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Of 19 countries analyzed, 10 Arab countries impose sales taxes on fixed voice services.
Monday, July 8, 2013

A new report from the Arab Advisors Group analyzes the fixed voice tariffs for 29 fixed voice operators in 19 Arab countries. 10 Arab countries impose sales taxes on fixed voice services (paid by end users). Morocco has the highest sales tax rate on fixed voice services in the region followed by Mauritania and Tunisia.

The analysis of the fixed voice rates in the Arab World has revealed that the postpaid on-net average minute rates in Mauritania, Morocco, Algeria, Lebanon, Oman, Tunisia and Jordan are above the regional average minute rate.

For prepaid on-net average peak minute rates, Mauritania and Morocco have rates that are above the regional average peak minute rate. Sudan has the lowest prepaid on-net average peak minute rate.

A new report, "Fixed Voice Rates Comparison in the Arab World 2013" was released to the Arab Advisors Group's Telecoms Strategic Research Service subscribers on June 13, 2013. This report can be purchased from the Arab Advisors Group for only US$ 1,200. The 42-page report, which has 29 detailed exhibits, provides a comprehensive analysis of the fixed voice tariffs of the fixed voice operators in the Arab region.

The report is based on the rates of 29 fixed voice operators, these are: Algerie Telecom (Algeria), Batelco (Bahrain), Zain Bahrain (Bahrain), Mena Telecom (Bahrain), Telecom Egypt (Egypt), ITPC (Iraq), Orange - Jordan Telecom Group (Jordan), Ministry of Communications (Kuwait), Ogero (Lebanon), Hatif Libya (Libya), Chinguitel (Mauritania), Mauritel (Mauritania), Maroc Telecom (Morocco), Medi Telecom (Morocco), Wana (Morocco), Nawras Telecom (Oman), Omantel (Oman), Paltel (Palestine), Ooredoo (Qatar), Saudi Telecom Company (STC), Etihad Atheeb "GO" (Saudi Arabia), Sudatel (Sudan), Canar (Sudan), Syrian Telecom "STE" (Syria), Tunisie Telecom (Tunisia), Orange Tunisie (Tunisia), Etisalat (UAE), du (UAE) and PTC (Yemen).

"Ten Arab countries impose taxes on fixed voice services charged to the end users. These are the governments of Algeria, Egypt, Jordan, Lebanon, Mauritania, Morocco, Palestine, Sudan, Tunisia and Yemen. The governments of the Gulf Corporation Council (GCC) countries in addition to Iraq, Libya and Syria do not impose taxes on end users. Morocco has the highest sales tax rates on fixed voice services in the region followed by Mauritania and Tunisia." Mr. Zaid Abawi, Arab Advisors Group Senior Research Analyst commented.

"By June 2013, thirteen out of the nineteen countries had liberalized fixed line markets in the Arab World. Out of these thirteen Bahrain, Iraq, Jordan, Morocco, Saudi Arabia and Tunisia had competitive fixed line markets, while Algeria, Libya, Mauritania, Oman, Qatar, Sudan and the UAE had duopoly fixed line markets. The remaining six countries, namely: Egypt, Kuwait, Lebanon, Palestine, Syria and Yemen had not liberalized their fixed line markets by June 2013." Mr. Abawi added.

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, or could count towards attending Arab Advisors' 2nd Smart Handheld Summit 2013 on November 26 & 27, 2013 in Dubai - UAE. Telecom and Media operators can send up to 2 delegates to attend at no charge. Press members can also attend at no charge. More information on The 2nd Smart Handheld Summit 2013 can be viewed on: http://www.arabadvisors.com/SmartHandheld/schedule.htm

The Arab Advisors Group's team of analysts in the region has produced close to 3,625 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 685 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.htm

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Arab Advisors Group provides reliable research, analysis and forecasts of Arab communications, media, technology and financial markets.

Arab Advisors Group Strategic Research Services (Media and Telecoms) are annual subscriptions. The services cover nineteen countries in the Arab World: Lebanon, Syria, Jordan, Palestine, Iraq, Egypt, Sudan, Saudi Arabia, Yemen, UAE, Kuwait, Qatar, Bahrain, Oman, Libya, Tunisia, Algeria, Morocco and Mauritania.

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