Egypt Telecommunications Report

Providing expert analysis, independent forecasts and competitive intelligence on the telecommunications industry.

Report includes: BMI Industry View, Industry SWOT Analysis, BMI Industry Forecast Scenario, Telecommunications Risk Reward Index, Market Overview, Regulatory Environment, Company Profiles and Competitive

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Egypt Telecommunications Report
Product Price
$1,295.00
Large Potential for Growth
3G/4G Subscriptions and Total Mobile Subscriptions (2013-2019)
National Sources/BMI

BMI View: The long delay of Telecom Egypt (TE)'s entry into the mobile market as a mobile virtual network operator (MVNO) is due to its inability to reach an agreement with the three existing mobile players, Vodafone, Mobinil and Etisalat. This is not surprising given that additional mobile competition would drive ARPUs down further, when they are already as low as EGP25 (USD3.11) as of June 2015. TE's high wholesale access fees have also prevented mobile operators from competing effectively in the wireline sector. Meanwhile, the Egyptian government stipulated that as a condition of its unified licence, TE would have to sell its 45% stake in Vodafone by December 2015. The operator still refused to comply with this condition in November 2015. T his distortion of the competitive environment enables TE to benefit from a dominant position in the mobile and wireline sectors, ultimately stifling service innovation and the growth prospects of the telecoms market .

Latest Updates & Industry Developments

  • The mobile market contracted by 0.9% q-o-q in Q215 to 94.87mn subscriptions, marking the fourth quarter of decline out of the last five.

  • The ADSL market grew by 22.3% y-o-y in June 2015 to 3.51mn subscriptions, with Telecom Egypt's falling prices driving uptake. USB dongle subscriptions contracted q-o-q in Q215, indicating consumer preference for more reliable wireline options.

  • Mobile internet subscriptions grew even faster than ASDL - by 25.1% y-o-y in June 2015 to 24.1mn, supported by an ever wider selection of affordable smartphones.

BMI Industry View
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SWOT
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Political
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Economic
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Operational Risk
14
Industry Forecast
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Mobile
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Table: Telecoms Sector - Historical Data & Forecasts (Egypt 2012-2019)
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Industry Risk Reward Ratings
20
Industry Risk Reward Index
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Table: MENA Telecoms Risk/Reward Index - Q415
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Market Overview
24
Mobile
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Regional Perspective
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Table: Regional Comparison Table, 2013
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Mobile Growth
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Market Shares
26
ARPU
28
Networks
30
Content
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Mobile Operator Data
33
Table: Market Overview
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Wireline Market
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Regulatory Development
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Table: Egypt Regulatory Bodies And Their Responsibilities
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Key Developments
39
Competitive Landscape
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Table: Key Players - Egypt Telecoms Sector
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Table: Vodafone
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Table: Mobinil
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Table: Etisalat Misr
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Table: Telecom Egypt
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Company Profile
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Telecom Egypt
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Mobinil
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Vodafone Egypt
51
Demographic Forecast
55
Demographic Outlook
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Table: Population Headline Indicators (Egypt 1990-2025)
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Table: Key Population Ratios (Egypt 1990-2025)
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Table: Urban/Rural Population & Life Expectancy (Egypt 1990-2025)
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Table: Population By Age Group (Egypt 1990-2025)
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Table: Population By Age Group % (Egypt 1990-2025)
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Glossary
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Table: Glossary Of Terms
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Methodology
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Industry Forecast Methodology
62
Sources
64
Risk/Reward Index Methodology
64
Table: Risk/Reward Index Indicators
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Table: Weighting Of Indicators
66

The Egypt Telecommunications Report features BMI Research's independent industry forecasts on the future strength of Egypt'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 Egypt 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 Egypt.

Key Benefits

  • Benchmark BMI's independent telecoms industry forecasts for Egypt to test other views - a key input for successful budgeting and strategic business planning in the Egyptian telecoms market.
  • Target business opportunities and risks in Egypt's telecoms sector through our reviews of latest industry trends, regulatory changes and major deals, projects and investments in Egypt.
  • Assess the activities, strategy and market position of your competitors, partners and clients via our Company Profiles (inc. SWOTs, KPIs and latest activity).

Coverage

BMI Industry View

Summary of BMI’s key industry forecasts and views, covering the ARPU, fixed-line, mobile (including 3G & 4G), internet and broadband markets.

Industry SWOT Analysis

Analysis of the major Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities and Threats within the wireline and wireless sectors and within the broader political, economic and business environment.

BMI Industry Forecast Scenario

Historic data series (2010-2013) and forecasts to end-2019 for all key industry indicators, supported by explicit assumptions, plus analysis of key downside risks to the main forecast.

  • Fixed-line Telephony – Telephone lines (‘000); telephone lines/100 inhabitants.
  • Cellular Telephony – Mobile phone subscribers (‘000); mobile phone subscribers/100 inhabitants; and where available, 3G & 4G subscribers (‘000); 3G & 4G subscribers/100 inhabitants; 3G & 4G subscribers as a percentage of overall mobile market.
  • Internet Markets – Internet users (‘000); internet users/100 inhabitants; broadband internet subscribers (‘000); broadband internet subscribers/100 inhabitants.

BMI’s Telecommunications Risk Reward Index

BMI’s Risk Reward Indices provide investors (vendors, operators and suppliers) looking for opportunities in the region with a clear country comparative assessment of a market’s risks and potential rewards. Each of the country markets are scored using a sophisticated model that includes more than 40 industry, economic and demographic data points to provide an Indices of highest to lowest appeal to investors, with each position explained.

Market Data Analysis

Detailed market analysis of the mobile, mobile content, fixed-line and internet segments, broken down into:

  • Market Data – Analysis of market size, operator shares, dominant trends, competitive landscape and key quarterly data.
  • Technology/Service Rollout – Analysis of rollout/adoption of new technology, such as 3G & 4G, WiMAX, IPTV, pay-TV, LTE and valueadded handset services (gaming, music, video, apps etc.).
  • Mobile Content – The latest trends in content and services available and being introduced by mobile operators, including a timeline of all the latest major mobile content developments.
    Company Database – A comprehensive breakdown of KPIs of the leading mobile operators, including subscriber figures by type (pre-paid and post-paid); 3G & 4G subscriber figures; net additions; market share; ARPU; churn rates; minutes of use; voice and non-voice revenue; financial figures (including operating revenues, net profits and EBITDA).

Regulatory Environment

Details of the regulatory bodies and their responsibilities, as well as a special focus on the rules surrounding competition and interconnection. Also covers the latest updates in the market’s development and regulatory rulings.

Company Profiles*

Examines the competitive positioning and short- to medium-term business strategies of key industry players. Strategy is examined within the context of BMI’s industry forecasts, our macroeconomic views and our understanding of the wider competitive landscape to generate Company SWOT analyses. The latest financial and operating statistics and key company developments are also incorporated within the company profiles, enabling a full evaluation of recent company performance and future growth prospects.

Sources

The Telecommunications Reports draw on an extensive network of primary sources, such as multilateral organisations, government departments, industry associations, chambers and company reports.

*Company profiles are not available for every country. Those reports instead contain information on the current activities of prominent companies operating in the market.