2013 Middle East - Mobile Voice and Mobile 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, Yemen.

Researcher:- Paul Kwon
Current publication date:- March 2013 (10th Edition)

Executive Summary

Slowing growth underlines challenges ahead

The mobile markets of the Middle East are entering a new phase of development marked by slow growth, indicative of its mature market status. As with any mature market a number of trends have emerged that are likely to influence future market direction. Key among these is increased competition, focus on profitability and mobile broadband.

Mobile subscription levels are high in part due to multiple SIM card ownership and demographic factors. Multiple SIM card ownership is common due to the high proportion of prepaid users relative to total users. With no lock in contract to any particular service provider, end users can purchase prepaid services to take advantage of market promotions. Another factor driving multiple SIM card ownership is the lack of mobile number portability in many markets although this is slowly improving, with just under half the markets in the region now offering the facility.

Perhaps more indicative of the mature market is the emergence of MVNOs which can better cater to specific market segments. Although MVNOs were late to arrive in the Middle East, a number have launched services and captured market share, particularly in Oman.

Demographic factors underpinning mobile subscriber growth include large expatriate populations in some Middle Eastern countries, particularly in the Gulf region. The latter deserves particular mention given expatriates make up the majority of the population in some cases and are quite fluid in nature, entering and leaving the host country on an as needed basis.

Operators in the Middle East are facing uncertain times. With strong growth rates no longer guaranteed and intensified competition, in some cases pressure from regulators to reduce tariffs, operators have looked to diversify, either into other countries or fixed markets. Other operators have voiced renewed focus on achieving operational efficiencies although the impending spending required to build and operate faster mobile broadband networks will make this target increasingly challenging.

Table of Contents

  • 1. Middle East Mobile communications market
    • 1.1 Overview
    • 1.2 Mobile statistics
    • 1.3 Market trends
      • 1.3.1 Increasing competition
      • 1.3.2 Regional consolidation and cooperation
      • 1.3.3 MVNOs
      • 1.3.4 Number portability
      • 1.3.5 LTE
  • 2. Bahrain
    • 2.1 Overview of the mobile market in Bahrain
    • 2.2 Mobile statistics
    • 2.3 Regulatory issues
      • 2.3.1 Second mobile licence
      • 2.3.2 Third mobile licence
      • 2.3.3 Prepaid subscriber registration
      • 2.3.4 Roaming tariff reduction
      • 2.3.5 Additional Spectrum
    • 2.4 Mobile technologies
      • 2.4.1 Analogue
      • 2.4.2 Digital
      • 2.4.3 Third Generation (3G)
      • 2.4.4 Long-term evolution (LTE)
    • 2.5 Major mobile operators
      • 2.5.1 Batelco
      • 2.5.2 Zain Bahrain (formerly MTC Vodafone)
      • 2.5.3 Viva Bahrain / STC Bahrain
    • 2.6 Mobile voice services
      • 2.6.1 Prepaid
      • 2.6.2 Credit transfer service
    • 2.7 Mobile broadband (access)
    • 2.8 Mobile content
