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Middle East - Mobile Voice and Mobile Operators Market

Middle East - Mobile Voice and Mobile Operators Market

Mobile data traffic soars in the Middle East

Mobile penetration levels are high in the Middle East, having passed the 100% milestone in 9 out of 14 countries – the highest rates can be found in the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) nations, where penetration rates range between 170% and 200% (except Iraq, which is still below 100% mobile penetration).

The saturated market is creating an environment where it is increasingly harder for operators to grow mobile voice revenue. In addition, the rise of Over-The-Top (OTT) service providers and introduction of MVNOs in some markets is creating increased competition for existing operators. To address these challenges, operators are trying different strategies such as moving into fixed services, expanding into other countries, improving mobile packages or focusing on mobile broadband services. In 2014, the region was the fastest growing globally in terms of mobile data traffic, and strong growth rates are expected to continue in the coming years.

While the region has matured in terms of mobile subscriber penetration, this tech-savvy population has been quick to embrace smart phones, creating one of the hottest markets for smart phone growth worldwide.

Looking at some of the countries individually, we can see that while Bahrain possesses the smallest market in the Middle East, its telecoms industry is arguably one the most developed. Early to introduce liberalisation, it is one of the most open markets in the region, underpinned by a relatively well-developed regulatory environment.
Iran’s telecoms market is the second largest in the Middle East (after Turkey), given the size of its population. Mobile services are widely available from six mobile network operators, three of which offer services on a national basis. Since the start of competition, Iran has seen a huge growth in mobile subscriber numbers and vast improvements in its mobile market, which was previously characterised by a severe level of unmet demand for services. Penetration levels indicate room for continued revenue growth.

Mobile services have been a big success story in post-war Iraq, with mobile operators emerging as the star performers in the telecoms sector, given the speed at which their networks could be deployed. The market has grown rapidly, partly due to the lack of fixed-line service. Mobile data services are becoming an increasingly important source of new revenue given the maturing mobile voice market. With smart phone becoming more affordable and mobile data networks in place, the focus is shifting to mobile internet offerings.

Israel possesses an extremely competitive market served by five mobile network operators as well as by a number of Mobile Virtual Network Operators (MVNOs). Strong competition has led operators to focus on costs, resulting in a number of infrastructure sharing agreements. Factors that have helped drive competition include full mobile number portability and regulatory barriers that prevent operators from linking sales of handsets to services, or offering discounts to customers that commit to longer periods.

An important showcase of the Middle East’s emerging ICT sector, Jordan boasts a burgeoning technology start-up industry and a modern liberalised telecoms market. All three mobile network operators have launched 3G/HSPA networks, driving rapid growth in mobile broadband subscriptions, and Zain, one of the region’s leading mobile players, launched the country’s first LTE network in February 2015. However, the country’s operating context is being challenged by the conflict in neighbouring Syria.

Kuwait possesses a competitive mobile market shared by three mobile network operators. With voice penetration reaching saturation levels, mobile broadband offers the best revenue growth opportunity for mobile operators, supported by the launch of 3G/HSPA/LTE networks.

Lebanon holds a unique position in the Middle East’s telecoms industry given the continued high level of government ownership. While most fixed line incumbents in the region are government owned, Lebanese government ownership extends to the country’s two mobile operators. Several unsuccessful privatisation attempts have been made, with auction dates scheduled and then postponed. The fact is, market liberalisation and privatisation are contentious issues, as revenue from the telecoms industry contributes to a significant proportion of the government’s budget.

Oman’s mobile market continues to be the most dynamic in the region, served by two mobile network operators and two MVNOs. Between them, the two MVNOs have managed to gain more than 10% of the market. With the mobile voice market reaching saturation, the focus has shifted to the mobile broadband market, underpinned by the launch of HSPA and LTE networks. One of the impacts of the increased proliferation of mobile internet and smartphones has been the falling number of SMS/MMS messages sent.

Qatar’s mobile penetration was already well beyond the 100% mark even before the start of competition when Ooredoo was the only provider of services. Vodafone Qatar launched services commercially in July 2009, managing to gain a quarter of the market measured by subscribers. Both operators have also launched mobile broadband services over HSPA and LTE networks. Adoption of such services provides a new revenue growth opportunity as the mobile voice market comes under increased competition.

