Saudi Arabia Telecommunications Report Q2 2016 - New Study Released
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[ClickPress, Fri Apr 29 2016] The Saudi mobile market is dynamic and consumers are looking for faster data services in the wireless and wireline markets alike. Nevertheless, the mobile market is very mature and is displaying classic signs of slowing down with penetration rates inching towards 180%. We believe that a significant number of inactive accounts may be present on operator books. Furthermore, organi c growth in terms of subscribe numbers will not be present in the market over the course of our forecast period. Nevertheless, we are optimistic that the strong investments by operato rs in enhancing their infrastru c tu re capabilities will help the market with growth opportunities. Additionally, e Enterprise solutions are becoming a main pillar for the l eading 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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Mobile subscriptions reached 53.6mn according to our estimates and the penetration rate reached 179.3% at the end of December 2015, with the yearly Hajj pilgrimage customarily driving up subscriptions in Q3.
The wireline voice market grew to 4.7mn subscribers at the end of Q315 as according to regulator data. However, demand for high speed data services is driving growth in the wireline broadband segment.
Mobile broadband subscriptions climbed to 35.7mn at the end of Q315, 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.
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.
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