Investing in 4G LTE networks is a key area of ​​focus

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Dublin, Feb. 01, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — The report “Middle East – Mobile Infrastructure and Mobile Broadband” has been added to offering.

This report provides valuable information, analysis, statistics and insights on the mobile infrastructure in Middle East markets including the countries of Bahrain, Iran, Iraq, Israel, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Syria, Turkey, United Arab Emirates and Yemen.

Mobile infrastructure in the Middle East has by far the highest population coverage compared to fixed broadband, and the region is heavily reliant on mobile services. In times of crisis, the ability to stay connected becomes even more essential to society and the wider economy.

This reliance on telecommunications infrastructure and services has been highlighted around the world during the COVID-19 outbreak, including in the Middle East, where many countries have required citizens to take refuge at home. This has increased the demand for telecommunication infrastructure with people working and studying remotely. Operators have seen increased bandwidth demand and this, in turn, has led to a renewed push to upgrade 4G networks or accelerated 5G developments.

In order to roll out new networks efficiently and cost-effectively, the report notes that many operators in the Middle East are starting to reap the benefits of infrastructure sharing. Sharing mobile towers, for example, has become a viable strategy in countries like Saudi Arabia and Oman.

Recent developments:

  • Investing in 4G LTE networks is a key focus area in the Middle East.

  • Many existing 4G networks are being upgraded both in preparation for 5G and also to meet the needs created by the COVID-19 pandemic.

  • According to GSMA, by 2025 the market share of smartphone connections will reach almost 75% in the wider MENA region.

Main topics covered:

Regional market comparison

  • introduction

  • Infrastructure sharing

  • Mobile broadband infrastructure coverage

  • Penetration of mobile and mobile broadband

  • Mobile subscriber statistics

Leading countries in the development of 5G

  • United Arab Emirates

  • Qatar

  • Saudi Arabia


  • Market analysis

  • Regulatory environment

  • Mobile market analysis

  • Mobile stats

  • Mobile infrastructure



  • Market overview

  • Regulatory environment

  • Mobile market analysis

  • Mobile infrastructure





  • Historical overview

  • Market overview

  • Regulatory environment

  • Overview of the mobile market

  • Mobile stats

  • Mobile infrastructure


  • Market overview

  • Oman 2040 vision

  • Regulatory environment

  • Mobile market analysis

  • Mobile stats

  • Mobile infrastructure


Saudi Arabia

  • Historical overview

  • Regulatory Authority

  • Liberalization of the telecommunications sector

  • Mobile network developments

  • Mobile market analysis

  • Mobile stats

  • Mobile infrastructure

  • Content and mobile applications



United Arab Emirates


Companies mentioned

  • Mobile Telecommunications Co (MTC)/Zain

  • Ooredoo Kuwait (formerly National Mobile Telecommunication Co (NMT)/Wataniya Telecom)

  • Kuwait Telecom Company (KTC)/Viva

  • Batelco

  • Zain Bahrain

  • Long live Bahrain

  • Telecommunications Company of Iran (TCI)

  • Iran Mobile Communications (MCI)

  • MTN Irancella

  • Tamin Telecom (Rightel)

  • Isfahan Mobile Telecommunications Company (MTCE)

  • Kish Telecommunications Company (TKC)

  • Iraqi Telephone and Postal Company (ITPC)

  • Asiacell

  • Zain Iraq

  • Korek Telecom

  • Regional Telecom

  • Cellular

  • Orange (Companion)

  • Pelephone (Bezeq)

  • HOT Mobile

  • Golan Telecom

  • Rami Levi

  • Jordan Telecom/Orange Group

  • Zain Giordano

  • Batelco/Umniah

  • Saudi Telecommunications Company (STC)/Bravo

  • Integrated Telecommunications Company (ITC)/Bayn Consortium

  • GO Telecom/Etihad Atheeb

  • Mobily/Ettihad Etisalat/Bayanat Al-Oula

  • Zain KSA

  • Lebara KSA/Etihad Jawraa

  • Virgin Mobile Middle East and Africa (Virgin Mobile MEA)

  • Axiom Telecom

  • VIVA

  • Etisalat

  • du

  • Jordan Telecom/Orange Group

  • Zain Giordano

  • Batelco/Umniah

  • TCM touch

  • Alfa Telecom

  • Ooredoo Qatar

  • Vodafone Qatar

  • OmanTel

  • Ooredoo Oman


  • Majan Telecom (Reindeer)

  • Samatel

  • Syrian Telecommunications Establishment (STE)

  • MTN Syria

  • Syriatel

  • Turkcell

  • Vodafone Turkey

  • had

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