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The 5G MENA conference in Dubai gave an insight into how operators in the Middle East are preparing for 5G, and highlighted some of the matters that need to be addressed in order to make a success of 5G in the region.


  • High demand for mobile data in Kuwait is creating pressure for an early move to 5G.

Features and Benefits

  • This report sets out how operators and other interested parties are preparing for 5G in the Middle East.
  • This report identifies and analyzes the issues that need to be addressed in order to make a success of 5G in the Middle East.

Key questions answered

  • Which markets and operators in the Middle East are most advanced in their progress toward 5G?
  • Which 5G applications and use cases are most relevant to the Middle East?
  • What regulatory issues need to be addressed in order to make a success of 5G in the Middle East?

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  • Summary
  • Gulf operators lead the way to 5G in MENA
  • Regional diversity means 5G will come later for some
  • Industry must work on regulation and business cases for 5G


  • Further reading
  • Author

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