2008 Middle East - Telecoms Mobile & Broadband in The Gulf Countries

Publication Overview

This annual report offers a wealth of information on trends and developments in telecommunications, mobile, Internet, broadband in the Gulf countries of Bahrain, Iran, Iraq, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, UAE and Yemen. Subjects include:

·         Market and industry analyses, trends and developments;

·         Facts, figures and statistics;

·         Industry and regulatory issues;

·         Infrastructure;

·         Major Players, Revenues, Subscribers, ARPU;

·         Internet, VoIP, IPTV;

·         Mobile Voice and Data Markets;

·         Broadband (DSL, cable TV, wireless);

·         Convergence and Digital Media.


Researcher: Tine Lewis

Current publication date:- August 2008 (7th Edition)

Next publication date:- July 2007

 

 

Executive Summary

BuddeComm’s Middle East Annual Publication, 2008 Middle East - Telecoms, Mobile and Broadband in The Gulf Countries , profiles the wealthy countries of the GCC, developing Iraq and Yemen and the very regulated market of Iran.

 

The GCC countries have benefited to differing degrees, depending on their reserves, from the very high oil and gas prices. Even countries with less oil such as Bahrain or the emirate of Dubai have benefited from the wealth coming into the region. All countries realise the need to use the bonanza to upgrade their infrastructure. They are also keen to increase the ‘knowledge component’ of their economies as a bulwark against a potentially less profitable future. All of these factors have had a strong bearing on their telecoms industries. In addition, all the GCC countries have liberalised their markets to a greater or lesser degree, resulting in much greater competition, particularly in the mobile sector. This trend towards greater competition is still continuing, extending into the fixed-line and Internet sectors.

 

The markets of Iraq, Yemen and Iran are much less developed but are all quite exciting. In Iraq, the mobile market has been one of the great successes of the post-war period, growing from nothing to 44% penetration in four years. This is partly a result of very little fixed-line infrastructure. Three quite equal operators were competing in the market but after the award of longer-term licences there are now three much less equally sized players, which will possibly result in a less competitive and more expensive market. The lack of development in Iran is government induced rather than a result of economic factors. Since the launch of a second mobile operator in September 2006, this sector at least has been transformed with annual growth of over 100%. The broadband and Internet sectors are very different due to government restrictions on competition, speeds and services. The government is intending to introduce a level of private ownership into the incumbent operator and it will be interesting to see what effect this will have. Yemen, with GDP per capita of only around US$1,000 is nevertheless also experiencing healthy growth in its mobile market.

 

Key highlights:

·         The GCC countries are investing in NGN infrastructure, with FttH becoming a reality, particularly in the smaller and more urban countries. Broadband penetration levels do not appear high but improve once larger household sizes are accounted for. Household broadband penetration in the UAE is at least 40%.

·         Zain of Kuwait and Etisalat of the UAE have continued their expansion abroad. Zain now operates in 20 countries and Etisalat in 16, in the Middle East, Africa and Asia. Etisalat claimed to be the fastest growing mobile operator in the world in 2008, with a proportional mobile subscriber base of 24.2 million, an annual increase of 106.41%.

·         Qtel of Qatar is also expanding rapidly abroad, also with interests in 16 countries (most of them acquired in 2007), although as yet with a smaller subscriber total than Etisalat or Zain. STC of Saudi Arabia has aspirations to join the club, with new interests in Kuwait, South Africa and Turkey.

·         The remarkable regional DTH satellite TV market continues unabated, with around 300 FTA channels plus pay TV operators. Despite many channels being launched for political rather than commercial reasons, the competition is generating some very interesting players – news channels Al Jazeera and Al Arabiya and more entertainment-oriented channels from Rotana and others.

·         The launch of services by MTN Irancell has transformed the Iranian mobile market, causing annual growth of over 100%, hugely greater availability of services and introduced a degree of transparency to the market.

·         All countries have licensed at least two mobile operators. A third licence has been granted for Kuwait, while in Bahrain an auction for a third licence in imminent.

·         Saudi Arabia’s third mobile operator, Zain, is about to launch operations into an already very competitive market. Saudi Arabia will see major players STC, Etisalat and Zain go head to head.

