Last updated: 30 Sep 2009 Update History
Report Status: Archived
Report Pages: 164
Analyst: Stephen McNamara
This annual report offers a wealth of information on the mobile markets in the
· 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 2009 (8th Edition)
Next publication date:- September 2010
Across most countries of the
In recent years the region has become home to some large international players. Etisalat of the UAE and Zain of Kuwait have been particularly aggressive buyers of both new licences and existing operators in
In the more developed Gulf countries and
HSPA services are now offered throughout the Gulf region and in
The Iranian market grew very strongly during 2008 due to the continued affects of the competition from second operator
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, leading to jostling for position between mobile, fixed-line and Internet players. Some merger and takeover activity is anticipated. 3G subscriber levels made up at least a third of total subscribers in mid-2009 and revenue from mobile data has grown steadily. The launch of Pelephone’s new network, moving away from its CDMA2000 / EV-DO network to a UMTS network, has had a significant impact on the market.
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.
After the launch of second operator Mobily, mobile subscribers grew 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, passing the 200% mark. Growth has been astonishing since the launch of second operator du. 3G subscribers make up over 25% of the total but the percentage has not grown over the past year – the growth has been at the lower end of the market.
Data in this report is the latest available at the time of preparation and may not be for the current year.
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