      • 2.8.1 Batelco
      • 2.8.2 Zain Bahrain
      • 2.8.3 Viva Bahrain
  • 3. Iran
    • 3.1 Overview of the mobile market in Iran
    • 3.2 Mobile statistics
    • 3.3 Regulatory issues
      • 3.3.1 Third Mobile licence – Tamin Telecom
      • 3.3.2 Second GSM licence – Irancell
    • 3.4 Mobile technologies
      • 3.4.1 Local handset manufacture
    • 3.5 Major mobile operators
      • 3.5.1 TCI/Mobile Communications Iran (MCI)
      • 3.5.2 MTN Irancell
      • 3.5.3 Tamin Telecom (Rightel)
      • 3.5.4 Taliya/Rafsanjan Industrial Complex Islamic Cooperative Company (RIC)
      • 3.5.5 Mobile Telecommunications Company of Isfahan (MTCE)
      • 3.5.6 Telecommunications Kish Company (TKC)
    • 3.6 Mobile voice services
      • 3.6.1 Prepaid
      • 3.6.2 Satellite mobile
    • 3.7 Mobile data
      • 3.7.1 Short Message Service (SMS)
      • 3.7.2 Multimedia Messaging Service (MMS)
      • 3.7.3 GPRS
      • 3.7.4 Mobile broadband
    • 3.8 Mobile content and applications
  • 4. Iraq
    • 4.1 Overview of the mobile market in Iraq
    • 4.2 Mobile statistics
    • 4.3 Mobile subscriber forecasts
      • 4.3.1 Scenario 1 – higher growth
      • 4.3.2 Scenario 2 – lower growth
    • 4.4 Regulatory issues
      • 4.4.1 Temporary mobile licences awarded in 2003
      • 4.4.2 Permanent licences awarded in 2007
      • 4.4.3 Fourth mobile licence
    • 4.5 Mobile technologies
    • 4.6 Major mobile operators
      • 4.6.1 Asiacell Communications
      • 4.6.2 Zain Iraq (formerly MTC Atheer)
      • 4.6.3 Korek Telecom
      • 4.6.4 Orascom Telecom Iraq Corporation/Iraqna
      • 4.6.5 Sanatel
    • 4.7 Mobile voice services
      • 4.7.1 Prepaid
      • 4.7.2 Satellite mobile
    • 4.8 Mobile data
      • 4.8.1 Mobile Messaaging
      • 4.8.2 Mobile Internet access
    • 4.9 Mobile content and applications
      • 4.9.1 Mobile TV
  • 5. Israel
    • 5.1 Overview of the mobile market in Israel
    • 5.2 Mobile statistics
    • 5.3 Regulatory issues
      • 5.3.1 Award of 3G mobile licences
      • 5.3.2 Connection charges
      • 5.3.3 Mobile Number Portability
      • 5.3.4 Mobile Virtual Network Operators (MVNOs)
      • 5.3.5 Roaming
      • 5.3.6 Early Termination Fee Reduction
    • 5.4 Mobile technologies
      • 5.4.1 Analogue
      • 5.4.2 Digital
      • 5.4.3 Integrated Digital Enhanced Network (iDEN)
      • 5.4.4 3G
      • 5.4.5 High-Speed Packet Access (HSPA)
    • 5.5 Fourth generation mobile
    • 5.6 Major mobile operators
      • 5.6.1 Pelephone Communications Ltd
      • 5.6.2 Cellcom
      • 5.6.3 Partner Communications Company Ltd (Orange)
      • 5.6.4 MIRS Communications Ltd
      • 5.6.5 Golan Telecom / Hot Mobile
    • 5.7 Mobile voice services
      • 5.7.1 Prepaid
    • 5.8 Mobile data services
    • 5.9 Mobile broadband
    • 5.10 Mobile content and applications
      • 5.10.1 Mobile TV
  • 6. Jordan
    • 6.1 Overview of the mobile market in Jordan
    • 6.2 Mobile statistics
    • 6.3 Regulatory issues
      • 6.3.1 Third GSM licence
      • 6.3.2 MVNOs
      • 6.3.3 3G licences
      • 6.3.4 SIM card registration
      • 6.3.5 Mobile Termination Rates (MTR)
    • 6.4 Mobile technologies
      • 6.4.1 GSM
      • 6.4.2 Integrated Digital Enhanced Network (iDEN)
      • 6.4.3 3G / HSPA
    • 6.5 Major mobile operators
      • 6.5.1 Jordan Mobile Telephone Services/Zain Jordan
