Cullen International’s latest MENA Telecoms Profiles track and monitor the government policies and market situation for the telecoms sector, including for broadband, 5G and other recent regulatory developments.
The regulatory frameworks and the telecoms markets in the MENA region are diverse.
- In Bahrain, the TRA regulates the sector in accordance with the national telecoms plans, while in Saudi Arabia and UAE, regulators implement wider national policies (the Saudi Vision 2030 and the UAE vision 2021). Nearly all MENA countries have some form of competition and consumer protection framework, although the precise form and type of responsible authority vary considerably between countries
- Broadband in the region varies considerably, both in terms of network coverage and penetration. In particular, high income countries tend to have more ambitious coverage targets and better penetration levels. Lower income countries tend to rely on mobile coverage for broadband.
16 October 18
New benchmark on EU countries that awarded 5G pioneer bands
Our new research on EU targets for the 5G pioneer bands shows which countries have awarded some of the three spectrum bands that have been identified as most suitable for the introduction of 5G in Europe.
11 October 18
New research on national GDPR implementation
Our new benchmark looks at national legislation supplementing the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) in selected European countries.
10 October 18
Data sharing and re-use - Event summary and briefing from the BITS Seminar
On 3 October, together with the Research Centre in Information, Law and Society (CRIDS), Cullen International organised a seminar on data sharing and re-use.