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Fixed services in the Middle East and North Africa: trends and forecasts 2019–2024

Julia Martusewicz-Kulinska Senior Analyst, Research
Karim Yaici Senior Analyst, Research

"Fixed broadband revenue in the Middle East and North Africa 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."

This report examines the key trends and drivers, and provides telecoms market forecasts for fixed communication services in the Middle East and North Africa. It includes worldwide context and commentary on six key countries: Egypt, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates (UAE).

This report provides:

  • a 5-year forecast of 44 fixed KPIs for the MENA region as a whole and for six key countries
  • an in-depth analysis of the trends, drivers and forecast assumptions for each type of fixed service, and for key countries
  • 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 operators.


Geographical coverage

Countries analysed in this report:

  • Egypt
  • Kuwait
  • Oman
  • Qatar
  • Saudi Arabia
  • United Arab Emirates (UAE)

Data coverage

Fixed connections


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

Fixed revenue


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

Fixed voice traffic


  • Outgoing minutes, MoU