      • 6.5.2 Orange
      • 6.5.3 XPress Telecommunications
      • 6.5.4 Umniah
      • 6.5.5 MVNOs
    • 6.6 Mobile voice services
      • 6.6.1 Prepaid
      • 6.6.2 Satellite mobile
    • 6.7 Mobile messaging
      • 6.7.1 Short Message Service (SMS) / Multimedia Messaging Service (MMS)
    • 6.8 Mobile Broadband
    • 6.9 Mobile content and applications
      • 6.9.1 Mobile payments / Mobile banking
  • 7. Kuwait
    • 7.1 Overview of the mobile market in Kuwait
    • 7.2 Mobile statistics
    • 7.3 Mobile subscriber forecasts
      • 7.3.1 Scenario 1 – higher growth
      • 7.3.2 Scenario 1 – lower growth
      • 7.3.3 Notes on scenario forecasts
    • 7.4 Regulatory issues
      • 7.4.1 Third mobile operator
      • 7.4.2 Mobile Number Portability (MNP)
      • 7.4.3 Roaming tariff reduction
      • 7.4.4 Spectrum refarming for LTE
    • 7.5 Mobile technologies
      • 7.5.1 Analogue
      • 7.5.2 2G / GSM
      • 7.5.3 3G / HSPA
      • 7.5.4 3GPP Long Term Evolution (LTE)
    • 7.6 Major mobile operators
      • 7.6.1 Mobile Telecommunications Co (MTC) / Zain
      • 7.6.2 National Mobile Telecommunication Co (NMT)/Wataniya Telecom
      • 7.6.3 Kuwait Telecom Company (KTC)/Viva
    • 7.7 Mobile voice services
      • 7.7.1 Prepaid
      • 7.7.2 Satellite mobile
    • 7.8 Mobile data
      • 7.8.1 Mobile messaging
      • 7.8.2 Mobile broadband
    • 7.9 Mobile content and applications
      • 7.9.1 Zain
      • 7.9.2 Wataniya
      • 7.9.3 Viva
      • 7.9.4 Mobile TV
  • 8. Lebanon
    • 8.1 Overview of the mobile market in Lebanon
    • 8.2 Mobile statistics
    • 8.3 Mobile subscriber forecasts
      • 8.3.1 Scenario 1 – higher growth
      • 8.3.2 Scenario 2 – lower growth
      • 8.3.3 Notes on scenario forecasts
    • 8.4 Regulatory issues
      • 8.4.1 Overview
      • 8.4.2 Lebanon’s current mobile contracts
      • 8.4.3 2007 sale plans
      • 8.4.4 2004 management contracts
      • 8.4.5 Background – original BOT contracts
    • 8.5 Mobile technologies
      • 8.5.1 GSM
      • 8.5.2 3G
    • 8.6 Major mobile operators
      • 8.6.1 MTC Touch/Zain
      • 8.6.2 Alfa Telecom
    • 8.7 Mobile voice services
      • 8.7.1 Prepaid
      • 8.7.2 Satellite mobile
    • 8.8 Mobile messaging
      • 8.8.1 Mobiles at war
    • 8.9 Mobile data
      • 8.9.1 Mobile Broadband
    • 8.10 Mobile content and applications
  • 9. Oman
    • 9.1 Overview of the mobile market in Oman
    • 9.2 Mobile statistics
    • 9.3 Regulatory issues
      • 9.3.1 Second mobile licence
      • 9.3.2 Third mobile licence
      • 9.3.3 Reseller/MVNO licences
      • 9.3.4 Roaming tariff reduction
    • 9.4 Mobile technologies
      • 9.4.1 Analogue
      • 9.4.2 Digital
      • 9.4.3 Third generation (3G)
      • 9.4.4 Long-term evolution (LTE)
    • 9.5 Major mobile operators
      • 9.5.1 Oman Mobile Telecommunications (OMTC)
      • 9.5.2 Nawras Telecom (Omani-Qatari Telecommunications Company)
    • 9.6 MVNO operators
      • 9.6.1 Connect Arabia/FRiENDi Teleco/Halafoni
      • 9.6.2 Majan Telecom/Renna
      • 9.6.3 Mazoon Mobile
      • 9.6.4 Injaz International Telecommunications
      • 9.6.5 Samatel
    • 9.7 Mobile voice services
      • 9.7.1 Prepaid
      • 9.7.2 Satellite mobile
    • 9.8 Mobile messaging
      • 9.8.1 Short Message Service (SMS)
