The highest 5G license fee in MENA on a country level is 57X the lowes

08 Jul 2024
The operators in the Middle East and North Africa are tackling 5G needs at varying speeds, with GCC countries leading the way in terms of 5G commercial launches. Although most other Arab countries still lag behind, some efforts can be seen in other regions of the MENA in terms of licensing. This report answers the following questions:
• What are the key developments in 5G licensing in the Arab World?
• Which MENA regulators awarded their telecom operators 5G licenses?
• What are the conditions for the 5G licenses set by governmental authorities in MENA?
• Is 5G licensing in each MENA country limited to specific operators (exclusive licensing)? Or is it available to all operators