The Saudi Arabian mobile market is fiercely competitive, with services offered by four mobile network operators, and it may become even more competitive as the regulator has announced plans to allow MVNOs to enter the market. With mobile SIM card penetration reaching levels indicative of maturity, future revenue growth will centre on mobile broadband services and applications, made possible by deployment of HSPA and LTE networks.

Syria’s mobile market is served by a duopoly comprised of two operators. Both have been impacted by the ongoing civil war, with base stations taken out of commission. Mobile data services are becoming an increasingly important source of new revenue as the mobile voice market begins to mature.

Turkey’s mobile market is one of the largest in the region due to its sizable population, which is characterised as young, increasingly urbanised, and technically literate. Healthy infrastructure-based competition exists between three mobile network operators with GSM/HSPA networks. LTE technology has been trialled by the operators, but it has yet to be launched commercially. The market potential of LTE is considerable, considering that mobile broadband has emerged as the most popular broadband platform in Turkey, overtaking ADSL.

The mobile market in the UAE is served by a duopoly, but mobile penetration was high even prior to the launch of competing services – a fact attributed to the country’s significantly sized and fluid expatriate population. Often, consumers own more than one SIM card to take advantage of various promotional offers. Up until late 2013 when Mobile Number Portability (MNP) was finally implemented, multi-SIM ownership was further exacerbated by the lack of MNP. Both operators have deployed sophisticated HSPA+ and LTE networks.

Yemen’s mobile networks were shut down a number of times due to war or security problems until being reconnected in early 1998. The market is served by three GSM and one CDMA operator. Current penetration levels indicate there is much room for growth, with prepaid services accounting for the majority of subscriptions.


  • EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
  • MIDDLE EAST MOBILE OVERVIEW
    • MOBILE STATISTICS
      • Table Middle Eastern countries - mobile subscribers, annual change and penetration - 2013 - 2014
      • Table Middle Eastern countries - GDP and inflation - 2014
    • MARKET TRENDS
      • Increasing competition
      • MVNOs
      • Number portability
      • LTE
  • BAHRAIN
    • OVERVIEW OF BAHRAIN'S MOBILE MARKET
      • Mobile statistics
        • Table Historic – Bahrain – Mobile subscribers and penetration rate - 1995 - 2004
        • Table Bahrain - Mobile subscribers and penetration rate - 2005 - 2015
        • Table Bahrain - Mobile market revenue - 2007 - 2013
        • Table Bahrain - Mobile monthly ARPU - 2008 - 2013
        • Table Bahrain - Accepted mobile number portability requests - 2011 - 2014
    • REGULATORY ISSUES
      • Second mobile licence
      • Third mobile licence
      • Prepaid subscriber registration
      • Roaming tariff reduction
    • MOBILE TECHNOLOGIES
      • Analogue
      • Digital
      • Third Generation (3G)
      • Long-term evolution (LTE)
    • MAJOR MOBILE OPERATORS
      • Batelco
        • Table Batelco Bahrain subscribers - 2011 - 2014
      • Zain Bahrain
        • Table Zain Bahrain - revenue, EBITDA, CAPEX and ARPU - 2005 - 2014
        • Table Zain Bahrain mobile subscribers - 2005 - 2014
      • Viva Bahrain / STC Bahrain
    • MOBILE VOICE SERVICES
      • Prepaid
        • Table Bahrain total prepaid mobile subscribers - 1999 - 2014
        • Table Zain Bahrain prepaid subscribers - 2004 - 2014
      • Credit transfer service
    • MOBILE BROADBAND (ACCESS)
      • Table Bahrain -Mobile broadband subscribers - 2012 - 2015
    • MOBILE SMS
      • Table Bahrain - SMS message sent - 2008 - 2013
  • IRAN
    • OVERVIEW OF IRAN'S MOBILE MARKET
      • Mobile statistics
        • Table Historic - Iran -Mobile subscribers and penetration rate - 1995 - 2004
        • Table Iran - Mobile subscribers and penetration - 2005 - 2014
    • REGULATORY ISSUES
      • Third Mobile licence - Tamin Telecom
      • Second GSM licence - Irancell
    • MAJOR MOBILE OPERATORS
      • TCI/Mobile Communications Iran (MCI)/Hamrah-e-Avval
      • MTN Irancell
        • Table MTN Irancell - Revenue and CAPEX - 2009 - 2014
        • Table MTN Irancell - Subscribers, ARPU and MOU - 2006 - 2014
      • Tamin Telecom (Rightel)
      • Taliya/Rafsanjan Industrial Complex Islamic Cooperative Company (RIC)
      • Mobile Telecommunications Company of Isfahan (MTCE)
      • Telecommunications Kish Company (TKC)
    • MOBILE VOICE SERVICES
      • Prepaid
      • Satellite mobile
    • MOBILE DATA
      • Short Message Service (SMS)
      • Multimedia Messaging Service (MMS)
      • GPRS
      • Mobile broadband
        • Table Iran - Mobile broadband subscribers and penetration - 2012 - 2014
        • Table MTN Irancell data revenue as percentage of total revenue - 2009 - 2014
    • MOBILE CONTENT AND APPLICATIONS
  • IRAQ
    • OVERVIEW OF IRAQ'S MOBILE MARKET
      • Mobile statistics
        • Table Iraq - Mobile subscribers and penetration rate - 2002 - 2015
        • Table Iraq - Mobile operator market shares - 2004 - 2014
    • MOBILE SUBSCRIBER FORECASTS
      • higher growth
        • Table Iraq - Forecast mobile subscribers - higher growth scenario - 2015; 2020; 2025
      • lower growth
        • Table Iraq - Forecast mobile subscribers - lower growth scenario - 2015; 2020; 2025
    • REGULATORY ISSUES
      • Temporary mobile licences awarded in 2003
      • Permanent licences awarded in 2007
      • Fourth mobile licence
    • MOBILE TECHNOLOGIES
      • Asiacell
      • Zain
      • Korek
      • Regional Telecom
      • 3G developments
    • MAJOR MOBILE OPERATORS
      • Asiacell Communications
        • Table Iraq - Asiacell financial data (including ARPU) - 2006 - 2014
        • Table Iraq - Asiacell subscribers - 2006 - 2014
      • Zain Iraq (formerly MTC Atheer)
        • Table Zain Iraq financial data - 2006 - 2014
        • Table Zain Iraq mobile subscribers - 2006 - 2014
