2008 Middle Eastern - Mobile Communications and Mobile Data Market

Publication Overview

This annual report offers a wealth of information on the mobile markets in the Middle East. Counties covered: Bahrain, Egypt, Iran, Iraq, Israel, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Syria, Turkey, UAE and Yemen. Subjects covered include:

·         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.

 

Researcher:- Tine Lewis

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

Next publication date:- August 2009

Executive Summary

This Middle East market report covers the mobile telephony and mobile data markets in each of the following countries: Bahrain, Egypt, Iran, Iraq, Israel, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Syria, Turkey, UAE and Yemen. Across most countries of the Middle East, including even some of the most highly penetrated, growth rates are surprisingly high. This is mostly due to a recent increase in competition – a second or third operator has entered the market or a new investor has bought a share of an existing operator – causing a subsequent drop in tariffs or improvement in services. Multi-SIM ownership is common as subscribers aim to maximise special offers and different deals. The region’s mobile markets include:

 

Iran

Iran started proceeding in August 2008 to auction a third mobile licence. Mobile subscriber numbers in Iran grew hugely after the launch of second operator MTN and there remains room for more growth but MTN’s path to launch was torturous, a fact that may discourage some bidders. Russian operators may be interested in the licence.

 

Iraq

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.

 

Israel

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 Israel already has very high levels of mobile penetration, its three roughly equal operators plus one much smaller operator, MIRS, have seen little change in their market shares for some years. The government is expected to issue MVNO licences. In addition, WiMAX frequencies are to be auctioned with MIRS (wholly owned by Motorola) a likely winner. Meanwhile, 3G subscriber levels made up around 25% of total subscribers in early 2008 and revenue from mobile data constituted around 15% of total revenue.

 

Qatar

Qatar is currently the only market in the region with a single operator but this is about to change in early 2009 when second-licence winner Vodafone Qatar is due to launch. Qatar’s mobile penetration was already well above 120% in early 2008, leaving little room for Vodafone. Vodafone has experience in the region with operations in Egypt and Turkey but will be the first non-Middle East based operator in the GCC countries.

 

Saudi Arabia

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 Saudi Arabia’s much higher total population. With third operator Zain’s launch in August 2008 the market is about to become even more competitive, particularly as it is the only market where three of the region’s major operators – Etisalat of the UAE, Zain of Kuwait and STC on its home turf – go head to head.

 

UAE

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.

