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Region in Focus: Middle East and North Africa, Q4 2018

Operators shape up for an eventful 2019

2019 looks set to be an eventful year for 5G in MENA, with a number of commercial launches expected during the year. Operators in GCC countries remain ahead in 5G deployment plans in the region, spurred by recent 5G spectrum auctions and growing prospects for 5G-enabled devices coming to market during the year.

In this Region in Focus, we cover market trend analysis for the MENA region to December 2018 and provide insight into recent technology, regulatory and competition developments. We also include analysis of the performance of Etisalat, Ooredoo, Orange, Vodafone and Zain in the region; look at the diverse landscape for mobile financial services; and examine the hurdles remaining for those looking to join the 5G race.

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