      • 9.8.2 Multimedia Messaging Service (MMS)
    • 9.9 Mobile broadband
    • 9.10 Mobile content and applications
      • 9.10.1 Mobile TV
  • 10. Qatar
    • 10.1 Overview of the mobile market in Qatar
    • 10.2 Mobile statistics
    • 10.3 Regulatory issues
      • 10.3.1 Second mobile licence
      • 10.3.2 Mobile virtual network operator (MVNO)
      • 10.3.3 Roaming tariff reduction
      • 10.3.4 Mobile Number Portability
    • 10.4 Mobile technologies
      • 10.4.1 Analogue
      • 10.4.2 Digital
      • 10.4.3 Third generation (3G) mobile
      • 10.4.4 3GPP Long Term Evolution (LTE)
    • 10.5 Major mobile operators
      • 10.5.1 Qtel
      • 10.5.2 Vodafone Qatar
    • 10.6 Mobile voice services
      • 10.6.1 Prepaid
      • 10.6.2 Satellite mobile
    • 10.7 Mobile messaging
      • 10.7.1 Short Message Service (SMS)
      • 10.7.2 Multimedia Messaging Service (MMS)
    • 10.8 Mobile broadband
    • 10.9 Mobile content and applications
      • 10.9.1 Mobile TV
  • 11. Saudi Arabia
    • 11.1 Overview of the mobile market in Saudi Arabia
      • 11.1.1 Mobile statistics
    • 11.2 Regulatory issues
      • 11.2.1 Award of second GSM mobile licence
      • 11.2.2 iDEN contract awarded
      • 11.2.3 Award of Third Generation (3G) licences
      • 11.2.4 Award of third mobile licence
      • 11.2.5 Roaming
      • 11.2.6 Mobile Virtual Network Operator (MVNO)
    • 11.3 Mobile technologies
      • 11.3.1 Analogue
      • 11.3.2 Digital
      • 11.3.3 3G/HSPA
      • 11.3.4 LTE/4G
    • 11.4 Major mobile operators
      • 11.4.1 Saudi Telecom Company (STC)/Jawal
      • 11.4.2 Ettihad Etisalat (Mobily)
      • 11.4.3 Public Telecommunications Company (Bravo)
      • 11.4.4 Zain Saudi Arabia
    • 11.5 Mobile voice services
      • 11.5.1 Prepaid
      • 11.5.2 Satellite mobile
    • 11.6 Mobile broadband
    • 11.7 Mobile content and applications
      • 11.7.1 STC
      • 11.7.2 Mobily
      • 11.7.3 Zain
      • 11.7.4 Bravo
  • 12. Syria
    • 12.1 Overview of the mobile market in Syria
      • 12.1.1 Mobile statistics
    • 12.2 Regulatory issues
      • 12.2.1 Third mobile licence
      • 12.2.2 Current BOT contracts
    • 12.3 Mobile technologies
      • 12.3.1 3G
    • 12.4 Major mobile operators
      • 12.4.1 Syriatel
      • 12.4.2 MTN Syria
    • 12.5 Mobile voice services
      • 12.5.1 Prepaid
      • 12.5.2 Satellite mobile
    • 12.6 Mobile data
      • 12.6.1 Mobile broadband
      • 12.6.2 Mobile content and applications
  • 13. Turkey
    • 13.1 Overview of the mobile market in Turkey
    • 13.2 Mobile statistics
    • 13.3 Mobile subscriber forecasts
      • 13.3.1 Scenario 1 – higher growth
      • 13.3.2 Scenario 2 – lower growth
      • 13.3.3 Notes on scenario forecasts
    • 13.4 Regulatory issues
      • 13.4.1 Third Generation (3G) licences
      • 13.4.2 Third and fourth GSM licences
      • 13.4.3 Significant market power (SMP)
      • 13.4.4 Mobile Number Portability (MNP)
      • 13.4.5 Telsim privatisation
    • 13.5 Mobile technologies
      • 13.5.1 Analogue
      • 13.5.2 Digital
      • 13.5.3 3G
    • 13.6 Major mobile operators
      • 13.6.1 Turkcell
      • 13.6.2 Vodafone (Telsim)
      • 13.6.3 Avea
    • 13.7 Mobile voice services
      • 13.7.1 Prepaid
    • 13.8 Mobile data
      • 13.8.1 Short Message Service (SMS) and Multimedia Messaging Service (MMS)