Table of Contents

  • 1. The Middle East’s Mobile Market
    • 1.1 Market overview
      • 1.1.1 Mobile statistics
    • 1.2 Mobile market forecasts
      • 1.2.1 Egypt
      • 1.2.2 Iran
      • 1.2.3 Iraq
      • 1.2.4 Jordan
      • 1.2.5 Kuwait
      • 1.2.6 Lebanon
      • 1.2.7 Syria
      • 1.2.8 Yemen
    • 1.3 Regulatory issues
      • 1.3.1 Background
      • 1.3.2 Telecom sector liberalisation
      • 1.3.3 Mobile Virtual Network Operators (MVNOs)
      • 1.3.4 Number portability
    • 1.4 Major mobile operators in the Middle East
      • 1.4.1 Overview
    • 1.5 Mobile voice services
      • 1.5.1 Prepaid
      • 1.5.2 Satellite mobile
    • 1.6 Mobile data services
      • 1.6.1 Overview
      • 1.6.2 3G
      • 1.6.3 HSPA
      • 1.6.4 Mobile TV
  • 2. Bahrain
    • 2.1 Overview of Bahrain’s mobile market
      • 2.1.1 Mobile statistics
    • 2.2 Regulatory issues
      • 2.2.1 Second mobile licence
      • 2.2.2 Third mobile licence
      • 2.2.3 Prepaid subscriber registration
    • 2.3 Mobile technologies
      • 2.3.1 Analogue
      • 2.3.2 Digital
      • 2.3.3 Third generation mobile
    • 2.4 Major mobile operators
      • 2.4.1 Batelco
      • 2.4.2 Zain Bahrain (formerly MTC Vodafone)
    • 2.5 Mobile voice services
      • 2.5.1 Prepaid
    • 2.6 Mobile data services
      • 2.6.1 Enhanced data for GSM evolution (EDGE)
      • 2.6.2 High-Speed Downlink Packet Access (HSDPA)
      • 2.6.3 BlackBerry
    • 2.7 Mobile content
      • 2.7.1 Batelco
      • 2.7.2 Zain Bahrain
  • 3. Egypt
    • 3.1 Overview of Egypt’s mobile market
      • 3.1.1 Telecom Egypt’s mobile deal
      • 3.1.2 Third mobile licence
      • 3.1.3 Mobile subscriber statistics
    • 3.2 Regulatory issues
      • 3.2.1 Tariff structure
      • 3.2.2 International gateways
      • 3.2.3 Mobile Number Portability (MNP)
    • 3.3 Mobile technologies
      • 3.3.1 3G
    • 3.4 Major mobile operators
      • 3.4.1 MobiNil (Egyptian Company for Mobile Services)
      • 3.4.2 Vodafone Egypt
      • 3.4.3 Etisalat Misr
    • 3.5 Mobile voice services
      • 3.5.1 Prepaid services
      • 3.5.2 Satellite mobile
    • 3.6 Mobile data services
      • 3.6.1 Short Message Service (SMS)
      • 3.6.2 Multimedia Messaging Service (MMS)
      • 3.6.3 Wireless Application Protocol (WAP)
      • 3.6.4 GPRS and EDGE
      • 3.6.5 Mobile TV
    • 3.7 Mobile content and applications
      • 3.7.1 Mobile banking
  • 4. Iran
    • 4.1 Overview of Iran’s mobile market
      • 4.1.1 Local handset manufacture
      • 4.1.2 Mobile statistics
    • 4.2 Regulatory issues
      • 4.2.1 Second GSM licence
    • 4.3 Major mobile operators
      • 4.3.1 MCI
      • 4.3.2 MTN Irancell
      • 4.3.3 Taliya/Rafsanjan Industrial Complex Islamic Cooperative Company (RIC)
      • 4.3.4 Mobile Telecommunications Company of Isfahan (MTCE)
      • 4.3.5 Telecommunications Kish Company (TKC)
    • 4.4 Mobile voice services
      • 4.4.1 Prepaid
      • 4.4.2 Satellite mobile
    • 4.5 Mobile data services
      • 4.5.1 Short Message Service (SMS)
      • 4.5.2 Multimedia Messaging Service (MMS)
      • 4.5.3 General Packet Radio Service (GPRS)
  • 5. Iraq
    • 5.1 Overview of Iraq’s mobile market
      • 5.1.1 Mobile statistics
      • 5.1.2 Average revenue per user (ARPU)
    • 5.2 Regulatory issues
