4G Commercial Strategies in Africa and the Middle East

Pages: 38 Published: February 01, 2016 Report Code: TC0015IR

In the MENA region, operators are increasingly developing online stores and marketing OTT services through OTT partnerships to increase 4G-compatible smartphones and increase data bundle adoption. In sub-Saharan Africa, operators largely rely on informal distribution networks to reach their addressable market and offer promotional data bundles for specific services (e.g., social network data bundles), this will support 4G uptake over the next five years. In the battle for market share, the success of an operator to acquire 4G subscriptions in AME is also dependent on marketing their unique selling points and service strengths. For example, incumbents with large networks market their quality of service capabilities (e.g., Turk Telekom), while operators with lower market share in terms of subscribers can promote their value-for money focus (e.g., MTN South Africa). Operators across AME are however facing a number of challenges related to their 4G strategies. Key challenges, particularly in several African markets, include the high cost of network rollouts. While in more developed telecoms markets in terms of smartphone adoption, such as the GCC, operators are increasingly concerned with spectrum allocations to deliver 4G speeds and coverage effectively.

Scope

‘4G Commercial Strategies in Africa and the Middle East’ report provides an overview of the variety of commercialization strategies operators have adopted in AME, including analysis of the major components.

It consists of:

• Overview of 4G market trends in AME and factors including adoption, smartphone sales and frequency spectrum usage.

• Overview of the key components of mobile 4G commercialization strategies covering client segmentation, products, pricing, promotion and distribution strategies.

• Analysis and overview of select operators in AME which have or will launch mobile 4G services.

Key findings from commercialization strategies in the region and a set of recommendations for telecom operators and network vendors.

Reasons to Buy

Gain understanding of successful 4G commercial strategies utilized by telcos in key AME markets.·     Align product portfolios by selecting suitable commercial strategies needed to ensure the optimal up-take of 4G services in the local market.

Quicken the decision-making process by understanding the strategies which underpin commercial 4G strategies in terms of client segmentation, products, pricing, promotion and distribution.

Gain understanding of the competitive landscape, to strengthen your positioning in the market versus operators.

Key Players

Zain Kuwait
Inwi Morocco
Du
Jumia
Tigo Tanzania
TTCL
Ooredoo Oman
Telekom South Africa
Meditel
Zain Saudi Arabia
SABB Bank
STC
Mobiliy
Turk Telekom
Turkcell
Vodafone Turkey
MTN South Africa
Brightstar
ItsOn
Maroc Telecom
Icflix
GAM
Sicotel
Altadis

Table of Contents

Executive summary

Introduction

Mobile subscriptions by technology in AME

4G market trend in AME

Smartphone sales in AME

Frequency spectrum and 4G in AME

Mobile 4G service availability across AME

4G commercial strategies overview

Client segmentation

Product

Pricing

Promotion

Distribution

Case studies

Zain Saudi Arabia

Turk Telekom

MTN South Africa

Maroc Telecom

Key findings and recommendations

Appendix: Acronyms and definitions

List of Tables

Exhibit 1: Mobile subscriptions by Technology, AME

Exhibit 2: 4G Subscription Penetration of Population, 2015-2020

Exhibit 3: Key Challenges For 4G Operators in AME

Exhibit 4: Total Mobile Handset Sales in AME, 2014-2020

Exhibit 5: Mobile Handset Sales Distribution in AME, 2014-2020

Exhibit 6: 4G Spectrum Features

Exhibit 7: 4G Spectrum Allocations in AME Countries

Exhibit 8: Mobile 4G Availability in AME, January 2016

Exhibit 9: 4G Commercialization Strategies Components

Exhibit 10: AME Demographics, 2014

Exhibit 11: GDP Per Capita (PPP-Adjusted), 2014-2020

Exhibit 12: Client Segmentation Examples With Accompanying Services

Exhibit 13: INWI Morocco Starter Pack Promotions

Exhibit 14: DU UAE 4G Data Bundle Recommendations

Exhibit 15: Pricing Strategies

Exhibit 16: Price Comparisons For 4G and Fixed Broadband Services in AME

Exhibit 17: Key Questions to Answer in 4G Promotion Campaigns

Exhibit 18: Popular Distribution Channels According To Market Maturity

Exhibit 19: Saudi Arabia Mobile Market Context

Exhibit 20: Zain Saudi Arabia’s Data Bundle (SIM-only) Per Gb Price Comparison To Local Competitors*, 2016

