The fixed voice lines market in fifteen Arab countries recorded a mere growth of 1.92% in Q1 2017

05 Feb 2018

Twenty three fixed line operators in fifteen Arab countries served 23.6 million fixed lines by end of Q1 2017, up from 23.1 million by end of 2016; a growth of 1.92%. A new report from Arab Advisors Group analyzes and ranks 23 fixed voice service operators in fifteen Arab countries. Telecom Egypt stands out as the largest Arab fixed line operator in terms of mainlines.

The analysis reveals that by end of December 2017, thirteen Arab countries had liberalized their fixed line markets. Telecom Egypt had the largest fixed line base among the examined operators. UAE recorded the highest fixed line penetration rate by end of Q1 2017 followed by Bahrain.

A new report, “A Scorecard of Key Performance Indicators of Fixed Operators in the Arab World” was released to Arab Advisors Group’s Telecoms Strategic Research Service subscribers on January 25, 2018. This report can be purchased from Arab Advisors Group for only US$ 1,750. The 29-page report, which has 24 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 2016 and Q1 2017. The report covers eighteen countries: Algeria, Bahrain, Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Libya, Morocco, Mauritania, Oman, Palestine, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Sudan, Tunisia, Yemen and the UAE.

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“Fixed voice service revenues totaled US$ 457.157 million for five fixed voice providers, by end of March 2017. Out of the five operators understudy, du generated the largest share percentage (40.45%) of total revenues ” Mrs. Dalia Haddad, Senior Research Analyst at Arab Advisors Group stated in the report.

“Telecom Egypt had the highest share of the total mainlines market among the examined operators in 2016 and Q1 2017. The UAE and Bahrain recorded the highest mainlines penetration rates by March 2017.” Mrs. Haddad added.

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