"Saudi Arabia Telecom Operators Country Intelligence Report," a new Country Intelligence Report by GlobalData, provides an executive-level overview of the telecommunications market in Saudi Arabia today, with detailed forecasts of key indicators up to 2025. Published annually, the report provides detailed analysis of the near-term opportunities, competitive dynamics, and evolution of demand by service type and technology/platform across the pay-TV, fixed telephony, broadband, and mobile segments, as well as a review of key regulatory trends.

’The total telecom services revenue in Saudi Arabia will increase from US$12.9 billion in 2020 to US$17 billion by the end of 2025, at a CAGR of 5.7%, supported by increasing service revenues from fixed broadband, mobile data, and pay-TV segments. The revenues from mobile data services are set to grow at a 9.3% CAGR over 2020-2025 driven by increasing mobile internet subscriptions and growing data ARPUs over the forecast period. Whereas fixed broadband revenue will grow at a CAGR of 19.2% over 2020-2025 driven by increasing fixed broadband ARPUs due to fiber rollouts in the country and increased FTTH/B adoption.

The Country Intelligence Report provides in-depth analysis of the following -

  • Demographic and macroeconomic context in Saudi Arabia.
  • The regulatory environment and trends: a review of the regulatory setting and agenda for the next 18-24 months as well as relevant developments pertaining to spectrum licensing, national broadband plans, tariff regulation, and more.
  • Telecom services market outlook: analysis as well as historical figures and forecasts of service revenue from the pay-TV, fixed telephony, broadband, mobile voice, and mobile data markets.
  • The competitive landscape: an examination of the positioning of leading players in the telecom services market as well as subscription market shares across segments.
  • Company snapshots: analysis of the financial position of leading service providers in the telecommunications markets.
  • Underlying assumptions behind our published base-case forecasts, as well as potential market developments that would alter, either positively or negatively, our base-case outlook.


  • The overall telecom service revenue in Saudi Arabia will grow at a CAGR of 5.7% over 2020-2025.
  • Mobile data accounted for a majority 50.8% of the total telecom service revenue in 2020 and will increase at a CAGR of 9.3% over 2020-2025 driven by increasing deployment of 5G networks coverage, which yield higher ARPUs.
  • Fixed broadband service revenues will grow at the highest CAGR of 19.2% over 2020-2025 due to fiber rollouts, increased fiber adoption, and the open access fiber network agreement.
  • Top three operators STC, Mobily, and Zain accounted for 89.6% share of the total mobile subscriptions in 2020. STC held the majority market shares across mobile, fixed voice, fixed broadband, and pay-TV segments in 2020.

Reasons To Buy

  • This Country Intelligence Report offers a thorough, forward-looking analysis of Saudi Arabia’s telecommunications markets, service providers and key opportunities in a concise format to help executives build proactive and profitable growth strategies.
  • Accompanying GlobalData’s Forecast products, the report examines the assumptions and drivers behind ongoing and upcoming trends in Saudi Arabia’s mobile communications, fixed telephony, broadband markets, and pay-TV services, including the evolution of service provider market shares.
  • With more than 20 charts and tables, the report is designed for an executive-level audience, boasting presentation quality.
  • The report provides an easily digestible market assessment for decision-makers built around in-depth information gathered from local market players, which enables executives to quickly get up to speed with the current and emerging trends in Saudi Arabia’s telecommunications markets.
  • The broad perspective of the report coupled with comprehensive, actionable detail will help operators, equipment vendors, and other telecom industry players succeed in the challenging telecommunications market in Saudi Arabia.