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Middle East And North Africa Telecommunications Report Q4 2017

BMI Industry View
Industry Forecast
Latest Updates
Structural Trends
Table: Telecoms Sector - Historical Data & Forecasts ( MENA ( MENA (Region) 2015-2021)
Industry Risk/Reward Index
Middle East And North Africa Risk/Reward Index
Table: MENA Telecoms Risk/Reward Index, Q417
Market Overview
Virgin Mobile Launch To Bolster Investor Confidence
Oman - Digital Services Motivates Omantel's Zain Investment
Table: Zain Investment Footprint, Q117
Saudi Arabia - Fibre Deals Welcomed, But Independents Must Have A Stake
Accelerated Cybersecurity Investment Needed In MEA
Table: MEA: IT Adoption Dynamics
Table: Desktop Windows Versions Market Shares (%), June 2017
Company Profile
Ooredoo: Service Differentiation Strategy To Aid Revenue Growth
Table: Dashboard
Glossary
Table: Glossary of Terms
Methodology
Industry Forecast Methodology
Sources
Risk/Reward Index Methodology
Table: Risk/Reward Index Indicators
Table: Weighting Of Indicators

Middle East And North Africa Telecommunications Report Q4 2017

BMI View: MENA's telecoms markets are at very different levels of development, from the saturated anddata-intensive markets of the GCC to the emerging markets in North Africa and war-torn states fringing theregion. Subscription and revenue growth will be uneven, as more mature markets face fewer opportunitiesfor subscription growth, while the emerging markets present the biggest opportunity for long-term growth.

4G migration offers new revenue diversification opportunities for mobile and broadband players: indeveloping markets, such opportunities will be hard to unlock owing to low consumer spending power and alack of relevant content and services. However, the developed markets harbour large and relativelyuntapped enterprise and connected home user bases, and players such as Zain, Ooredoo and Etisalat aremoving quickly to exploit these opportunities.

Latest Updates And Industry Developments

By end-2021 we expect the number of mobile subscriptions to rise to 535.6mn. Growth across the regionwill be driven by migration to 3G/4G services and by a trend towards the use of multiple SIM-connecteddevices. Although mobile subscription growth will be limited, we expect stabilisation to be offset bygrowing consumer appetite for mobile data services.


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