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Middle East - Fixed Broadband Market

Middle East - Fixed Broadband Market

Fixed broadband deployment varied across the Middle East

The fixed broadband market in the Middle East is slowly beginning to gain traction in the more progressive markets; however on the whole, regional penetration remains low. ADSL has been a popular access method in many markets and we are now seeing countries such as the United Arab Emirates take great strides in fibre-optic deployment and penetration.

Mobile services have reached saturation in some markets (Bahrain, Israel, Jordan, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia and United Arab Emirates) and it has become clear that future telecoms growth will revolve around broadband services. This has led many of the various governments and operators towards a renewed push to improve both mobile and fixed broadband infrastructure.

Progressive growth of fibre-optic deployment has been identified in markets which have a National Broadband policy in place and a supportive government which is willing to invest in fixed infrastructure (e.g. United Arab Emirates and Qatar). In addition, countries where the operators are also willing to make infrastructure investments in co-operation with the government; seem to be progressing faster and in a more co-operative manner.

The use of broadband services in Saudi Arabia, for example, is being partly driven by an increasing number of high tech projects which are strongly supported by the government; along with the government’s own transition to digital technologies and e-government services.

This unique report provides a regional overview of the fixed broadband sector in the Middle East where many variances exist in the state of fixed broadband progress. The countries covered include Bahrain; Iran; Iraq; Israel; Jordan; Kuwait; Lebanon; Oman; Qatar; Saudi Arabia; Syria; Turkey; United Arab Emirates and Yemen. Included are key industry statistics; market analysis and fixed broadband subscriber data.


  • EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
  • REGIONAL ANALYSIS
    • KEY STATISTICS
      • Table Middle East countries – fixed broadband subscriptions and penetration - 2016
  • BAHRAIN
    • MARKET ANALYSIS
    • BROADBAND STATISTICS
      • Table Internet users and penetration estimates - 2011 - 2017
      • Table Fixed and mobile broadband subscribers - 2012 - 2017
      • Table Broadband sector revenue – 2010 - 2014
    • FIBRE-TO-THE-PREMISES (FTTP) AND FIBRE-TO-THE-HOME (FTTH)
      • Historical overview
      • Recent developments
        • Table Fixed broadband – market share of technologies - 2016
      • National Broadband Network (NBN)
    • OTHER FIXED BROADBAND SERVICES
      • Fixed wireless (WiFi and WiMAX)
      • iBurst
  • IRAN
    • MARKET ANALYSIS
      • Censorship
    • BROADBAND STATISTICS
      • Table Internet users and penetration estimates – 1996 - 2017
      • Table Fixed broadband subscribers – 2006 - 2017
      • Table Household PC penetration – 2002 - 2016
    • FORECASTS – BROADBAND SUBSCRIBERS
      • Table Forecast fixed broadband subscribers – higher growth scenario – 2019; 2024
      • Table Forecast fixed broadband subscribers – lower growth scenario – 2019; 2024
    • DIGITAL SUBSCRIBER LINE (DSL) NETWORKS
    • FIBRE-TO-THE-PREMISES (FTTP) AND FIBRE-TO-THE-HOME (FTTH)
    • OTHER FIXED BROADBAND SERVICES
      • Fixed wireless (WiFi and WiMAX)
        • Table Historical - Irancell WiMAX subscribers – 2012 – 2015
    • COMPETITION ISSUES
      • ISP market
  • IRAQ
    • OVERVIEW
    • INTERNET STATISTICS
      • Table Internet user penetration and estimates – 2001 - 2016
      • Table Historical - International Internet bandwidth – 2005 - 2013
    • FIBRE-TO-THE-PREMISES (FTTP) AND FIBRE-TO-THE-HOME (FTTH)
    • SATELLITE BROADBAND
    • OTHER FIXED BROADBAND SERVICES
      • Fixed wireless (WiFi and WiMAX)
  • ISRAEL
    • MARKET ANALYSIS
    • BROADBAND STATISTICS
      • Table Internet users and penetration – 1997 - 2016
      • Table Fixed broadband subscribers – 2001 - 2017
      • Table Bezeq fixed broadband subscribers and ARPU – 2005 - 2016
      • Table Average bundled broadband speed per Bezeq customer – 2007 - 2015
      • Table PC penetration – 2002 - 2015
      • Table International internet bandwidth – 2005 - 2016
    • DIGITAL SUBSCRIBER LINE (DSL) NETWORKS
    • FIBRE NETWORKS
      • Fixed wireless (WiFi)
    • COMPETITION ISSUES
      • Wholesale
  • JORDAN
    • MARKET ANALYSIS
    • BROADBAND AND INTERNET STATISTICS
      • Table Internet users and penetration rate – 2015 – Q1 2016
      • Table Internet subscribers and penetration rate – 1999 - 2016
      • Table Fixed broadband subscribers and penetration rate – 2010 – 2016
      • Table Internet subscribers by access method – 2014 - Q1 2016
    • FORECASTS – BROADBAND SUBSCRIBERS
      • Scenario 1 – higher growth
        • Table Forecast broadband subscribers – higher market growth scenario – 2017; 2019; 2022
      • Scenario 2 – lower growth
        • Table Forecast broadband subscribers – lower market growth scenario – 2017; 2019; 2022
    • DIGITAL SUBSCRIBER LINE (DSL) NETWORKS
      • Table DSL subscribers - 2001 – Q1 2016
    • FIBRE-TO-THE-PREMISES (FTTP) AND FIBRE-TO-THE-HOME (FTTH)
      • Table FttH subscribers - 2015 – Q1 2016
    • OTHER FIXED BROADBAND SERVICES
      • Fixed wireless (WiFi and WiMAX)
    • COMPETITION ISSUES
      • ISP market
  • KUWAIT
    • MARKET ANALYSIS
      • Table Kuwait - Internet pricing guide - 2016
      • Table Top six countries – broadband basket pricing comparison - 2014
    • BROADBAND STATISTICS
      • Table Internet users and penetration – 1995 - 2017
      • Table Fixed broadband subscribers and penetration - 2006 - 2017
    • DIGITAL SUBSCRIBER LINE (DSL) NETWORKS
    • FIBRE-TO-THE-PREMISES (FTTP) AND FIBRE-TO-THE-HOME (FTTH)
      • Table Kuwait fiber connections – 2015; 2019
    • OTHER FIXED BROADBAND SERVICES
      • Fixed wireless (WiFi and WiMAX)
  • LEBANON
    • MARKET ANALYSIS
    • BROADBAND STATISTICS
      • Table Internet user and penetration estimates – 2013 - 2016
      • Table Fixed broadband subscribers and penetration – 2002 - 2017
