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The Arab telecom & broadband landscape: Growth galore!

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    5  QITCOM 2012 - Jawad Abbassi  (Next Gen Broadband) 5 QITCOM 2012 - Jawad Abbassi (Next Gen Broadband) Presentation Transcript

    • The Arab telecom & broadbandlandscape: Growth galore! Jawad AbbassiFounder, General Manager QITCOM 2012 Qatar March 4, 2012
    • Outline• Telecom & Internet market status• Drivers for growth: • FO • 3G • LTE • Smartphones
    • Arab cellular lines: 320.5 million in 2010up from 273.9 million in 2009 and 218.7 million in 2008 Cellular Penetration % Cellular Subscribers (000s)250% 200% 150% 100% 50% 0% 0 20,000 40,000 60,000 80,000 100,000 91.8% Algeria* Algeria* 33,333 130.0% Bahrain* Bahrain* 1,605 100.6% Egypt Egypt 79,873 79.2% Iraq* Iraq* 23,404 110.3% Jordan* Jordan* 6,741 124.2% Kuwait* Kuwait* 4,448 70.7% Lebanon Lebanon 2,841 146.9% Libya** Libya** 9,433 67.1% Mauritani… Mauritania** 2,181 100.4% Morocco Morocco 31,982 169.4% Oman Oman 4,564 68.0% Palestine Palestine 2,754 168.8% Qatar Qatar 2,811 187.9% Saudi Arabia … Saudi 51,801 47.7% Sudan Sudan 18,691 53.1% Syria Syria 10,954 105.4% TunisiaTunisia 11,114 197.2% UAE UAE 10,926 47.0% Yemen Yemen 11,085 Note: The bar charts portray the figures per country by end of 2010 * Estimated ** For Libya and Mauritania figures are by 2009 Source: Arab Advisors Group
    • 18 Arab countries had 33.2 million fixed lines by end of 2010 PSTN Penetration % PSTN Subscribers (000s)40% 30% 20% 10% 0% 0 2,000 4,000 6,000 8,000 10,000 8.5% Algeria* Algeria* 3,090 18.2% Bahrain* Bahrain* 225 11.8% Egypt Egypt 9,330 4.3% Iraq Iraq 1,300 7.9% JordanJordan 485 14.5% Kuwait Kuwait 519 20.5% Lebanon* Lebanon* 825 2.3% Mauritania Mauritania 74 11.8% Morocco Morocco 3,749 9.6% Oman Oman 260 9.0% Palestine Palestine 363 17.8% Qatar Qatar 291 15.1% Saudi Arabia … Saudi 4,160 1.7% Sudan Sudan 666 19.7% Syria Syria 4,069 12.2% Tunisia Tunisia 1,290 26.4% UAE UAE 1,461 4.4% YemenYemen 1,046 Note: - The bar charts portray the figures per country by end of 2010 - Bahrain’s fixed penetration are based on Batelco’s subscribers only * Estimated Source: Arab Advisors Group
    • Fixed broadband Internet: UAE, Bahrain and 1.5% Egypt Qatar lead the broadband adoption in the 1.5% Morocco 2.3% Oman 2.5% Palestine 4.2% Jordan 6.1% Kuwait 7.5% Saudi Arabia 8.1% Qatar 3 Fixed Broadband lines % of total population 9.4% Turkey Arab World 10.1% Mexico 12.0% Slovak Republic 12.8% Bahrain Source: Arab Advisors Group and OECD 2 13.1% Poland -The figures are for end of June 2010. 16.0% UAE 1 18.7% Hungary 21.3% Italy 26.3% Japan 27.1% United States 30.5% Note: United Kingdom 31.4% France 34.2% Norway 34.4% Korea 37.3% Denmark 37.8% Netherlands 40% 30% 20% 15% 10% 35% 25% 5% 0%
    • Jordan, Lebanon and Tunisia joined the 3G/3.5G club December 2009 November 20114 3 33 33 3 33 33 333 2 2 2 2 22 22 22 2 222 111 0 0 00 Note: By November 2011, Mobitel in Iraq offered 3G services in Kurdistan only and Yemen Mobile in Yemen offered Ev – DO Rev.A services in limited areas Source: Arab Advisors Group’s 3G/3.5G Cellular Services in the Arab World, operators
