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TMCNet:  Research and Markets: The Middle East Mobile Benchmark - 2013 Provides a Review of Prices Levied For Mobile Services both Voice and Data by Operators

[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 allowance

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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