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The economic and political instability in the Middle East is having an impact on the telecoms sector in the region. Middle East operators are under pressure to improve their efficiency and to develop new business streams


  • The financial performance of Middle East operators is being adversely affected by economic and political difficulties in the region, and operators are being pushed to come up with strategic responses to the new challenges that they face.
  • Qatar and the UAE are among the top five countries in the world in terms of their broadband connectivity, according to Ovum’s Broadband Development Index.

Features and Benefits

  • Identifies and analyzes the key recent developments in the Middle East telecoms market
  • Assesses the outlook for the Middle East telecoms market, using Ovum's latest forecasts
  • Makes recommendations to major market players

Key questions answered

  • What are the most important recent developments in the Middle East telecoms market?
  • What is the outlook for the Middle East telecoms market?

Table of contents


  • In brief
  • Ovum view
  • Recommendations

Financial outlook

  • Recent results
  • M&A update
  • Revenue forecast

Fixed and mobile market assessment

  • Recent results
  • Broadband development
  • Mobile and broadband outlook
  • Vendor deals

Digital strategies

  • Telco-OTT partnerships


  • Methodology
  • Further reading
  • Author

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