Africa & Middle East Market Resources

The uptake of mobile services in Africa and the Middle East in the last 15 years has been unprecedented.

The editors of 'Africa & Middle East Telecom-Week' - the weekly market update service - have published a series of market briefings in 2012 covering both the general market, but also useful briefings on two international mobile groups currently fighting for dominance in the market; Bharti's Airtel Africa and the UK's Vodafone Group - see below.

MVNOs have been slow to take off in Africa, but are finding new markets in the Middle East with new launches in Israel; launches  in Saudi Arabia; and Virgin having re-positioned itself with a joint venture with FRiENDi Group.  

An up-to-date list of African and Middle East Regulators and Operators is available here.