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Index= % Share of GSM Market/% Share of Population
Source: Arab Advisors Group’s Reports
0.5 2.27% 4.95% Tunisia 0.1 1.86% 15.90% Algeria 5.4 10.15% 1.89% UAE 0.2 1.67% 8.91% Syria 1.9 20.93% 11.10% Saudi 3.6 1.12% 0.31% Qatar 1.4 1.86% 1.35% Oman 1.7 25.91% 15.06% Morocco 1.7 3.34% 1.93% Lebanon 4.8 5.46% 1.14% Kuwait 1.9 4.98% 2.69% Jordan 0.5 18.82% 34.40% Egypt 4.5 1.63% 0.36% Bahrain Index* % Share of GSM Market % Share of the Population Country
Arab Advisors IVCU Index A total of 64.1 K circuits and 5.38 billion minutes * International Voice Circuits Utilization (IVCU) Index. Source: Arab Advisors - International Connectivity in the Arab World 12.8% 16.4% 1.28 Egypt 12.1% 5.3% 0.44 Lebanon 2.7% 7.2% 2.68 Syria 3.2% 6.5% 2.05 Jordan 4.0% 3.9% 0.98 Oman 20.9% 23.4% 1.12 UAE 33.9% 29.6% 0.87 Saudi Arabia 7.1% 4.5% 0.63 Kuwait % share of minutes % Share of Circuits IVCU* Index Country
Advanced Services Availability No Yes LibanCell - Lebanon Yes Yes Wataniya – Kuwait No Yes Qatar – Q-Tel No No Saudi Arabia - STC No No Tunisiana - Tunisia Yes Yes UAE – Etisalat No No SyriaTel - Syria No Yes Tunisie Telecom -Tunisia No No Algerie Telecom Mobile Yes Yes Maroc Telecom No Yes Cellis - Lebanon Yes Yes MTC Vodafone – Kuwait Yes Yes MobileCom - Jordan Yes Yes Fastlink - Jordan Yes Yes Vodafone Egypt - Egypt Yes Yes MobiNil - Egypt Yes Yes Batelco – Bahrain MMS GPRS Operator / Country
No second fixed line operator, nor third mobile operator expected in the coming four years
Competition of GSM market expected by 2004
(Results of tender for 3 licenses should be issued by end of September 2003)
Jawwal’s license ends in 2003. Still no tender for a second operator.
PalTel has a 20 year license, which expires in 2015.
Global Telecom Operators in the MENA Region Morocco 30.5% MediTel Portugal Telecom Morocco 30.5% MediTel Telefonica Morocco 35% Marco Telecom Vivendi Universal Egypt 36.3% of ECMS 71.25% of MobiNil ECMS-MobiNil Orange Jordan 31% Jordan Telecom France Telecom Egypt 67% Vodafone- Egypt Vodafone Bahrain 20% Batelco Cable & Wireless Country Ownership Investment in Foreign Investor
Regional Operators QualityNet WLL Soficom Communications SAE Batelco Jordan Batelco Jeraisy company Ltd MobiNil Mobilink Orascom Telecom Algeria Orascom Telecom Tunisia Telecel Libertis Tchad Moile Shareholder in Kuwait Egypt Jordan Saudi Arabia Egypt Pakistan Algeria Tunisia Africa Congo Brazzavile Chad Country of Operation Batelco – Bahrain Orascom Telecom Holding – Egypt Operator
Regional Operators Mauritania Mauritel Maroc Telecom - Morocco Thuraya Satellite System Sudatel Thuraya Satellite System Fastlink Orascom Telecom Tunisia Shareholder in International Etisalat - UAE International Jordan MTC Vodafone – Kuwait Tunisia Wataniya -Kuwait Country of Operation Operator