      • Korek Telecom
        • Table Iraq - Korek Telecom subscribers - 2011 - 2014
      • Regional Telecom / Fastlink
    • MOBILE VOICE SERVICES
      • Prepaid
        • Table Zain Iraq prepaid subscribers - 2006 - 2014
      • Satellite mobile
    • MOBILE DATA
      • Mobile Messaging
      • Mobile Internet access
        • Table Iraq - Zain - total daily data volume - 2010 - 2014
    • MOBILE CONTENT AND APPLICATIONS
      • Mobile TV
  • ISRAEL
    • OVERVIEW OF ISRAEL'S MOBILE MARKET
      • Mobile statistics
        • Table Historic - Israel - Mobile subscribers and penetration rate - 1995 - 2004
        • Table Israel - Mobile subscribers and penetration rate - 2005 - 2015
        • Table Israel - Mobile operators' market share - 2010 - 2014
    • REGULATORY ISSUES
      • Award of 3G mobile licences
      • Connection charges
      • Mobile Number Portability (MNP)
      • Mobile Virtual Network Operators (MVNOs)
      • Roaming
      • Early termination fee reduction
      • Mobile termination rates
      • Network sharing
      • LTE spectrum allocation
    • MOBILE TECHNOLOGIES
      • Analogue
      • Digital
      • Integrated Digital Enhanced Network (iDEN)
      • 3G / HSPA
      • Long Term Evolution (LTE)
    • MAJOR MOBILE OPERATORS
      • Cellcom
        • Table Israel - Cellcom - Revenue and Operating Profit - 2005 - 2014
        • Table Israel - Cellcom - Subscribers, MOU and ARPU - 2005 - 2014
      • Orange (Partner Communications Company)
        • Table Israel - Orange - Revenue and Operating Profit - 2005 - 2014
        • Table Israel - Orange - Subscribers, MOU and ARPU - 2005 - 2014
      • Pelephone (Bezeq)
        • Table Israel - Pelephone - Revenue and Operating Profit - 2003 - 2014
        • Table Israel - Pelephone - Subscribers, MOU and ARPU - 2005 - 2014
      • HOT Mobile
        • Table Israel - HOT Mobile - Subscribers and ARPU - 2010 - 2014
      • Golan Telecom
      • Mobile Virtual Network Operators (MVNOs)
    • MOBILE BROADBAND
      • Table Israel - Active mobile broadband subscriptions - 2010 - 2015
    • MOBILE CONTENT AND APPLICATIONS
      • Mobile TV
  • JORDAN
    • OVERVIEW OF JORDAN'S MOBILE MARKET
      • Satellite mobile
      • Mobile statistics
        • Table Historic - Jordon - Mobile subscribers and penetration rate - 1995 - 2004
        • Table Jordon - Mobile subscribers and penetration - 2005 - 2014
        • Table Jordon - Mobile operators, subscribers and annual change - 2014
        • Table Jordon - Mobile operators' market share - 2004 - 2014
    • REGULATORY ISSUES
      • Third GSM licence
      • 3G licences
      • 4G spectrum
      • SIM card registration
      • Mobile Termination Rates (MTR)
        • Table Jordon - Mobile Termination Rates - 2010 - 2014
    • MOBILE TECHNOLOGIES
      • GSM
      • Integrated Digital Enhanced Network (iDEN)
      • 3G / HSPA
      • 4G/ Long Term Evolution (LTE)
    • MOBILE NETWORK OPERATORS (MNOS)
      • Zain Jordan
        • Table Zain Jordan financial data (including ARPU) - 2005 - 2014
        • Table Zain Jordan prepaid/postpaid mobile subscribers - 2005 - 2014
      • Orange Jordan
        • Table Orange Jordan - revenue, ARPU, and subscribers - 2006 - 2014
      • Umniah
        • Table Jordon - Umniah - subscribers - 2008 - 2014
    • MOBILE VIRTUAL NETWORK OPERATORS (MVNOS)
    • MOBILE MESSAGING
      • Short Message Service (SMS) / Multimedia Messaging Service (MMS)
    • MOBILE BROADBAND
      • Table Jordon - Active mobile broadband subscriptions - 2010 - 2014
    • MOBILE CONTENT AND APPLICATIONS
      • Mobile payments / Mobile banking
  • KUWAIT
    • OVERVIEW OF KUWAIT'S MOBILE MARKET
      • Mobile statistics
        • Table Historic - Kuwait - Mobile subscribers and penetration rate - 1995 - 2004
        • Table Kuwait - Mobile subscribers and penetration - 2005 - 2014
        • Table Kuwait - Mobile operators' market share - 2005 - 2014
        • Table Kuwait - Mobile operators, subscribers and annual change - 2014
    • REGULATORY ISSUES
      • Third mobile operator
      • Mobile Number Portability (MNP)
