10.53% of MENA countries decreased taxation on cellular voice between 2013 and 2023, alleviating a barrier for cellular voice adoption in those countries.

27 Feb 2024
In an increasingly digitized world, having a cellular or fixed service for voice and Internet needs has become a necessity to organizations and individuals alike. However, high rates of taxation can hinder growth of networks penetration. This report, which was released in January 2024, answers the following questions:
• What are the rates of taxation on the various telecommunications services in MENA? (Cellular services, fixed voice services, and fixed Internet services)
• Which countries are the most highly impacted by taxation in the MENA region?
• How do taxes across different telecommunication services vary in the MENA region?
• What are the key developments in telecommunications taxation in the MENA region over the past decade?