A Regional Overview of Telecoms   & Media   Markets Faten Bader Senior Research Analyst GVF MENASAT @ Satellite MENA Summi...
Outline <ul><li>An overview of the Arab cellular market </li></ul><ul><li>An overview of the Arab fixed market </li></ul><...
Cellular market overview
Monopoly cellular markets disappeared Source: Arab Advisors Group, February 2011 2011 2005 Cellular regulatory framework C...
66 million cellular lines in Egypt by end of June 2010 Source:   Arab Advisors Group
UAE had the highest cellular penetration rate by end of June 2010 Source:   Arab Advisors Group
Fixed market overview
About half of the Arab countries still have a monopoly fixed market Source: Arab Advisors Group, February 2011 2011 2005 F...
12 Arab countries had 27 million fixed lines by end of June 2010 Source:   Arab Advisors Group
UAE takes the lead in fixed line penetration by June 2010 Source:   Arab Advisors Group
Internet market overview
Most of the Arab countries have  competitive Internet markets Source: Arab Advisors Group, February 2011 2011 2005 Interne...
Ten more operators deployed 3G networks in the Arab World since April 2008 Oman Qatar Yemen Syria Egypt Palestine Source: ...
The Syrian operators joined the 3G/3.5G club Oman Qatar Yemen Syria Egypt Palestine Source: Arab Advisors Group’s 3G/3.5G ...
A brief on the media landscape in the Arab World
Survey findings: TV viewer-ship
Almost everybody (+90%) watches TV.. Note: Percentages were calculated from the total Internet users in the UAE, Jordan an...
The majority change their TV viewing habits during Ramadan Note: Percentages were calculated from the total Internet users...
Satellite TV
Free-To-Air satellite TV channels growth 13 channels  added  Note: The satellite systems included in the analysis are Arab...
Nilesat has the highest share of FTA satellite channels (April 2010) Nilesat Noorsat Arabsat 44% 11% 15% 1% 25% 2% 1% Sour...
Satellite dish receivers are widespread among households Note: Percentages were calculated from the total respondents in B...
Pay TV
OSN adds five ART Arabic entertainment channels to its portfolio  Source: OSN and Al Jazeera Sports Pay TV providers’ chan...
Some people used to get their Pay TV channels illegally through Dream Box However, OSN terminated the illegal use of Dream...
The rise of HD channels in the Arab World Source: Arab Advisors Group, January 2011 Arabsat and Nilesat  Pay TV and FTA Ar...
Terrestrial TV
Terrestrial TV channels growth 9 channels  added  Source: Arab Advisors Group’s  Terrestrial TV in the Arab World 2010
Palestine have the highest terrestrial TV channels among the 19 Arab countries Source: Arab Advisors Group’s  Terrestrial ...
Terrestrial TV is less preferred than satellite TV Note: Percentages were calculated from the total respondents who watch ...
Radio
Local FM radio stations growth Source:  Arab Advisors Group’s FM Radio in the Arab World 2009 31 FM radio stations  added
The majority of respondents listen to the radio Note: Percentages were calculated from the total respondents in Bahrain an...
People prefer FM radio stations Note: Percentages were calculated from the total respondents in Bahrain and the total Inte...
Arab Advisors Group <ul><li>Arab Advisors Group provides reliable research, analysis and </li></ul><ul><li>forecasts of Ar...
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Arab Advisors Group - A Regional Overview of Telecoms & Media Markets

  1. 1. A Regional Overview of Telecoms & Media Markets Faten Bader Senior Research Analyst GVF MENASAT @ Satellite MENA Summit February 9, 2011
  2. 2. Outline <ul><li>An overview of the Arab cellular market </li></ul><ul><li>An overview of the Arab fixed market </li></ul><ul><li>An overview of the Arab Internet and 3G markets </li></ul><ul><li>A brief on the media landscape in the Arab World : TV and radio </li></ul>
  3. 3. Cellular market overview
  4. 4. Monopoly cellular markets disappeared Source: Arab Advisors Group, February 2011 2011 2005 Cellular regulatory framework Competitive Monopoly Duopoly
  5. 5. 66 million cellular lines in Egypt by end of June 2010 Source: Arab Advisors Group
  6. 6. UAE had the highest cellular penetration rate by end of June 2010 Source: Arab Advisors Group
  7. 7. Fixed market overview
  8. 8. About half of the Arab countries still have a monopoly fixed market Source: Arab Advisors Group, February 2011 2011 2005 Fixed regulatory framework Competitive Monopoly Duopoly
  9. 9. 12 Arab countries had 27 million fixed lines by end of June 2010 Source: Arab Advisors Group
  10. 10. UAE takes the lead in fixed line penetration by June 2010 Source: Arab Advisors Group
  11. 11. Internet market overview
  12. 12. Most of the Arab countries have competitive Internet markets Source: Arab Advisors Group, February 2011 2011 2005 Internet regulatory framework Competitive Monopoly Duopoly
