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This report analyzes the major recent developments in the telecoms market in the Middle East, as well as assessing the prospects for the sector in the region.


  • As Middle East telecoms markets have matured and competition has intensified, operators have had to focus more on improving business efficiency as well as customer experience. But there are still big opportunities in providing data connectivity as well as in developing new digital services.

Features and Benefits

  • Analyzes Ovum's historical and forecast market data for the Middle East so that the reader can understand financial, subscription, and technology trends in the region, and make comparisons between markets within the region.
  • Assesses the strategies of operators in the Middle East and makes recommendations about what operators and other participants in the market should do next.

Key questions answered

  • How does the level of broadband development in the Middle East compare to the rest of the world?
  • What are Middle East operators doing to develop data and digital services?

Table of contents


  • In brief
  • Ovum view
  • Recommendations

Financial outlook

  • Recent results
  • M&A in Middle East telecoms subdued
  • Regional forecast

Fixed and mobile market assessment

  • Recent results
  • Mobile broadband subscription trends
  • Mobile and fixed broadband development
  • Major vendor deals in 2015


  • Methodology
  • Additional data tables
  • Further reading
  • Author

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