The fixed voice lines market in 16 Arab countries recorded a drop of 2.21% in Q1 2015

03 Mar 2016

Twenty four fixed line operators in sixteen Arab countries served 27.5 million fixed lines by end of Q1 2015 down from 28.2 million by end of 2014; a drop of 2.21%. A new report from Arab Advisors Group analyzes and ranks 24 fixed service operators in sixteen Arab countries. Telecom Egypt, Saudi Telecom (STC) and Syrian Telecom (STE) stand out as the largest Arab fixed line operators in terms of mainlines.

The analysis reveals that by end of September 2015, twelve Arab countries had liberalized their fixed line markets. Telecom Egypt had the largest fixed line base among the examined operators, followed by Syrian Telecom and Saudi Telecom. UAE recorded the highest fixed line penetration rate by end of 2014 followed by Lebanon.

A new report,A Scorecard of Key Performance Indicators of Fixed Voice Operators in the Arab World was released to the Arab Advisors Group’s Telecoms Strategic Research Service subscribers on December 31, 2015. This report can be purchased from the Arab Advisors Group for only US$ 1,750. The 30-page report, which has 25 detailed exhibits, provides a comprehensive analysis of the Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) of the fixed voice operators in the Arab region. The KPIs are for the year 2014 and Q1 2015. The report covers nineteen countries: Algeria, Bahrain, Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Libya, Morocco, Mauritania, Oman, Palestine, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Syria, Sudan, Tunisia, UAE and Yemen.

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“Fixed voice service revenues totaled US$ 560.306 million for six fixed voice providers. du had the highest percentage of total revenues for the six operators understudy; %29.9” Ms. Mai Al-Zeir, Senior Research Analyst at Arab Advisors Group stated in the report.

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