·         Of the many new licences auctioned in the region in the past few years, the second Qatari mobile licence was the first to go to a European operator. Vodafone Qatar expects to launch services early in 2009.

·         Since the introduction of competition to the UAE mobile market, penetration rates have leapt to nearly 170%. Growth rates in all countries tend to reflect the degree of competition in the market rather than the penetration levels.

Mobile penetration and annual change in the Gulf countries – 2008

Year

Penetration

Annual change

Bahrain

123%

27%

Iran

37%

111%

Iraq

44%

27%

Kuwait

84%

10%

Oman

109%

33%

Qatar

122%

20%

Saudi Arabia

116%

43%

UAE

169%

38%

Yemen

18%

38%

(Source: BuddeComm)

 

 

 

For those needing high level strategic information and objective analysis on this region, this report is essential reading and gives further information on:

·         Government policies affecting the telecoms industry in all countries, including incumbent share sales in Oman and Iran, a new mobile licence auction in Bahrain and generally increased liberalisation across the region;

·         Telecoms operators – acquisitions, competition and new market entrants – the powerful international players Zain, Etisalat, Qtel and perhaps STC in near future;

·         Internet and broadband development and government policies accelerating or impeding the potential for growth;

·         The fast growing mobile markets of the region, still with much potential particularly in the repressed market of Iran and in developing Iraq and Yemen.

·         Mobile data and wireless broadband developments as 3G subscribers increase and HSDPA and WiMAX services proliferate.

 

