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Saudi Arabia Telecommunications Report Q1 2019


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Saudi Arabia Telecommunications Report Q1 2019

Key View: Following several regulatory initiatives to limit the number of SIMs per person and identify the owner of every SIM, strongdiscounting of SIMs from the 2016 market was corrected by the end of 2017 and growth was resumed in H118 (notably in thepostpaid segment). We believe future growth will come from migration to 4G and above, given the operators’ strong investment intodeveloping their 4.5G and 5G capabilities, VAS as well as the development of the IoT. As operators adapt their strategies to theunified licensing regime and government supports investments into fiber infrastructure, we believe there will be a strong uptake offiber services, especially among businesses. Operators' ARPU figures will increase, as operators leave it to MVNOs to cater to lowcostprepaid subscribers and are focusing on more lucrative services.


Key View
SWOT
Telecommunications SWOT
Industry Forecast
Industry Risk/Reward Index
MENA Telecoms Index Impacted By Shifting Political, Economic Outlooks
Saudi Arabia Risk/Reward Index
Market Overview
Regulatory Development
Regulatory Overview
Competitive Landscape
Company Profile
Etihad Etisalat (Mobily)
Saudi Telecom Company (STC)
Zain Saudi Arabia
Saudi Arabia Demographic Outlook
Telecommunications Glossary
Telecommunications Methodology

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