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

Julia Martusewicz-Kulinska Senior Analyst, Research
Karim Yaici Senior Analyst, Research
Jakub Konieczny Research Analyst
Inigo Barker Analyst
Andrew Yi-Ju Chern Research Analyst

"Fixed broadband revenue in MENA will increase at a CAGR of 4.6% during the forecast period, driven by the fast adoption of NGA-based services and limited competition in the fixed segment."

The telecoms market revenue in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) will increase at a CAGR of 1.4% between 2018 and 2024, driven by the growing adoption of fixed broadband and mobile data services across the region.

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.

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