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 Key statistics
    • 1.2 Telecommunications market
      • 1.2.1 Overview of Bahrain’s telecom market
    • 1.3 Regulatory environment
      • 1.3.1 Background
      • 1.3.2 Regulatory authority
      • 1.3.3 Telecom sector liberalisation in Bahrain
      • 1.3.4 Interconnect
      • 1.3.5 Access
      • 1.3.6 Number portability
      • 1.3.7 Privatisation
    • 1.4 Fixed network operators in Bahrain
      • 1.4.1 Bahrain telecommunications company (Batelco)
      • 1.4.2 Alternative operators
    • 1.5 Telecommunications infrastructure
      • 1.5.1 National telecom network
      • 1.5.2 International infrastructure
    • 1.6 Wholesaling
      • 1.6.1 Overview
    • 1.7 Broadband and Internet market
      • 1.7.1 Internet overview
      • 1.7.2 Broadband overview
      • 1.7.3 Asymmetrical Digital Subscriber Line (ADSL)
      • 1.7.4 Wireless broadband
    • 1.8 Convergence
      • 1.8.1 Overview of media convergence
      • 1.8.2 VoIP
      • 1.8.3 Triple play
    • 1.9 Digital media
      • 1.9.1 Satellite TV
      • 1.9.2 E-Government
      • 1.9.3 Internet economy
    • 1.10 Mobile communications
      • 1.10.1 Overview of Bahrain’s mobile market
      • 1.10.2 Regulatory issues
      • 1.10.3 Mobile technologies
      • 1.10.4 Major mobile operators
      • 1.10.5 Mobile voice services
      • 1.10.6 Mobile data services
      • 1.10.7 Mobile content
  • 2. Iran
    • 2.1 Key statistics
    • 2.2 Telecommunications market
      • 2.2.1 Overview of Iran’s telecom market
    • 2.3 Regulatory environment
      • 2.3.1 Background
      • 2.3.2 The Fourth Five-Year Development plan (2005 – 2010)
      • 2.3.3 Regulatory authority
    • 2.4 Fixed network operator in Iran
      • 2.4.1 Telecommunication Company of Iran (TCI)
    • 2.5 Telecommunications infrastructure
      • 2.5.1 National telecom network
      • 2.5.2 International infrastructure
    • 2.6 Broadband and Internet market
      • 2.6.1 Internet overview
      • 2.6.2 Asymmetrical Digital Subscriber Line (ADSL)
    • 2.7 Convergence
      • 2.7.1 Overview of media convergence
      • 2.7.2 VoIP
      • 2.7.3 Overview of broadcasting market
      • 2.7.4 Satellite TV
    • 2.8 Mobile communications
      • 2.8.1 Overview of Iran’s mobile market
      • 2.8.2 Regulatory issues
      • 2.8.3 Major mobile operators
      • 2.8.4 Mobile voice services
      • 2.8.5 Mobile data services
  • 3. Iraq
    • 3.1 Key statistics
    • 3.2 Telecommunications market
      • 3.2.1 Overview of Iraq’s telecom market
    • 3.3 Regulatory environment
      • 3.3.1 Background
      • 3.3.2 Regulatory authority
      • 3.3.3 Telecom sector liberalisation in Iraq
    • 3.4 Fixed network operators in Iraq
      • 3.4.1 Iraqi Telephone and Postal Company (ITPC)
      • 3.4.2 Wireless Local Loop operators
    • 3.5 Telecommunications infrastructure
      • 3.5.1 National telephone network
      • 3.5.2 International infrastructure
    • 3.6 Broadband and Internet market
      • 3.6.1 Internet overview
      • 3.6.2 Wireless broadband
    • 3.7 Convergence
      • 3.7.1 Overview of media convergence
      • 3.7.2 Overview of broadcasting market
    • 3.8 Mobile communications
      • 3.8.1 Overview of Iraq’s mobile market
      • 3.8.2 Regulatory issues
      • 3.8.3 Mobile technologies
      • 3.8.4 Major mobile operators
      • 3.8.5 Mobile voice services
      • 3.8.6 Mobile data services
      • 3.8.7 Mobile content and applications
  • 4. Kuwait
    • 4.1 Key statistics
    • 4.2 Telecommunications market
      • 4.2.1 Overview of Kuwait’s telecom market
    • 4.3 Regulatory environment
      • 4.3.1 Background
      • 4.3.2 Regulatory authority
      • 4.3.3 Privatisation of Mobile Telecommunications Co
    • 4.4 Fixed network operator in Kuwait
      • 4.4.1 Ministry of Communications
    • 4.5 Telecommunications infrastructure