      • 13.8.2 Mobile broadband (Access)
    • 13.9 Mobile content and applications
      • 13.9.1 Mobile TV
      • 13.9.2 Mobile advertising
      • 13.9.3 Mobile payments
  • 14. United Arab Emirates
    • 14.1 Overview of the mobile market in United Arab Emirates
    • 14.2 Mobile statistics
    • 14.3 Regulatory issues
      • 14.3.1 Overview
      • 14.3.2 Mobile number portability
      • 14.3.3 Roaming tariff reduction
    • 14.4 Mobile technologies
      • 14.4.1 Analogue and digital
      • 14.4.2 Third generation mobile
      • 14.4.3 Long Term Evolution (LTE)
    • 14.5 Major mobile operators
      • 14.5.1 Etisalat
      • 14.5.2 Emirates Integrated Telecommunications Company/du
    • 14.6 Mobile voice services
      • 14.6.1 Prepaid
      • 14.6.2 Satellite mobile
    • 14.7 Mobile messaging
      • 14.7.1 Short Message Service (SMS) and Multimedia Messaging Service (MMS)
    • 14.8 Mobile broadband
    • 14.9 Mobile content and applications
      • 14.9.1 Etisalat
      • 14.9.2 du
      • 14.9.3 Mobile TV
      • 14.9.4 M-commerce
  • 15. Yemen
    • 15.1 Overview of the mobile market in Yemen
    • 15.2 Mobile statistics
    • 15.3 Mobile subscriber forecasts
      • 15.3.1 Scenario 1 – higher growth
      • 15.3.2 Scenario 2 – lower growth
      • 15.3.3 Notes on scenario forecasts
    • 15.4 Regulatory issues
      • 15.4.1 GSM licences awarded
      • 15.4.2 Third GSM licence
    • 15.5 Major mobile operators
      • 15.5.1 TeleYemen/Yemen Mobile
      • 15.5.2 SabaFon
      • 15.5.3 MTN Yemen
      • 15.5.4 HiTS Unitel/Y Telecom
    • 15.6 Mobile voice services
      • 15.6.1 Prepaid
      • 15.6.2 Satellite mobile
    • 15.7 Mobile Data
      • 15.7.1 Mobile Messaging
      • Table 1 – Mobile subscribers, annual change and penetration in the Middle East – 2012
      • Table 2 – Mobile subscribers and penetration rate - 1995 - 2012
      • Table 3 – Zain Bahrain – Revenue, EBITDA, CAPEX and ARPU - 2005 – 2012
      • Table 4 – Zain Bahrain – Active Subscribers – 2005 - 2012
      • Table 5 – Prepaid mobile subscribers - 1999 - 2011
      • Table 6 – Zain Bahrain prepaid subscribers - 2004 - 2012
      • Table 7 – Mobile subscribers and penetration – 1995 - 2012
      • Table 8 – MTN Irancell – Revenue and Expenses – 2009 – 2011
      • Table 9 – MTN Irancell – Subscribers, ARPU and MOU – 2006 – 2012
      • Table 10 – MTN Irancell SMS Revenue – 2009 - 2011
      • Table 11 – Mobile subscribers and penetration rate – 2003 - 2012
      • Table 12 – Mobile operator market shares – 2004 - 2012
      • Table 13 – Major mobile operators ARPU – 2004 - 2012
      • Table 14 – Forecast mobile penetration in Iraq – higher growth scenario – 2015; 2020
      • Table 15 – Forecast mobile penetration in Iraq – lower growth scenario – 2015; 2020
      • Table 16 – Asiacell financial data – 2006 - 2012
      • Table 17 – Asiacell subscribers – 2006 - 2012
      • Table 18 – Asiacell ARPU – 2010 - 2012
      • Table 19 – Zain Iraq – Revenue, net income and subscribers – 2006 – 2012
      • Table 20 – Zain Iraq – Active Subscribers – 2006 - 2012
      • Table 21 – Korek Telecom Subscribers – 2011 - 2012
      • Table 22 – Zain Iraq prepaid subscribers – 2006 - 2012
      • Table 23 – Mobile subscribers and penetration rate – 1995 - 2013
