Twenty three fixed voice operators in 15 Arab countries served more than 23 million subscribers in H1 2018

16 Apr 2019

A new report from Arab Advisors Group provides an analysis of the Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) of fixed voice operators in the Arab World. The report ranks 23 fixed voice operators in 15 Arab countries.

Arab Advisors Group’s new report answers the following questions:

• What is fixed voice regulatory framework in the MENA region?

• What are fixed voice penetration rates in the MENA region?

• What is fixed voice market share in terms of subscriptions and revenues?

• Which fixed voice operator tops the list in terms of revenues and subscribers in the MENA region?

• What are telecom groups’ revenues, EBITDA, and net profit in H1 2018 and 2017?

Over the past years, the telecom industry witnessed rapid changes. Cellular operators penetrated the industry and took over the fixed voice markets. Currently, those cellular operators managing fixed voice products seek to retain subscribers, fight churn and maintain, or if possible, grow revenues.

This new report “A Scorecard of Key Performance Indicators of Fixed Voice Operators in the Arab World” was released to Arab Advisors Group’s Telecoms Strategic Research Service subscribers on March 19, 2019. This report can be purchased from Arab Advisors Group for US$ 2,250. The 27-page report, which has 24 detailed exhibits, provides a comprehensive analysis of the Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) of fixed voice operators in the Arab region. The report further provides an analysis of telecom groups’ performance in H1 2018 and 2017.

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The purchase of this report will count towards an annual Strategic Research Service subscription.

“Arab Advisors Group analyzed the performance of 23 fixed voice operators serving 15 Arab countries. By H1 2018, Telecom Egypt had the highest share of total fixed voice market among the examined operators. The report also covered the financial performance of nine telecommunications groups operating in the Arab World. Among the examined groups, Etisalat Group had the highest EBITDA and EBITDA margin by H1 2018.” Mrs. Dalia Haddad, Lead Research Analyst at Arab Advisors Group stated in the report.

“UAE’s fixed voice market is served by two Integrated Communications Providers (ICPs): Etisalat and du. According to Arab Advisors Group’s report, the UAE maintained the highest fixed voice penetration rate in H1 2018 and 2017. UAE’s fixed voice penetration rate stood at an estimated 24.76% by H1 2018.” Mrs. Haddad added.

Arab Advisors Group’s team of analysts in the region produced over 5,240 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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