      • 4.5.1 National telecom network
      • 4.5.2 International infrastructure
    • 4.6 Broadband and Internet market
      • 4.6.1 Internet overview
      • 4.6.2 ISP market
      • 4.6.3 Asymmetrical Digital Subscriber Line (ADSL)
      • 4.6.4 Wireless broadband
    • 4.7 Convergence
      • 4.7.1 Overview of media convergence
      • 4.7.2 VoIP
    • 4.8 Digital media
      • 4.8.1 Overview of broadcasting market
      • 4.8.2 Internet economy
    • 4.9 Mobile communications
      • 4.9.1 Overview of Kuwait’s mobile market
      • 4.9.2 Regulatory issues
      • 4.9.3 Mobile technologies
      • 4.9.4 Major mobile operators
      • 4.9.5 Mobile voice services
      • 4.9.6 Mobile data services
      • 4.9.7 Mobile content and applications
  • 5. Oman
    • 5.1 Key statistics
    • 5.2 Telecommunications market
      • 5.2.1 Overview of Oman’s telecom market
    • 5.3 Regulatory environment
      • 5.3.1 Background
      • 5.3.2 Regulatory authority
      • 5.3.3 Telecom sector liberalisation in Oman
      • 5.3.4 Privatisation
      • 5.3.5 Interconnect
      • 5.3.6 Number Portability
      • 5.3.7 VoIP
    • 5.4 Fixed network operator in Oman
      • 5.4.1 Oman Telecommunications Company (Omantel)
    • 5.5 Telecommunications infrastructure
      • 5.5.1 National telecom network
      • 5.5.2 International infrastructure
    • 5.6 Broadband and Internet market
      • 5.6.1 Internet overview
      • 5.6.2 Leased lines
      • 5.6.3 Asymmetric Digital Subscriber Line (ADSL)
      • 5.6.4 Wireless broadband
    • 5.7 Digital media
      • 5.7.1 Overview
      • 5.7.2 Overview of broadcasting market
    • 5.8 Mobile communications
      • 5.8.1 Overview of Oman’s mobile market
      • 5.8.2 Regulatory issues
      • 5.8.3 Mobile technologies
      • 5.8.4 Major mobile operators
      • 5.8.5 Mobile voice services
      • 5.8.6 Mobile data services
  • 6. Qatar
    • 6.1 Key statistics
    • 6.2 Telecommunications market
      • 6.2.1 Overview of Qatar’s telecom market
    • 6.3 Regulatory environment
      • 6.3.1 Background
      • 6.3.2 Regulatory authority
      • 6.3.3 Telecom sector liberalisation in Qatar
      • 6.3.4 Privatisation
    • 6.4 Fixed network operator in Qatar
      • 6.4.1 Qtel
    • 6.5 Telecommunications infrastructure
      • 6.5.1 National telecom network
      • 6.5.2 International infrastructure
    • 6.6 Broadband and Internet market
      • 6.6.1 Internet overview
      • 6.6.2 Asymmetrical Digital Subscriber Line (ADSL)
      • 6.6.3 Wireless broadband
    • 6.7 Convergence
      • 6.7.1 Overview of media convergence
      • 6.7.2 Triple play
      • 6.7.3 Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP)
    • 6.8 Digital media
      • 6.8.1 Overview of broadcasting market
      • 6.8.2 Al Jazeera
      • 6.8.3 IPTV
      • 6.8.4 E-Government
    • 6.9 Mobile communications
      • 6.9.1 Overview of Qatar’s mobile market
      • 6.9.2 Regulatory issues
      • 6.9.3 Mobile technologies
      • 6.9.4 Major mobile operator
      • 6.9.5 Mobile voice services
      • 6.9.6 Mobile data services
      • 6.9.7 Mobile content and applications
  • 7. Saudi Arabia
    • 7.1 Key statistics
    • 7.2 Telecommunications market
      • 7.2.1 Overview of Saudi Arabia’s telecom market
    • 7.3 Regulatory environment
      • 7.3.1 Background
      • 7.3.2 Regulatory authority
      • 7.3.3 Telecom sector liberalisation in Saudi Arabia
      • 7.3.4 Privatisation
      • 7.3.5 Interconnect and access
      • 7.3.6 Number Portability
      • 7.3.7 Universal service
    • 7.4 Fixed network operators in Saudi Arabia
      • 7.4.1 Saudi Telecom Company (STC)
      • 7.4.2 ITC
      • 7.4.3 Bayanat Al-Oula
      • 7.4.4 Saudi Oger/Oger Telecom
      • 7.4.5 Hits Telecom
    • 7.5 Telecommunications infrastructure
      • 7.5.1 National telecom network
      • 7.5.2 International infrastructure
    • 7.6 Broadband and Internet market
