaid subscribers – 2007 - 2009
  • Table 101 – Mobile subscribers and penetration rate in United Arab Emirates - 1995 - 2011
  • Table 102 – Mobile operators, subscribers and annual change in United Arab Emirates – 2009
  • Table 103 - Mobile operators’ market share in United Arab Emirates – 2007 - 2009
  • Table 104 – Etisalat group revenues and divisional representation - 2005 - 2009
  • Table 105 - du revenue and profit / loss – 2006 - 2009
  • Table 106 – Prepaid subscribers in United Arab Emirates – 2005 - 2009
  • Table 107 – Mobile subscribers and penetration rate in Yemen - 1998 - 2011
  • Table 108 - Mobile operators, subscribers and annual change in Yemen – March 2009
  • Table 109 – Forecast mobile subscribers in Yemen – higher growth scenario – 2013; 2018
  • Table 110 – Forecast mobile subscribers in Yemen – lower growth scenario – 2013; 2018
  • Table 111 – SabaFon subscribers and market share – 2004 - 2008
  • Table 112 – MTN Yemen/Spacetel subscribers and market share – 2004 - 2009
  • Table 113 – MTN Yemen/Spacetel ARPU per month – 2003 - 2009

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