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Saudi Arabia Telecom market Research Report,Major Telecom Companies in Saudi Arabia


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The telecommunications market in Saudi Arabia generated USD 18.8bn in service revenue in 2016, an increase over 2015. Mobile data will emerge as the largest revenue-contributing segment by 2020. Over the next five years, operators can benefit from the opportunities existing in offering enterprise services, VoIP and mobile data. Operators are investing in LTE, LTE-A and fiber to enable additional revenue streams including IoT, cloud services and M2M services.

Key Findings

The overall telecom services revenue in Saudi Arabia grew over 2015-2016 and is expected to reach USD 18.8bn in 2016.

From 2016 onward, the telecommunications market in Saudi Arabia will see service revenue increasing on an annual basis, boosted mainly by mobile and fixed data segments.

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Saudi Arabia Telecom market Research Report,Major Telecom Companies in Saudi Arabia

  2. 2. Ken Research Pvt. Ltd. Market Overview Largest in the Middle East & accounting for more than half of telecom market share in GCC Market liberalization in 2003 proved as key trigger for spectacular growth of market Moderate growth in traditional voice segment due to already high mobile penetration rates Data segment & Enterprise segment offers future growth opportunities in the telecom market Intense competition among market players fighting for market share through aggressive tariff cuts
  3. 3. Ken Research Pvt. Ltd. New Growth Areas & Driving Factors Data Segment Young & Tech- centric demography Rising craze for smart devices Relatively high income level Rising demand for broadband services Enterprise Segment Robust economic growth Growing need for sophistication Better operational efficiency Handling large corporate accounts
  4. 4. Ken Research Pvt. Ltd. Latest Developments at Operators Front Saudi Arabia’s telecom market is dominated by STC, followed by Mobily and Zain KSA. Telecom operators are investing huge amounts to upgrade their technological infrastructure: • STC launched 4G mobile services in partnership with Nokia Siemens Networks and Huawei • Zain also signed partnership agreements with Motorola, Ericsson, and Huawei to offer LTE services • Mobily has signed up with Samsung and Huawei to deploy its network Operators are investing in LTE, LTE-A and fibre to enable additional revenue streams including enterprise focused services like IoT, cloud services and M2M services
  5. 5. Ken Research Pvt. Ltd. SWOT Analysis Strengths - High Demand -Large no. of service providers -Advance Technology -Better Coverage in Urban Areas Weaknesses -Reduced MRTS & APRU, hence pressure on operators’ profit -Low broadband penetration -Mature voice market -Huge cost of setting fixed line telephony -Govt. priority to ICT industry development -Favorable demography -Relatively high income -large no. of high tech projects -Increasing competition will lead to further profit decline -Challenges at Zain KSA -Significant population in remote areas hampering teledensity growth -Moderate regulatory risk S W O T ThreatsOpportunities
  6. 6. Ken Research Pvt. Ltd. Scope of the Report Detailed overview of the Telecom market in Saudi Arabia Key Insights into the market trends, opportunities & risk factors Historic & forecast figures for key performance indicators up to 2020 Comparative assessment of Saudi Arabia’s telecom market with other MEA countries Considering the macroeconomic scenario & recent market trends, new growth areas have emerged, posting positive market outlook till 2020
  7. 7. Ken Research Pvt. Ltd. To know more on coverage, click on the link below: Contact: Related Reports: and-networking/saudi-arabia-mobile-network-enhancements/35564-105.html and-networking/fiji-telecoms-mobile-broadband/35572-105.html and-networking/cloud-computing-market/35563-105.html Ken Research Ankur Gupta, Head Marketing & Communications +91-124-4230204