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This report outlines and analyzes major global and Middle East 5G developments to date, and considers when and where 5G is likely to be deployed in the Middle East, and how it will develop in the region.


  • The UAE and Qatar are expected to the first countries in the Middle East to launch 5G services.

Features and Benefits

  • The report assesses the status of 5G development globally.
  • The report evaluates progress toward 5G in the Middle East, and the expected development of 5G in the region.

Key questions answered

  • When and where are the first commercial 5G services expected to launch in the Middle East?
  • How will 5G develop in the Middle East, and what applications will it be used for in the region?

Table of contents


  • In brief
  • Ovum view
  • Recommendations

Global 5G progress

  • Accelerating standards
  • Launches through 2021

Middle East 5G progress

  • Region will see some of the first launches in the world

Middle East 5G outlook

  • Growth set to be modest at first
  • Benefits and uses of 5G


  • Methodology
  • Further reading
  • Author

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