      • Table Lebanon - broadband subscribers by access technology – 2013; 2015
      • Table Household PC penetration – 2002 - 2016
    • COMPETITION ISSUES
      • Data service providers
    • DIGITAL SUBSCRIBER LINE (DSL) NETWORKS
    • FIBRE-TO-THE-PREMISES (FTTP)
    • OTHER FIXED BROADBAND SERVICES
      • Fixed wireless (WiFi and WiMAX)
      • Internet via satellite (Ku band services)
  • OMAN
    • INTRODUCTION AND STATISTICAL OVERVIEW
      • Internet and broadband statistics
        • Table Internet users and penetration – 2013 - 2017
        • Table International Internet bandwidth – 2012 - 2016
        • Table Fixed broadband subscribers – 2004 - 2017
    • FIBRE TO THE HOME (FTTH)
    • WIRELESS BROADBAND
      • WiFi
      • WiMAX
  • QATAR
    • MARKET ANALYSIS
    • BROADBAND STATISTICS
      • Table Internet penetration and users – 2016; 2017
      • Table Historical - internet penetration – 1995 - 2015
      • Table Fixed broadband subscribers – 2002 - 2017
      • Table Household PC penetration – 2007 - 2015
      • Table International Internet bandwidth – 2003 - 2016
    • DIGITAL SUBSCRIBER LINE (DSL) NETWORKS
    • FIBRE-TO-THE-PREMISES (FTTP) AND FIBRE-TO-THE-HOME (FTTH)
      • Qatar National Broadband Network (QNBN)
      • Vodafone Qatar
      • Ooredoo
    • WIRELESS BROADBAND
      • WiFi
  • SAUDI ARABIA
    • INTRODUCTION AND STATISTICAL OVERVIEW
    • INTERNET ACCESS
    • CENSORSHIP
    • BROADBAND STATISTICS
      • Table Fixed internet users and user penetration – 2005 - 2016
      • Table Fixed broadband subscriptions – technologies and penetration – 2010 – Q2 2017
      • Table Saudi Arabia – household PC penetration – 2002 - 2015
    • DIGITAL SUBSCRIBER LINE (DSL) NETWORKS
      • Introduction
    • FIBRE-TO-THE-PREMISES (FTTP)
      • Introduction
      • STC
      • GO Telecom
      • Mobily
    • OTHER FIXED BROADBAND SERVICES
      • Fixed wireless (WiFi and WiMAX)
  • SYRIA
    • MARKET ANALYSIS
      • ISP market
    • BROADBAND STATISTICS
      • Table Percentage of Internet users – 2010 - 2016
      • Table Fixed broadband subscriptions – 2004 - 2016
      • Table International Internet bandwidth – 2004 - 2016
    • FIBRE-TO-THE-PREMISES (FTTP) AND FIBRE-TO-THE-HOME (FTTH)
  • TURKEY
    • MARKET ANALYSIS
    • BROADBAND STATISTICS
      • Table Broadband Internet subscribers and Internet user penetration rate – 2008 – 2017
      • Table ISP market share based on subscribers Q2 2013; Q2 2015; Q1 2016
      • Table Average monthly data usage per Turk Telekom broadband subscriber – 2010 – 2015
      • Table International Internet Bandwidth – 2003 - 2016
    • DIGITAL SUBSCRIBER LINE (DSL) NETWORKS
      • Table xDSL subscriptions – 2015; 2016
    • CABLE INTERNET
      • Table Cable internet subscriptions – 2015; 2016
    • FIBRE-TO-THE-CABINET (FTTC) AND FIBRE-TO-THE-HOME (FTTH)
      • Turk Telekom
        • Table Turk Telekom fibre subscribers – 2013; Q1 2017
  • UNITED ARAB EMIRATES
    • MARKET ANALYSIS
      • Dubai Internet City (DIC)
      • Internet cafés
      • VoIP
    • BROADBAND STATISTICS
      • Table UAE – internet users and penetration – 1995 - 2016
      • Table UAE – fixed broadband subscribers and penetration – 2001 - 2017
      • Table Etisalat fixed broadband subscribers – 2010 - 2016
      • Table UAE – international internet bandwidth – 2006 - 2016
    • FIBRE-TO-THE-PREMISES (FTTP) AND FIBRE-TO-THE-HOME (FTTH)
      • Table UAE – Subscribers to FttH/FttB – 2015; 2016
      • Table UAE – Operators fibre broadband market share – 2015; 2016
    • DIGITAL SUBSCRIBER LINE (DSL) NETWORKS
      • Other fixed broadband services
      • Internet via satellite
  • YEMEN
    • MARKET ANALYSIS
    • BROADBAND STATISTICS
      • Table Internet user and penetration estimates – 1997 – mid 2016
      • Table Historical - households with Internet access – 2004 - 2010
      • Table Fixed broadband subscribers – 2005 - 2016
      • Table International Internet bandwidth – 2005 - 2016
    • DIGITAL SUBSCRIBER LINE (DSL) NETWORKS
    • OTHER FIXED BROADBAND SERVICES
      • Fixed wireless (WiFi and WiMAX)

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