      • Roaming tariff reduction
      • Spectrum refarming for LTE
    • MOBILE TECHNOLOGIES
      • Analogue
      • 2G / GSM
      • 3G / HSPA
      • 3GPP Long Term Evolution (LTE)
    • MAJOR MOBILE OPERATORS
      • Zain Kuwait
        • Table Zain Kuwait Group subscribers, revenue and profit - 2002 - 2014
        • Table Zain Kuwait revenue, income, ARPU and subscribers - 2005 - 2014
      • Ooredoo Kuwait
        • Table Ooredoo Kuwait financial data - 2009 - 2014
        • Table Ooredoo Kuwait prepaid, postpaid, and mobile broadband subscribers - 2007 - 2014
      • Viva
        • Table Kuwait - Viva revenue, net profit, EBITDA, and subscribers - 2009 - 2014
    • MOBILE VOICE SERVICES
      • Prepaid
        • Table Kuwait - Zain and Ooredoo - prepaid share - 2005 - 2014
      • Satellite mobile
    • MOBILE DATA
      • Mobile messaging
      • Mobile broadband
        • Table Kuwait - Zain - Total daily data volume - 2010 - 2014
    • MOBILE CONTENT AND APPLICATIONS
      • Zain
      • Ooredoo Kuwait
      • Viva
      • Mobile TV
  • LEBANON
    • OVERVIEW OF LEBANON'S MOBILE MARKET
      • Mobile statistics
        • Table Historic - Lebanon - Mobile subscribers and penetration rate - 1995 - 2004
        • Table Lebanon - Mobile subscribers and penetration - 2005 - 2014
        • Table Lebanon - Mobile operators' market share - 2004 - 2014
    • REGULATORY ISSUES
      • Overview
      • Lebanon's current mobile contracts
    • MOBILE TECHNOLOGIES
      • GSM
      • 3G
      • Long Term Evolution (LTE)
    • MAJOR MOBILE OPERATORS
      • Touch (operated by Zain)
        • Table Lebanon - Touch prepaid and postpaid subscribers - 2005 - 2014
      • Alfa
        • Table Lebanon - Alfa - subscribers - 2009 - 2014
    • MOBILE VOICE SERVICES
      • Prepaid
      • Satellite mobile
      • Mobile VoIP
    • MOBILE MESSAGING
    • MOBILE DATA
      • Mobile Broadband
        • Table Lebanon - Active mobile broadband subscriptions - 2011 - 2014
    • MOBILE CONTENT AND APPLICATIONS
      • Business services
      • M-payments
      • Mobile TV
  • OMAN
    • OVERVIEW OF OMAN'S MOBILE MARKET
      • Mobile statistics
        • Table Historic - Oman - Mobile subscribers and penetration rate - 1995 - 2004
        • Table Oman - Mobile subscribers and penetration - 2005 - 2014
        • Table Oman - Mobile operators, subscribers and annual change - 2014
        • Table Oman - MNOs and MVNOs - subscriber market share - 2007 - 2014
        • Table Oman - Mobile sector total ARPU - 2005 -2014
    • REGULATORY ISSUES
      • Second mobile licence
      • Third mobile licence
      • Reseller/MVNO licences
      • Roaming tariff reduction
    • MOBILE TECHNOLOGIES
      • Analogue
      • Digital
      • Third generation (3G)
      • 4G/Long-term evolution (LTE)
    • MAJOR MOBILE OPERATORS
      • Oman Mobile Telecommunications (OMTC)
        • Table Oman Mobile - revenue, ARPU, and subscribers - 2006 - 2014
      • Ooredoo Oman
        • Table Ooredoo Oman financial data (including ARPU) - 2009 - 2014
        • Table Ooredoo Oman prepaid/postpaid mobile subscribers - 2007 - 2014
    • MAJOR MVNO OPERATORS
    • MOBILE VOICE SERVICES
      • Prepaid
        • Table Oman - Total prepaid and postpaid subscribers - 2005 - 2014
        • Table Oman Mobile and Ooredoo - prepaid share - 2007 - 2014
      • Satellite mobile
    • MOBILE MESSAGING
      • Short Message Service (SMS)
        • Table Oman - SMS messages sent - 2006 - 2014
      • Multimedia Messaging Service (MMS)
        • Table Oman - MMS messages sent - 2010 - 2014
    • MOBILE BROADBAND
      • Table Oman - Active mobile broadband subscriptions - 2008 - 2014
    • MOBILE CONTENT AND APPLICATIONS
      • Mobile TV
  • QATAR
    • OVERVIEW OF QATAR'S MOBILE MARKET
      • Mobile statistics
        • Table Historic - Qatar - Mobile subscribers and penetration rate - 1995 - 2004
        • Table Qatar - Mobile operators, subscribers and annual change - 2014
        • Table Qatar - Mobile subscribers and penetration - 2005 - 2014