      • 7.6.1 Internet overview
      • 7.6.2 ISP market
      • 7.6.3 Broadband market overview
      • 7.6.4 DSL
      • 7.6.5 Broadband powerline (BPL)
      • 7.6.6 Wireless broadband
    • 7.7 Digital media
      • 7.7.1 Overview of broadcasting market
      • 7.7.2 E-Commerce
      • 7.7.3 E-Learning
    • 7.8 Mobile communications
      • 7.8.1 Overview of Saudi Arabia’s mobile market
      • 7.8.2 Regulatory issues
      • 7.8.3 Mobile technologies
      • 7.8.4 Major mobile operators
      • 7.8.5 Mobile voice services
      • 7.8.6 Mobile data services
      • 7.8.7 Mobile content and applications
  • 8. United Arab Emirates
    • 8.1 Key statistics
    • 8.2 Telecommunications market
      • 8.2.1 Overview of UAE’s telecom market
      • 8.2.2 Market analysis – 2008
    • 8.3 Regulatory environment
      • 8.3.1 Background
      • 8.3.2 Regulatory authority
      • 8.3.3 Liberalisation
      • 8.3.4 VoIP prohibited
    • 8.4 Telecom operators in UAE
      • 8.4.1 Emirates Telecommunications Corporation (Etisalat)
      • 8.4.2 Emirates Integrated Telecommunications Company/du
      • 8.4.3 TECOM Investments/Dubai Holding/Emirates International Telecommunications (EIT)
      • 8.4.4 UAE investment companies owning telcos outside the UAE
    • 8.5 Telecommunications infrastructure
      • 8.5.1 National telecom networks
      • 8.5.2 Infrastructure developments
      • 8.5.3 International infrastructure
    • 8.6 Broadband and Internet market
      • 8.6.1 Internet overview
      • 8.6.2 Internet access locations
      • 8.6.3 ISP market
      • 8.6.4 Broadband market overview
      • 8.6.5 Asymmetrical Digital Subscriber Line (ADSL)
      • 8.6.6 Cable modems
      • 8.6.7 Wireless broadband
    • 8.7 Convergence
      • 8.7.1 Overview of media convergence
      • 8.7.2 Triple play
      • 8.7.3 VoIP
    • 8.8 Digital media
      • 8.8.1 Overview of broadcasting market
      • 8.8.2 Dubai Media City (DMC)
      • 8.8.3 Arab Media Group
      • 8.8.4 Digital TV
      • 8.8.5 Internet economy
    • 8.9 Mobile communications
      • 8.9.1 Overview of UAE’s mobile market
      • 8.9.2 Regulatory issues
      • 8.9.3 Mobile technologies
      • 8.9.4 Major mobile operators
      • 8.9.5 Mobile voice services
      • 8.9.6 Mobile data services
  • 9. Yemen
    • 9.1 Key statistics
    • 9.2 Telecommunications market
      • 9.2.1 Overview of Yemen’s telecom market
    • 9.3 Regulatory environment
      • 9.3.1 Regulatory authority
      • 9.3.2 Telecom sector liberalisation in Yemen
      • 9.3.3 Privatisation
    • 9.4 Fixed network operators in Yemen
      • 9.4.1 TeleYemen/Yemen International Telecommunication Company
      • 9.4.2 Public Telecommunications Corporation (PTC)
    • 9.5 Telecommunications infrastructure
      • 9.5.1 National telecom network
      • 9.5.2 International infrastructure
    • 9.6 Broadband and Internet market
      • 9.6.1 Internet overview
      • 9.6.2 Asymmetric Digital Subscriber Line (ADSL)
    • 9.7 Mobile communications
      • 9.7.1 Overview of Yemen’s mobile market
      • 9.7.2 Regulatory issues
      • 9.7.3 Major mobile operators
      • 9.7.4 Mobile voice services
      • 9.7.5 Mobile data services
  • 10. Glossary of Abbreviations
  • Table 1 – Country statistics Bahrain – 2008
  • Table 2 – Telephone network statistics – June 2008
  • Table 3 – Internet user statistics – 2007
  • Table 4 – Broadband statistics – 2007
  • Table 5 – Mobile statistics – March 2008
  • Table 6 – National telecommunications authority
  • Table 7 – Batelco revenue and profit – Bahrain and other MENA - 2005 - 2008
  • Table 8 – Batelco revenue by division - 2005 - 2007
  • Table 9 – Batelco total group mobile subscribers – 2007 - 2008
  • Table 10 – Fixed lines in service and teledensity - 1995 - 2008
  • Table 11 – Internet users and penetration estimates - 1995 - 2007
  • Table 12 – Internet subscribers - 1999 - 2007
