1 Key statistics

2 Regional Middle East Market Comparison

2.1 Market characteristics

2.2 Market Leaders

2.3 Market Challengers

2.4 Market Emergents

2.5 TMI versus GDP

2.6 Mobile and mobile broadband penetration

2.7 Fixed and mobile broadband penetration

3 Country overview

4 Covid-19 and its impact on the telecom sector

4.1 Economic considerations and responses

4.2 Subscribers

4.3 Infrastructure

5 Telecommunications market

5.1 Market analysis

5.2 Competitive environment

6 Regulatory environment

6.1 Historic overview

6.2 Regulatory authority

6.3 Fixed-line developments

6.3.1 Privatisation

6.3.2 Infrastructure sharing

6.3.3 Interconnect

6.4 Mobile network developments

6.4.1 Third mobile operator

6.4.2 Mobile Number Portability (MNP)

6.4.3 Roaming

6.4.4 Spectrum refarming

6.4.5 Mobile tower management

7 Mobile market

7.1 Market analysis

7.2 Mobile statistics

7.3 Mobile infrastructure

7.3.1 5G

7.3.2 4G (LTE)

7.3.3 GSM, 3G

7.3.4 Other infrastructure developments

7.3.5 Mobile broadband

7.4 Major mobile operators

7.4.1 Zain Kuwait

7.4.2 Ooredoo Kuwait

7.4.3 STC Kuwait

7.4.4 MVNOs

7.5 Mobile content and applications

7.5.1 m-banking (payments/loans)

8 Fixed-broadband market

8.1 Introduction and statistical overview

8.1.1 Broadband statistics

9 Fixed network operators

9.1 Ministry of Communications

10 Telecommunications infrastructure

10.1 Overview of the national telecom network

10.2 National networks

10.3 International infrastructure

10.3.1 Terrestrial

10.3.2 Submarine cable networks

10.3.3 Satellite communication

10.4 Smart infrastructure

10.4.1 Smart grids

10.4.2 Smart cities

10.5 e-Commerce

10.6 Start-ups

10.7 e-Banking/e-Payments

10.8 e-Health

11 Appendix historic data

12 Glossary of abbreviations

13 Related reports

List of Tables
Table 1 Top Level Country Statistics and Telco Authorities Kuwait 2021 (e)
Table 2 Kuwait - GDP real growth rate and inflation 2011 2021
Table 3 Development of telecom sector revenue (KWD million) 2017 2019
Table 4 Development of telecom sector investment 2017 2019
Table 5 Growth in the number of mobile subscribers and penetration 2011 2026
Table 6 Change in the number of prepaid and postpaid mobile subscribers (million) 2015 2019
Table 7 Change in the market share of mobile subscribers by operator 2011 2020
Table 8 Development of mobile voice and SMS traffic 2015 2019
Table 9 Change in the population coverage of mobile technologies 2016 2020
Table 10 Spectrum concessions by licensee 2021
Table 11 Growth in the number of active mobile broadband subscribers and penetration 2013 2026
Table 12 Development of Zain Group's financial data ($ million) 2009 2021
Table 13 Change in the number of Zain Group's subscribers 2009 2021
Table 14 Development of Zain Kuwait's financial data ($ million) 2011 2021
Table 15 Change in the number of Zain Kuwait's mobile subscribers (million) 2011 2021
Table 16 Development of Zain Kuwait's mobile ARPU 2011 2021
Table 17 Increase in the number of Zain Kuwait's mobile base stations 2014 2020
Table 18 Development of Ooredoo Kuwait's financial data (QAR million) 2009 2021
Table 19 Change in the number of Ooredoo Kuwait's mobile subscribers (million) 2009 2021
Table 20 Development of Ooredoo Kuwait's mobile ARPU (QAR/user/month) 2009 2021
Table 21 Development of STC Kuwait's financial data (KWD million) 2012 2021
Table 22 Change in the number of STC Kuwait's mobile subscribers 2009 2021
Table 23 Change in the number of fixed broadband connections by platform (thousand) 2015 2019
Table 24 Increase in the number of internet users and penetration 2011 2020
Table 25 Increase in the number of fixed broadband subscribers and penetration 2011 2026
Table 26 Change in the number of fixed broadband connections by access speed 2015 2020
Table 27 Development of fixed and mobile traffic (PB) 2015 2022
Table 28 Change in the number of fixed lines in service and teledensity 2011 2026
Table 29 Increase in international internet bandwidth 2009 2020
Table 30 Historic - Kuwait - fixed lines in service and teledensity 1995 2010
Table 31 Historic - Kuwait - mobile subscribers and penetration rate 1995 2010
Table 32 Historic - Kuwait - Internet users and penetration 1995 2010
Table 33 Historic - Kuwait - fixed broadband subscribers and penetration 2006 2010
Table 34 Historic - Zain Kuwait revenue, net profit, ARPU and subscribers (USD million) 2005 2010
Table 35 Historic - Kuwait - mobile operators' market share 2005 2010

List of Charts
Chart 1 Map of Telecom Maturity Index global ranking among countries in the Middle East
Chart 2 Middle East Telecoms Maturity Index global ranking
Chart 3 Middle East Telecoms Maturity Index by country
Chart 4 Middle East - Telecoms Maturity Index vs GDP per capita
Chart 5 Middle East Mobile subscriber versus mobile broadband penetration
Chart 6 Middle East Fixed broadband penetration versus mobile broadband penetration
Chart 7 Development of telecom sector revenue 2017 2019
Chart 8 Development of telecom sector Investment 2017 2019
Chart 9 Growth in the number of mobile subscribers and penetration 2011 2026
Chart 10 Change in the number of prepaid and postpaid mobile subscribers 2015 2019
Chart 11 Change in the market share of mobile subscribers by operator 2011 2020
Chart 12 Development of mobile voice and SMS traffic 2015 2019
Chart 13 Growth in the number of active mobile broadband subscribers and penetration 2013 2026
Chart 14 Development of Zain Group's financial data 2009 2021
Chart 15 Change in the number of Zain Group's subscribers 2009 2021
Chart 16 Development of Zain Kuwait's financial data 2011 2021
Chart 17 Change in the number of Zain Kuwait's mobile subscribers 2011 2021
Chart 18 Development of Zain Kuwait's mobile ARPU 2011 2021
Chart 19 Development of Ooredoo Kuwait's financial data 2009 2021
Chart 20 Change in the number of Ooredoo Kuwait's mobile subscribers (million) 2009 2021
Chart 21 Development of Ooredoo Kuwait's mobile ARPU 2009 2021
Chart 22 Development of STC Kuwait's financial data 2012 2021
Chart 23 Change in the number of STC Kuwait's mobile subscribers 2009 2021
Chart 24 Kuwait - subscribers by broadband technologies 2015 2019
Chart 25 Increase in the number of internet users and penetration 2011 2020
Chart 26 Increase in the number of fixed broadband subscribers and penetration 2011 2026
Chart 27 Change in the number of fixed broadband connections by access speed 2015 2020
Chart 28 Development of fixed and mobile traffic 2015 2022
Chart 29 Change in the number of fixed lines in service and teledensity 2011 2026
Chart 30 Increase in international internet bandwidth 2009 2020

List of Exhibits
Exhibit 1 Generalised Market Characteristics by Market Segment
Exhibit 2 Middle East Market leaders and market developments
Exhibit 3 Middle East Market challengers and market developments
Exhibit 4 Middle East Market emergents and market developments
Exhibit 5 2Africa landing stations