      • Table 24 – Mobile operators, subscribers and annual change – September 2012
      • Table 25 – Mobile operator market share – 2011 - 2012
      • Table 26 – Pelephone – revenue and profit – 2003 - 2012
      • Table 27 – Pelephone – Subscribers, MOU and ARPU – 2003 - 2012
      • Table 28 – Cellcom – revenue, profit, monthly MOU, churn, and monthly ARPU – 2005 - 2012
      • Table 29 – Partner Communications – revenue, profit, monthly MOU, churn, monthly ARPU – 2002 - 2012
      • Table 30 – Partner Communications – subscribers – 2010 - 2012
      • Table 31 – Partner Communications – prepaid subscribers – 2004 - 2012
      • Table 32 – Mobile operators – data and content revenue as a percentage of total revenue – 2003 - 2012
      • Table 33 – Active mobile broadband subscriptions – 2010 - 2013
      • Table 34 – Mobile subscribers and penetration rate – 1995 - 2012
      • Table 35 – Mobile operators, subscribers and annual change – March 2012
      • Table 36 – Mobile operators’ market share – 2004 - 2012
      • Table 37 – Mobile Termination Rates – 2010 - 2014
      • Table 38 – Zain Jordan ARPU, revenue, EBITDA and CAPEX – 2005 - 2012
      • Table 39 – Zain Jordan – Active Subscribers – 2006 - 2012
      • Table 40 – Orange Jordan Subscribers and ARPU – 2010 - 2011
      • Table 41 – Zain Jordan prepaid and postpaid subscribers – 2005 - 2012
      • Table 42 – Mobile subscribers and penetration rates – 1994 - 2012
      • Table 43 – Mobile operators, subscribers and annual change – June 2012
      • Table 44 – Mobile operators’ subscribers and market share – 2005 - 2012
      • Table 45 – Forecast mobile subscribers in Kuwait – higher growth scenario – 2015; 2020
      • Table 46 – Forecast mobile subscriber in Kuwait – lower growth scenario – 2015; 2020
      • Table 47 – Zain Group subscribers, revenue and profit – 2002 - 2012
      • Table 48 – Zain Kuwait revenue, income, ARPU and active customers – 2005 – 2012
      • Table 49 – Wataniya Group subscribers, revenue and profit – 2005 - 2012
      • Table 50 – Wataniya Kuwait financial data – 2006 - 2012
      • Table 51 – Wataniya Kuwait subscribers - 2006 - 2012
      • Table 52 – Wataniya Kuwait quarterly ARPU – 2010 - 2012
      • Table 53 – Zain pre and postpaid subscribers – 2005 - 2012
      • Table 54 – Wataniya pre and postpaid subscribers – 2005 - 2012
      • Table 55 – Zain’s consumer market mobile broadband offerings – October 2012
      • Table 56 – Wataniya’s consumer market mobile broadband offerings – October 2012
      • Table 57 – Wataniya Kuwait mobile broadband subscribers - 2010 - 2012
      • Table 58 – Viva’s consumer market mobile broadband offerings – October 2012
      • Table 59 – Mobile subscribers and penetration rate – 1995 - 2012
      • Table 60 – Total blended ARPU – 2008 - 2012
      • Table 61 – Forecast mobile subscribers in Lebanon – higher growth scenario – 2015; 2020
      • Table 62 – Forecast mobile subscribers in Lebanon – lower growth scenario – 2015; 2020
      • Table 63 – Zain – Active Subscribers – 2006 - 2012
      • Table 64 – Zain prepaid and postpaid subscribers – 2005 - 2012
      • Table 65 – MTC Touch’s consumer market mobile broadband offerings – October 2012
      • Table 66 – Mobile subscribers and penetration – 1994 - 2012
      • Table 67 – Mobile operators, subscribers and annual change – June 2012