  • Table 13 – Broadband subscribers - 2005 - 2007
  • Table 14 – Mobile subscribers and penetration - 1995 - 2006
  • Table 15 – Mobile operators, subscribers and annual change – 2007
  • Table 16 – Zain Bahrain: revenue, ARPU - 2005 - 2008
  • Table 17 – Prepaid mobile subscribers - 1999 - 2007
  • Table 18 – Zain Bahrain prepaid subscribers - 2004 - 2008
  • Table 19 – Country statistics Iran – 2008
  • Table 20 – Telephone network statistics – June 2007
  • Table 21 – Internet user statistics – 2007
  • Table 22 – Broadband statistics – 2007
  • Table 23 – Mobile statistics – 2007
  • Table 24 – National telecommunications authority
  • Table 25 – Annual fixed-line objectives for Fourth Five Year Plan – 2005 - 2010
  • Table 26 – Fixed lines in service and teledensity – 1995 - 2007
  • Table 27 – Internet users and penetration estimates - 1995 - 2007
  • Table 28 – Internet subscribers – 1999 - 2007
  • Table 29 – ADSL subscribers – 2000 - 2007
  • Table 30 – Mobile subscribers and penetration - 1995 - 2007
  • Table 31 – Mobile operators, subscribers and annual change – 2007
  • Table 32 – MTN Irancell – subscribers, revenue, ARPU and MOU – 2006 - 2008
  • Table 33 – Country statistics Iraq – 2008
  • Table 34 – Telephone network statistics – 2007
  • Table 35 – Internet user statistics – 2007
  • Table 36 – Mobile statistics – 2007
  • Table 37 – National telecommunications authorities
  • Table 38 – Fixed lines in service and teledensity - 1990 - 2007
  • Table 39 – Internet user and subscriber estimates – 2001 - 2008
  • Table 40 – Mobile subscribers and penetration - 2003 - 2007
  • Table 41 – Mobile operators, subscribers and annual change – 2007
  • Table 42 – Mobile operator market shares – 2004 - 2007
  • Table 43 – Mobile operator average ARPU - 2004 - 2006
  • Table 44 – Asiacell revenue and subscribers – 2006 - 2007
  • Table 45 – Zain Iraq: revenue, net income, subscribers and ARPU - 2006 - 2008
  • Table 46 – Zain Iraq prepaid subscribers - 2006 - 2008
  • Table 47 – Country statistics Kuwait – 2008
  • Table 48 – Telephone network statistics – 2007
  • Table 49 – Internet user statistics – 2007
  • Table 50 – Broadband statistics – 2007
  • Table 51 – Mobile statistics – 2007
  • Table 52 – National telecommunications authority
  • Table 53 – Fixed lines in service and teledensity - 1995 - 2007
  • Table 54 – Internet user and penetration estimates - 1995 - 2007
  • Table 55 – Internet subscribers - 2003 - 2007
  • Table 56 – Broadband DSL subscribers - 2001 - 2007
  • Table 57 – TV market – TVs and satellites - 2000 - 2006
  • Table 58 – Mobile subscribers and penetration - 1994 - 2007
  • Table 59 – Mobile operators, subscribers and annual change – 2007
  • Table 60 – Mobile operators’ subscribers and market share – 2005 - 2007
  • Table 61 – Zain Group subscribers, revenue and profit - 2002 - 2008
  • Table 62 – Zain Kuwait revenue and ARPU – 2005 - 2008
  • Table 63 – Wataniya Group subscribers, revenue and profit - 2005 - 2007
  • Table 64 – Wataniya Kuwait subscribers and revenue - 2006 - 2007
  • Table 65 – Wataniya Kuwait ARPU: postpaid, prepaid and weighted average – 2005 - 2006
  • Table 66 – Zain prepaid subscribers – 2005 - 2008
  • Table 67 – Wataniya prepaid subscribers – 2005 - 2006
  • Table 68 – Country statistics Oman – 2008
  • Table 69 – Telephone network statistics – May 2008
  • Table 70 – Internet user statistics – May 2008
  • Table 71 – Broadband statistics – May 2008
  • Table 72 – Mobile statistics – May 2008
  • Table 73 – National telecommunications authority
  • Table 74 – Omantel revenue and profit – 2003 - 2008
  • Table 75 – Fixed lines in service and teledensity - 1995 - 2008
  • Table 76 – Internet users and penetration estimates - 1998 - 2006
  • Table 77 – Internet subscribers – 2000 - 2008
  • Table 7 – Leased line subscribers – 2004 - 2008
  • Table 11 – ADSL subscribers – 2005 - 2008