      • 5.2.1 Temporary mobile licences
      • 5.2.2 Permanent licences
    • 5.3 Mobile technologies
    • 5.4 Major mobile operators
      • 5.4.1 Asiacell Communications
      • 5.4.2 Zain Iraq (formerly MTC Atheer)
      • 5.4.3 Korek Telecom
      • 5.4.4 Orascom Telecom Iraq Corporation/Iraqna
      • 5.4.5 Sanatel
    • 5.5 Mobile voice services
      • 5.5.1 Prepaid
      • 5.5.2 Satellite mobile
    • 5.6 Mobile data services
    • 5.7 Mobile content and applications
  • 6. Israel
    • 6.1 Overview of Israel’s mobile market
      • 6.1.1 Mobile statistics
    • 6.2 Regulatory issues
      • 6.2.1 Award of 3G mobile licences
      • 6.2.2 Connection charges
      • 6.2.3 Mobile Number Portability (MNP)
      • 6.2.4 Mobile Virtual Network Operators (MVNOs)
    • 6.3 Mobile technologies
      • 6.3.1 Analogue
      • 6.3.2 Digital
      • 6.3.3 integrated Digital Enhanced Network (iDEN)
      • 6.3.4 3G
      • 6.3.5 High-Speed Packet Access (HSPA)
    • 6.4 Major mobile operators
      • 6.4.1 Pelephone Communications Ltd
      • 6.4.2 Cellcom
      • 6.4.3 Partner Communications Company Ltd (Orange)
      • 6.4.4 MIRS Communications Ltd
    • 6.5 Mobile voice services
      • 6.5.1 Prepaid
    • 6.6 Mobile data services
      • 6.6.1 i-mode
      • 6.6.2 Push-to-talk (PTT)
    • 6.7 Mobile content and applications
      • 6.7.1 Mobile TV
      • 6.7.2 External content providers
  • 7. Jordan
    • 7.1 Overview of Jordan’s mobile market
      • 7.1.1 Mobile statistics
    • 7.2 Regulatory issues
      • 7.2.1 Third GSM licence
      • 7.2.2 MVNOs
    • 7.3 Mobile technologies
      • 7.3.1 GSM
      • 7.3.2 Integrated Digital Enhanced Network (iDEN)
    • 7.4 Major mobile operators
      • 7.4.1 Jordan Mobile Telephone Services/Zain Jordan
      • 7.4.2 Orange
      • 7.4.3 XPress Telecommunications
      • 7.4.4 Umniah
    • 7.5 Mobile voice services
      • 7.5.1 Prepaid
      • 7.5.2 Satellite mobile
    • 7.6 Mobile data services
      • 7.6.1 Short Message Service (SMS)
      • 7.6.2 Multimedia Messaging Service (MMS)
      • 7.6.3 General Packet Radio Service (GPRS)
      • 7.6.4 Push-to-talk (PTT)
      • 7.6.5 Enhanced Data for GSM Evolution (EDGE)
      • 7.6.6 BlackBerry
    • 7.7 Mobile content and applications
  • 8. Kuwait
    • 8.1 Overview of Kuwait’s mobile market
      • 8.1.1 Mobile statistics
    • 8.2 Regulatory issues
      • 8.2.1 Third mobile operator
    • 8.3 Mobile technologies
      • 8.3.1 Analogue
      • 8.3.2 Digital
      • 8.3.3 Third generation mobile
    • 8.4 Major mobile operators
      • 8.4.1 Mobile Telecommunications Co (Zain)
      • 8.4.2 National Mobile Telecommunication Co (NMT)/Wataniya Telecom
    • 8.5 Mobile voice services
      • 8.5.1 Prepaid
      • 8.5.2 Satellite mobile
    • 8.6 Mobile data services
      • 8.6.1 Short Message Service (SMS)
      • 8.6.2 Multimedia Messaging Service (MMS)
      • 8.6.3 General Packet Radio Service (GPRS)
      • 8.6.4 Push-to-talk (PTT)
      • 8.6.5 Blackberry
    • 8.7 Mobile content and applications
      • 8.7.1 Mobile TV
  • 9. Lebanon
    • 9.1 Overview of Lebanon’s mobile market
      • 9.1.1 High tariffs
      • 9.1.2 Mobile statistics
    • 9.2 Regulatory issues
      • 9.2.1 Overview
      • 9.2.2 Lebanon’s current mobile licences
      • 9.2.3 Background – original BOT contracts