        • Table Qatar - Mobile operators' market share - 2009 - 2014
    • REGULATORY ISSUES
      • Second mobile licence
      • Mobile virtual network operator (MVNO)
      • Roaming tariff reduction
      • Mobile Number Portability
    • MOBILE TECHNOLOGIES
      • Analogue
      • Digital
      • Third generation (3G) mobile
      • 3GPP Long Term Evolution (LTE)
    • MAJOR MOBILE OPERATORS
      • Ooredoo Qatar
        • Table Ooredoo Qatar - financial data (including ARPU) - 2009 - 2014
        • Table Ooredoo Qatar - prepaid, postpaid, and mobile broadband subscribers - 2007 - 2014
      • Vodafone Qatar
        • Table Vodafone Qatar - financial data - 2009 - 2014
        • Table Vodafone Qatar - subscribers and ARPU - 2009 - 2014
    • MOBILE VOICE SERVICES
      • Prepaid
        • Table Qatar - Ooredoo and Vodafone - prepaid share - 2000 - 2014
      • Satellite mobile
    • MOBILE MESSAGING
      • Short Message Service (SMS)
      • Multimedia Messaging Service (MMS)
    • MOBILE BROADBAND
      • Table Qatar - Active mobile broadband subscriptions - 2008 - 2015
    • MOBILE CONTENT AND APPLICATIONS
      • Mobile TV
  • SAUDI ARABIA
    • OVERVIEW OF SAUDI ARABIA'S MOBILE MARKET
      • Mobile statistics
        • Table Historic - Saudi Arabia - Mobile subscribers and penetration rate - 1995 - 2004
        • Table Saudi Arabia - Mobile subscribers and penetration - 2005 - 2014
        • Table Saudi Arabia - Mobile operators, subscribers and annual change - 2014
        • Table Saudi Arabia - Major mobile operators' subscribers and market shares - 2005 - 2014
    • REGULATORY ISSUES
      • Award of second GSM mobile licence
      • iDEN contract awarded
      • Award of Third Generation (3G) licences
      • Award of third mobile licence
      • Roaming
      • Mobile Virtual Network Operator (MVNO)
    • MOBILE TECHNOLOGIES
      • Analogue
      • Digital
      • 3G/HSPA
      • LTE/4G
    • MAJOR MOBILE OPERATORS
      • Saudi Telecom Company (STC)/Jawal
        • Table Saudi Arabia - Bravo historical financial data - 2007 - 2012
        • Table Saudi Arabia - Bravo historical subscribers and ARPU - 2007 - 2012
      • Ettihad Etisalat (Mobily)
        • Table Saudi Arabia - Mobily revenue and profit - 2006 - 2014
      • Zain Saudi Arabia
        • Table Zain Saudi Arabia subscribers and revenue - 2008 - 2014
    • MOBILE VOICE SERVICES
      • Prepaid
        • Table Saudi Arabia - prepaid subscribers - 2002 - 2013
        • Table Saudi Arabia - Zain prepaid subscribers - 2008 - 2014
      • Satellite mobile
    • MOBILE BROADBAND
      • Table Saudi Arabia - Active mobile broadband subscriptions - 2008 - 2015
  • SYRIA
    • OVERVIEW OF SYRIA'S MOBILE MARKET
      • Mobile statistics
        • Table Syria - Mobile subscribers and penetration rate - 1999 - 2014
    • REGULATORY ISSUES
      • Third mobile licence
      • Current BOT contracts
    • MOBILE TECHNOLOGIES
    • MAJOR MOBILE OPERATORS
      • Syriatel
        • Table Syriatel - Revenue and Net Profit - 2005 - 2013
      • MTN Syria
        • Table MTN Syria Revenue and CAPEX - 2009 - 2014
        • Table MTN Syria - Subscribers, ARPU and MOU - 2009 - 2014
    • MOBILE VOICE SERVICES
      • Prepaid
      • Satellite mobile
    • MOBILE DATA
      • Mobile broadband
        • Table Syria - Active Mobile Broadband Subscriptions - 2009 - 2014
      • Mobile content and applications
  • TURKEY
    • OVERVIEW OF TURKEY'S MOBILE MARKET
      • Mobile statistics
        • Table Historic - Turkey - Mobile subscribers and penetration rate - 1995 - 2004
        • Table Turkey - Mobile subscribers and penetration - 2005 - 2014
        • Table Turkey - 2G and 3G subscribers - 2009 - Q3 2014
        • Table Turkey - Mobile operators and subscribers - 2014
        • Table Turkey - Mobile subscribers by operator - 2007 - 2014
        • Table Turkey - Mobile operators' market share - 2007 - 2014
        • Table Turkey - Mobile telecom revenue and investment - 2004 - 2013
        • Table Turkey - Breakdown of mobile revenue - 2008 - 2014
    • REGULATORY ISSUES
      • Third Generation (3G) licences
