|[February 25, 2013]
Research and Markets: The Middle East Mobile Benchmark - 2013 Provides a Review of Prices Levied For Mobile Services both Voice and Data by Operators
DUBLIN --(Business Wire)--
Research and Markets (http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/phm5d7/the_middle_east)
has announced the addition of the "The
Middle East Mobile Benchmark" report to their offering.
The 52-page report supported with the all the data compared in excel
spreadsheet entitled 'The Middle East Mobile Benchmark' provides
analysis of voice and data services for both Pre Pay and Post Pay
services across 26 MNOs in 13 Middle East countries.
Countries covered include: Bahrain, Egypt, Iran, Jordan, Kuwait,
Lebanon, Libya, Oman, Palestine, Qatar, Syria, UAE and Yemen.
Average rental of postpaid plans in the Middle-East is USD 48.70 per
month with 18 operatos providing 1 GB or data ore more in their
The report gives detailed pricing information of postpaid offers both
for voice and mobile broadband. The information compares pricing for
connection, rental, included usage as part of the bundle, domestic usage
(voice, SMS, MMS, data), international usage as well as roaming (calling
back home, calling locally, receiving a call, sending an SMS back home
and data roaming)
The report provides the reader with a quick view of what a service costs
and how it compares with other operators in the region. All price points
referred to are compared, prices are expressed in USD.
Some of the highlights from the findings are:
- The Benchmark finds that a total of 6 out of the 26 covered operators
offer voice unlimited minutes and in their allowance while 18 operators
provide 1 GB or more of data allowance each month.
- Domestic SMS prices vary from USD 0.01 to USD 0.09 per text and MMS
from USD 0.03 to USD 0.27.
- Roaming charges attract an average of USD 2.32 per minute when calling
back home from the roaming destination USA. Calling locally typically
attracts a lower rate with rates being well below the USD 1 per minute
charge. Data roaming varies across the surveyed operators from as little
as USD 0.53 per 1 Mbyte to as high as USD 29.74 per 1 Mbyte.
The Middle East Mobile Benchmark includes this current issue and an
issue to be published in September 2013.
For more information visit http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/phm5d7/the_middle_east
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