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Middle East and North Africa Telecoms Market: Trends and Forecasts 2018-2023 - 5-Year Forecast of 180 Mobile & Fixed KPIs -


The "Middle
East and North Africa Telecoms Market: Trends and Forecasts 2018-2023"

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Telecoms revenue will increase because growth in spending on data
services will offset the effects of increasing competition and market

This report anticipates that there will be moderate growth of telecoms
services revenue in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA). Demand will
be tempered by market saturation, challenging socio-economic conditions
and fierce competition.

The report provides a 5-year forecast of more than 180 mobile and fixed
KPIs for MENA as a whole and for 12 key countries.

This report and associated data annex provide:

  • a 5-year forecast of 180 mobile and fixed KPIs for the MENA region as
    a whole and 12 key countries
  • an in-depth analysis of the trends, drivers and forecast assumptions
    for each type of mobile and fixed service, and for key countries
  • an overview of operator strategies and country-specific topics, in
    order to highlight similarities and differences by means of a
    cross-country comparison
  • a summary of results, key implications and recommendations for mobile
    and fixed operators.


Key Performance Indicators


  • Mobile
  • Handset, mobile broadband,1 IoT2
  • Prepaid, contract
  • 2G, 3G, 4G, 5G
  • Smartphone,
  • non-smartphone


  • Voice, broadband, IPTV, dial-up
  • Narrowband voice, VoBB
  • DSL, FTTP/B, cable, BFWA, 5G, other

Fixed & Mobile Voice Traffic

Outgoing minutes, MoU



  • Service,3 retail
  • Prepaid, contract
  • Handset, mobile broadband,1 IoT2
  • Handset voice, messaging, data


  • Service,3 retail
  • Voice, broadband, IPTV, dial-up, business services
  • DSL, FTTP/B, cable, BFWA, other

Mobile ARPU

  • SIMs, handset
  • Prepaid, contract
  • Handset voice, data

Key Topics Covered

Chapter No.

10. Telecoms revenue in Middle East and North Africa will increase
despite increasing competition and market saturation, driven by strong
demand for data

11. Telecoms retail revenue will increase in most countries by 2023,
primarily driven by the demand for mobile data and fixed broadband

12. Geographical coverage: we model 12 telecoms markets, which will
account for 91. 2% of telecoms service revenue (excluding pay TV) in
MENA in 2023

13. Key trends, drivers and assumptions for the mobile and fixed markets

14. Key recommendations for telecoms operators

15. Regional forecasts and cross-country comparison

16. Market context: the region is economically diverse and retail spend
per capita on telecoms services is correlated with GDP trends

17. Key mergers, acquisitions and market entries

18. Key drivers at a glance for each country in the Middle East and
North Africa

19. Market overview: mobile services will account for most of the
revenue in the region, but fixed broadband and business services will
see the strongest revenue growth

20. Mobile: accelerating LTE take-up and the launch of 5G mobile
services in 2019 will contribute to traffic growth and will reduce the
decline in ARPU

21. Mobile: market saturation and economic slowdown will moderate the
penetration growth

22. Mobile: increasing demand for mobile data services and users'
migration to contract plans will help to reduce the rate of ARPU decline

23. Mobile: data revenue driven by the demand for digital services and
an increase in 4G/5G connections will help to offset declines in legacy
services revenue

24. Fixed: NGA's share of broadband connections will grow significantly
due to a large number of infrastructure investments

25. Fixed: broadband penetration growth will continue in all countries
because demand for high-speed connections is high and most markets are
not yet saturated

26. Fixed: IPTV/video service upsell and speed upgrades will ensure that
ASPU levels continue to be stable

27. Fixed: broadband connections and revenue will grow in the forecast
period driven by network roll-out and service demand

28. Business services: operator revenue from large enterprises will rise
as the demand for data connectivity, IoT and other business services

29. IoT: the IoT market will generate just over USD6 billion in revenue
in 2023 supported by strong growth in the number of M2M connections

30. Pay TV: revenue growth will be strong in the traditional and OTT to
the TV' segments

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