This 55-page report was researched during the month of July and August
2011 with information gathered through primary and secondary research.
Sources of information included but not limited to:
existing external research analyst reports and presentations
financial reports from operators
fixed and mobile providers’ websites.
directly from operators.
Overall, the report presents the analysis of the research findings collected
from 6 incumbent fixed operators (except for ISP in Kuwait and Egypt) and
all mobile network operators (15 in total) offering services in the GCC
Additionally, we include prices for services in 4 other countries namely
Egypt, Morocco, South Africa and the UK in order to draw a comparison of
rates charged in the GCC region with countries outside the region.
In order to facilitate the analysis of the findings, a matrix was produced to
include all qualitative and quantitative information for each of the service
providers fixed and mobile services covered in the report. Where available,
the following information has been collected, analysed and compared.
1. Geographical coverage
Countries: Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia and UAE (plus
Egypt, Morocco, South Africa and the UK)
2. Operator coverage
Fixed incumbent operator in each country.
Mobile network operators:
Bahrain: Batelco, Zain, Viva,
Kuwait: Viva, Wataniya, Zain,
Oman: Nawras, Oman Mobile,
Qatar: Qtel and Vodafone,
S Arabia: STC, Mobily and Zain,
UAE: Du and Etisalat
Plus one operator from Egypt, Morocco, South Africa and the UK.