    • 9.3 Major mobile operators
      • 9.3.1 Zain
      • 9.3.2 Alfa Telecom
    • 9.4 Mobile voice services
      • 9.4.1 Prepaid
      • 9.4.2 Satellite mobile
    • 9.5 Mobile data services
      • 9.5.1 Mobiles at war
      • 9.5.2 PowerMeMobile
  • 10. Oman
    • 10.1 Overview of Oman’s mobile market
      • 10.1.1 Mobile statistics
    • 10.2 Regulatory issues
      • 10.2.1 Second mobile licence
      • 10.2.2 Reseller licences
    • 10.3 Mobile technologies
      • 10.3.1 Analogue
      • 10.3.2 Digital
      • 10.3.3 Third generation mobile
    • 10.4 Major mobile operators
      • 10.4.1 Oman Mobile Telecommunications (OMTC)
      • 10.4.2 Nawras Telecom (Omani-Qatari Telecommunications Company)
    • 10.5 Mobile voice services
      • 10.5.1 Prepaid
      • 10.5.2 Satellite mobile
    • 10.6 Mobile data services
      • 10.6.1 Short Message Service (SMS)
      • 10.6.2 Multimedia Messaging Service (MMS)
      • 10.6.3 Wireless Application Protocol (WAP)
      • 10.6.4 General Packet Radio Service (GPRS)
      • 10.6.5 Enhanced Data for GSM Evolution (EDGE)
      • 10.6.6 High-Speed Downlink Packet Access (HSDPA)
      • 10.6.7 BlackBerry
  • 11. Qatar
    • 11.1 Overview of Qatar’s mobile market
      • 11.1.1 Mobile statistics
    • 11.2 Regulatory issues
      • 11.2.1 Second mobile licence
    • 11.3 Mobile technologies
      • 11.3.1 Analogue
      • 11.3.2 Digital
      • 11.3.3 Third generation mobile
    • 11.4 Major mobile operator
      • 11.4.1 Qtel
      • 11.4.2 Vodafone Qatar
    • 11.5 Mobile voice services
      • 11.5.1 Prepaid
      • 11.5.2 Satellite mobile
    • 11.6 Mobile data services
      • 11.6.1 Short Message Service (SMS)
      • 11.6.2 Multimedia Messaging Service (MMS)
      • 11.6.3 General Packet Radio Service (GPRS)
      • 11.6.4 BlackBerry
      • 11.6.5 Mobile TV
      • 11.6.6 Email
    • 11.7 Mobile content and applications
  • 12. Saudi Arabia
    • 12.1 Overview of Saudi Arabia’s mobile market
      • 12.1.1 Mobile statistics
    • 12.2 Regulatory issues
      • 12.2.1 Award of second GSM mobile licence
      • 12.2.2 iDEN contract awarded
      • 12.2.3 Award of 3G licences
      • 12.2.4 Award of third mobile licence
      • 12.2.5 Spam controls
    • 12.3 Mobile technologies
      • 12.3.1 Analogue
      • 12.3.2 Digital
      • 12.3.3 3G
    • 12.4 Major mobile operators
      • 12.4.1 Saudi Telecom Company (STC)
      • 12.4.2 Ettihad Etisalat (Mobily)
      • 12.4.3 Public Telecommunications Company (Bravo)
      • 12.4.4 Zain Saudi Arabia
    • 12.5 Mobile voice services
      • 12.5.1 Prepaid
      • 12.5.2 Satellite mobile
    • 12.6 Mobile data services
      • 12.6.1 Mobile TV
    • 12.7 Mobile content and applications
      • 12.7.1 Location-based services (LBS)
  • 13. Syria
    • 13.1 Overview of Syria’s mobile market
      • 13.1.1 Mobile statistics
    • 13.2 Regulatory issues
      • 13.2.1 Pilot project
      • 13.2.2 BOT contracts
    • 13.3 Mobile technologies
      • 13.3.1 3G
    • 13.4 Major mobile operators
      • 13.4.1 Syriatel
      • 13.4.2 MTN Syria
    • 13.5 Mobile voice services
      • 13.5.1 Prepaid
      • 13.5.2 Satellite mobile
    • 13.6 Mobile data services
  • 14. Turkey
    • 14.1 Overview of Turkey’s mobile market
      • 14.1.1 Mobile statistics
    • 14.2 Regulatory issues
