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Foreign ownership proportionate share of cellular revenues is the highest in Jordan and Sudan
Tuesday, July 19, 2016

The Arab Advisors Group analyzed the ownership structure and revenues of all cellular operators in fifteen Arab countries. The analysis aimed at examining the "actual" level of privatization and state ownership in each country measured by the proportionate share of each operator of total cellular market revenues. The analysis revealed that the Palestinian, Kuwaiti and Omani cellular markets are the most privatized markets, whilst Lebanon telecom market is not privatized. Foreign ownership proportionate share of cellular revenues is the highest in Jordan and Sudan, followed by Egypt and Algeria.
The Arab Advisors Group has analyzed the ownership structure and revenues of forty cellular operators in the region. This was intended to shed light on the actual level of privatization and state ownership in each country measured by the proportionate share of total cellular revenues for 2015. The proportionate revenue share was calculated by multiplying each operator's share of total revenues by the percentage of shares owned by government, public sector institutions, local private sector and foreigner investors in the country.

A new report, "Privatization Levels in Arab Cellular Markets" was released to the Arab Advisors Group's Telecoms Strategic Research Service subscribers on June 22, 2016. This report can be purchased from the Arab Advisors Group for only US$ 2,190. The 19-page report, which contains 16 detailed exhibits, provides a detailed analysis of the ownership structures and revenues and the level of privatization by revenues of all the cellular operators in the countries covered. The report covers forty operators in fifteen countries: Algeria, Bahrain, Egypt, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Morocco, Oman, Palestine, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Syria, Sudan, Tunisia and the UAE.
Please contact the Arab Advisors Group to get a copy of the report's Table of Contents.
Any investment in this report will count towards an annual Strategic Research Service subscription should the service be acquired within three months from purchasing the report.
"The analysis revealed that local private sector in Palestine and Kuwait has the highest proportionate share of cellular revenues, while the public sector had the highest share of cellular revenues in the UAE and Saudi Arabia. In terms of foreign ownership proportionate share of cellular revenues, Jordan had the highest share, followed by Sudan, Egypt and Algeria." Ms. Dalia Haddad, Arab Advisors Group Senior Research Analyst commented.
The Arab Advisors Group's team of analysts in the region has produced close to 4,300 reports on the Arab World's communications and media markets. The reports can be purchased individually or received through an annual subscription to Arab Advisors Group's (www.arabadvisors.com) Strategic Research Services (Media and Telecom).
To date, Arab Advisors Group has served 900 global and regional companies by providing reliable research analysis and forecasts of Arab communications markets to these clients. Some of our clients can be viewed on http://www.arabadvisors.com/clients

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