    • LTE networks are planned or already underway in 8 Arab countries LTE planned, 4 countries LTE not planned, 10 countries Deployment Contract signed, 4 countries Source: Arab Advisors Group analysis, May 2011
    • FTTH status and prospects in the Arab World• Fiber to the Home (FTTH) is still in its early stages in the Arab World.• Thirteen Arab countries have ongoing FTTH projects.• UAE, Qatar and Saudi lead the way. UAE with almost universal coverage by end of 2011.• In Qatar, Qtel invested heavily in rolling FTTH (US$ 165 million)
    • 15 Arab countries have commercially launched WiMAX networks Algeria Bahrain Licensed but not operational, 5% Iraq Operational, 79% Jordan Qatar Kuwait Lebanon Libya Syria Egypt Mauritania Not licensed, 16% Palestine Morocco Oman Saudi Arabia Sudan Tunisia UAE Yemen Source: Arab Advisors Group, May 2011
    • Mobile ISPs: Mobile Internet is the most common 3G/3.5G offered service Multiplayer gam ing 5.6% Video m ail 13.9% Video m onitoring 13.9% Mobile TV 44.4% International video calling 50.0% Local video calling 80.6% Mobile Internet 100.0% 0% 20% 40% 60% 80% 100% 120% Source: Arab Advisors Group, operators
    • Supply creates demand? Qtel’s triple play accounts growth Triple play subscribers (000s) Penetration %50 4%40 2.75% 3%30 1.95% 2% 44.62920 31.873 0.97% 1%10 0.52% 15.793 8.1100 0% 2008 2009 2010 H1 2011 Penetration as a % of total population. Source: Qtel, Qatar Statistics Authority
    • Mobile broadband accounts well ahead of fixed broadband accounts 2009 Broadband accounts (000s) 2010 Broadband accounts (000s) 2,800 2,700 2,600 2,400 2,200 2,000 1,800 1,690 1,600 1,473 1,413 1,402 1,366 1,400 1,310 1,200 1,027 1,000 800 707 600 476 499 400 205 200 - Fixed Mobile Fixed Mobile Fixed Mobile Egypt Morocco Saudi Arabia Source: Arab Advisors Group, operators, regulators
    • 47.1% of Internet users in six Arab countries have a smartphone Smartphone ownership (weighted) Smartphone Standard 47.1% phone 52.9%Note: Percentages are calculated from total weighted respondents who have a cellular line (1,856)Source: Arab Advisors Group online surveys in KSA, UAE, Egypt, Jordan, Tunisia and Morocco
    • Smartphones constituted 41.6% of totalcellular handsets in Jordan, 43.7% in the UAE and 54.6% in KSA 60% 54.6% 50% 43.7% 41.6% 40% 30% 20% 10% 0% Jordan KSA UAE Note: Percentages are calculated from the total handsets Source: Arab Advisors Group’s Jordan Smartphone Survey 2011, UAE Smartphone Survey 2011, Saudi Smartphone Survey 2011
    • 61.1% of respondents in Jordan reportedusing smartphone applications, compared to 48% in KSA and 45% in the UAE 70% 61.1% 60% 50% 48.0% 45.0% 40% 30% 20% 10% 0% Jordan KSA UAE Note: Percentages are calculated from the total respondents who have smartphones Source: Arab Advisors Group’s Jordan Smartphone Survey 2011, UAE Smartphone Survey 2011, Saudi Smartphone Survey 2011
    • Arab Advisors GroupArab Advisors Group provides reliable research, analysis andforecasts of Arab communications, media, technology andfinancial markets.This presentation draws from close to 2,700 reportspublished by Arab Advisors Group’s team. Proudly servingclose to 635 regional and global clients. www.arabadvisors.com Tel: 962.6.5828849 Fax: 962.6.5828809 arabadvisors@arabadvisors.com