      • 14.2.1 3G licences
      • 14.2.2 Third and fourth GSM licences
      • 14.2.3 Significant market power (SMP)
      • 14.2.4 Mobile Number Portability (MNP)
      • 14.2.5 Telsim privatisation
    • 14.3 Major mobile operators
      • 14.3.1 Turkcell
      • 14.3.2 Vodafone (Telsim)
      • 14.3.3 Avea
      • 14.3.4 Turk Telekom
    • 14.4 Mobile voice services
      • 14.4.1 Prepaid
      • 14.4.2 Satellite mobile
    • 14.5 Mobile data services
      • 14.5.1 Short Message Service (SMS)
      • 14.5.2 Multi Media Messaging Service (MMS)
      • 14.5.3 General Packet Radio Service (GPRS)
      • 14.5.4 Push-to-talk (PTT)
      • 14.5.5 Enhanced Date for GSM Evolution (EDGE)
      • 14.5.6 BlackBerry
      • 14.5.7 Mobile TV
    • 14.6 Mobile content and applications
      • 14.6.1 Location-based services
      • 14.6.2 M-commerce
  • 15. United Arab Emirates
    • 15.1 Overview of UAE’s mobile market
      • 15.1.1 Mobile statistics
    • 15.2 Regulatory issues
      • 15.2.1 Overview
      • 15.2.2 Mobile number portability
    • 15.3 Mobile technologies
      • 15.3.1 Analogue and digital
      • 15.3.2 Third generation mobile
    • 15.4 Major mobile operators
      • 15.4.1 Etisalat
      • 15.4.2 Emirates Integrated Telecommunications Company/du
    • 15.5 Mobile voice services
      • 15.5.1 Prepaid
      • 15.5.2 Satellite mobile
    • 15.6 Mobile data services
      • 15.6.1 Short Message Service (SMS)
      • 15.6.2 Multimedia Messaging Service (MMS)
      • 15.6.3 Push-to-talk (PTT)
      • 15.6.4 BlackBerry
      • 15.6.5 Mobile TV
  • 16. Yemen
    • 16.1 Overview of Yemen’s mobile market
      • 16.1.1 Mobile statistics
    • 16.2 Regulatory issues
      • 16.2.1 GSM licences awarded
      • 16.2.2 Third GSM licence
    • 16.3 Major mobile operators
      • 16.3.1 TeleYemen/Yemen Mobile
      • 16.3.2 SabaFon
      • 16.3.3 MTN Yemen
      • 16.3.4 HiTS Unitel
    • 16.4 Mobile voice services
      • 16.4.1 Prepaid
      • 16.4.2 Satellite mobile
    • 16.5 Mobile data services
  • 17. Glossary of Abbreviations
  • Table 1 – Mobile subscribers, annual change and penetration in the Middle East – 2007
  • Table 5 – Forecast mobile subscribers in Iran – higher growth scenario – 2008; 2013; 2018
  • Table 6 – Forecast mobile subscribers in Iran – lower growth scenario – 2008; 2013; 2018
  • Table 7 – Forecast mobile penetration in Iraq – higher growth scenario – 2008; 2013; 2018
  • Table 8 – Forecast mobile penetration in Iraq – lower growth scenario – 2008; 2013; 2018
  • Table 9 – Forecast mobile subscribers in Jordan – higher growth scenario – 2008; 2013; 2018
  • Table 10 – Forecast mobile subscribers in Jordan – lower growth scenario – 2008; 2013; 2018
  • Table 11 – Forecast mobile subscribers in Kuwait – higher growth scenario – 2008; 2013; 2018
  • Table 12 – Forecast mobile subscriber in Kuwait – lower growth scenario – 2008; 2013; 2018
  • Table 13 – Forecast mobile subscribers in Lebanon – higher growth scenario – 2008; 2013; 2018
  • Table 14 – Forecast mobile subscribers in Lebanon – lower growth scenario – 2008; 2013; 2018
  • Table 15 – Forecast mobile subscribers in Syria – higher growth scenario – 2008; 2013; 2018
  • Table 16 – Forecast mobile subscribers in Syria – upper growth scenario – 2008; 2013; 2018