      • Table 68 – Mobile sector total ARPU – 2005 - 2012
      • Table 69 – Oman Mobile ARPU – 2002 - 2003; 2005 - 2012
      • Table 70 – Nawras subscribers – 2008 – 2012
      • Table 71 – Nawras financial data – 2007 – 2012
      • Table 72 – Nawras pre and postpaid ARPU – 2007 – 2012
      • Table 73 – Total prepaid and postpaid subscribers – 2005 - 2012
      • Table 74 – Nawras prepaid and postpaid subscribers – 2007 - 2012
      • Table 75 – Omantel prepaid and postpaid subscribers – 2008 - 2012
      • Table 76 – SMS messages sent – 2006 - 2012
      • Table 77 – MMS messages sent – 2010 – 2012
      • Table 78 – Active mobile broadband subscriptions – 2007 - 2012
      • Table 79 – Omantel mobile broadband subscribers – 2010 - 2012
      • Table 80 – Nawras mobile broadband subscribers & ARPU – 2008 - 2012
      • Table 81 – Mobile subscribers and penetration rate – 1995 - 2012
      • Table 82 – Mobile operators, subscribers and annual change – June 2012
      • Table 83 – Mobile operators’ market share – 2009 - 2012
      • Table 84 – Qtel mobile subscribers – 2008 - 2012
      • Table 85 – Qtel mobile postpaid and prepaid ARPU – 2007 - 2012
      • Table 86 –Vodafone Qatar Subscribers and ARPU – 2009 - 2012
      • Table 87 – Qtel prepaid subscribers – 2000 - 2012
      • Table 88 – Active mobile broadband subscriptions – 2008 - 2012
      • Table 89 – Qtel wireless broadband subscribers and ARPU – 2010 – 2012
      • Table 90 – Qtel consumer market mobile broadband offerings – November 2012
      • Table 91 – Mobile subscribers and penetration – 1995 - 2013
      • Table 92 – Mobile operators, subscribers and annual change – September 2012
      • Table 93 – Major mobile operators’ market shares – 2008 - 2012
      • Table 94 – Mobily revenue and profit – 2006 - 2012
      • Table 95 – Bravo financial data – 2007 - 2012
      • Table 96 – Bravo subscribers and ARPU – 2007 – 2012
      • Table 97 – Zain revenue, profit, subscribers and ARPU – 2008 – 2012
      • Table 98 – Zain Saudi Arabia – Active Subscribers – 2008 - 2012
      • Table 99 – Prepaid subscribers – 2002 - 2012
      • Table 100 – Zain prepaid subscribers – 2008 - 2012
      • Table 101 – Total Mobile Internet and Mobile broadband subscriptions – 2007 - 2013
      • Table 102 – Mobile Internet and Mobile broadband subscriptions – 2007 - 2013
      • Table 103 – Mobily mobile broadband subscribers and daily data traffic volume – 2008 - 2011
      • Table 104 – Mobile subscribers and penetration rate – 1999 - 2012
      • Table 105 – Syriatel – Revenue by segment – 2008 - 2011
      • Table 106 – Syriatel – Net profit – 2005 - 2011
      • Table 107 – MTN Syria revenue – 2009 - 2011
      • Table 108 – MTN Syria operational data – 2003 - 2012
      • Table 109 – Active Mobile Broadband Subscriptions – 2009 - 2012
      • Table 110 – Mobile subscribers and penetration rate – 1995 - 2012
      • Table 111 – 2G and 3G subscribers – 2009 – 2012
      • Table 112 – Mobile operators, subscribers and annual change – June 2012
      • Table 113 – Mobile subscribers by operator – 2007 - 2012
      • Table 114 – Mobile operators’ market share – 2007 – 2012
      • Table 115 – Mobile Telecom revenue – 2004 - 2011
      • aTable 116 – ARPU levels per operator – 2011 - 2012
