Middle East - Mobile Market - Overview & Forecasts

Synopsis

The very dynamic mobile market of the Middle East has very high penetration rates but continues with surprisingly high growth rates as competition continues to increase. All countries now have at least two licensed operators. In addition MVNOs are appearing. Several very large players have grown both by buying new licences and established operators in the Middle East, Africa and West Asia. The increasing pan-regional competition should be an added factor to greater growth. 3G services are operating in the more developed markets, together with HSPA. This report includes five and ten year forecasts for most markets.

Table of Contents

  • 1. Synopsis
  • 2. Mobile market overview
    • 2.1 Overview of the Middle East mobile market
      • 2.1.1 Mobile statistics
  • 3. Regulatory issues
    • 3.1 Background
    • 3.2 Telecom sector liberalisation
    • 3.3 Mobile Virtual Network Operators (MVNOs)
    • 3.4 Number portability
  • 4. Major mobile operators in the Middle East
    • 4.1 Overview
    • 4.2 Average Revenue per User (ARPU)
  • 5. Mobile voice services
    • 5.1 Prepaid
    • 5.2 Roaming
    • 5.3 Satellite mobile
  • 6. Mobile data services
    • 6.1 Overview
    • 6.2 High-Speed Packet Access (HSPA)
    • 6.3 Mobile TV
    • 6.4 Mobile messaging services
    • 6.5 Music and entertainment services
    • 6.6 Navigation, GPS, location based services (LBS)
  • 7. Forecasts – mobile market – 2008; 2013; 2018
    • 7.1 Iran
      • 7.1.1 Scenario 1 – higher growth
      • 7.1.2 Scenario 2 – lower growth
    • 7.2 Iraq
      • 7.2.1 Scenario 1 – higher growth
      • 7.2.2 Scenario 2 – lower growth
    • 7.3 Jordan
      • 7.3.1 Scenario 1 – higher growth
      • 7.3.2 Scenario 2 – lower growth
    • 7.4 Kuwait
      • 7.4.1 Scenario 1 – higher growth
      • 7.4.2 Scenario 1 – lower growth
    • 7.5 Lebanon
      • 7.5.1 Scenario 1 – higher growth
      • 7.5.2 Scenario 2 – lower growth
    • 7.6 Syria
      • 7.6.1 Scenario 1 – higher growth
      • 7.6.2 Scenario 2 – lower growth
    • 7.7 Turkey
      • 7.7.1 Scenario 1 – higher growth
      • 7.7.2 Scenario 2 – lower growth
    • 7.8 Yemen
      • 7.8.1 Scenario 1 – higher growth
      • 7.8.2 Scenario 2 – lower growth
    • 7.9 Notes on scenario forecasts
  • 8. Related reports
  • Table 1 – GDP per capita and population in the Middle East – 2008 - 2009
  • Table 2 – Mobile subscribers, annual change and penetration rates in the Middle East – 2008
  • Table 3 – Major Middle East international operators – revenue and subscribers – 2008
  • Table 4 – Prepaid subscribers – selected operators – 2008
  • Table 5 – 3G subscribers as a percentage of total subscribers – selected countries – 2006 - 2008
  • Table 6 – Israeli mobile operators – data and content revenue as a percentage of total revenue – 2003 - 2008
  • Table 7 – Forecast mobile subscribers in Iran – higher growth scenario – 2013; 2018
  • Table 8 – Forecast mobile subscribers in Iran – lower growth scenario – 2013; 2018
  • Table 9 – Forecast mobile penetration in Iraq – higher growth scenario – 2013; 2018
  • Table 10 – Forecast mobile penetration in Iraq – lower growth scenario – 2013; 2018
  • Table 11 – Forecast mobile subscribers in Jordan – higher growth scenario – 2013; 2018
  • Table 12 – Forecast mobile subscribers in Jordan – lower growth scenario – 2013; 2018
  • Table 13 – Forecast mobile subscribers in Kuwait – higher growth scenario – 2013; 2018
  • Table 14 – Forecast mobile subscriber in Kuwait – lower growth scenario – 2013; 2018
  • Table 15 – Forecast mobile subscribers in Lebanon – higher growth scenario – 2013; 2018
  • Table 16 – Forecast mobile subscribers in Lebanon – lower growth scenario – 2013; 2018
  • Table 17 – Forecast mobile subscribers in Syria – higher growth scenario – 2013; 2018
  • Table 18 – Forecast mobile subscribers in Syria – lower growth scenario – 2013; 2018
  • Table 19 – Forecast mobile subscribers in Turkey – higher growth scenario – 2013; 2018
  • Table 20 – Forecast mobile subscribers in Turkey – lower growth scenario – 2013; 2018
  • Table 21 – Forecast mobile subscribers in Yemen – higher growth scenario – 2013; 2018
  • Table 22 – Forecast mobile subscribers in Yemen – lower growth scenario – 2013; 2018
  • Exhibit 1 – Major mobile operators in Middle East countries – February 2009

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Last updated 11 Mar 2010
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Analyst: Paul Kwon

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