Middle East - Fixed Broadband Market

Middle East - Fixed Broadband Market

Dec 2019 BuddeComm ICT97 Pages Price :
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Fibre-based broadband growing in the Middle East
The deployment of fibre-based broadband infrastructure has attracted increased interest in many markets of the Middle East due to the rising demands on data from consumers and enterprises alike. Many countries are also recognizing that high-speed fixed broadband infrastructure will be required to underpin the current 5G evolution and provide the backbone for smart cities overall.

While broadband access based on DSL technology has been prevalent in many Middle Eastern countries, this is slowly changing in some markets, with fibre-based deployments increasing. In Saudi Arabia, for example, DSL subscriptions still accounted for the largest proportion of fixed broadband subscriptions in 2019, but fibre-based broadband subscriptions are growing faster. A similar situation is underway in Bahrain where DSL subscriptions still hold the majority market share – but have been declining since 2013 in favour of fibre broadband.

This increased interest in fibre-based broadband is also leading to innovation and new initiatives in some markets of the Middle East. In Lebanon, for example, the incumbent, Ogero, became one of the first in the world during 2019 to conduct a commercial trial of a fixed network slicing solution deployed to its FttH network.

Competition in the wholesale broadband market is improving in some markets as well and infrastructure sharing initiatives are being implemented. Licenses were recently awarded in Lebanon, for example, which allows alternative service providers to operate and supply FttH services to consumers, using Ogero’s government-owned network.

Overall, fixed broadband in the Middle East is becoming a more dynamic and progressive sector with countries like the UAE, Saudi Arabia and Qatar leading the way - and other countries like Iran and Turkey offering potential growth opportunities.

This report provides valuable information, analyses and statistics on the fixed broadband markets of the Middle East and includes the countries of Bahrain, Iran, Iraq, Israel, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Syria, Turkey, United Arab Emirates and Yemen.

Recent developments:

  • While parts of the Middle East are having ongoing civil unrest issues which has stagnated telecoms developments (e.g. Syria, Yemen) – the more stabilised and progressive countries are moving forwards and making significant inroads in developing and progressing fixed broadband infrastructure.
  • DSL is still the leading fixed broadband access technology in many markets in the Middle East.
  • The UAE, along with Saudi Arabia and Qatar, are considered to have the most advanced FttP/FttH broadband roll-outs occurring in The Middle East.
  • By the end of 2022 the Lebanese government aims to cover the entire country with fibre-based infrastructure.
  • Operators are beginning to utilise the wholesale fixed broadband network in Bahrain.
  • Fibre-broadband access is expected to increase further in Kuwait, in line with the ongoing national fibre network deployment.

Table of Contents

Regional fixed broadband market overview
FttH is growing in the Middle East
Bahrain
Fixed broadband access market
Historical overview
Market analysis
Fixed broadband statistics
Other fixed broadband services
Iran
Fixed broadband access market
Market analysis
Fixed broadband statistics
Iraq
Fixed broadband access market
Market analysis
Fixed broadband statistics
Israel
Fixed broadband access market
Market analysis
Fixed broadband statistics
Jordan
Fixed broadband access market
Market analysis
Fixed broadband statistics
Kuwait
Fixed broadband access market
Historic overview
Market analysis
Fixed broadband statistics
Lebanon
Fixed broadband access market
Market analysis
Fixed broadband statistics
Oman
Fixed broadband access market
Market analysis
Fixed broadband statistics
Qatar
Fixed broadband access market
Historic overview
Market analysis
Fixed broadband statistics
Saudi Arabia
Fixed broadband access market
Market analysis
Fixed broadband statistics
Syria
Fixed broadband access market
Market analysis
Fixed broadband statistics
Turkey
Fixed broadband access market
Market analysis
Fixed broadband statistics
United Arab Emirates
Fixed broadband access market
Market analysis
Fixed broadband statistics
Other fixed broadband services
Yemen
Broadband access market
Historical overview
Market analysis
Fixed broadband statistics