      • Third and fourth GSM licences
      • Significant market power (SMP)
      • Mobile Number Portability (MNP)
      • Telsim privatisation
    • MOBILE TECHNOLOGIES
      • Analogue
      • Digital
      • 3G
      • Long Term Evolution (LTE)
    • MAJOR MOBILE OPERATORS
      • Turkcell
        • Table Turkcell group financial data - 2005 - 2014
        • Table Turkcell Turkey average monthly ARPU - pre and postpaid - 2001 - 2014
        • Table Turkcell Turkey average monthly MOU and churn - 2001 - 2014
        • Table Turkcell smartphone penetration - 2012 - 2014
      • Vodafone (Telsim)
        • Table Vodafone Turkey financial data - 2008 - 2014
        • Table Turkey - Vodafone pre and postpaid ARPU - 2006 - 2014
        • Table Turkey - Vodafone smartphone penetration - 2011 - 2014
      • Avea
        • Table Turkey - Avea revenue, EBITDA, and CAPEX - 2007 - 2014
        • Table Turkey - Avea prepaid, postpaid and blended ARPU and blended MOU - 2007 - 2014
    • MOBILE VOICE SERVICES
      • Prepaid
        • Table Turkey - Ratio of prepaid to postpaid subscribers - 2000 - 2014
        • Table Turkcell prepaid subscribers - 2001 - 2014
        • Table Turkey - Vodafone prepaid subscribers - 2006 - 2014
        • Table Turkey - Avea prepaid subscribers - 2007 - 2014
    • MOBILE DATA
      • Short Message Service (SMS) and Multimedia Messaging Service (MMS)
        • Table Turkey - Numbers of SMS and MMS sent - 2004 - 2013
      • Mobile broadband (Access)
        • Table Turkcell mobile broadband revenue - 2010 - 2014
        • Table Turkey - Vodafone data usage - 2011 - 2014
    • MOBILE CONTENT AND APPLICATIONS
      • Mobile TV
      • Mobile advertising
      • Mobile payments
  • UNITED ARAB EMIRATES
    • OVERVIEW OF UAE'S MOBILE MARKET
      • Mobile statistics
        • Table Historic - UAE - Mobile subscribers and penetration rate - 1995 - 2004
        • Table UAE - Mobile subscribers and penetration - 2005 - 2014
        • Table UAE - mobile operators' market share - 2010 - 2014
        • Table UAE - mobile revenue and ARPU - 2008 - 2013
        • Table UAE - prepaid vs postpaid revenue - 2008 - 2013
    • REGULATORY ISSUES
      • Mobile number portability
      • Roaming tariff reduction
    • MOBILE TECHNOLOGIES
      • Analogue and digital
      • Third generation mobile
      • Long Term Evolution (LTE)
      • Mobile handsets/smartphones
        • Table UAE - handset manufacturers' market share - 2013-2014
    • MAJOR MOBILE OPERATORS
      • Etisalat
        • Table UAE - Etisalat mobile subscribers and ARPU - 2011 - 2014
      • du (Emirates Integrated Telecommunications Company)
        • Table UAE - du mobile revenue - 2009 - 2014
        • Table UAE - du mobile subscribers and ARPU - 2010 - 2014
        • Table UAE - du mobile minutes of use (MOU) - 2010 - 2014
    • MOBILE VOICE SERVICES
      • Prepaid
        • Table UAE - prepaid subscribers - 2005 - 2014
      • Satellite mobile
    • MOBILE MESSAGING
      • Short Message Service (SMS) and Multimedia Messaging Service (MMS)
        • Table UAE - SMS and MMS sent - 2007 - 2013
    • MOBILE BROADBAND
      • Table UAE - mobile broadband subscribers and penetration - 2010 - 2015
      • Etisalat
      • du
      • Mobile TV
      • M-commerce
  • YEMEN
    • OVERVIEW OF YEMEN'S MOBILE MARKET
      • Mobile statistics
        • Table Historic - Yemen - Mobile subscribers and penetration rate - 1995 - 2004
        • Table Yemen - Mobile subscribers and penetration - 2005 - 2014
        • Table Yemen - Active mobile broadband subscriptions - 2011 - 2014
    • REGULATORY ISSUES
      • GSM licences awarded
      • Third GSM licence
    • MAJOR MOBILE OPERATORS
      • MTN Yemen
        • Table Yemen - MTN subscribers, ARPU, and market share - 2005 - 2014
      • SabaFon
        • Table Yemen - SabaFon subscribers - 2004 - 2014
      • TeleYemen/Yemen Mobile
      • HiTS Unitel/Y Telecom
    • MOBILE VOICE SERVICES
      • Prepaid
      • Satellite mobile
    • MOBILE DATA
      • Mobile Messaging

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