  • Table 78 – Mobile subscribers and penetration - 1994 - 2008
  • Table 79 – Mobile operators, subscribers and annual change - 2007
  • Table 80 – Nawras subscribers and revenue – 2006 - 2007
  • Table 81 – Prepaid and postpaid subscribers – 2005 - 2008
  • Table 82 – Country statistics Qatar – 2008
  • Table 83 – Telephone network statistics – 2007
  • Table 84 – Internet user statistics – 2007
  • Table 85 – Broadband statistics – 2007
  • Table 86 – Mobile statistics – 2007
  • Table 87 – National telecommunications authority
  • Table 88 – Qtel revenue and net profit – 2005 - 2008
  • Table 89 – Fixed lines in service and teledensity - 1995 - 2007
  • Table 90 – Fixed-line household penetration - 2001 - 2007
  • Table 91 – Internet users and penetration estimates – 1995 - 2007
  • Table 92 – Internet subscribers - 1999 - 2007
  • Table 93 – ADSL subscribers - 2003 - 2007
  • Table 94 – Mobile subscribers and penetration - 1995 - 2007
  • Table 95 – Mobile operators, subscribers and annual change - 2007
  • Table 96 – Prepaid subscribers - 2000 - 2007
  • Table 97 – Prepaid subscribers as a percentage of total - 2002 - 2007
  • Table 98 – Country statistics Saudi Arabia – 2008
  • Table 99 – Telecom revenue statistics – 2007
  • Table 100 – Telephone network statistics – 2007
  • Table 101 – Internet user statistics – 2007
  • Table 102 – Broadband statistics – 2007
  • Table 103 – Mobile statistics – 2007
  • Table 104 – National telecommunications authority
  • Table 105 – Mobile, fixed-line and total telecommunications services revenue – 2001 - 2007
  • Table 106 – STC revenue and profit – 2005 - 2007
  • Table 107 – Fixed lines in service and teledensity - 1994 - 2007
  • Table 108 – Internet users and penetration estimates – 1995 - 2007
  • Table 109 – Internet subscribers - 2000 - 2007
  • Table 110 – DSL subscribers - 2001 - 2007
  • Table 111 – TV receivers and TV equipped households - 2000 - 2007
  • Table 112 – Mobile ARPU - 2005 - 2006
  • Table 113 – Mobile subscribers and penetration - 1995 - 2007
  • Table 114 – Mobile operators, subscribers and annual change – 2007
  • Table 115 – Mobily revenue and profit – 2006 - 2008
  • Table 116 – Prepaid subscribers – 2002 - 2007
  • Table 117 – Country statistics United Arab Emirates – 2008
  • Table 118 – Telephone network statistics – 2007
  • Table 119 – Internet user statistics – 2007
  • Table 120 – Broadband statistics – 2007
  • Table 121 – Mobile statistics – 2007
  • Table 122 – National telecommunications authority
  • Table 123 – Etisalat group revenues and divisional representation - 2005 - 2008
  • Table 124 – du revenue and profit/loss – 2006 - 2008
  • Table 125 – Fixed lines in service, teledensity and subscriber totals - 1995 - 2008
  • Table 126 – Internet users and penetration - 1995 - 2007
  • Table 127 – Internet subscribers - 2000 - 2008
  • Table 128 – Dial-up Internet subscribers – 2000 - 2007
  • Table 129 – Broadband subscribers – 2000 - 2007
  • Table 130 – Mobile subscribers and penetration - 1995 - 2007
  • Table 131 – Mobile operators, subscribers and annual change – 2007
  • Table 132 – du revenue and profit/loss – 2006 - 2008
  • Table 133 – Prepaid subscribers – 2005 - 2007
  • Table 134 – Country statistics Yemen – 2008
  • Table 135 – Telephone network statistics – 2007
  • Table 136 – Internet user statistics – 2007
  • Table 137 – Mobile statistics – 2007
  • Table 138 – National telecommunications authority
  • Table 139 – Fixed lines in service and teledensity – 1995 - 2007
  • Table 140 – Internet user and penetration estimates – 1997 - 2007
  • Table 141 – Internet subscribers – 2001 - 2007
  • Table 142 – Mobile operators, subscribers and annual change – 2007
  • Table 143 – Mobile subscribers and penetration - 1998 - 2007
  • Table 144 – MTN Yemen/Spacetel ARPU per month – 2003 - 2007

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