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Middle East and North Africa telecoms market: trends and forecasts 2019–2024

Rémy Giraud Analyst, Research
Karim Yaici Senior Analyst, Research
Olamide Makinde Research Analyst

"Fixed broadband revenue in the Middle East and North Africa will grow at a CAGR of 4.9% between 2018 and 2024, driven by NGA investments."

The total telecoms service revenue in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) will reach USD65.4 billion in 2024, up from USD62.0 billion in 2018. This report provides an analysis of the current and upcoming trends in the telecoms market in MENA.

This report and associated data annex provide:

  • a 5-year forecast of more than 180 mobile and fixed KPIs for the MENA region as a whole and for 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.

Coverage

Geographical coverage

 

Key performance indicators

Region modelled

  • Middle East and North Africa (MENA)

 

Countries modelled individually

  • Algeria
  • Egypt
  • Iran
  • Iraq
  • Israel
  • Kuwait
  • Morocco
  • Oman
  • Qatar
  • Saudi Arabia
  • Tunisia
  • United Arab Emirates (UAE)

 

 

Connections

Mobile

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

 

Fixed

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

 

Fixed and mobile voice traffic

  • Outgoing minutes, MoU
 

Revenue

Mobile

  • Service, retail
  • Prepaid, contract
  • Handset, mobile broadband, IoT
  • Handset voice, messaging, data

 

Fixed

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

 

Mobile ARPU

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