"This Middle East tables only report provides 276 statistical tables for all aspects of telecommunications in each of the following Middle Eastern countries: Bahrain, Egypt, Iran, Iraq, Israel, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Syria, Turkey, UAE and Yemen.
The Middle East in telecoms statistics
Where available, statistics are given up to and including 2010. Where not available, estimates are given and, in some cases, subscribers up to 2015 are forecast.
Statistics are grouped by country into three sections: telecoms and fixed-line operations; Internet Broadband and Digital media; and mobile communications and mobile data.
Fixed-line and telecoms infrastructure
In the Middle Eastern region telecommunications infrastructure varies from very advanced to very rudimentary. Several FttH projects are under development in Israel and the Gulf countries but in Yemen and Iraq fixed-line penetration is only around 5%.