Kuwait Telecoms, Mobile, Broadband and Digital Media - Statistics and Analyses 2016 - Research and Markets

DUBLIN--()--Research and Markets has announced the addition of the "Kuwait - Telecoms, Mobile, Broadband and Digital Media - Statistics and Analyses" report to their offering.

The deployment of fixed broadband has been steady but slow in Kuwait. In the last couple of years fixed services have begun to make inroads but penetration is still low compared to other countries and there is no NBN policy in place.

Fibre subscribers account for around a quarter of all fixed broadband subscriptions The government recognises that the existing copper based infrastructure will not keep up with the data demands of the future.

Kuwait's telecom sector is characterized by a highly developed mobile sector with many multiple subscriptions. Mobile represents the majority of total broadband connections.

The three major mobile providers in Kuwait (Zain, Ooredoo, Viva) are highly competitive and while Zain has the highest market share of about 38%, the other two are not far behind, capturing over 30% each as well. Viva joined the market in 2008 and rose quickly to capture market share against the existing two players.

With such a vibrant and well established mobile sector at play, the large operators are now moving towards offering more value-added services as well as technology and network upgrades. In the past year or so, Zain Kuwait, for example, has launched M2M services for corporate customers as well as VoLTE services. Zain Kuwait also recently conducted successful tests of 4.5G technology in conjunction with Huawei.

Key developments:

- Zain Kuwait's data revenues grew by around 8% in 2015 (in local currency).

- Kuwait Projects Company (KIPCO) is an important and influential investment company in Kuwait. KIPCO has been a major player in the Kuwaiti communications industry.

- With mobile penetration at high levels, focus has shifted to the mobile data market. All three operators have upgraded networks to support faster downlink speeds and are increasingly focused on mobile content and applications.

- The launch of the new Communication and Information Technology Regulatory Authority (CITRA) took place in February 2016.

- Subscribers to FttH/FttB services in Kuwait account for around 25% of all fixed broadband subscribers.

Key Topics Covered:

1. Executive summary

2. Key statistics

3. Telecommunications market

4. Regulatory environment

5. Fixed network operators

6. Telecommunications infrastructure

7. Broadband access market

8. Introduction and statistical overview

9. Digital economy

10. Digital media

11. Mobile communications

12. Mobile infrastructure

13. Major mobile operators

14. Mobile content and applications

Companies Mentioned

- Fasttelco

- KIPCO

- Kuwait Telecom Company (KTC) / Viva

- Ministry of Communications

- Mobile Telecommunications Co (MTC) / Zain

- Ooredoo Kuwait

- Orbit Showtime Network (OSN)

- Qualitynet

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Research and Markets
Laura Wood, Senior Manager
press@researchandmarkets.com
For E.S.T Office Hours Call 1-917-300-0470
For U.S./CAN Toll Free Call 1-800-526-8630
For GMT Office Hours Call +353-1-416-8900
U.S. Fax: 646-607-1907
Fax (outside U.S.): +353-1-481-1716
Related Topics: Telecommunications and Networks, Mobile Networks