Kuwait Telecommunications Report Q2 2018

Kuwait Telecommunications Report Q2 2018

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The Kuwaiti mobile market is highly saturated, and the latest results from 9M17 suggest that the market contractedfaster than anticipated. We downgraded our forecast last quarter to account for the nine straight quarters of net subscribercontractions. The market lost 411,000 subscribers in FY16 and an estimated 703,000 additional mobile subscribers in the 9M17period. We believe the losses are due to the inactive prepaid SIM cards present in the market, so virtually no organic growth ispossible in the mature segment. Premium 4G packages will drive most growth in the mobile market until 5G has a mass-marketbusiness case, and the potential liberalisation process of the wireline market could further attract higher degrees of investment inthe fibre domain.

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Industry Forecast
Industry Risk/Reward Index
Saturated Markets To Turn To Advanced Data For Growth
Kuwait Risk/Reward Index
Market Overview
Regulatory Development
Regulatory Overview
Competitive Landscape
Company Profile
Ooredoo Kuwait
VIVA Kuwait
Demographic Forecast
Demographic Outlook
Telecommunications Glossary
Telecommunications Methodology

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