Last updated: 3 Sep 2008 Update History
Report Status: Archived
Report Pages: 134
Analyst: Stephen McNamara
This annual report offers a wealth of information on the mobile markets in the Middle East. Counties covered:
· Mobile statistics and trends;
· Mobile operators;
· Spectrum and licence auctions, developments, national policies;
· Infrastructure, GSM, CDMA, 3G, HSDPA;
· Trends in the prepaid sector;
· Mobile satellite services;
· Mobile data markets;
· Mobile TV.
Current publication date:- September 2008 (7th Edition)
Next publication date:- August 2009
With little fixed-line infrastructure, Iraqis have taken to mobile use with great enthusiasm, creating penetration levels fast approaching 50% in mid-2008, having grown from zero in only four years. The previously three roughly equal operators have been reduced to two (one of them twice as large as the other) since the award of new 15-year licences but so far the reduction in competition has had no bad effect on growth, which has accelerated considerably in 2008, probably due to the improving security situation.
The Israeli government is moving to create a wholesale market in all sectors of communications, which will lead to change in the mobile sector after a long period of stability. While
Since the launch of second operator, Mobily, mobile subscribers have grown rapidly, leading to penetration levels similar to those of the smaller GCC states, at well over 100%, despite
Mobile penetration levels in the UAE are quite spectacular, claimed as being over 175% in March 2008. Growth has been astonishing since the launch of second operator du. 3G subscribers make up over 25% of the total.
For those needing high level strategic information and objective analysis on the mobile telephony and mobile data markets in the Middle East, this report is essential reading and gives further information on:
· Mobile operators – acquisitions, mergers, and competition;
· Government policies and regulatory issues;
· Past and planned licence auctions;
· Technological developments in the mobile telephony and mobile data markets.
Data in this report is the latest available at the time of preparation and may not be for the current year.
Ventura Team routinely use BuddeComm reports for mobile and broadband fibre projects we undertake in Europe, Middle East and Africa and Asia. They are just much better value for money compared to the bigger and more expensive reports prepared by other well known telco research houses.
David Brown, Ventura Team
BuddeComm's strategic business reports contain a combination of both primary and secondary research statistics, analyses written by our senior analysts supported by a network of experts, industry contacts and researchers from around the world as well as our own scenario forecasts.
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