  13. 13. Ten more operators deployed 3G networks in the Arab World since April 2008 Oman Qatar Yemen Syria Egypt Palestine Source: Arab Advisors Group’s 3G/3.5G Cellular Services in the Arab World April 2008 December 2009 Operators that offer 3G/3.5G services Operators that do not offer 3G/3.5G services
  14. 14. The Syrian operators joined the 3G/3.5G club Oman Qatar Yemen Syria Egypt Palestine Source: Arab Advisors Group’s 3G/3.5G Cellular Services in the Arab World
  15. 15. A brief on the media landscape in the Arab World
  16. 16. Survey findings: TV viewer-ship
  17. 17. Almost everybody (+90%) watches TV.. Note: Percentages were calculated from the total Internet users in the UAE, Jordan and Saudi Arabia and the total respondents in Tunisia Source: Arab Advisors Group survey reports; UAE Media Survey of Internet Users 2009, Jordan Media Survey of Internet Users 2010, Saudi Arabia Media Survey of Internet Users 2011, Tunisia Media Survey 2010
  18. 18. The majority change their TV viewing habits during Ramadan Note: Percentages were calculated from the total Internet users who watch TV in the UAE, Jordan and Saudi Arabia Source: Arab Advisors Group survey reports; UAE Media Survey of Internet Users 2009, Jordan Media Survey of Internet Users 2010, Saudi Arabia Media Survey of Internet Users 2011
  19. 19. Satellite TV
  20. 20. Free-To-Air satellite TV channels growth 13 channels added Note: The satellite systems included in the analysis are Arabsat, Nilesat and Noorsat Source: Arab Advisors Group’s Satellite TV in the Arab World 2010
  21. 21. Nilesat has the highest share of FTA satellite channels (April 2010) Nilesat Noorsat Arabsat 44% 11% 15% 1% 25% 2% 1% Source: Arab Advisors Group’s Satellite TV in the Arab World 2010
  22. 22. Satellite dish receivers are widespread among households Note: Percentages were calculated from the total respondents in Bahrain, Tunisia, Lebanon and the total Internet users in the UAE Source: Arab Advisors Group survey reports; UAE Media Survey of Internet Users 2009, Lebanon Media Survey 2008, Bahrain Media Survey 2008, Tunisia Media Survey 2010
  23. 23. Pay TV
  24. 24. OSN adds five ART Arabic entertainment channels to its portfolio Source: OSN and Al Jazeera Sports Pay TV providers’ channels, February 2011 Orbit Showtime Network Al Jazeera Sports
  25. 25. Some people used to get their Pay TV channels illegally through Dream Box However, OSN terminated the illegal use of Dream Box… Note: Percentages were calculated from the total Internet users who watch TV in the UAE, Jordan and Saudi Arabia and the total respondents who watch TV in Tunisia Source: Arab Advisors Group survey reports; UAE Media Survey of Internet Users 2009, Jordan Media Survey of Internet Users 2010, Saudi Arabia Media Survey of Internet Users 2011, Tunisia Media Survey 2010
  26. 26. The rise of HD channels in the Arab World Source: Arab Advisors Group, January 2011 Arabsat and Nilesat Pay TV and FTA Arabsat Nilesat FTA Pay TV
  27. 27. Terrestrial TV
  28. 28. Terrestrial TV channels growth 9 channels added Source: Arab Advisors Group’s Terrestrial TV in the Arab World 2010
  29. 29. Palestine have the highest terrestrial TV channels among the 19 Arab countries Source: Arab Advisors Group’s Terrestrial TV in the Arab World 2010
  30. 30. Terrestrial TV is less preferred than satellite TV Note: Percentages were calculated from the total respondents who watch TV in Bahrain, Tunisia and Lebanon and the total Internet users who watch TV in Jordan Source: Arab Advisors Group survey reports; UAE Media Survey of Internet Users 2009, Jordan Media Survey 2010, Bahrain Media Survey 2008, Tunisia Media Survey 2010
  31. 31. Radio
  32. 32. Local FM radio stations growth Source: Arab Advisors Group’s FM Radio in the Arab World 2009 31 FM radio stations added
  33. 33. The majority of respondents listen to the radio Note: Percentages were calculated from the total respondents in Bahrain and Tunisia and the total Internet users in the UAE and Jordan Source: Arab Advisors Group survey reports; UAE Media Survey of Internet Users 2009, Jordan Media Survey 2010, Bahrain Media Survey 2008, Tunisia Media Survey 2010
  34. 34. People prefer FM radio stations Note: Percentages were calculated from the total respondents in Bahrain and the total Internet users in the UAE and Jordan Source: Arab Advisors Group survey reports; UAE Media Survey of Internet Users 2009, Jordan Media Survey 2010, Bahrain Media Survey 2008
  35. 35. Arab Advisors Group <ul><li>Arab Advisors Group provides reliable research, analysis and </li></ul><ul><li>forecasts of Arab communications, media, technology and </li></ul><ul><li>financial markets markets. </li></ul><ul><li>This presentation draws from close to 2,250 reports </li></ul><ul><li>published by Arab Advisors Group’s team. Proudly serving </li></ul><ul><li>close to 610 regional and global clients. </li></ul><ul><li>www.arabadvisors.com </li></ul><ul><li>Tel: 962.6.5828849 </li></ul><ul><li>Fax : 962.6.5828809 </li></ul><ul><li>arabadvisors @arabadvisors.com </li></ul>

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