Exhibit 21: Zain Saudi Arabia’s VAS/OTT Offers, 2016

Exhibit 22: Zain Online Account, 2016

Exhibit 23: Turkey Mobile Market Context

Exhibit 24: Turk Telekom Own-brand 4G Smartphone (TT175) Specifications

Exhibit 25: Turk Telekom 4G Promotional Campaign

Exhibit 26: Turk Telekom 4G SIM Card Offer

Exhibit 27: South Africa Mobile Market Context

Exhibit 28: MTN’S ‘Perfect For LTE Bundles’, 2016

Exhibit 29: MTN’S Data Bundles Variety, 2016

Exhibit 30: MTN’s 4G Network Coverage, 2016

Exhibit 31: Morocco Mobile Market Context

Exhibit 32: Maroc Telecom Postpaid Dedicated Mobile Internet 4G Packages, 2016

Exhibit 33: Maroc Telecom ICFLIX Offer, 2016

Exhibit 34: Maroc Telecom 4G Promotional Website

List of Figures

Exhibit 1: Mobile subscriptions by Technology, AME

Exhibit 2: 4G Subscription Penetration of Population, 2015-2020

Exhibit 3: Key Challenges For 4G Operators in AME

Exhibit 4: Total Mobile Handset Sales in AME, 2014-2020

Exhibit 5: Mobile Handset Sales Distribution in AME, 2014-2020

Exhibit 6: 4G Spectrum Features

Exhibit 7: 4G Spectrum Allocations in AME Countries

Exhibit 8: Mobile 4G Availability in AME, January 2016

Exhibit 9: 4G Commercialization Strategies Components

Exhibit 10: AME Demographics, 2014

Exhibit 11: GDP Per Capita (PPP-Adjusted), 2014-2020

Exhibit 12: Client Segmentation Examples With Accompanying Services

Exhibit 13: INWI Morocco Starter Pack Promotions

Exhibit 14: DU UAE 4G Data Bundle Recommendations

Exhibit 15: Pricing Strategies

Exhibit 16: Price Comparisons For 4G and Fixed Broadband Services in AME

Exhibit 17: Key Questions to Answer in 4G Promotion Campaigns

Exhibit 18: Popular Distribution Channels According To Market Maturity

Exhibit 19: Saudi Arabia Mobile Market Context

Exhibit 20: Zain Saudi Arabia’s Data Bundle (SIM-only) Per Gb Price Comparison To Local Competitors*, 2016

Exhibit 21: Zain Saudi Arabia’s VAS/OTT Offers, 2016

Exhibit 22: Zain Online Account, 2016

Exhibit 23: Turkey Mobile Market Context

Exhibit 24: Turk Telekom Own-brand 4G Smartphone (TT175) Specifications

Exhibit 25: Turk Telekom 4G Promotional Campaign

Exhibit 26: Turk Telekom 4G SIM Card Offer

Exhibit 27: South Africa Mobile Market Context

Exhibit 28: MTN’S ‘Perfect For LTE Bundles’, 2016

Exhibit 29: MTN’S Data Bundles Variety, 2016

Exhibit 30: MTN’s 4G Network Coverage, 2016

Exhibit 31: Morocco Mobile Market Context

Exhibit 32: Maroc Telecom Postpaid Dedicated Mobile Internet 4G Packages, 2016

Exhibit 33: Maroc Telecom ICFLIX Offer, 2016

Exhibit 34: Maroc Telecom 4G Promotional Website

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