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Middle East and North Africa Fixed Services Trends and Forecasts 2017-2022 -


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Services in the Middle East and North Africa: Trends and Forecasts
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Demand for reliable, high-speed broadband services from residential and
business customers is growing in the Middle East and North Africa and is
supported by the continuing development of underlying infrastructure.

We estimate that fixed broadband and IPTV revenue will grow by USD2.8
billion in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) by 2022, driven
mainly by increasing demand for high-speed Internet connectivity. In
this report, we examine key trends and drivers and provide comprehensive
fixed telecoms market forecasts for the MENA region and for 12
individually modelled countries.

This report provides:

  • A 5-year forecast of 44 fixed KPIs for the MENA region and for 12 key
  • An in-depth analysis of the trends, drivers and forecast assumptions
    for each type of fixed service, and for six key countries: Iran,
    Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia and UAE
  • An overview of operator strategies and country-specific topics, which
    highlights similarities and differences between countries
  • A summary of results, key implications and recommendations for fixed

Fixed connections

  • Voice, broadband, IPTV, dial-up
  • Narrowband voice, VoBB
  • DSL, FTTP/B, cable, BFWA, other

Fixed revenue

  • Service, retail
  • Voice, broadband, IPTV, dial-up, BNS
  • DSL, FTTP/B, cable, BFWA, other

Fixed voice traffic

  • Outgoing minutes, MoU

Key Topics Covered:

  1. Executive summary
  2. The telecoms service market in MENA will grow to USD73 billion in
    2022, as competition increases against a backdrop of weaker economic
  3. Telecoms retail revenue will increase by USD3.7 billion over
    2016-2022, primarily driven by mobile handset data and fixed broadband
  4. In most countries, the fixed market holds greater potential for growth
    than mobile, where revenue will be either similar to or lower than in
  5. Key trends, drivers and assumptions for the mobile and fixed markets
  6. Key implications and recommendations for telecoms operators
  7. Regional forecasts and cross-country comparison
  8. Geographical coverage: We model twelve telecoms markets, which will
    account for 88% of telecoms service revenue in MENA in 2022
  9. Market context: The twelve modelled countries account for 83.3% of
    total population and 89.3% of telecoms service revenue in MENA in 2016
  10. Revenue and ARPU: Mobile and fixed data services will drive revenue
    growth in the region, but mobile voice revenue will continue to
  11. Mobile penetration: Maturing markets and enforced SIM registration
    policies have led to a slow down in numbers of new mobile connections
  12. Mobile connections: 42% of all connections will be 3G by 2022, while
    LTE will account for nearly 31% of connections (excluding M2M)
  13. Smartphones and LTE: The 4G/5G user base in the region will reach
    174.4 million in 2022, with growing opportunities for data monetisation
  14. Mobile ARPU: Growth in data and migration to postpaid connections will
    help to reduce the rate of decline of ARPU
  15. Data and revenue by generation: 4G connectivity and digital services
    will help to offset a slowdown in the growth of legacy services revenue
  16. Fixed services: Broadband market will grow in most countries, driven
    by upgrades to access technology and new infrastructure investments
  17. Fixed broadband: Household penetration will grow in all markets,
    driven by market competition and supported by national broadband plans
  18. Key drivers at a glance for each Middle East and North Africa market

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