Internet of Things applications are expanding in the region: By October 2015, cellular operators in twelve Arab countries offered IoT services

08 Feb 2016

A new report from the Arab Advisors Group provides an analysis of the Internet of Things IoT” services offered by cellular operators in the Arab World. The research revealed that by October 2015, 22 operators in 12 countries offered IoT services. The most common IoT offering is Tracking services, followed by NFC and Surveillance and Security services.  

Telecom operators in the region are leveraging their networks to provide IoT services to businesses and individuals alike. By October 2015, twenty two cellular operators in twelve countries in the Arab World offered IoT services. These services include: Surveillance and Security services, Tracking services, NFC services, and Health services.

A new report,Internet of Things “IoT” Services in the Arab World was released to the Arab Advisors Group’s Telecom Strategic Research Service subscribers in December, 2015. This report can be purchased from the Arab Advisors Group for only US$ 1,500. The 31-page report, which has 28 detailed exhibits, provides a comparison and overview of IoT services, rates and offerings in the twelve Arab countries of Bahrain, Egypt, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Morocco, Palestine, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Syria, Tunisia and the UAE.

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“The Arab Advisors Group's research focused on a total of four IoT services throughout the report. Kuwait and Jordan’s cellular operators offered a total of four IoT services each; they had the highest number of IoT services offered among the Arab countries included in this report. Egypt, Saudi Arabia, UAE, and Lebanon came in second with three IoT services, while Syria, Qatar and Tunisia came last with only one IoT service offering.” Ms Noor Al Asmar, Arab Advisors Senior Research Analyst stated. 

“18 operators from the 53 operators analyzed offered Tracking services. NFC service follows as the second most common IoT service, with 5 cellular operators offering this service. The IoT Health services came last, which is offered by two operators.” Ms. Noor Al Asmar, Arab Advisors Senior Research Analyst added.

The Arab Advisors Group’s team of analysts in the region has already produced over 4,300 reports on the Arab World’s communications, media and financial markets. The reports can be purchased individually or received through an annual subscription to Arab Advisors Group’s ( Strategic Research Services (Media and Telecom).

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