Market Report, "Saudi Arabia Telecommunications Report Q1 2016", published

From: Fast Market Research, Inc.
Published: Thu Feb 04 2016

Saudi Arabia's telecoms market is quite dynamic and customers are seeking fast data services in the wireless and wireline markets. Enterprise solutions are becoming a main pillar for the leading operators, with new data centres and business solutions popping up regularly. Still, overall competition is keeping ARPU down and the development of infrastructure in a country as vast as Saudi Arabia is quite expensive. While investing heavily into their fibre backbones, operators are therefore looking to improve the efficiency of their infrastructure and are aiming to outsource towers.

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Latest Updates & Industry Developments

Mobile subscriptions reached 54.8mn according to our estimates and the penetration rate reached 183.1% at the end of September 2015, with the yearly Hajj pilgrimage customarily driving up subscriptions in Q3.

The wireline voice market contracted to 3.7mn subscribers at the end of H115 as operators discounted inactive and unpaid accounts. However, demand for high speed data services is driving growth in the wireline broadband segment.

Mobile broadband subscriptions climbed to 35.3mn at the end of H115, with a rising prevalence of smartphones accelerating demand for data and content.

The Saudi Arabia Telecommunications Report features BMI Research's independent industry forecasts on the future strength of Saudi Arabia's ICT market, covering the fixed-line, mobile and internet segments and analyses latest regulatory developments and corporate news, including investment activity, mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures and partnerships. Leading operators and manufacturers are fully profiled, highlighting their quarterly financial performance, capital expenditure plans and latest contracts.

BMI's Saudi Arabia Telecommunications Report provides industry professionals and researchers, operators, equipment suppliers and vendors, corporate and financial services analysts and regulatory bodies with independent forecasts and competitive intelligence on the telecoms industry in Saudi Arabia.

Key Benefits

* Benchmark BMI's independent telecoms industry forecasts for Saudi Arabia to test other views - a key input for successful budgeting and strategic business planning in the Saudi telecoms market.
* Target business opportunities and risks in Saudi Arabia's telecoms sector through our reviews of latest industry trends, regulatory changes and major deals, projects and investments in Saudi Arabia.
* Assess the activities, strategy and market position of your competitors, partners and clients via our Company Profiles (inc. SWOTs, KPIs and latest activity).


BMI Industry View

Summary of BMI’s key industry forecasts and views, covering the ARPU, fixed-line, mobile (including 3G & 4G), internet and broadband markets.

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