Kuwait 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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Kuwait Telecommunications Report
Product Price
$1,295.00
New Data Services Key To Revenue Growth
Mobile Operators' Quarterly Revenues (USDmn), 2014-2015
Note: no Q215 data available yet for VIVA. Source: Operators

Key Data :

  • Monthly blended average revenue per user (ARPU) continued to decline in the face of intense competition, to KWD7.2 in Q215. Despite a boost from data services, ARPU's will decline to KWD7 by the end of 2015 and further to KWD6 by the end of our forecast.

  • 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 23% penetration rate by the end of 2015.

BMI Industry View
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SWOT
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Telecoms
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Industry Forecast
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Latest Updates
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Table: Telecoms Sector - Historical Data & Forecasts (Netherlands 2012-2019)
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Industry Risk Reward Index
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Industry Risk Reward Ratings
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Table: Key Trends In Industry Risks And Rewards, Q116
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Table: MENA Telecoms Risk/Reward Index, Q1 2016
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Market Overview
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Telecoms
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Market Drivers & Trends
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Mobile
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Wireline Voice & Broadband
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Regulatory Development
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Table: Kuwait - Regulatory Bodies And Their Responsibilities
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Competitive Landscape
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Table: Key Players: Kuwait Telecoms Market
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Table: Selected Operators Financial Indicators (USDmn)
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Table: Market Overview
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Table: Ooredoo
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Table: VIVA
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Table: Zain
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Company Profile
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Ooredoo Kuwait
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VIVA Kuwait
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Zain
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Demographic Forecast
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Table: Population Headline Indicators (Kuwait 1990-2025)
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Table: Key Population Ratios (Kuwait 1990-2025)
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Table: Urban/Rural Population & Life Expectancy (Kuwait 1990-2025)
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Table: Population By Age Group (Kuwait 1990-2025)
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Table: Population By Age Group % (Kuwait 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
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Sources
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Risk/Reward Index Methodology
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Table: Risk/Reward Index Indicators
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Table: Weighting Of Indicators
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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 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.