  • Table 17 – Forecast mobile subscribers in Yemen – higher growth scenario – 2008; 2013; 2018
  • Table 18 – Forecast mobile subscribers in Yemen – lower growth scenario – 2008; 2013; 2018
  • Table 19 – Major Middle East international operators – revenue and subscribers – 2007
  • Table 20 – 3G subscribers as a percentage of total subscribers – selected countries – 2006 - 2007
  • Table 21 – Mobile subscribers and penetration in Bahrain - 1995 - 2008
  • Table 22 – Mobile operators, subscribers and annual change in Bahrain – 2007
  • Table 23 – Zain Bahrain revenue and ARPU - 2005 - 2008
  • Table 24 – Prepaid mobile subscribers in Bahrain - 1999 - 2007
  • Table 25 – Zain Bahrain prepaid subscribers - 2004 - 2008
  • Table 26 – Mobile subscribers, annual change and penetration in Egypt – 1996; 1998; 2000 - 2008
  • Table 27 – Mobile operators, subscribers and annual change in Egypt – March 2008
  • Table 28 – MobiNil subscribers – 1998; 2000 - 2008
  • Table 29 – MobiNil key performance indicators – 2002 - 2007
  • Table 30 – MobiNil blended monthly ARPU and AUPU – 2002 - 2007
  • Table 31 – Vodafone Egypt subscribers – 1998; 2000 - 2008
  • Table 32 – Vodafone Egypt blended monthly ARPU – 2003 - 2007
  • Table 33 – Mobile subscribers and penetration in Iran - 1995 - 2007
  • Table 34 – Mobile operators, subscribers and annual change in Iran – 2007
  • Table 35 – MTN Irancell subscribers, revenue, ARPU and MOU – 2006 - 2008
  • Table 36 – Mobile subscribers and penetration in Iraq - 2003 - 2007
  • Table 37 – Mobile operators, subscribers and annual change in Iraq – 2007
  • Table 38 – Mobile operator market shares in Iraq – 2004 - 2007
  • Table 39 – Mobile operator average ARPU in Iraq - 2004 - 2006
  • Table 40 – Asiacell revenue and subscribers – 2006 - 2007
  • Table 41 – Zain Iraq revenue, net income, subscribers and ARPU - 2006 - 2008
  • Table 42 – Zain Iraq prepaid subscribers - 2006 - 2008
  • Table 43 – Mobile subscribers and penetration in Israel – 1995 - 2008
  • Table 44 – Mobile operators, subscribers and annual change in Israel – 2007
  • Table 45 – Total subscribers, 3G subscribers and operators’ market share in Israel – March 2008
  • Table 46 – Mobile operators – MOU and ARPU in Israel – March 2008
  • Table 47 – Pelephone revenue, profit, monthly MOU and monthly ARPU – 2003 - 2008
  • Table 48 – Cellcom revenue, profit, monthly MOU, churn, and monthly ARPU – 2005 - 2008
  • Table 49 – Partner Communications revenue, profit, monthly MOU, churn, monthly ARPU – 2002 - 2008
  • Table 50 – Partner prepaid, postpaid and business subscribers – 2004 - 2008
  • Table 51 – Mobile operators – data and content revenue as percentage of total revenue in Israel – 2003 - 2008
  • Table 52 – Mobile subscribers and penetration in Jordan – 1995 - 2007
  • Table 53 – Mobile operators, subscribers and annual change in Jordan – 2007
  • Table 54 – Zain Jordan ARPU – 2005 - 2007
  • Table 55 – Orange prepaid and postpaid subscribers – 2002 - 2006
  • Table 56 – Zain Jordan prepaid and postpaid subscribers – 2005 - 2007
  • Table 57 – Mobile subscribers and penetration in Kuwait - 1994 - 2007
  • Table 58 – Mobile operators, subscribers and annual change in Kuwait – 2007
  • Table 59 – Mobile operators’ subscribers and market share in Kuwait – 2005 - 2007
  • Table 60 – Zain Group subscribers, revenue and profit - 2002 - 2008
