1. Market Research
  2. > Telecom
  3. > Mobile Services Market Trends
  4. > United Arab Emirates Telecommunications Report Q4 2016

United Arab Emirates Telecommunications Report Q4 2016

  • November 2016
  • -
  • Business Monitor International
  • -
  • 79 pages

Includes 3 FREE quarterly updates


>BMI View:
Our outlook for the UAE telecommunications market remains positive. The market benefits from strong GDP per capita, high levels of disposable income and a strong influx of migrants. Despite market maturity and a very high penetration rate, we expect positive growth to continue throughout our five-year forecast to 2020. The country's two network operators, Etisalat and du, compete aggressively with one another and are focused on technological innovation, capital investment and the development of new products and services. We believe that the high degree of competition in the country has led to significant increases in technological uptake. We expect continued 4G and 4.5G/LTE-Advanced growth to be important market drivers in the latter years of our forecast, further propelled by price cuts and advances in valueadded services and offered content.

Latest Updates & Industry Developments

- In 2015, the UAE mobile market experienced a net increase of 1.02mn subscribers. This is based on data reported by Etisalat and du, as well as the Telecommunications Regulatory Authority (TRA). We expect the UAE mobile market to maintain positive growth throughout our forecast period, through to 2020, due to strong competition between Etisalat and du, as well as the continued influx of migrant workers and temporary visitors on the back of an improving economy, a stable political environment and major events in the country, such as the Dubai 2020 World Trade Expo. Nevertheless, we caution that the market contains a significant number of inactive subscriptions and SIM cards that have not yet been discounted.

Table Of Contents

United Arab Emirates Telecommunications Report Q4 2016
BMI Industry View 7
Latest Updates and Industry Developments 7
SWOT 9
Industry Forecast 11
Latest Updates 11
Structural Trends 11
Table: Telecoms Sector - Historical Data and Forecasts (United Arab Emirates 2013-2020) 15
Industry Risk/Reward Index 17
Middle East and North Africa Risk/Reward Index 17
Table: MENA Telecoms Risk/Reward Index, Q416 20
Industry Risk/Reward Index 21
Market Overview 23
Market Drivers and Trends 23
Mobile 25
Wireline Voice and Broadband 37
Regulatory Development 46
Table: Regulatory Bodies And Their Responsibilities 48
Table: Key Developments 50
Competitive Landscape 52
Table: Key Players 52
Table: UAE Mobile Market Overview 52
Table: Etisalat 53
Table: Du 53
Table: Fixed-Line Subscribers 55
Table: Broadband Subscribers By Operator 55
Company Profile 56
Emirates Telecommunications Corporation (Etisalat) 56
Emirates Integrated Telecommunication Company (du) 64
Demographic Forecast 68
Demographic Outlook 68
Table: Population Headline Indicators (United Arab Emirates 1990-2025) 69
Table: Key Population Ratios (United Arab Emirates 1990-2025) 69
Table: Urban/Rural Population and Life Expectancy (United Arab Emirates 1990-2025) 70
Table: Population By Age Group (United Arab Emirates 1990-2025) 70
Table: Population By Age Group % (United Arab Emirates 1990-2025) 71
Glossary 73
Table: Glossary Of Terms 73
Methodology 75
Industry Forecast Methodology 75
Sources 77
Risk/Reward Index Methodology 77
Table: Risk/Reward Index Indicators 78
Table: Weighting Of Indicators 79

View This Report »

Get Industry Insights. Simply.

  • Latest reports & slideshows with insights from top research analysts
  • 24 Million searchable statistics with tables, figures & datasets
  • More than 10,000 trusted sources
24/7 Customer Support

Talk to Ahmad

+1 718 618 4302

Purchase Reports From Reputable Market Research Publishers
The Latin America telecoms market: trends and forecasts 2016–2021

The Latin America telecoms market: trends and forecasts 2016–2021

  • $ 7999
  • Industry report
  • September 2016
  • by Analysys Mason

"Roll-out of next-generation access broadband will be the key theme over the next 5 years in the Latin America broadband market." Total telecoms revenue will grow in major Latin America markets, as there ...

The Central and Eastern Europe telecoms market: trends and forecasts (sixteen countries) 2016–2021

The Central and Eastern Europe telecoms market: trends and forecasts (sixteen countries) 2016–2021

  • $ 7999
  • Industry report
  • September 2016
  • by Analysys Mason

"Mobile handset data revenue will be the main source of retail revenue in Central and Eastern Europe, accounting for 29% of the total retail revenue in 2021." Service revenue in Central and Eastern Europe ...

The Wireless network data traffic in emerging Asia–Pacific: trends and forecasts 2015–2020

The Wireless network data traffic in emerging Asia–Pacific: trends and forecasts 2015–2020

  • $ 7999
  • Industry report
  • September 2016
  • by Analysys Mason

"The volume of wireless network data traffic in emerging Asia–Pacific is expected to grow over nine times between 2015 and 2020, driven primarily by increasing data usage in China." report banner 4G ...


ref:plp2016

Reportlinker.com © Copyright 2016. All rights reserved.

ReportLinker simplifies how Analysts and Decision Makers get industry data for their business.