Just Published: "Kuwait Telecommunications Report Q4 2015"

From: Fast Market Research, Inc.
Published: Mon Sep 14 2015

With the mobile penetration rate now well over 200%, Kuwait's mobile operators are pursuing new avenues to generate revenue growth. All operators have launched LTE services and, with LTE coverage approaching 100%, mobile operators are now focussing their efforts on competing by offering better network connection s . Zain and Ooredoo have rolled out LTE-A services to offer faster speeds , while VIVA claims to be the first to offer VoLTE technology. Mobile operators are also leveraging their networks to break into the M2M and wireline markets. Over the coming two years, BMI sees particularly strong opportunities in the broadband market, where the absence of a strong regional player or any of the existing mobile players means that highly lucrative multi-play services have yet to take hold .

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Key Data

Mobile subscriptions maintained strong growth of 10.3% y-o-y in March 2015 to reach 7.673mn, despite a penetration rate of above 200%.

Monthly blended average revenue per user (ARPU) continued to decline in the face of intense competition, to KWD6.5 in Q115.

Take-up of 3G/4G data connections has been strong among Kuwait's wealthy consumers, and we forecast subscriptions to grow by 18.5% in 2015 to 4.173mn, equal to 53.8% of mobile subscriptions.

The broadband market also holds significant growth capacity, with penetration remaining low considering income levels in Kuwait and in a regional context. BMI forecasts the market to reach 889,600 subscriptions and a 25% penetration rate by the end of 2015.

The Kuwait Telecommunications Report features BMI Research's independent industry forecasts on the future strength of Kuwait's ICT market, covering the fixed-line, mobile and internet segments and analyses latest regulatory developments and corporate news, including investment activity, mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures and partnerships. Leading operators and manufacturers are fully profiled, highlighting their quarterly financial performance, capital expenditure plans and latest contracts.

BMI's Kuwait Telecommunications Report provides industry professionals and researchers, operators, equipment suppliers and vendors, corporate and financial services analysts and regulatory bodies with independent forecasts and competitive intelligence on the telecoms industry in Kuwait.

Key Benefits

* Benchmark BMI's independent telecoms industry forecasts for Kuwait to test other views - a key input for successful budgeting and strategic business planning in the Kuwaiti telecoms market.
* Target business opportunities and risks in Kuwait's telecoms sector through our reviews of latest industry trends, regulatory changes and major deals, projects and investments in Kuwait.
* Assess the activities, strategy and market position of your competitors, partners and clients

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