List of Table

Table 1 – The three leading countries in the Middle East by FttH/B subscribers – September 2019
Table 2 – Middle East – Fixed broadband subscribers and penetration – 2017 - 2019
Table 3 – FttH/B in the MENA region – subscribers and homes passed - 2014 - 2019
Table 4 – Bahrain - fixed broadband subscribers –2014 – Q1 2019
Table 5 – Iran - fixed broadband subscribers – 2009 - 2019
Table 6 – Iran - household PC penetration – 2008 – 2018
Table 7 – Iraq - fixed broadband subscribers – 2017 - 2019
Table 8 – Iraq - fixed and mobile Internet traffic – 2017; 2018
Table 9 – Israel - fixed broadband subscribers – 2009 – 2024
Table 10 – Israel - Bezeq - fixed broadband lines and retail broadband ARPU – 2009 – Q1 2019
Table 11 – Israel - Average broadband speed per retail Bezeq customer – 2009 – Q1 2019
Table 12 – Israel - fixed broadband subscribers – Cable, DSL and FttH/B - 2010 – 2017
Table 13 – Jordan - fixed broadband subscribers and penetration rate – 2009 - 2019
Table 14 – Kuwait – subscribers to broadband technologies – 2015; 2017
Table 15 – Kuwait - fixed broadband subscribers and penetration - 2009 – 2024
Table 16 – Lebanon - fixed broadband subscribers and penetration – 2009 – 2019
Table 17 – Oman – fixed broadband subscribers – 2009 – 2024
Table 18 – Oman - fixed broadband ARPU – 2017 - 2019
Table 19 – Oman - International Internet bandwidth – 2018 – Q1 2019
Table 20 – Qatar - fixed broadband subscribers – 2009 – 2024
Table 21 – Qatar - household PC penetration – 2009 – 2018
Table 22 – Qatar - International Internet bandwidth – 2010 - 2018
Table 23 – Qatar - fixed broadband subscribers by technology – 2012 – 2017
Table 24 – Saudi Arabia - fixed broadband subscriptions – technologies and penetration – 2010 – Q3 2018
Table 25 – Saudi Arabia – household PC penetration – 2008 – 2018
Table 26 – Syria - fixed broadband subscriptions – 2008 - 2018
Table 27 – Syria - international Internet bandwidth – 2008 – 2018
Table 28 – Fibre broadband subscribers - Turk Telekom and Superonline – 2015 – Q2 2019
Table 29 – Turkey – fixed and mobile broadband subscribers and penetration rate – 2009 – 2024
Table 30 - Average monthly data usage per Turk Telekom broadband subscriber – 2011; 2013; 2015; 2017- 2019
Table 31 – Turkey - International Internet Bandwidth – 2010 – 2018
Table 32 – Turkey - xDSL subscriptions – 2015 – Q2 2019
Table 33 – Turkey - cable internet subscriptions – 2015 - Q1 2018
Table 34 – UAE – fixed broadband subscribers and penetration – 2009 - 2024
Table 35 – UAE – international internet bandwidth – 2008 - 2018
Table 36 – UAE – subscribers to FttH/FttB – 2012 – 2017
Table 37 – UAE – Operators fibre broadband market share – 2015 - 2017
Table 38 – UAE – DSL subscriptions in decline – 2008 - 2017
Table 39 – Yemen - Households with Internet access and Internet penetration – 2010 - 2017
Table 40 – Yemen - fixed broadband subscribers – 2009 - 2019
Table 41 – Yemen - International Internet bandwidth – 2007 - 2017

List of Chart

Chart 1 – Israel – fixed broadband growth – 2009 - 2024
Chart 2 - Kuwait’s fixed broadband penetration set to grow through to 2024
Chart 3 – Qatar – fixed broadband subscriptions and penetration – 2009 - 2024
Exhibit 1 - Historical - Irancell WiMAX subscribers – 2012 – 2015
Exhibit 2 – The evolution of fixed internet/broadband in Lebanon

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