      • Table 117 – Mobile revenue per service type per operator – March – June 2012
      • Table 118 – Forecast mobile subscribers in Turkey – higher growth scenario – 2012;2015; 2020
      • Table 119 – Forecast mobile subscribers in Turkey – lower growth scenario – 2012;2015; 2020
      • Table 120 – Turkcell group financial data – 2005 - 2012
      • Table 121 – Turkcell Turkey average monthly ARPU – pre and postpaid – 2001 - 2012
      • Table 122 – Turkcell Turkey average monthly MOU and churn – 2001 - 2012
      • Table 123 – Turkcell smartphone penetration – 2012
      • Table 124 – Vodafone pre and postpaid ARPU – 2006 - 2012
      • Table 125 – Avea revenue and EBITDA – 2007 - 2012
      • Table 126 – Avea prepaid, postpaid and blended ARPU and blended MOU – 2007 - 2012
      • Table 127 – Ratio of prepaid to postpaid subscribers – 2000 - 2012
      • Table 128 – Turkcell prepaid subscribers – 2001 - 2012
      • Table 129 – Vodafone prepaid subscribers – 2006 - 2012
      • Table 130 – Avea prepaid subscribers – 2007 - 2012
      • Table 131 – Numbers of SMS and MMS sent – 2004 - 2012
      • Table 132 – Mobile broadband subscribers – 2012
      • Table 133 – Mobile Internet subscribers and usage – 2010 - 2012
      • Table 134 – Turkcell mobile Internet revenue – 2009 - 2012
      • Table 135 – Turkcell mobile broadband revenue – 2012
      • Table 136 – Mobile subscribers and penetration rate – 1995 - 2013
      • Table 137 – Mobile operators’ market share – 2007 - 2012
      • Table 138 – Total mobile revenue and ARPU – 2007 - 2011
      • Table 139 – Prepaid vs postpaid revenue – 2008 – 2011
      • Table 140 – Total mobile voice minutes and Monthly MOU – 2008 – 2011
      • Table 141 – Total annual mobile voice minutes breakdown – 2008 - 2011
      • Table 142 – Mobile services usage by frequency of use – October 2012
      • Table 143 – Average monthly spend on mobile services – October 2012
      • Table 144 – Multiple SIM card ownership reasons – October 2012
      • Table 145 – Reasons for having a postpaid mobile connection – October 2012
      • Table 146 – Etisalat mobile subscribers and Blended ARPU – 2010 - 2012
      • Table 147 – du Mobile subscribers and ARPU – 2010 - 2012
      • Table 148 – du Mobile minutes of use (MOU) – 2010 - 2012
      • Table 149 – Prepaid subscribers – 2005 - 2013
      • Table 150 – Reasons for having a prepaid mobile connection – October 2012
      • Table 151 – Etisalat prepaid subscribers – 2010 - 2012
      • Table 152 – Numbers of SMS and MMS sent – 2007 - 2011
      • Table 153 – Etisalat consumer market mobile broadband offerings – January 2013
      • Table 154 – du consumer market mobile broadband offerings – January 2013
      • Table 155 – Mobile application usage – 2012
      • Table 156 – Mobile subscribers and penetration rate – 1998 - 2012
      • Table 157 – Forecast mobile subscribers – higher growth scenario – 2012; 2020
      • Table 158 – Forecast mobile subscribers – lower growth scenario – 2012; 2020
      • Table 159 – SabaFon subscribers and market share – 2004 - 2012
      • Table 160 – MTN Yemen subscribers – 2004 - 2012
      • Table 161 – MTN Yemen ARPU per month – 2003 - 2012
      • Table 162 – Prepaid subscribers – 2007 – 2012
      • Table 163 – Total SMS messages sent – 2007 - 2012

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