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Kuwait Telecommunications Q3 2019

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The Kuwait mobile market saw net subscriber growth for the first time in three years. However, we caution that withlimited organic growth available, operators will focus on value rather than volume. As such, we do not discard periodic inactiveSIM shedding; growth will continue to be directed to advanced and over-the-top services, which will benefit from operators'continuous investment into new technologies, in particular 5G, and partnerships with established players. In the fixed sector, thepotential liberalisation of the wireline market could further attract higher degrees of investment in the fibre domain, whileVIVA's recent acquisition of ISP Qualitynet confirms our view that operators will focus on convergence to attract and retainsubscribers.

Key View
Telecommunications SWOT
Industry Forecast
Industry Risk/Reward Index
High Rewards, Low Risks Keep MENA Telecoms Index Buoyant
Kuwait Risk/Reward Index
Market Overview
Regulatory Development
Competitive Landscape
Company Profile
Ooredoo Kuwait
VIVA Kuwait
Kuwait Demographic Outlook
Telecommunications Glossary
Telecommunications Methodology

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