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Arab advisors sms and mms rates in the mena region 2010-toc

  1. 1. SMS and MMS rates in the Arab World: A Regional Comparison Arab Advisors Group Strategic Research Service November 2010 Analysts: Hadeel Sakkijha Mohammed Al Shawwa This report has been delivered to Client as part of the subscription to the Arab Advisors Group Strategic Research Service to be used exclusively by its employees
  2. 2. SMS and MMS Rates in the Arab World: A Regional Comparison © 2010 Arab Advisors Group Reproduction Prohibited Copyright notice: Copyright 2010 by Arab Advisors Group. All rights reserved. No material contained in this report may be reproduced in whole or in part without the prior written permission of the publisher. Any unauthorized use, disclosure, copying, selling, distribution or in any way transfer of any direct or indirect information from this report which is the property of Arab Advisors Group, removing, erasing or hiding from view any copyright, trademark, confidentiality notice, mark or legend appearing on Arab Advisors Group products or any form of output is strictly prohibited, and will be under legal responsibility. The information contained in this report has been obtained from sources we believe to be reliable, but neither its completeness nor accuracy can be guaranteed. Opinions expressed are based on our interpretation of the available information, and are subject to change. Feedback: Our clients’ satisfaction is of our utmost concern. We welcome all feedback regarding our research and products. Please send us your notes on this report, what you found useful in it and future research directions that would help you in your business. Send feedback emails to: arabadvisors@arabadvisors.com
  3. 3. SMS and MMS Rates in the Arab World: A Regional Comparison © 2010 Arab Advisors Group Reproduction Prohibited Table of Contents Section I: Executive Summary.......................................................................1 Section II: SMS and MMS Rates.....................................................................2 Regional Comparison of SMS Tariffs ...........................................................4 SMS Rates- Operator Level Analysis........................................................ 4 Common SMS Tariffs between operators in the same countries................... 9 Ranking of Operators by SMS Rates.......................................................11 SMS Rates - Country Level Analysis .......................................................15 Ranking of Countries by SMS Rates .......................................................15 Regional Comparison of MMS Tariffs.........................................................19 Ranking of Operators by Cost of a 30KB MMS..........................................29 Section III: Appendix..................................................................................33
  4. 4. SMS and MMS Rates in the Arab World: A Regional Comparison © 2010 Arab Advisors Group Reproduction Prohibited List of Exhibits Exhibit 1: Operational cellular providers in the MENA region .............................2 Exhibit 2: Operators having lowest and highest SMS rates.................................5 Exhibit 3: Prepaid and postpaid SMS rates analysis-Operator level....................5 Exhibit 4: Average SMS rates – Operator level ...................................................6 Exhibit 5: Average SMS rates per operator (September 2010) ...........................7 Exhibit 6: Regional status for SMS rates per operator ........................................8 Exhibit 7: Ranking of operators by SMS tariffs .................................................13 Exhibit 8: Positioning of countries according to regional average SMS tariffs ..16 Exhibit 9: Ranking of countries by SMS tariffs..................................................17 Exhibit 10: MMS availability by operator (September 2010) ............................20 Exhibit 11: MMS tariffs per operator (September 2010)...................................22 Exhibit 12: Price of a 30 KB MMS......................................................................25 Exhibit 13: Statistics on cost of a 30 KB MMS (US$).........................................26 Exhibit 14: Operators having lowest and highest tariffs of a 30 KB MMS..........26 Exhibit 15: Regional status of MMS cost...........................................................28 Exhibit 16: Ranking of operators according to price of 30 KB MMS...................29 Exhibit A1: Exchange rates...............................................................................33

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