Wireless & Mobile Landscape

Middle East and Africa Wireless Statistics Forecast, 2018-2023

Mobile subscribers in Middle East and Africa increasingly depend on a variety of mobile devices to stay connected. At the same time, they are increasing their usage of mobile data.

This market study overviews the Middle East and African mobile market and includes detailed information and a five-year forecast for the following areas of the market:

• Mobile Connections

• Smartphone Sales

• Tablet Sales

• Mobile Data Traffic.


Key Questions Answered

  • What is the population of the Middle East and Africa and what is its mobile penetration?
  • How many mobile connections exist and how are they expected to grow between 2018 and 2023?
  • What is the split of those connections by technology type (GSM, CDMA, UMTS/HSPA, LTE and 5G) and generation (2G, 3G, 4G and 5G)?
  • What are the anticipated global handset and smartphone sales for 2018 to 2023?
  • What are the anticipated tablet sales for 2018 to 2023?
  • What is mobile data usage today and at what rate is mobile data usage expected to grow over the forecast period?
  • How does mobile data usage differ between quartiles?

Who Should Read

  • Mobile operators
  • Device OEMs
  • Mobile infrastructure and equipment OEMs
  • Content providers and distributors
  • Financial analysts and investors.

Table of Contents

  • Abstract
  • Executive Summary
  • Methodology
  • Middle East and Africa Mobile Connections Forecast, 2018-2023
    • Connections Forecast Assumptions
    • Connections Forecast
  • Middle East and Africa Smartphone Sales Forecast: 2018-2023
    • Smartphone Sales Forecast Assumptions
    • Handset Forecast
    • Handset Sales Forecast by Type
    • Smartphone Sales Forecast by Operating System
  • Middle East and Africa Tablet Sales Forecast: 2018-2023
    • Tablet Sales Forecast Assumptions
    • Tablet Sales
    • Tablet Sales by Operating System
    • Tablet Sales By Form Factor
    • Tablet Sales By Connectivity Option
  • Middle East and Africa Mobile Data Usage Trends
    • Etisalat
    • MTN
    • Orange
    • Ooredoo
    • Vodafone
    • Zain
  • Mobile Data Traffic Forecast Methodology
    • Connections, not Subscribers
    • Quartiles
  • Middle East and Africa Mobile Data Traffic Forecast, 2018-2023
  • Definitions
  • About iGR
    • Disclaimer

List of Tables

  • Table 1: Middle East and Africa Connections, Population, and Penetration, 2018-2023
  • Table 2: Middle East and Africa Connections by Technology Generation 2018-2023 (000)
  • Table 3: Middle East and Africa Connections by Technology, 2018-2023 (000)
  • Table 4: MEA Mobile Handset Sales as a Percentage of Mobile Connections, 2018-2023
  • Table 5: Middle East and Africa Mobile Handset Sales by Handset Type, 2018-2023
  • Table 6: Middle East and Africa Mobile OS Sales Forecast, 2018-2023 (units)
  • Table 7: Middle East and Africa Mobile OS Sales Forecast, 2018-2023 (Percentage Share)
  • Table 8: Middle East and Africa Tablet Sales, 2018-2023 (units)
  • Table 9: Middle East and Africa Tablet Sales by OS, 2018-2023 (units)
  • Table 10: Middle East and Africa Tablet OS Sales Forecast, 2018-2023 (Percentage Share)
  • Table 11: Middle East and Africa Tablet Sales by Form Factor, 2018-2023
  • Table 12: Middle East and Africa Tablet Sales by Connectivity Option, 2018-2023
  • Table 13: MTN Average Data Usage (MB/Month/Active Data User)
  • Table 14: Vodafone Data Usage (TB) by MEA Countries
  • Table 15: Middle East and Africa Connections, Population, and Penetration, 2018-2023 (000s
  • Table 16: Connections per Quartile in MEA, 2018-2023 (000s)
  • Table 17: Per-Connection Mobile Data Use (MB/month) in MEA, 2018-2023
  • Table 18: Total Mobile Data Traffic (TB/month) in MEA, 2018-2023
  • Table 19: Percentage of Mobile Data Traffic by Quartile in MEA, 2018-2023
  • Definitions Table

List of Charts

  • Figure A: Middle East and Africa Connections and Population, 2018-2023 (000)
  • Figure B: MEA Mobile Handset Sales as a Percentage of Mobile Connections, 2018-2023
  • Figure C: Total Mobile Data Traffic (TB/month) in Middle East and Africa, 2018-2023
  • Figure 1: Middle East and Africa Connections and Population, 2018-2023 (000)
  • Figure 2: Middle East and Africa Connections by Technology Generation, 2018-2023 (000)
  • Figure 3: Middle East and Africa Connections by Technology, 2018-2023 (000)
  • Figure 4: MEA Mobile Handset Sales as a Percentage of Mobile Connections, 2018-2023
  • Figure 5: Middle East and Africa Mobile Handset Sales by Handset Type, 2018-2023 (units)
  • Figure 6: Middle East and Africa Mobile OS Sales Forecast, 2018-2023 (units)
  • Figure 7: Middle East and Africa Mobile OS Forecast, 2018-2023 (Percentage Share)
  • Figure 8: Middle East and Africa Tablet Sales, 2018-2023 (units)
  • Figure 9: Middle East and Africa Tablet Sales by OS, 2018-2023 (units)
  • Figure 10: Middle East and Africa Tablet OS Sales Forecast, 2018-2023 (Percentage Share)
  • Figure 11: Middle East and Africa Tablet Sales by Form Factor, 2018-2023
  • Figure 12: Middle East and Africa Tablet Sales by Connectivity Option, 2018-2023
  • Figure 13: Middle East and Africa Connections and Population, 2018-2023 (000)
  • Figure 14: Per-Connection Mobile Data Use (MB/month) in Middle East and Africa, 2018-2023
  • Figure 15: Total Mobile Data Traffic (TB/month) in Middle East and Africa, 2018-2023
  • Figure 16: Percentage of Mobile Data Traffic by Quartile in Middle East and Africa, 2018-2023

For additional information on the Middle East and Africa Wireless Statistics Forecast, 2018-2023 market study, please contact Iain Gillott at (512) 263-5682 or by email.