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Introduction

This report identifies some of the key trends that Ovum expects to see in the telecoms market in the Middle East and Africa in 2017.

Highlights

  • Mobile data access, usage, and revenue are expected to continue to grow strongly in MEA in 2017.
  • Some of the efforts by operators in the region to develop digital services are beginning to pay off.
  • 2017 could be the year in which the regional market for the Internet of Things begins to take shape.

Features and Benefits

  • Identifies a number of key trends that Ovum expects to see in the telecoms market in the Middle East and Africa in 2017.
  • Provides recommendations for operators and vendors in the Middle East and Africa in 2017.

Key questions answered

  • What notable trends will there be in the telecoms market in the Middle East and Africa in 2017?
  • How should operators and vendors respond to the developments that Ovum expects to see in the telecoms market in the Middle East and Africa in 2017?

Table of contents

Summary

  • In brief
  • Ovum view
  • Key messages
  • Recommendations

Mobile data promises robust growth

  • Africa’s mobile data revenue will triple by 2021
  • Middle East mobile data also set for strong growth

Operators will intensify digital services efforts

  • Digital services drive is beginning to pay off
  • MEA IoT market begins to take shape

Capex will decline in MEA

  • But capex burden will remain heavy in Africa
  • MEA offers revenue growth prospects for CSPs

Appendix

  • Further reading
  • Author

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