  • Table 61 – Zain Kuwait revenue and ARPU – 2005 - 2008
  • Table 62 – Wataniya Group subscribers, revenue and profit - 2005 - 2007
  • Table 63 – Wataniya Kuwait subscribers and revenue - 2006 - 2007
  • Table 64 – Wataniya Kuwait ARPU – postpaid, prepaid and weighted average – 2005 - 2006
  • Table 65 – Zain prepaid subscribers – 2005 - 2008
  • Table 66 – Wataniya prepaid subscribers – 2005 - 2006
  • Table 67 – Mobile subscribers and penetration in Lebanon - 1995 - 2007
  • Table 68 – Mobile operators, subscribers and annual change in Lebanon – 2007
  • Table 69 – Zain prepaid and postpaid subscribers – 2005 - 2007
  • Table 70 – Mobile subscribers and penetration in Oman - 1994 - 2008
  • Table 71 – Mobile operators, subscribers and annual change in Oman - 2007
  • Table 72 – Nawras subscribers and revenue – 2006 - 2007
  • Table 73 – Prepaid and postpaid subscribers in Oman – 2005 - 2008
  • Table 74 – Mobile subscribers and penetration in Qatar - 1995 - 2007
  • Table 75 – Mobile operator, subscribers and annual change in Qatar - 2007
  • Table 76 – Prepaid subscribers in Qatar - 2000 - 2007
  • Table 77 – Prepaid subscribers as a percentage of total in Qatar - 2002 - 2007
  • Table 78 – Mobile ARPU in Saudi Arabia - 2005 - 2006
  • Table 79 – Mobile subscribers and penetration in Saudi Arabia - 1995 - 2007
  • Table 80 – Mobile operators, subscribers and annual change in Saudi Arabia – 2007
  • Table 81 – Mobily revenue and profit – 2006 - 2008
  • Table 82 – Prepaid subscribers in Saudi Arabia – 2002 - 2007
  • Table 83 – Mobile subscribers and penetration in Syria – 1999 - 2007
  • Table 84 – Mobile operators, subscribers and annual change in Syria – 2007
  • Table 85 – MTN Syria ARPU – 2003 - 2008; outgoing MOU – 2006 - 2007
  • Table 86 – Mobile subscribers in Turkey - 1995 - 2007
  • Table 87 – Mobile operators, subscribers and annual change in Turkey – 2007
  • Table 88 – Consumer’s attitudes to fixed-mobile substitution in Turkey – 2006
  • Table 89 – Turkcell financial statistics – 2005 - 2007
  • Table 90 – Turkcell average monthly ARPU – prepaid and postpaid – 2001 - 2007
  • Table 91 – Turkcell average monthly MOU and churn – 2001 - 2007
  • Table 92 – Vodafone quarterly prepaid, postpaid & total ARPU – 2006 - 2007
  • Table 93 – Ratio of prepaid to postpaid subscribers in Turkey – 2000 - 2007
  • Table 94 – Turkcell prepaid subscribers – 2001 - 2007
  • Table 95 – Vodafone prepaid subscribers – 2006 - 2007
  • Table 96 – Effects of mobile spam on users in Turkey – 2005 - 2006
  • Table 97 – Mobile subscribers and penetration in the UAE - 1995 - 2007
  • Table 98 – Mobile operators, subscribers and annual change in the UAE – 2007
  • Table 99 – du revenue and profit/loss – 2006 - 2008
  • Table 100 – Prepaid subscribers in the UAE – 2005 - 2007
  • Table 101 – Mobile operators, subscribers and annual change in Yemen – 2007
  • Table 102 – Mobile subscribers and penetration in Yemen - 1998 - 2007
  • Table 103 – MTN Yemen/Spacetel ARPU per month – 2003 - 2007
  • Exhibit 1 – Major mobile operators in the Middle East – June 2008
  • Exhibit 2 – Analysis of Egypt’s third mobile licence valuation
  • Exhibit 3 – Vodafone Egypt lists on Cairo and Alexandria Stock Exchange

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