GCC (Gulf Cooperation Council) Tariff Benchmark Fixed and Mobile


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This 55-page report was researched during the month of July and August 2011 with information gathered through primary and secondary research. Sources of information included but not limited to:
 
  • existing external research analyst reports and presentations
  • financial reports from operators
  • fixed and mobile providers’ websites.
  • directly from operators.

Overall, the report presents the analysis of the research findings collected from 6 incumbent fixed operators (except for ISP in Kuwait and Egypt) and all mobile network operators (15 in total) offering services in the GCC region.

Additionally, we include prices for services in 4 other countries namely Egypt, Morocco, South Africa and the UK in order to draw a comparison of rates charged in the GCC region with countries outside the region. In order to facilitate the analysis of the findings, a matrix was produced to include all qualitative and quantitative information for each of the service providers fixed and mobile services covered in the report. Where available, the following information has been collected, analysed and compared.

1. Geographical coverage
Countries: Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia and UAE (plus Egypt, Morocco, South Africa and the UK)

2. Operator coverage
Fixed incumbent operator in each country.
Mobile network operators:
Bahrain: Batelco, Zain, Viva, Kuwait: Viva, Wataniya, Zain, Oman: Nawras, Oman Mobile, Qatar: Qtel and Vodafone, S Arabia: STC, Mobily and Zain, UAE: Du and Etisalat Plus one operator from Egypt, Morocco, South Africa and the UK.
Table of Contents

Key Findings
FIXED

Section 1: PSTN (Incumbent operator only)
1.1 Connection charge for an exchange line
1.2 Rental per month
1.3 Fixed to fixed calling
1.4 Fixed to mobile calling
1.5 Calling abroad

Section 2: Fixed Broadband/FTTH
2.1 Speeds available
2.2 Connection charges
2.3 Rental per month and inclusive data
2.4 Rental per month (1 Table per country)

Section 3: Bundling
3.1 Dual and Triple play offers
MOBILE

Section 4: Mobile Voice - Postpaid
4.1 Rental per month and inclusive allowance
4.2 Usage charges (cost per minute; cost per SMS)

Section 5: Mobile Broadband
5.1 Mobile Broadband (access by PC) offerings and costs i.e. rental, speeddownload/upload, inclusive allowance and outside allowance. (1 Table percountry)
5.2 Mobile Internet (access by Mobile Phone) offerings and costs i.e. rental,speed download/upload, inclusive allowance and outside allowance. (1Table per country)

Section 6: Promotions

Table 1: Fixed/PSTN Connection per month for a PSTN exchange line -Consumer
Table 2: Fixed/PSTN Rental per month for a PSTN exchange line - Consumer
Table 3: Fixed/PSTN Cost per minute for making a fixed-to-fixed local/national call
Table 4: Fixed/PSTN Cost per minute for making a fixed-to-mobile
Table 5a: Fixed/PSTN Cost per minute for calls made in peak hours to a fixedline in neighbouring countries, Egypt, Morocco, SouthAfrica, Singapore, the UK and the USA
Table 5b: Fixed/PSTN Cost per minute for calls made in off-peak hours to afixed line in neighbouring countries, Egypt, Morocco,South Africa, Singapore, the UK and the USA.
Table 5c: Fixed/PSTN Cost per minute for calls to a mobile line made in peakhours to neighbouring countries, Egypt, Morocco, SouthAfrica, Singapore, the UK and the USA.
Table 5d: Fixed/PSTN Cost per minute for calls to a mobile line made in peakhours to neighbouring countries, Egypt, Morocco, SouthAfrica, Singapore, the UK and the USA.
Table 5e: Fixed/PSTN Peak and off-peak times for IDD calls
Table 5f: Fixed/PSTN Details of discount schemes
Table 6: Mobile Cost per month and inclusive allowances available topostpaid subscribers
Table: Mobile Mobile Broadband (postpaid and prepaid) accessed by PC1 per country
Table: Mobile Mobile Internet (postpaid and prepaid) accessed by PC 1per country
Table 7a: Mobile Comparison of lowest and highest priced postpaidmonthly product for accessing the Internet by PC
Table 7b: Mobile Sorted by lowest priced productComparison of lowest and highest priced postpaidmonthly product for accessing the Internet by PC
Table 8a: Mobile Comparison of lowest and highest priced postpaidmonthly product for accessing the Internet by mobilephone
Table 8b: Mobile Sorted by lowest priced productComparison of lowest and highest priced postpaidmonthly product for accessing the Internet by mobilephone

Chart 1: Fixed/PSTN Connection charge for a PSTN exchange line - Consumer
Chart 2: Fixed/PSTN Rental per month for a PSTN exchange line Consumer
Chart 3: Fixed/PSTN Cost per minute for making a fixed-to-fixed local/national call
Chart 4: Fixed/PSTN Cost per minute for making a fixed-to-mobile
Chart 5a: Fixed/PSTN Cost per minute for calls to a fixed line in neighbouringcountries, Egypt, Morocco, South Africa, Singapore, theUK and the USA
Chart 5a: Fixed/PSTN Cost per minute for calls to a fixed line in neighbouringcountries, Egypt, Morocco, South Africa, Singapore, theUK and the USA.
Chart 5b: Fixed/PSTN Cost per minute to call a fixed line in Bahrain (peakhours)
Chart 5c: Fixed/PSTN Cost per minute to call a fixed line in Oman (peak hours)
Chart 5d: Fixed/PSTN Cost per minute to call a fixed line in Qatar (peak hours)
Chart 5e: Fixed/PSTN Cost per minute to call a fixed line in S. Arabia (peakhours)
Chart 5f: Fixed/PSTN Cost per minute to call a fixed line in UAE (peak hours)
Chart 5g: Fixed/PSTN Cost per minute to call a fixed line in Egypt (peak hours)
Chart 5h: Fixed/PSTN Cost per minute to call a fixed line in S. Africa (peakhours)
Chart 5i: Fixed/PSTN Cost per minute to call a fixed line in Morocco (peakhours)
Chart 5j: Fixed/PSTN Cost per minute to call a fixed line in UK (peak hours)
Chart 5l: Fixed/PSTN Cost per minute to call a fixed line in USA (peak hours)
Chart 5m: Fixed/PSTN Cost per minute to call a fixed line in Singapore (peakhours)
Chart 6a: Mobile A comparison of all Fixed Broadband products, rentalper month - Products up to USD 100 per month.
Chart 6b: Mobile A comparison of all ADSL products, rental per month -Products USD 100 per month and higher
Chart 7a: Mobile A comparison of all mobile postpaid plans, rental permonth (incl. of VAT where applicable)Price plans up USD 24.99 per month inclusive of tax andhigher
Chart 7b: Mobile A comparison of usage per minute for all mobilepostpaid plans, cost per min (incl. of VAT whereapplicable). Price plans USD 24.99 per month and higherinclusive of tax and higher
Chart 7c: Mobile A comparison of voice call charges for postpaid plans upto USD 0.10 plus per minute
Chart 7d: Mobile A comparison of voice call charges for postpaid plansUSD 0.10 and higher per minute
Chart 7e: Mobile A comparison of SMS charges for postpaid plans