Market Research Logo

Analysis of the Saudi Arabia Telecom Market, Forecast to 2022

Analysis of the Saudi Arabia Telecom Market, Forecast to 2022

This research service provides an analysis of the telecommunications market in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA). The stakeholder scope includes mobile network operators (MNOs), fixed line operators and Internet Services Providers (ISPs).

This study details the key telecom market indicators; telecom market developments in terms of technology, services, competition and infrastructure; and key regulatory trends and their impact on operators. It provides a snapshot of the telecom market trends in KSA in terms of market size, revenue, subscribers and penetration across the overall telecom as well as individual mobile, fixed line and broadband segments. It also explains the contribution by the prepaid and postpaid segments to overall mobile services. Further, it highlights key market drivers and restraints that are shaping the KSA telecom market.

This study provides a detailed analysis of the competitive environment in terms of business model evolution, product line, technology leadership, product innovation, revenue growth, profitability, competitive differentiation and customer service for each of the three incumbent MNOs in the market—STC, Mobily and Zain. Key industry best practices in terms of compelling value offer, managed services, service quality levels, converged offerings, ICT services offerings and digitised customer engagement are also detailed.

The study explores key growth opportunities that operators will look at investing in and the strategic initiatives they will adopt to accelerate their digital transformation journey. It also throws light on the key predictions for the KSA telecom market, in terms of services diversification and technological advancements.

Key Issues Addressed
What is the importance of ICT in the Saudi Arabian economy?
Who are the key telecommunications players shaping the communication landscape in the region?
What are the key regulations driving growth?
What are the industry best practices which telecoms can capitalise on?
What emerging technologies will be advancing in the telecommunications market?
What are the key trends shaping the telecommunications market?
What are the potential growth opportunities in the Saudi Arabian Market?

Key Conclusion
In Conclusion, the Telecommunication operators in the KSA market will make key investments in 5G technology and rigorously engage in partnerships with key providers to strengthen their 5G offerings, while emerging as a forerunner in the 5G space.

Furthermore, Telecommunication operators will be increasingly investing in fibre and SDN/NFV during the next three years in order to offer digital services in a more efficient manner, while also allowing them to become more agile in response to changing market and customer requirements.


  • Executive Summary
    • Key Findings
    • Market Engineering Measurements
  • Saudi Arabia Telecom Market-Research Perspective
    • Research Scope
    • Key Questions this Study will Answer
  • Economic Outlook
    • Table GDP and GDP Growth Rate, KSA, 2015-2022
  • Telecom Market Outlook
    • Table Total Telecom Market: Indicators, KSA, 2017
    • Telecom Infrastructure in KSA
    • Regulatory Framework-Key Trends
    • KSA Telecom Market Timeline
  • Market Drivers and Restraints
    • Market Drivers
    • Drivers Explained
    • Market Restraints
    • Restraints Explained
  • Market Sizing and Forecasts
    • Market Engineering Measurements
      • Table Total Telecom Market: Market Engineering Measurements, KSA, 2017
    • Revenue Forecast
      • Table Total Telecom Market: Revenue Forecast, KSA, 2015-2022
    • Mobile Revenue Forecast by Operator
      • Table Total Telecom Market: Mobile Revenue Forecast by Operator, KSA, 2015-2022
    • Revenue Forecast Discussion
    • Mobile Subscriber Forecast and Penetration Rate
      • Table Total Telecom Market: Mobile Subscriber Forecast and Penetration Rate, KSA, 2015-2022
    • Mobile Subscriber Forecast by Operator
      • Table Total Telecom Market: Mobile Subscriber Forecast by Operator, KSA, 2015-2022
    • Mobile Subscriber-Prepaid Vs. Postpaid
    • Fixed Line Subscriber Forecast
      • Table Total Telecom Market: Fixed Line Subscriber Forecast, KSA, 2015-2022
    • Fixed Line Revenue Forecast
      • Table Total Telecom Market: Fixed Line Revenue Forecast, KSA, 2015-2022
    • Fixed Line Revenue Forecast Discussion
    • Broadband Subscriber Forecast and Penetration Rate
      • Table Total Telecom Market: Broadband Subscriber Forecast and Penetration Rate, KSA, 2015-2022
    • Broadband Subscriber Forecast and Penetration Rate Discussion
    • Broadband Revenue Forecast
      • Table Total Telecom Market: Broadband Revenue Forecast, KSA, 2015-2022
  • Competitive Environment and Competitor Analysis
    • Competitive Environment
    • Telecom Operators' Business Model Evolution
    • Competitor Analysis-STC
    • Competitor Analysis-Mobily
    • Competitor Analysis-Zain
  • Industry Best Practices
  • Growth Opportunities and Enterprises to Action
    • Growth Opportunity 1-Investments in SDN and NFV Technologies
    • Growth Opportunity 2-Mobile App-Based Services
    • Strategic Imperatives for Success and Growth
  • The Last Word
    • The Last Word-3 Big Predictions

Download our eBook: How to Succeed Using Market Research

Learn how to effectively navigate the market research process to help guide your organization on the journey to success.

Download eBook

Share this report