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

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

"Mobile handset revenue remains the key driver of mobile revenue growth in the region, supported by improving 4G coverage and the introduction of 5G services."

This report examines the key trends and drivers, and provides telecoms market forecasts for mobile communication services the Middle East and North Africa (MENA). 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 118 mobile KPIs for the MENA region and for six key countries
  • an in-depth analysis of the trends, drivers and forecast assumptions for each type of mobile service, and for six key countries
  • an overview of operator strategies and country-specific topics, highlighting similarities and differences between countries
  • a summary of results, key implications and recommendations for mobile operators.

Geographical coverage

Countries modelled individually

 

Detailed country commentary

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

 

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

Data coverage 

Mobile connections

 

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

Mobile revenue

 

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

Mobile ARPU

 

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

Voice traffic

 

  • Outgoing minutes, MoU